Herb & Wood

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2356 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Herb & Wood is the latest concept brought to San Diego by celebrated chef Brian Malarkey. Chef Malarkey has created a “Secret Garden”-style dining escape that incites long dinners, conversation, and culinary delight.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff serve up delectable raw seafood dishes, house-made pastas, wood-fired pizzas and seasonal vegetables, along with the finest meats and fresh fish.

Seating is available both indoors and out, including plush booths, a garden patio, and an iron chefs table placed directly in front of the display kitchen. Herb & Wood can also accommodate your private party or event, with private dining rooms and event spaces available for groups up to 100.

Located in North Little Italy, the fine-dining epicenter of America’s Finest City, come see why SD Magazine called Herb & Wood "one of the most stunning indoor-outdoor spaces in San Diego."
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mkvand3
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place incredible food

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent moment. Les entrées sont divines et le service des plus agréables

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vipKimK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great waiter Rhett!!

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VeSsiTy
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambiance, service were all excellent! Thank you Herb&Wood for making our celebration even more special!

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JoyC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fabulous. Not only was the food impeccable the service was as well. We enjoyed everything we ordered from appetizers to desserts.

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Becca
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The best spot for dinner, food was excellent. Unfortunately our waiter was not. The place was packed so maybe he was feeling a bit overworked.

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vipMelissaG
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding ambience, aesthetic, service, food and drinks. One of the best meals we’ve had, a great time during this trip to San Diego. Bronzino is a favorite, their specialty and like none I’ve had before. Pork belly was also outstanding. Great bar and cocktails. Definitely worth a visit, will be back next time in San Diego.

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Hazelvue
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food small portions. Need to order at least two appetizers to share among 4 people. Preparation was excellent. The ribeye with creamed kale needed a lot more kale. It’s not available as a side dish. But it was delish.

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HannahN
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was so nice and helpful when it came to ordering for a larger party. The food was amazing and the vibe inside was very cool. So worth it.

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MaryG
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Arrived exactly on time for an early evening weekday dinner. Reservation was made a few days prior. Got seated at a table across from the service entrance on the patio. The patio is beautiful, by the way! Asked for the patio table next to fireplace but it was reserved for an employee. I was disappointed but also was very impressed by their respect of an employee's dining experience. Speaks very highly of the management at this restaurant. I did request a different table and was accommodated in the main dining room. The food is very good but very rich. Lots of sauces, which are not my preference but I know many people love that. The service was good; however my dining companion has a very specific food allergy which we discussed with the server. She assured us the entree would not contain that ingredient. She brought the entree and assured us that "Chef" has omitted it, and even joked about it but then another server swooped in and removed it. Apparently she had brought the wrong entree and thankfully someone realized it quickly. All was fine, but perhaps a little less jocularity and a little more focus on a serious food allergy is warranted? Overall, this is a lovely restaurant with a capable, well-trained staff. The corkage fee is $35 if you bring your own wine. That is a bit steep, but I completely understand the need for the fee and appreciate the option to bring our own wine. The manager made sure we had the correct glasses, which exhibited grace and polish on his part.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and yummy food!

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vipjimf
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The croissant was exceptional. Brunch in general was excellent.

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vipcareski
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Jeremy made our dining experience even that much better. He was helpful, friendly and had some wonderful suggestions. He even picked a glass of wine for me,that I found out was from the same winery I visited and loved in Sicily. The Duck and Pork were amazing. Wasn’t impressed with the bone marrow, but the hamaich was very tasty, with lots a flavors. Ended my dinner with the lemon and blueberry dessert, absolutely wonderful!!
Look forward to coming back!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews