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Herb & Wood, San Diego, CA
Herb & Wood, San Diego, CA
Herb & Wood, San Diego, CA
Herb & Wood, San Diego, CA
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Herb & Wood

$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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 99 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Why we love it

Executive chef: Carlos Anthony

  • Award icon

    MICHELIN Plate

    2022

Spectacular wood-fired mains and a strong cocktail game are the twin draws at this sceney Cali-Mediterranean restaurant. Owner and Top Chef finalist Brian Malarkey created a place that’s just as charismatic as his on-air persona, complete with candlelit tables, barrel-vaulted ceilings, and modern art on the walls.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Mediterranean, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 955-8495
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • 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: (917) 455-3147
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • 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, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day at Herb & Wood

    $70.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Join us for a fabulous three course Mother's Day Brunch at Herb & Wood. Menu crafted by Chef Carlos Anthony available soon! Kids menu will be available for $30 for children 10 and under. You have reserved the table for 1 hour and 45 minutes from the time of your booking. We kindly ask that your experience does not exceed this time in order to seat other reservations on time. We look forward to celebrating with you!
    Mother's Day at Herb & Wood Photo

What 5,999 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Californian

  • San Diego

    Californian

  • San Diego

    Most Booked

5,999 Reviews
  1. Sharry

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect dining experience. The food was superb, the service attentive, and the ambience lovely.

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  2. Thomas

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was so pleasant, engaging and knowledgeable. Made several excellent suggestions.

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  3. johnb

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had two appetizers (goat cheese and pork belly) and four different main courses (beef cheek, brandzino, swordfish and gnocchi). Everything was outstanding and one of the better meals that I have had in a long time!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best overall experiences we all had. 1st rate !

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. I chose to sit at the bar and the staff were fantastic. This was my first time at Herb & Wood and I wanted a full experience. The Sicilian crude was light and fresh with just the right touch of spice. The pork belly was so rich, flavorful and crispy but somehow still melts in your mouth. I ended my meal with the strawberry soufflé, which was light and fluffy. Next time I’m in San Diego, I will go back for new bites of deliciousness.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did my boyfriend’s birthday dinner here. The service was amazing and the food was unbelievably delicious. Would recommend this place over and over again!!! We will be back!

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  7. ReneeC

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, ambience and service!!! Love this place. It is quite loud if you are looking forward to talking across a table with more than 2 people.

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  8. ChristopherS

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant ambience is beautiful and the food is amazing. The service felt like we were being rudely rushed at certain points, though.

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  9. SpencerL

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Awesome restaurant - the carrots, potatoes and pork belly were to die for! Noise level was a hit high for us, and the swordfish was a bit dry. That’s all that kept this one from five stars, but overall we had a great time and would probably go back. Cocktails were also very very good!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Bourbon & Buzz and the passion fruit tequila cocktails were absolutely delicious. The goat cheese appetizer was perfectly balanced (coming from someone that doesn’t love goat cheese) and I would 100% order it again. The oxtail gnocchi was the perfect portion and had incredible, bold flavor. The chicken was cooked perfectly. Crispy, flavorful skin and really juicy. The atmosphere and ambiance was impeccable and it smelled so nice throughout the entire restaurant as they had these non overwhelming candles lit at every table. I can’t wait to come back!

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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 5999 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 99 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Herb & Wood

2210 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • 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 Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, 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: (917) 455-3147
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