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Herb & Wood

4.7
4.7
4125 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

A timeless, sought-after dining escape, celebrated Chef Brian Malarkey opened Herb & Wood to instant acclaim over four years ago. In that time, the restaurant has become an icon, a dining destination that has helped to propel San Diego's culinary reputation to new heights. By focusing on rustic, wood-fired dishes, Chef Malarkey's menu elevates humble ingredients such as carrots, beets, and chicken, incorporating Mediterranean flavors and a California ethos of seasonality and sustainability.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mediterranean, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 955-8495

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brian Malarkey

  • Private party facilities

    From our spaces to your plate, we specialize in crafting California-inspired events. Each ingredient carefully sourced. Every server dressed to the nines. The perfect lighting, temperature, and music levels. Come into our home, where we think of it all so that you don't have to.

  • Private party contact

    Jarrod Zimpfer: (855) 401-0872

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross street

    Kettner & Ivy

  • Parking details

    Street Parking and 4 parking lots within 2 blocks of the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams

Appetizers

  • Roasted Oysters

    roast marrow, charred lemon, horseradish butter, country wheat

    • Hamachi

      radish, aji amarillo, blood orange, ginger, apple

      • Tuna Tartare

        cucumber, basil, capers, red onion, meyer lemon, chili, garlic, radicchio

        • Roasted Baja Shrimp

          country wheat, preserved lemon, chili, garlic, radicchio

          • Butter Lettuce

            pickled onion, mint yogurt vinaigrette, za'atar breadcrumbs

            • Strawberry

              roasted beets, watercress, manchego, preserved lemon vinaigrette

              • Whipped Feta

                pickled tomato, kalamata olives, cucumber, herbs, country wheat

                • Pork Belly

                  red onion, apple, chive, vadouvan vinaigrette

                  Vegetables

                  • King Trumpet Mushroom

                    black garlic, black vinegar, garlic crunch, chimichurri

                    • Broccolini

                      bagna cauda, midnight moon goat cheese

                      • Golden Dutch Potato

                        lemon vinaigrette, parmesan, chive, feta

                        • Roasted Baby Carrots

                          cashew sesame dukkah, aleppo yogurt, carrot top pesto

                          Entrees

                          • Roasted Branzino

                            castelvetrano olive tapenade, speck, fine herbs

                            • Grilled Maine Lobster Tail

                              chili butter, lemon, kumquat herbs

                              • Seared Local Tuna

                                fennel seed, fennel greens, white balsamic vinaigrette

                                • Roasted Half Chicken

                                  braised kale, pickled mustard seeds, caper herb salsa

                                  • Grilled Iberico Pork "Secreto"

                                    apple mostarda, cannellini, pancetta, mustard greens

                                    • Prime Filet

                                      peppercorn crust, chimichurri, baby turnip, spring onion

                                      • Roasted Cauliflower

                                        green harissa, red harissa, apple, endive, mint, cilantro

                                        • Porterhouse

                                          roasted mushroom, truffle butter, truffle vinaigrette

                                          Pasta

                                          • Bucatini

                                            clams, pork belly, sofrito, fennel pollen, white wine

                                            • Gnocchi

                                              oxtail, roasted garlic, parsley, chive, sherry, parmesan

                                              • Ricotta Agnolotti

                                                sugar snap peas, pea tendrils, lemon zest, white wine

                                                • Torchio

                                                  lamb ragu, burrata, almond picada, breadcrumbs, herbs

                                                  Pizza

                                                  • Chorizo

                                                    mozzarella, manchego, apple, hot honey, soubise

                                                    • Mushroom

                                                      mozzarella, soubise, truffle oil, onion, garlic, midnight moon goat cheese

                                                      • Fennel Sausage

                                                        mozzarella, ricotta, peppers, calabrian chili, olives, pomodoro

                                                        Dessert

                                                          Sweets

                                                          • Blueberry Soufflé

                                                            blueberry, lemon curd, lavender cream, lemon buttermilk ice cream

                                                            • Pistachio Crepe Torte

                                                              ricotta, strawberry, candied pistachio, pistachio ice cream

                                                              • Chocolate Lava Cake

                                                                macerated berries, creme anglaise, chocolate sauce, chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream

                                                                • Apple Crumble

                                                                  blackberry sauce, hot honey, micro thyme, apple chips

                                                                  Sippers

                                                                    Pappy Van Winkle

                                                                    Available in: 1oz, 2oz

                                                                    • Rip Van Winkle's 10yr

                                                                      • Van Winkle 12yr

                                                                        • Van Winkle 15yr

                                                                          • Van Winkle 20yr

                                                                            • Van Winkle 23yr

                                                                              Dessert Wine

                                                                              • La Spinetta Moscato d'Asti

                                                                                Available in: 375ml

                                                                                • Château Suiduraut Sauternes 2008

                                                                                  • Donnafugata "Ben Rye" 2017

                                                                                    • Taylor Fladgate 20yr Tawny Port

                                                                                      Scotch

                                                                                      • Oban 14yr

                                                                                        • Balvenie Double Wood 17yr

                                                                                          • Macallan 18yr

                                                                                            • Johnny Walker Blue

                                                                                              Bourbon & Rye

                                                                                              • Whistle Pig "Boss Hog V" Rye

                                                                                                • George T Stagg, Bourbon

                                                                                                  • Thomas H. Handy, Rye

                                                                                                    • Eagle Rare 10yr

                                                                                                      Brandy & Cognac

                                                                                                      • Hennessy XO

                                                                                                        • Château Arton Reserve Armagnac

                                                                                                          • Grappa Darmagi

                                                                                                            • Père Magloire VSOP Calvados

                                                                                                              Cocktails

                                                                                                                Refreshing Cocktails

                                                                                                                • Mezcal & Flowers

                                                                                                                  mezcal, aloe liqueur, chartreuse, agave, mint, lime

                                                                                                                  • Passion & Bubbles

                                                                                                                    vodka, passionfruit liqueur, crème de cacao, lemon, prosecco

                                                                                                                    • Bourbon & Honey

                                                                                                                      bourbon, turmeric-black pepper honey, lemon, chili oil

                                                                                                                      • Ginger & Smoke

                                                                                                                        american brandy, scotch, ginger & roasted garlic syrup, lemon, wood smoke

                                                                                                                        • Blueberry & Spice

                                                                                                                          blanco tequila, gentian amaro, blueberry cayenne agave, lemon

                                                                                                                          Direct Cocktails

                                                                                                                          • Iberico & Bourbon

                                                                                                                            iberico fat-washed bourbon, amaro, aromatic bitters

                                                                                                                            • Gin & Rind

                                                                                                                              lemon gin, bitter aperitif, sherry, vermouth blanc, dry curacao

                                                                                                                              • Aperitivo & Agave

                                                                                                                                mezcal, aperitivo, amaro, pamplemousse liqueur, floral bitters

                                                                                                                                • Fire & Thyme

                                                                                                                                  peated scotch, roasted lemon & thyme syrup, firewater bitters, angostura bitters

                                                                                                                                  Spirit Free

                                                                                                                                  • Lemon & Herbs

                                                                                                                                    fresh lemon juice, roasted lemon & thyme syrup, grenadine, soda

                                                                                                                                    • Honey & Tea

                                                                                                                                      green tea, blueberry, honey, cucumber, soda

                                                                                                                                      Wine & Beer

                                                                                                                                        Bubbles

                                                                                                                                        • Taittinger, Brut, Champagne

                                                                                                                                          • Bele Casel, Extra Brut, Asolo Prosecco

                                                                                                                                            • Veuve Cliquot, Brut Rosé, Champagne

                                                                                                                                              • Lucien Albrecht, Crémant Rosé, Alsace

                                                                                                                                                Whites

                                                                                                                                                • Arneis, Bruno Giacosa, Roero, Italy

                                                                                                                                                  • Chardonnay, Husch Vineyards, Mendocino

                                                                                                                                                    • Chardonnay, DuMOL, Russian River

                                                                                                                                                      • Dry Riesling, Jim Barry, "Watervale" Clare Valley, Australia

                                                                                                                                                        • Pinot Gris, Eyrie Vineyards, Dundee Hills, Oregon

                                                                                                                                                          • Pinot Grigio, Scarpetta, Friuli, Italy

                                                                                                                                                            • Sauvignon Blanc, Mohua, New Zealand

                                                                                                                                                              • Sauvignon Blanc, Quincy, Domaine Mardon, "Cuvée Tres Vieilles Vignes" Loire, France

                                                                                                                                                                Rosé

                                                                                                                                                                • Cabernet Blend, Alpha Omega, Napa Valley

                                                                                                                                                                  • Grenache Blend, Maison Saleya, Côtes de Provence, France

                                                                                                                                                                    Red

                                                                                                                                                                    • Cabernet Sauvignon, Seven Hills, WA

                                                                                                                                                                      • Cabernet Blend, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, "Hands of Time" Napa Valley, CA

                                                                                                                                                                        • Malbec, Amalaya, Salta, Argentina

                                                                                                                                                                          • Nerello Mascalese, Barone di Villagrande, Mount Etna, Italy

                                                                                                                                                                            • Pinot Noir, Danjean-Berthoux, Burgundy, France

                                                                                                                                                                              • Pinot Noir, Ken Wright, "Latchkey Vineyard" Dundee Hills, Oregon

                                                                                                                                                                                • Tempranillo, La Rioja Alta, "Viña Arana" Rioja

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Zinfandel Blend, Bedrock Wine Company, "Evangelho Vinyard" Contra Costa, CA

                                                                                                                                                                                    Draft Brews

                                                                                                                                                                                    • "The Pupil" West Coast IPA, Societe, 7.5% San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                      • "Haze Cadet", Hazy IPA, Mikkeller Brewing, 7% San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                        • "Walk of Shame" Nitro Blonde Ale, Resident Brewing, 5.4% San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                          • "The Harlot" Belgian Blond Ale, Societe, 5.6% San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                            • "Fiesta Island" Pilsner, Bay City Brewing, 5% San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                              • "Human Submarine" American Wheat, Resident Brewing, 5.4% San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                • "Fudging the Numbers" Imperial Stout, North Park Beer Co, 12.3% San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • "San Diego Jam" Blackberry Cider, Bivouac Ciderworks, 6.0% San Diego, CA

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    What 4,125 people are saying

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    4.7
                                                                                                                                                                                                    4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4.7Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4.7Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4.3Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      The food was really fresh and tasty with a twist. We ordered the butter lettuce, and beet and strawberry salads as appetizers. We enjoyed the marinated hanger and chicken as mains. The drinks ordered ( wine and old fashioned) were mediocre at best and a bit disappointing. As we were early we waited for our table and enjoyed the ambiance. However when seated for dinner itself the noise was so overwhelming that it was impossible to have a conversation.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Great food, great service! Overall an awesome time I would highly recommend for a date night or night out with friends

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      We had a pleasant evening at Herb and Wood on Friday night. Food was delicious and our server, David, was spectacular. A very enjoyable evening. Would definitely recommend.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Herb & Wood will always be a go-to. Love this place!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Great food! Highly recommend the Oxtail gnocchi and Roasted oyster bone marrow.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jeremy was exceptional and the food was perfection! Can’t wait to come back

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Always love Herb & Wood. The steak & oxtail gnocchi was out of this world delicious. Only complaint was the roasted carrots. It seems they changed their recipe? They were very burnt and didn't have the cinnamon that I usually love.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Best dining experience we've had in a LONG time. The flavors were outstanding and the service was top-notch. Is it pricey? Yes. Is it worth it? Most definately!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wonderful food recommendations. I come to Herb & Wood every time I’m in town, and the food never disappoints.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      DuayneW

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Great experience

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      ElliaM

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 11, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Delish and wonderful. It was very loud!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      DarrellT

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wonderful birthday dinner. Service was impeccable. Big thanks to our server Shannon and her assistant Mason who were not only impeccable but friendly and fun. Food was also fantastic from beginning to end.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                      My husband had really wanted to try this restaurant and it surely did not disappoint. Not only were the food and drinks absolutely delicious, the wait staff was phenomenal. They all were very upbeat, kind, thoughtful, and knowledgeable of the menu. We were blown away by the hospitality. The ambiance was luxurious and elegant with a very fun and relaxing twist. The food was actually flavorful and seasoned well, the presentation of the food was exquisite, and the menu options were spectacular. I can wait to have another dining experience here!

                                                                                                                                                                                                    27. D

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Disappointment

                                                                                                                                                                                                      New England

                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Had a great time overall. Recommendation from a colleague. Great goat cheese appetizer and fantastic vegetable dishes. Branzino and filet were cooked very well. Overall a great fine dining experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    28. AD

                                                                                                                                                                                                      AmandaD

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Loved it!! Food was fabulous! The place is gorgeous! Gorgeous art and very lively ambiance! Our waiter, Douglas, made excellent recommendations and blended flavors perfectly as we discussed what items to order.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    29. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jeremy is amazing

                                                                                                                                                                                                    30. k

                                                                                                                                                                                                      kunjalp

                                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                      This was one of the best food I have tried in long time

                                                                                                                                                                                                    31. W

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Willow

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Denver

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                      This Mediterranean restaurant stands out in San Diego. The ambience and decor is lush and sophisticated. The menu had so many flavor profiles. Our waiter helped ensure all of our dishes paired wonderfully. Looking forward to returning.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    32. CL

                                                                                                                                                                                                      ChrisL

                                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pretty good, a couple of dishes came out late and cold, otherwise it was very good. Management took care of it. Could have used drink refills more often.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    33. A

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall2food2service5ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Service was great as always. However, The Mother’s Day brunch was extremely overpriced and not great. Nothing stood out and the 3 courses include one pastry to share for the table. Will not be joining them again for brunch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    34. JF

                                                                                                                                                                                                      JasonF

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Naples

                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                      It was a Mothers Day Brunch and we are huge fans of Herb and Wood. We love the food quality and the ambiance of the place. We were a little disappointed with portion size for the price but we still left with a full belly and happy overall. Service was fine, as usual and all food was tasty, also as usual. We will be back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    35. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                      We went for Mother’s Day, and it was fabulous! The food was delicious and the ambience was amazing!

                                                                                                                                                                                                    36. EL

                                                                                                                                                                                                      EvelynL

                                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I went there for mother's day brunch and it was very memorable. It was pre fix three course meal. What I enjoyed is that for every course there were several plates to pick from. I also liked that mom's were greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne, that was a nice touch. It was my first mother's day and wouldn't doubt it doing it again next year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    37. CF

                                                                                                                                                                                                      CareyF

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                      We spent Mother's Day at Herb and Wood for their special menu. Every course was delicious from the danish to the shrimp and polenta and crab cake. The potatoes and fruit were delicious too. Our server Shannon was very attentive and kind to our party of 6. It was a beautiful way to spend the morning.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    38. SD

                                                                                                                                                                                                      SanDiegoImport

                                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                      A top-notch restaurant! Had an excellent Mother’s Day brunch with great service and great food today. I highly recommend this restaurant. This noted, the design of the space is loud and can make conversation difficult to understand, especially for those with impaired hearing. And the excellent food and service (while worth it IMHO) are not inexpensive — brunch for 4 with no alcohol ran more than $400 with tax and tip.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    39. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                      mother’s day

                                                                                                                                                                                                    40. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Great service at the bar. Ahi Tuna entree was just ok. Small portion for the price. However, the pizzas are always amazing and this visit was no exception. Potatoes delicious too. Bartender gave great service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                    FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Herb & Wood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 955-8495.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Herb & Wood is rated 4.7 stars by 4125 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    2210 Kettner Blvd San Diego, CA 92101

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dining areas

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kettner & Ivy

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Little Italy

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Californian, Mediterranean, American

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fine Dining

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Business Casual

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Street Parking and 4 parking lots within 2 blocks of the restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Brian Malarkey

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                                                      (619) 955-8495

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                                                      From our spaces to your plate, we specialize in crafting California-inspired events. Each ingredient carefully sourced. Every server dressed to the nines. The perfect lighting, temperature, and music levels. Come into our home, where we think of it all so that you don't have to.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jarrod Zimpfer: (855) 401-0872

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