Blackbird

4.3
163 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The people who work at Blackbird Tavern make us who we are. They’re artists and foodies, lovers of bourbons and Whiskey and connoisseurs of Craft Beer. They’re like a family, in all the best ways. Walk in and you’ll sense the creative and independent spirit here, a continual experiment in what it means to be a Tavern. A great one. And the food will welcome you back again and again. We reside in an old Feed and Mercantile Building in the heart of Old Town Temecula. We believe in quality over quantity, cutting no corners and most of all, in our community. Blackbird Tavern has an “Old Farm-House” feel with Modern amenities. Our 12,000 Square foot venue was designed to accommodate events of all sizes, from a 40 guest rehearsal dinner to a 200 guest reception. If you are looking for a casual and laid back get together or a more refined evening with family and friends, Blackbird Tavern is sure to meet and exceed all your expectations.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.5
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The ambience was great. Good casual spot to hang out with friends. Food was good. The service was poor. My friend and I felt we were being ignored in compare to some of the other customers and we waited an hour for our food and about half an hour after we were seated just to be greeted and get some drinks. Nice spot, but they need to work on their service.

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SummerS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Service was not great.....they may need to hire more help or just train the staff better.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very nice server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jess, my waitress was a sweetheart and even though the date I was on was not a winner the day was amazing because of Blackbird!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic! We loved the food and the bottomless mimosas. The owner and entire staff should be proud of their establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burger

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DanB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to dine, with great atmosphere and vibes. I went here with my wife on date night. The inside and outside are very spacious with unique decor. Outside there are plenty of heaters and the best firepit I think I've seen anywhere. The service was super friendly and very fast. Looking forward to going back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick and friendly service. Food was good and the atmosphere was nice.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Excellent food!

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XGARCIA22
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

We had a reservation and were sat promptly. A couple came 10 minutes after us and were sat at the table next to us. They got their order taken before us, and received their food before us, too. Our server was nice but is not very good at her job. Forget to bring water until we asked 30 minutes later, didn’t check up on us, and I had to get up out of my chair twice to ask for service. Cool place to get a drink but would not eat here again. Menu was over priced. This place needs better management on many levels.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Subpar experience. Waited a very long time for our food and the food came out cold.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to find that dining in was still an option here, tables spaced apart and masks required walking to the table. Great job staying safe and STAYING IN BUSINESS 😍 Happy to support this restaurant any day

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ShaunC
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Drinks were great. Server forgot to put our order in then blamed how long it took on a party.

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DianneC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and drinks!!! Thanks to the wonderful staff!!

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DanielleM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the music they played me and my friend went here for the first time the bottomless mimosas were great the food was great there service was very attentive to us. We can't wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall great experience, only issue was an umbrella almost hit us while we were eating. Please just make sure you secure the umbrellas as it can hurt someone. Thank you (:

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VanessaR
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our server was not very attentive. We had a drink that got spilled and it took almost 10 minutes for someone to come to clean it. We waited for over 15 minutes to have the server come to take our drink order. It was not very crowded and we had a reservation so was not expecting to wait that long. We had to keep flagging him diwn to get napkins and refills. Our food was not hot but we did not want to wait longer to eat. The overall outdoor appearance was very dusty and dirty compared to the last several times I was there. I will probably not visit again in the near future as there are many other options in Temecula.

RM
vipRaechelleM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were really disappointed in the quality of food that was served. Burgers and steaks were served luke-warm. Most people at the table ordered a salad as their side, yet all but one received fries instead. Appetizers were hard to share because we had a mix-culture group and some people did not eat pork for religious reasons. Some additional non-pork options would have been helpful. I was actually looking forward to trying their ramen which is listed as a menu option on their current online menu. However, when we arrived, the server told us it was not available. Aside from the food, which was the most important part of the experience, the restaurant was having a staffing issue that day. We arrived for our reservation for 6 people but couldn't be sat because of inadequate staffing. We were asked to wait in the bar but then forgot about. After 30 minutes, we went back up to the host stand. They were mortified that we hadn't been sat at our table yet and said they must have had a miscommunication amongst their own staff. Overall, I was disappointed in the experience and won't return. We should have put our names on a waiting list at another restaurant. For reference, we went on a Saturday afternoon around 3 PM and sat at a picnic table in the back. I did have a blackberry moscow mule from the bar, and I really did enjoy that.

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msmoca
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday with bestfriend

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KoryM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Reuben and wings were awesome like always. They sale these pork belly fries, which could be amazing but the sauce they put on it ruins the flavor of the pork.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

They don’t honor reservations. I placed a reservation for 7pm and we were not seated until 8pm. Then, at 9:30, they told us that we would need to leave soon so they could set up their DJ and dance floor. All we got was a half-hearted “sorry”.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant! We went during the week and at night, because it is not in the Main Street it doesn’t get super crowded (at least when we were there) which was super nice. Food was food, beer was a bit warm tho. But great atmosphere. We will definitely go back

MA
MelAnne
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether you want to stay a while with food and drinks or just have a quick drink, this is one of my favorite places! Ambiance is great, fun and lively but also chill and relaxing. Lots of people but lots of space so it doesn’t feel too crowded.

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AthenaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great. Social distancing was respected. Service was unattentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Small portions of food, but it was delicious! Service was below average and almost made me NOT to want to return.

MB
MarciaB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

the restaurant was not in compliance with CA social distance guidelines, mask wearing enforcement- and noise level. Our family was very uncomfortable in the restaurant and left before ordering.

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GiovanniA
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Took some time waiting on drinks but other than it was great!

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StacyC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My appetizer was cold , asked to turn on one of the mutlple heaters never got turned on then my sandwich was dry not a great experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to chill and enjoy a great meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was super slow, and they weren’t even busy.

MP
MariaP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our first time eating at Blackbird and we will definitely go back. Awesome service, social distancing tables and great food and drinks. My loved the Thai salad!!!

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BonnieF
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The service was iffy, nice enough but not attentive. Never got a refill on drinks the entire time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our brunch at Small Barn while visiting Temecula. We felt safe dining with the COVID precautions the staff took (unlike other bars & restaurants in the area). The mimosa pricing was a little confusing. The waitress told us it was $32 for the bottle and it ended up being $38 because they charged us extra for fresh squeezed orange juice? Other than that everything was great!

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laurieh
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Don't really care for the food, we came to see Big Truth, great service and loved the outside patio.

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vipHeatherF
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun place with great food.

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KimM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed on Monday and still took reservation. Workers were inside but wouldn’t come to the door that was locked.

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vipFranklinG
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Really my good dishes, drinks & ambiance. We were a party 9. Four our of the group were servers dishes, then the other four didn’t receive their food until after the first four finish. One person wasn’t served until the entire party finished their food. The positive was that it was Friday night, which has a 90’s DJ playing music do we made the best of an annoying situation. .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was out of bounce!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and great food!

LS
LoriS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome burger!

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Blackbird is rated 4.3 stars by 163 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.