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“a Bellini Brunch... love!”
Review of The Red Door

The Red Door
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Ranked #522 of 4,987 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$35
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Falcon
Description: 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.
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We were here for Brunch and so happy to have tried this place as I will definitely return. It is cute, classy and quaint all rolled into one ... nicely decorated inside with an upscale feeling, yet casual attire is appropriate. The menu was truly interesting and unique and for brunch they have a bottomless Mimosa or seasonal Bellini - Cranberry/Sage was the Bellini on our visit and two of us indulged (YUM).

We started by ordering the "Cinny Bun" for the table and WOW, it was delicious and decadent. Looking around at other tables, it seemed to be the Brunch appetizer theme. It was warm and delicious with a homemade lighter version of a cream cheese frosting. (if you go, order one)

Our table had the Protein Egg White Scramble, Spicy Patatas Bravas, Braised Short Rib Benedict and our Vegetarian Girl ordered a fresh fruit bowl and Vegetable Hash. ALL were delicious in their own right. I actually tasted the Vegetable Hash and would likely order that if I returned for Brunch as it was delicious.

The only shortcoming in our experience was the service. The staff is incredibly welcoming and friendly, but nobody really checked on us throughout until the very end. I had to flag down another waiter to get a second Bellini after sitting for 30 minutes with an empty glass (which doesn't really make it bottomless) but after that - he was on it. Had to ask twice for a to go box. To be fair it was Mothers Day - but the restaurant was not filled to capacity at any given time. It appeared that they all help each other out as a server team... so maybe that is where the disconnect was for our table... but again they were such a gracious staff, even with the inattentiveness (and I am not high maintenance in this area).

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Cute spot in mission hills. Great brunch with yummy unlimited mimosas or bell inis. The fresh made cinnamon rolls, crisp bacon and fresh biscuits are amazing!

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Reviewed 12 November 2013

This is adjacent to and part of the Red Door. The Martini's are the best. The Vesper Martini from Vasili is James Bond Perfect. The Beef Wellington is their signature dish and worth every penny. It's a very small establishment and cozy inside. NOT for kids. It is a sophisticated adult dining moment good for couples, business, friends, and solo.

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Wonderful customer service and great food. I always make it a point to have a meal here every time I visit San Diego. Consistently great food and service.

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Reviewed 17 October 2013

The Red Door was amazing - great food and service. Very quaint seating with room for both larger parties or a romantic table. Food quality is excellent. A lot of variety on the menu while still being very approachable. The cocktails were an experience as well.

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