Blackbird

4.4
149 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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DanielleM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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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
7 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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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
7 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!

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

Great vibe and great food!

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

Awesome burger!

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vipHeatherF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always excellent.

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BerthaM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice outdoor dining area.

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AshleyS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

First problem was the people allowed to smoke cigarettes on the outdoor patio area. The whole space was ruined by the stench. Many people seemed annoyed by this yet nothing was done about it.

Second problem.. the waiter sat us by a literal trash can by the back of the patio area which smelled terrible. Then they continued to dump trash it in when we were eating. Absolutely gross.

Third problem... the waiter completely forgot about us. He took our drink order, brought it out, then never returned to take our dinner order. An hour went by before we got up and tracked him down. The food was very bland and overpriced. Additionally, it was COLD when it arrived.

Overall very disappointed and would not be back nor reccomend this place to anyone we know.

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LuvMaui
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and cocktails.

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BrookeK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED Blackbird! I planned a Bachelorette in Temecula and this was the perfect brunch spot. Our table raved about the chicken and waffles as well as the Blackbird Benny. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Checking in was smooth, however we were seated at the furthest table in the corner. The table was a very small coffee table just enough for our food to fit (the only table there this size). We asked if we could switch tables and we were told all other tables were reserved. These tables remained empty for some time. I wasn’t given the option to choose a table when I reserved, which is why I was confused that other people had those tables reserved.

The drinks and food were great, the only problem was the undercooked chicken wings that were almost raw. Considering this is a major health risk, we asked if this was the usual way that these were cooked. The server said they definitely seemed unusually undercooked. He removed them from the table. After asking for another beer the other server said that beer was on the house because of the wings. However, The wings were still on the bill. No apology was given, that was all that was said.

Overall, my experience here was not great, because of the seating we were given and because of the food not being cooked properly.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Love the environment. Very modern, super cool place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience perfect.

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Bobl
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brought the family for a Sunday dinner on a hot holiday weekend. Really appreciate that they take reservations. Great outdoor seating. Good food and service. It was a record breaking hot weekend, and there are no misters where we were seated. Better to go later if it’s hot.

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Gabby
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It's a very beautiful place! The tacos were Ok, the Brussel Sprouts were yummy but my drink had way too much ice and I drank it in two drinks. Pre-covid, there's a DJ there and people dance, it's very lively, a fun place to hang out!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The menu is very small and still they were out of nearly half the menu items.Food was okay, nothing memorable. The Foods also came out cold. We arrived at 720ish and it took our waitress 20 min to get drinks and another 10 to 15 to take our order. The app came out quick, however the food took so long we almost left. Trying to get a hold of our waitress was another issue. When she did come around she was great, but that was few and far between. I would have expected slow service if it was busy, but it wasn't at all.

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TraciS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good but they were out of a few items. They said they are changing the menu next week. It was not busy like some of the other restaurants so we got in right away, had good services and good food. It was very spacious seating unlike some of the other restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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Blackbird is rated 4.4 stars by 149 OpenTable diners.

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