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Topside Terrace

4.3
4.3
323 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

A quintessential San Diego open-air terrace, Topside Terrace takes advantage of the San Diego climate while marrying the sites and sounds of downtown. Inspired by coastal living, we specialize in evening fare and weekend brunch serving Baja California and Classic American Fare paired with contemporary cocktails and draft beer.

Happy hour every Sunday-Thursday from 4pm to 6pm!

Live DJ every Friday & Saturday 6pm-10pm

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–12:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 398-3100

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Percy Onai

  • Private party facilities

    Looking to celebrate with your household that special occasion? Topside Terrace is perfect for private dining in our cabanas or on a private outdoor terrace to ensure you are safe and enjoying your time out!

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Sales Manager: (855) 398-1046

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    State St. and West B Street

  • Parking details

    There is street parking as well as public lot parking corner to Topside Terrace & Hotel Republic

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Yay for Weekday Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Come join us for weekday happy hour on Topside! Outdoor views, great specials on food, wine, and draft local beers! 4p-6p Sunday-Thursday

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What 323 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    A $3 up charge for “rocks pour” is ridiculous for a big block of frozen water. Up charge on a $15 drink for ice will keep me from returning
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food, lovely location, live jazz band in the far corner. We went back a second time for happy hour.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food was ok but the price was outrageous
  4. G

    Gigi614

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very quiet and nice small rooftop. Our past two visits were on the weekend and it wasn’t busy at all which was surprising. The food is good. My husband didn’t like his alcoholic drink. Only thing i honestly was turned off about was the price of our main course. It was ridiculous to say. Don’t know if it’s worth another visit considering everything overall.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    While open table is taking reservations for brunch, we showed up at the reserved time and found the doors to the restaurant closed and locked. It should not be difficult to turn off reservations if the place is not open
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Music was a little loud and off for the scene. Would prefer a quieter more elegant sound (we went for dinner). Food was great and drinks were perfectly mixed. Will go back and recommend this spot.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had a birthday dinner here and was very pleased with the reception and the food available
  8. SS

    SeanS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere but the DJ’ed music was a little too loud. Feel like they’re going for a younger crowd than typical for Little Italy, but still a really nice place with great food.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating and great service and drinks :)
  10. B

    Briana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food1service3ambience5
    We were there to celebrate a birthday and we provided a cake to be put in the fridge. Once we requested the cake we discovered the cake had been cut by the server and we were charged $20 for “cutting the cake”.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and it turned out to be a great spot. They gave us two shots on the house and a ice cream cake to celebrate. It was intimate, perfect vibe for a date. Not packed either! Great dj and food and our server was super sweet. Overall I loved it here.
  12. RZ

    RobZ

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    good food great vibe great service
  13. P

    Pickydiner

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor dining experience, fresh libations and delicious roasted salmon entree.
  14. H

    Houdini

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was good other than one end of my hanger steak was super tough. It was cooked correctly from what I could tell but it was very hard to cut and tough to eat. I left that side alone. Other than that, the rest of the food was good. The tepanade was exceptional, needed more bread to accompany it. The service was super slow. The waiter was a little slow to take our order, but getting anything from drinks to food took ages. I would guesstimate over 10 minutes for our drinks and over 30 minutes before our appetizers came out. Shortly after that, our entrées came out. It wasn't busy and looked like they had enough staff. Ambiance was decent. A small rooftop on a downtown hotel a few stories up.
  15. RA

    RitaA

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice place food portion very small and prices high but it was nice not the best experience but it was nice.
  16. SS

    ShalanS

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place to relax
  17. TY

    ToddY

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Hip place. Good food and great service.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Low key
  19. SJ

    SJCG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I wish I could provide a useful review for Topside Terrace, but I was never able to eat there. I made a reservation, walked to the location, and when I arrived I asked where I go for my dinner reservation. I was directed towards the opening of Topside Terrace on the second floor. When I walked up there, the doors were closed and I was unable to find a way to the restaurant. I walked back downstairs to the front desk and they notified me that it was in fact closed due to renovations. I understand that these things happen, but I was frustrated that I was able to make a reservation at all. I then walked around downtown for about 45 minutes until I found another restaurant that took walk-ins.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was tasty and our server was attentive and kind and he remembered our dogs name which scores points!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Waited an hour to get the food we ordered. Salad was bitter and the croutons were stale.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great shrimp tacos.
  23. KS

    KSSS

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was excellent, service was nonexistence. We were ignored and had to get up to get a coffee refill, water and even the check.
  24. CH

    ChristalH

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    I would suggest staying away from this restaurant until they have an opportunity to retrain and regroup their staff. Food was OK we did not get one of our appetizers, never got The condiment I asked for even though I asked three times. Never got a box even though I asked twice. They didn’t turn on the heater for us even though we asked and the guy did move it but for some reason gave up on turning it on and so we froze. I had to walk into the kitchen to get a box at that point I was very irritated and angry. I did not finish or even eat my food because I was so angry at how inattentive they were. I would have gotten better service if I went to Denny’s and I think next year I may do just that because where is the food might not be that great I can guarantee that the staff will not ignore me. Perhaps management will take a lesson and retrain their staff on customer service and if this had been a busy night I could at least blame it on that. The restaurant was not busy at all in fact we didn’t really need a reservation. I would suggest anyone who thinks about going to just go and plan on drinking because it’s very clear that that is where their focus is it is obviously not on being a restaurant. And you might even be better off going and finding a different bar than this one. Save your money and find a cute little mom and pop diner and have a great food experience where your weight stuff won’t ignore you and you won’t have to pay as much for an overpriced hamburger with thousand island dressing on it which I did not want.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had brunch. The dish I had initially in mind to eat was not available which was unfortunate. The food we did have was decent. Not spectacular in terms of something new but was reasonable priced so we did not mind. Ambience was great. Lovely location and lots of tables in the shade as well which was great. Baby friendly :)
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We went to brunch for Father’s Day. The waitress entered my meal wrong and they brought me the wrong thing. They apologized, and fixed it. I wasn’t grumpy. Things happen. I’d go back again as we liked the environment.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Food was ok and too salty. Ambiance was great with the DJ. Drinks were average.
  29. ME

    MichelleE

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Had their tuna tacos at an event and wanted to taste more from them. Food was great! Music was very loud for 7:30.. would have been better suited for later at night. But would go back again
  30. NL

    NicoleL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Semhar took amazing care of us as we enjoyed our bottle of wine and appetizers.
  31. KK

    KevinK

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Octopus and Scallops are Amazing! Salmon as well. Chef Perrie Really knows how to Cook Fish. Exellent Service and Lovely Ambiance. The Music was a bit loud with a D.J. but once we were moved away from the Speakers it was Perfect! Love this Place and will return soon!
  32. SS

    SarahS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience delicious food and fantastic service!!
  33. J

    Johanna

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place is really cute. You can order a bottle of champagne for brunch and it comes with 3 little carafes of orange juice, lavender lemonade, and pomegranate juice, which was really nice. I think they even have a full bar, if mimosas aren't your thing. The food tasted really good and was served promptly. The only thing I would say could make it a little better is to have a few more different brunch options. I had the chilaquiles, which were very tasty, and my husband had the eggs and chicken sausages with potatoes. The ambience and view is top notch. It is located on the top floor and had comfortable tables and benches with cushions and pillows. They have succulents and other nice plants around the perimeter of the roof, which is definitely nice. I would recommend coming here. It is worth it.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great servers and awesome food and drinks! Everyone had a great time. Beautiful outdoor rooftop.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    When we got checked in the guy at the front greeted us with a welcoming manner. Our server on the other hand was extremely slow for a place with not much people. The ambience is very relaxing and comfortable, the drinks were amazing! As far as the food goes we were extremely disappointed. The calamari was super salty, the hanger steak was COLD and under cooked. Not worth the $40 price at all. Flavor of the hanger steak was also bland. Meanwhile we were eating the waitress did not ONCE ask us how the food was like if she knew it was terrible. We left with a bill of $160 that was NOT worth it besides the drinks. We thought with all the great reviews it would have been a must have.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Suggest for dj service for volume to be turned down a bit while kitchen is still serving food/dining is taking place. Other than that was great vibe! Will be returning!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They shut down the returner and never told me or cancelled the reservation. I showed up there in shock for my friends birthday and had to scramble for plans. Very unprofessional
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful especially the service. Alan was lovely. Such a cool spot!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Was a great location with views, good food, and refreshing drinks. The only issue is that the prices we were charged for each item were all charged an extra $1-3 than what the menu had shown. We ended up paying $11 extra compared to what was shown on the menus. I recommend either updating your menus, or be transparent with the changes.
  40. AR

    ARBY

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Overall it is a nice place off the beaten path to take your mother, the food was ok, but the service great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Topside Terrace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 398-3100.

Topside Terrace is rated 4.3 stars by 323 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Topside Terrace

421 W B St, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    State St. and West B Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–12:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is street parking as well as public lot parking corner to Topside Terrace & Hotel Republic

  • Executive chef

    Percy Onai

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 398-3100

  • Private party facilities

    Looking to celebrate with your household that special occasion? Topside Terrace is perfect for private dining in our cabanas or on a private outdoor terrace to ensure you are safe and enjoying your time out!

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Sales Manager: (855) 398-1046

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