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The Glass Door Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Pub
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1835 Columbia St, 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101-2505 (Fir St.)
+1 619-564-3755
06:30 - 10:00
15:00 - 00:00
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Sun 15:00 - 23:00
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 10:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 14:30
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Ontario, Canada
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breakfast was included in the room fee at the Porto Vista Hotel. The Glass Door Restaurant is where the breakfast was served. Nice staff and good proportions. Looks like a bar scene in the evening.

Thank RVTravellers
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had so much fun here with the bartender/waiter. He was so honest about everything on the menu and took a FULL restaurant/bar by himself like a pro. He gave great recommendations and was just hilarious.

Thank kmw034
Shreveport, Louisiana
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Glass Door Restaurant is located on the 4th floor of the hotel and has a great outside area with a fabulous view of the San Diego View. I ordered a light meal and is was very good, actually, way beyond my expectations. This is also where the hotel serves their breakfast in the morning. Their happy hour is very... More 

Thank lisarb0630
Salem, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Every morning we had breakfast here.....Beautiful view of the Harbor.....The food was wonderful....Waitress was very friendly and accommodating....It was perfect in every way!

Thank karenfriz1964
Northern California
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We wandered up the hill and stumbled across this lovely and un-crowded fourth-floor bar. I had a Jala-Berry Margarita, exactly what I had mind (but didn't know till I saw it0, and my husband had a local beer, and we watched the sun set over Little Italy, North Island, and across the bay to Point Loma. Heavenly!

Thank AsteriasNorCal
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Tasty drinks and wine and the view is incredible!!! The staff was friendly and professional and served our drinks in a timely manner.

Thank Tom T
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Great Sunsets, great food! Came with some lifelong friends and the staff went out of their way to make sure our large party was well taken care of.

Thank TinoDoesTravel
Ensenada, Mexico
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Location...awesome...views beautiful. Too bad, I think we were a bother. Yes dear, please get up off your stool, we would like a drink! Our server must have had a bad day! She never smiled, and did not clear up a mess we pointed out to her. I dragged my arm through a large wet area on the bar. We warned... More 

Thank SieglindeTravels
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

After a long day of travel, the perfect spot for that first San Diego dinner with a menu that met everyone's taste buds. Complimentary breakfast each morning was spot-on! Excellent views for a beverage before an evening out.

Thank LindaGentry
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The view of the marina from the bar is great. The staff is friendly but the hotel is not that great for the value.

Thank Toni R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$32
American, Bar, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Pub
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
Business meetings, Romantic, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
06:30 - 10:00
15:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 10:00
15:00 - 00:00
06:30 - 10:00
15:00 - 00:00
06:30 - 10:00
15:00 - 00:00
06:30 - 10:00
15:00 - 00:00
06:30 - 10:00
15:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 10:00
15:00 - 01:00
10:30 - 14:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?