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The Red Door

££ - £££American, , Vegetarian Friendly
741 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103-1937
+1 619-295-6000
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“yellow tail” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
741 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103-1937
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Six girlfriends and I enjoyed an amazing dinner last night! We started with great red wine! The food was out if this world! And the service was top notch. Make reservations for sure because this restaurant is so good! In the photos, our server split...More

Thank ABrannon
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Our party of four went to Red Door for dinner. We ordered a $50+ bottle of wine which was quite tasty. Our waiter tried to be charming but when you have to ask for water over and over the charm fades away. My dish of...More

Thank No B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

My husband took me here for my birthday, since it is my favorite restaurant! We had the fresh vegetables as a starter. These were one of the most delicious dishes we have ever tasted. Probably because they have a farm where they grown their own....More

Thank Diane E
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Reasonably good food and wines but pricey - even with 50% off on wines on Tuesdays. Great service made the occasion an enjoyable evening.

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Went Sunday early evening meal and it didn't start off so great. They were out of a few items. One of which (shrimp) impacted choices for a number of dishes. We started with a cheese platter. The jam and cheese were great but the pickled...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

The Red Door was one of our favorite restaurants that we visit during our two week California road trip that included a number of fine dining experiences. The restaurant, located in an easily accessible part of Mission Hills, provides a true farm to table experience...More

Thank GoodToGoinNJ
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I have eaten here a few times. My chicken was ok, The restaurant seemed to be out of many items. Our waitress was nice, but at times she seemed distracted. The place wan't busy.

Thank baltoro
Reviewed 8 April 2017

had 3 different plates and they where horrible. One was very greasy the other had no taste. Service was average, a little load but the food is horrible.

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Attached to the Red Door is their beautiful bar that offers small bites from the same kitchen as The Red Door so if you are in the mood for a little something and wine, beer or cocktails, the Bar by Red Door is your spot...More

Thank Marie D
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This place has great locally sourced food that is expertly put together and cooked to perfection. The thing that I want to highlight is the incredible service that we received and perfectly metered table service from the very experienced wait staff. A must for all,...More

Thank Michael A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 741 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103-1937
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-295-6000
  • E-mail
Refined yet casual, warm and inviting, The Red Door is a perfect reflection of the character of its Mission Hills neighborhood setting. With a welcoming cottage inspired decor and an anchor position along the city's burgeoning and culturally rich San Diego Uptown area, The Red Door has made a name for itself as an unpretentious, comfortable dining destination serving up modern interpretations of classic American comfort cuisine with inspired wine and spirit pairings and exceptional service. Chef Johnston has created seasonal lunch, dinner and brunch menus featuring familiar American comfort classic with an updated style of preparation, presentation and a revolving door of fresh, locally purveyed ingredients. The Red Door's wine list features selections with a focus on eclectic and small-production wines as well as gems from around the world. The restaurant also pays homage to the spirit of the cocktail revolution with an expert blend of specialty cocktails and martinis.
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