Rustic Root- Rooftop

4.6
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45 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR OUR ROOFTOP! Socialize, sip craft cocktails and dine under the stars on Rustic Root’s buzzy open-air rooftop. The expansive deck flaunts market street lights with a modern yet whimsical décor in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. Mingle with friends and intriguing strangers alike for weekend Brunch, Happy Hour, Dinner or Late Night socializing. Taste one of our timeless cocktails, seasonal specialties or have a craft cocktail shot, and go wherever the evening takes you. *Please note that our rooftop space is not dog friendly. Guests with dogs are more than welcome to sit on our 5th Avenue street-side downstairs patio.*
What 45 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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J
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Staff was great, host was able to accommodate larger party. Food was also great.

KV
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Place was super cute ! Pulled pork was moist but, a bit salty for my taste. Ambience was nice good background music. Spicy sandia was amazing ! Service was fast and friendly! Definitely would go back ....

RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Two cold eggs Benedict dishes. Not replaced or discounted. Poor

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great brunch! Would definitely go again :)

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite rooftop in the Gaslamp by far!!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience was very good, overall seemed pricey.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great spot in the gas lamp district. The rooftop bar could use some healthier options on the menu. Yet, overall it was a fantastic meal

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good, drinks were great! Loud crew next to us, but all and all great drinks!!!!

l
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, clean, fun environment. Waitress was really nice.

LG
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch here! Covered patio, and I noticed they had a fireplace and heaters, but our weather was perfect for this. Very nice menu, food was wonderful, lots of options for drinks, and the servers were very friendly. The music was maybe a bit loud, but we enjoyed our meal there, and will definitely go back again!

VG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing atmosphere and amazing service!

KG
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a fantastic setting!

KR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Our waitress gave me the feeling of that she didnt want to be there, I did not appreciate it all

K
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, classy, amazing. The bartenders make some seriously good mimosas and the food is to die for.

RT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went there around 10 pm to meet some friends, could barely hear each other even talk. It was so loud. The menu on rooftop is very limited. The fried chicken sandwich was I had was good though. Maybe next time I'll dine downstairs.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the rooftop. Wonderful service, very friendly and not overbearing. Food was delicious and plentiful. Loved the bubbles and berries tray!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food and drink. The few issues were service related. We had an amazing waitress when we were seated and was quick with drinks, food, but when they switched our waitresses, the service declined exponentially. She

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for hang out with friends.

MK
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Drinks were good and the ambiance festive. Brunch food was ok but not memorable. My lasting impression was that the service was terrible. They forgot our drinks, brought out plates far a part, and messed up on 1 order.

MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place. Rooftop was hip and casual. Servers were excellent and responsive but not overbearing.

Food was very tasty.

MV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience here with my friend! The host and staff were friendly and always popped in here and there to ask if we needed anything. The cocktails were well made and honestly, the best avocado toast I've had thus far. Would definitely stop by here again if I find myself back in San Diego!

VC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my best friend to have brunch for her birthday and everything was perfect from the bubbly and berries tray to the delicious food we had on the rooftop overlooking 5th Avenue during their farmers market!

OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was quick and efficient. Bussers/good runners were outstanding event running over to pick up my friend’s purse when it fell off her chair. Love the rooftop atmosphere!

y
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and the staff was great. Even the new young lady that took care of us was friendly and took great care of us. I cannot recommend this location enough for a great Sunday roof top Mimosa.

M
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was ok. Labor Day so, it was busy but still- we had to ask for service at every stage. Food was fine, nothing special though, plus they got my order wrong. Unfortunately it took so long to just get someone to take our order and then to actually get the food, I just ate what they gave me. Rooftop is neat but reservations are highly recommended- even with reservations, we almost had to sit at the cute-but-not-knife-and-fork-friendly side chairs. Average downtown experience, I like this place because it's cute, but service, food, and price are no different from any other basic restaurant in Gaslamp.

V
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience5

The view was tremendous. Good place for drinks. Service was almost nonexistent.

CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great, lively spot for a fun day or night out. Food was good, service was friendly and paired with the ambiance it's definitely a place worth checking out.

RC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They bring out food as it’s ready so half of the party was done with their meal before the other got their food. Other than that it was great!

L
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was terrible but the ambiance and food were great.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went for Sunday brunch pre-ball game. Good food and attentive service. Expected better views given is rooftop billing.

LS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Rooftop seating was excessively hot (in the shade)and much too loud

SD
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Rustic Root - it never fails to impress!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This is really a place to go for drinks and small bites. The meatballs were good but the rest of our choices were average at best. This is a good venue for twenty something date night.

J
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for a birthday brunch, our Server Britney was great. Nice view and staff.

D
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had a cousin from Italy visiting and I wanted somewhere with a roof top dining. Made it that much fun and unique from Italy n

AG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Our waitress was great and the food and drinks were perfect

OT
San Joaquin
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun, relaxing Friday night on the rooftop. Casual atmosphere, above average service and really good food and drinks.

KM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Though it says rooftop we actually dined downstairs near the out door seating area... it was MUCH quieter than being upstairs on the rooftop! Food was wonderful!

AF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is SO cute! Food and drinks were delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great experience once we were seated.