The Glass Door

The Glass Door

American Restaurant and Bar · Little Italy
1835 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Open until 10:00 AM, reopens later (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 3:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 7:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 3:00 PM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Located on the Fourth Floor of the Porto Vista Hotel. We have a spectacular view of the Harbor and Little Italy with Heated Patio seating. Offering two weekday Happy Hours, Saturday and Sunday Brunch.


Based on 58 votes

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    "Awesome view of the SD Bay (and bottomless mimosas)!"(2 Tips)
    Dezzie H.
    "If you are looking for an amazing view at sunset, this is the place."(11 Tips)
    "Late night HH at 10pm! Try the duck fries!"(2 Tips)
    Epic I.
    "Happy hour is from thursday -Saturday"(3 Tips)

From The Glass Door


Get a free flatbread (a 12 dollar value) with the purchase of 2 entrees when you check in. Valid one free flatbread per 2 entrees purchased per visit, dine in only!

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  • scenic views
  • duck fat fries
  • happy hour
  • breakfast food
  • wine
  • great value
  • brunch food
  • Salad Nicoise
  • outdoor seating
  • sake
  • good for a late night
  • vegetarian food
  • beer
  • tuna
  • bacon
  • music
  • harbors
  • dinner
  • corner bar
  • flatbreads
  • Roger

    Awesome view of the SD Bay (and bottomless mimosas)!

    Roger · September 21
  • loran j.

    Great place for Sunday brunch with an awesome harbor view. Beer selection is small but they do a great job of getting a non-standard selection of beers from the best local breweries.

    loran jonak · January 31
  • Adam S.

    Great view! You can sit outside and soak it all in. I recommend getting a drink to enjoy the view but if you want to eat, do yourself a favor & walk a block to Little Italy for the best Italian food.

    Adam Stallman · September 6, 2014
  • Curtis A.

    The duck fries were good..however the sliders were just OK..

    Curtis Ayers · October 2, 2013
  • Ciuciu

    One of my go-to spots in Little Italy. Your corner bar top-notch service paired with an amazing view and tasty food and innovative drinks. Late night HH at 10pm! Try the duck fries!

    Ciuciu · August 14, 2013
  • Steve L.

    Amazing city and sunset views. Handcrafted cocktails are great.

    Steve Leonard · July 19, 2013
  • Sejal

    Nice view and they replaced meh drinks, but it didn't make up for the mediocre food or the bad service. Our waitress, Meesha, was condescending and forgetful. Don't think we'll be back.

    Sejal · June 1, 2013
  • Daniel C.

    Worst costumer service ever! I don't know why everybody was so rude, we waited for forty mins for our drinks and they never arrived... After the wait we decided to leave

    Daniel Chivardi · May 19, 2013
  • Jason S.

    Come here for the view of the harbor. Overpriced, mediocre food but reasonably priced drinks.

    Jason Smith · February 24, 2013
  • Thomas I.

    Might be more expensive than it's worth. They deep fried gator when it totally should have been grilled. These guys are NOT "Top Chef" ready...

    Thomas Itpick · May 30, 2012
  • Kim S.

    Looking for #drunch? Try the bottomless mimosa or bloody Mary for $10

    Kim Sundy · April 21, 2012
  • Epic I.

    Go for the Gator Asada fries! Yes I do mean alligator fries. It's off the mean and it's market price. Enjoy!

    Epic It · April 21, 2012
  • Epic I.

    Happy hour is from thursday -Saturday 10pm-12am so heads up to all the guests!

    Epic It · April 21, 2012
  • Kayla H.

    The duck confit fries are to die for!

    Kayla Herrera · March 4, 2012
  • Nathan Z.

    Check out the new menu. Fantastic fish dishes + they will custom create any vegetarian dish. They have always taken care of me here.

    Nathan Zeke · February 10, 2012
  • Brian D.

    Not going back. #NufSaid

    Brian Delehoy · January 10, 2012
  • Leeanne

    Food and service is ok, but the view is ALWAYS worth it. Free valet as well.

    Leeanne · September 23, 2011
  • christian v.

    Tip is. Don't go an support a business that is owned by an gashole. Worst boss, owner and respects no one. Good view but poor ownership

    christian vantvlie · April 11, 2011
  • Melissa T.

    Artichoke dip and sake boy Choy were yummy!

    Melissa T · March 24, 2011
  • Rodney L.

    Come for happy hour! Hell's Kitchen Manhattans are excellent.

    Rodney Lippard · January 15, 2011
  • billy o.

    House Music Every Friday and Saturday Night, all night long...

    billy o · December 7, 2010
  • William H.

    staff was super helpful and really excited to help us with the menu

    William Harris · November 4, 2010
  • Dezzie H.

    If you are looking for an amazing view at sunset, this is the place. I found the staff to be just fine.

    Dezzie H 🌸 · November 4, 2010
  • @DowntownRob M.

    Bacon wrapped lamb loin! Or crab stuffed scallops.

    @DowntownRob Marlbrough · October 2, 2010
  • Jonathan S.

    The tuna nicoise is fantastic. is a massive portion. No additional sides necessary.

    Jonathan Shaw · April 28, 2010
  • Jim G.

    Do not expect any of the staff to be particularly friendly. Do not expect the bartender to pour your drink before all of the restaurant orders. Do not expect to be told about any happy hour specials.

    Jim Goode · April 26, 2010
  • Gerard F.

    Half off bottles of wine on Wednesday!

    Gerard Finnerty · March 5, 2010
  • Melonie G.

    Ask for the DowntownRob special.

    Melonie Gallegos · February 21, 2010

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