Blackbird

4.4
49 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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TW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Casual dining in a friendly environment. The food is great and the service is excellent!

K
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect. We had a birthday party with about 20 in our party. The ambiance is so perfect. The service was Wonderful. Service excellent. We had a wonderful experience. The manager Loretta met w me one evening to discuss what my needs were. She was amazing. The service w al staff super great! Can’t say enough.

RD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We invited some special friends to have brunch there at recommendations of your employee Richard...we were going just for early brunch but ended up staying until 3:00...your waitress Jenn was absolutely fabulous and catered to us the whole time...she was fabulous...my friends loved it too...thank you so much!!! We’ll come back soon!!!

c
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dig this spot....the service staff has been super in the 3 times we've been there...looks like you will be a great success!

M
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our first trip to Blackbird. The food was excellent and we like the feel of the restaurant. I can't wait to go back in the evening and enjoy the outside area with games and fire pits.

KM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our Server Allie was the best, very sweet, fun, and really on top of her game, she did not miss a beat and we had a party of 8 showing up at different times. Nice patio but would prefer an adult area where smoking is allowed at the tables. I don't smoke but friends do and they had to leave the table and go to another area. it was quiet but we were there for breakfast around noon on a Saturday. We would like to go back when they have live music on the patio.

RS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Black Bird is such a cool place, it has amazing ambiance and atmosphere. It’s fun, but not over the top. The service was great, the music was really good, and the overall feel of the place was amazing. Go here! You’ll love it.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food and fun! Love this place!

f
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Drinks could be better

S
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It wasn't a bad experience but there are plenty of other restaurants in Temecula I would recommend over it

OT
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful family friendly restaurant with great service and ambiance!

GH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We were seated right away and I really liked the ambiance. There were fire pits (for night time, we were there for brunch) and some lawn games for the kids which was great. The service was attentive and friendly. The food and drinks were just okay. The vegetarian menu was very limited and the things we did get needed some seasoning. I’d go back for the other things, but not just for the food.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food with excellent happy hour prices!

KL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. We sat outside and the ambiance was terrific. The duo that was performing was great!
I enjoyed my birthday celebration very much!

Z
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Read the reviews, but still thought I would give this place a chance. Asked for Decaf, they didn't have it. Asked for herbal tea, didn't have any. Potatoes had no flavor and some uncooked. Had to ask for condiments as the waitress was nice but didnt seem to understand customer service what's needed at the table. It took 4 people and twenty min to light a heater, so we had to listen to the annoying clicking sound and hope it wasn't going to blow. Bacon, toasted and ambience was good, but not enough to bring me back.

K
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 4

Watch your bill, upcharges for a tall or on the rocks drink. Fun place, interesting food, ok service.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day

f
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing - we were so impressed. We went for lunch on Sunday but we had the option for brunch on the menu too - great choices, all delicious. Cool atmosphere. Great service.

NV
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Should focus on food a bit more, not worth the price. I had a whole place of potatoes, daughters eggs not impressive, still hungry.... toast? Tried French toast, undercooked. Chicken and waffles... bleh, chicken had flavor but looks like a huge chicken nuggets on plate. So food no too hot for price, not going back to eat!

AT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service was very good. Our seating was inside with open air windows on two sides. Seating also available outside. Ambiance is very casual country style tables and chairs. We liked the food and would consider to return.

JC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service - server kept the glass full. The manager stopped by to check how service (hardly nowadays you will see manager stopping by the table). For sure will go back

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun spot and eclectic decor. Great brunch and mixed drinks. I will be back! Super hipster spot.

JP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service and food

d
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Definitely get the Brussels sprouts. They are out of this world!! We had very attentive service and a great time.

S
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We got seated and waited 20 minutes to get acknowledged that we were even there. Once we finally got acknowledged, we ordered 2 appetizers and waited another 20 minutes to wave the waitress over and ask ask her what the delay was. Our drinks were empty during this wait and to boot the water they serve is tap water that tastes like rust. We got tired of waiting for the apps so we asked the waitress for the drink tab. She brought the manager over and she proceeded to apologize for the horrible service. We won’t be going back, the restaurant was like 1/3- 1/2 full so there’s no reason for the horrible service. We’re don with this place. Oh they have like 3 differences menus which is confusing and you can’t order your favorite dish if you come during midday. Lame

OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Easter brunch for 16 - table was ready on time. Great place for kids. Food was delicious. Ali was our server and she was outstanding!!

BJ
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Easter breakfast at Blackbirds! We were there at 10:15am, as my mother-in-law is 98 years old and we wanted to beat the crowds. We were warmly greeted when we walked in the door, our server was very attentive and did an excellent job recommending items on the menu, and the manager checked on us twice! Incredible service! Food was delicious! The outside area has an open concept and fire pit. It’s perfect for walking around with little ones who need a minute to play or for anyone who would want to just sit down, relax, and not feel rushed to eat and leave. The bar area looked like it could accommodate any adult needs! Definitely a fun vibe for anyone, of any age!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service always lacks here, never enough servers had to wait 10 plus minutes just for water. Food took about 45 and they weren’t even busy

CB
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fabulous but the kitchen was slow. It took a longgggg time for a burger.

WS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was amazing however servuce was poor, I celebrated my birthday so brought a big group and we all were mising stuff

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Staff very friendly. Food was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and staff were amazing! This was the perfect spot for me to celebrate my 30th birthday with family and friends from San Diego and LA...brunch and drinks were most delicious and we all were accommodated attentively.

T
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Dined at Blackbird with a large group for a birthday dinner. They were very accommodating by changing our seating location from outside to inside since it was a cold evening the night we visited. Our server was very personable and attentive also. Overall, our experience at Blackbird was great!

AM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall it was a great night. The waiter was awesome and the host was super awesome making sure we had heaters near us since there was no seating inside, but the ladies room was disgusting! Toilet overflowing and a gap so wide in the stall people can see you sit on the toilet. Second time we went in there were two girls snorting cocaine. DJ was ok minus playing some backstreet boys and Spice Girls lol

BB
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Weekend brunch, Lunch, and Dinner are all wonderful.

s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We ate here for brunch on a weekday so it wasn’t too busy. The food was good. Loved the endless mimosas! We had outdoor seating and although it was chilly, the sunlight helped keep us warm as well as the propane warmers. The outdoor area had such a nice ambiance. It was like being home in a very well groomed backyard. Would definitely come back again.

R
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A M A Z I N G place s e r v i c e a t m o s p h e r e n i c e p r o f e s s i o n a l

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d
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was blonde and the cocktails were weak, the waiter did not pay much attention to us. It’s a nice place to hang out but that’s about it

e
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This highly recommended restaurant was even better than we expected. Kale salad was marvelous as was the lasagna and short rib ravioli. What a treat.

MS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I would not recommend your restaurant again...have in the past, but not anymore. I was disappointed in the long wait for food - even though we were warned that the wait for service may be long, the people seated 20 minutes after our table, received their order before we did. The cocktails were not as I remembered and lacked flavor. I ordered the Rye and Honey and it was tasteless.
The Chili Verde “Fries” was on the menu but arrived at our table without fries and only tortillas. It was tasty but the waitstaff did not alert us about the fries not being included even though it is clearly on your printed menu.
The Brussels Sprouts did not have the crunchy onions on top but were tasty; the burger was good
Because of all the problems we encountered, I wont be back. Too bad, I really liked this place before.

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