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The Glass Door Restaurant

1835 Columbia St, 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101-2505
+1 619-564-3755
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“halibut” (3 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1835 Columbia St, 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101-2505
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1 - 10 of 264 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I reviewed this while reviewing the Hotel Vista as it's located inside the hotel. It does have awesome views. The bartender is terrific. Serving staff is good also. Breakfast: the food is quite good. That said, they don't offer what they put on their 'menu'....More

Thank jtdanza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for Happy Hour, but looks like anytime would be great. Read about the Glass Door online and decided to give it a go. On the 4th floor of a hotel. Nice view looking West toward the harbor. Happy Hour menu is unique and...More

Thank amoomba
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to the bar to have a drink before walking around. We met Holly, our bartender, with the great personality and pours a nice cocktail. My martini's were excellent. If you have a chance on your trip, stop here first.

Thank Mel C
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

After showing up and sitting down at dinner time, we were sent home because they "ran out of food." Pretty unprofessional, won't be going back. Could've at least offered a gift card or something for the inconvenience. Instead, they simply pointed us toward the exit.

Thank clay_shep1
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

the tasty foi gras in downtown,with perfect ocean view outside the window. There's a opening bar place on fourth floor without roof, the best party place in downtown I believe

Thank 星达 栾
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Plentiful fresh-made eggs, bacon or sausage, Coffee was very good. We were able to sit outside and enjoy the view from the fourth floor of the Porto Vista Hotel.

Thank SheriffEDL
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Located on the 4th floor of the Porto Vista Hotel. The place has a decent vibe, but is lacking that comfy feeling due to the low-end furnishings not complimenting the style of lighting fixtures (North African). The staff is friendly and attentive. The view is...More

Thank Mr_Firestone
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We ate in this restaurant because we stayed at the hotel. I probably wouldn't go to the restaurant if I didn't stay at the hotel. The service was friendly. The food was good but not amazing. There is a large bar but I don't drink...More

Thank kindeltfamily
Reviewed 22 May 2017

More a Bar type setting than a restaurant, but good for drinks and Appetizers. They have a nice view with a partial view of the harbor and airport. The service was friendly and very good.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

The view was very nice on the 4th floor. Location is near an airport so you constantly have air planes landing and taking off. Might irritate some people, but we didn't mind it. The food was good in taste, but my bread on the turkey...More

Thank eandrade760
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 32
American, Bar, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:30 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1835 Columbia St, 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101-2505
    (Fir St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-564-3755
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