About us

insideOUT  is Hillcrest's elevated restaurant and lounge and San Diego's only urban oasis! 

Situated in the eye-catching Eitol Towers, and adjoined by the new Harvey Hillcrest apartments, insideOUT  is a casual elegant restaurant where you walk inside to be out. The venue includes a main dining room that leads to an outdoor open-air atrium with walkways, seating nooks, and a striking water feature for guests to enjoy our ambiance.  Throughout the year, insideOUT is known for its elevated pop-up installations for guests to immerse themselves and relax in our modern oasis. 

The menu, curated by Executive Chef Johnny Duran, is updated seasonally to reflect his creative approach to California-Mediterranean inspired fare, using the freshest ingredients provided by our local purveyors.  insideOUT  provides individualized guest-focused service, respectful hospitality and is San Diego's premier LGBTQ-owned and operated restaurant.

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Our menu

The menu, updated seasonally to reflect a creative approach to California and Mediterranean-inspired fare using the freshest ingredients provided by our local purveyors.

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Call us at (619)-888-8623 or book a table through Open Table:



1642 University Avenue
San Diego, CA


*18+ entries only

Happy Hour
Tuesday - Friday 4pm - 6pm

Monday Closed
Tuesday - Wednesday 4p -10pm (Kitchen closes at 9pm)
Thursday 4pm - 11pm (Kitchen closes at 10pm)
Friday - Saturday 4pm-12am (Kitchen closes at 10pm)

Weekend Brunch
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 5pm (Kitchen closes at 3pm)