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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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 seasonal experiences for guests to immerse themselves in our modern oasis with their friends and loved ones.

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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Private Parties

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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 - Thursday 4pm - 10:30pm (Kitchen closes at 9:30pm)
Friday - Saturday 4pm-12am (Kitchen closes at 10pm)

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