Rustic Root

4.5
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1047 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
UPDATE - March 16th, 2020 12:20pm - The main street-level dining room of Rustic Root will be closed until further notice.
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Signature dishes complement a unique menu of craft cocktails. Our multi-level space includes a 500 square-feet downstairs patio that opens to the main dining room on the lower floor as well as a rooftop restaurant & lounge.

*Reservations for any rooftop tables must be made on our Rustic Root - Rooftop profile. 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.*

Complimentary Bottle of Champagne with all brunch reservations from 9:00am - 10:30am in our downstairs dining room. 1 bottle per 6 guests. Please mention offer to server to redeem.
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vipTravelinMan
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous, creative breakfast. Prompt service. Accommodated special orders. Beware the hot sauce!

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FrancineB
Boise
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!! Enjoy your restaurant always!

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vipmorandc
Washington DC
209 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dined early; great service. Very good menu. In busy area of Gaslamp District so lots of competition. Highly recommend.

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vipDawnO
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Pretty ok brunch spot. Service was really good. Lots of cackling chicks drinking bottomless mimosas which raised the noise level to around a 30 on a scale from 1 to 10.

Cinnamon Honey latte was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Had a 7 dinner reservation for a Friday night (made the morning of), had no trouble making it or getting in! Definitely is pretty loud, the restaurant is really cool. Service was good, food was even better.

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JayJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Had the halibut and lobster pasta dishes. Definitely would go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Definitely recommend!

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Robert
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Americans rustic with nods to eclectic and quirky charm matches their wonderful menu. A fantastic environment for a great meal and conversation. Will happily return on my next visit to SD.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Check my yelp review

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DawnH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was prompt and friendly. Live music the night we were there. Great time - hope to be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A bunch of friends and I got together and made reservations. Overall a good experience. However, my advice would be to reserve upstairs in the patio. The ambiance is way better.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fancy date night ever!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Valentine’s Day dinner.

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AlexisM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rustic Root was delicious! Arrived early to have a drink at the rooftop bar and were blown away by the basil cocktail.

The ribeye and lobster pappardelle pasta were to die for!

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vipDLPP
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious bread, and very well prepared fresh halibut and lobster pasta. Fun atmosphere and good food

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MarthaR
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, waiters were very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked this place as a last minute brunch spot.
Our seat preference was accommodated as well as our dietary restrictions.
We both had a bunless burger with a fried egg on top. My friend doesn’t like yolks and they were kind to just to fried egg whites for her which was so nice.
We also didn’t want the fries and both received a generous amount of mixed greens instead.
Service was quick. The food was spectacularly delicious! I would most definitely stop by again when I’m back in San Diego.

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OpenTable Diner
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Most of the food we ordered was not as expected. Low quality ingredients with prices of high quality food. Don’t think I’ll be going back. Decent service.

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining there. The food was so good, the drinks were tasty and our server was so nice. Great atmosphere too!

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DonnaB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at Rustic Root numerous times however, my guest and I wanted to try a new dish. Our server recommended his favorites, and they did not disappoint. The server was very attentive and checked back a couple of time to ensure we were pleased. This is a great spot to dine for any occasion, and everyone from the hostess to the servers are superb.

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vipBrooksH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Eggs Benedict I’ve ever had.

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Sherrieinthehills
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

For whatever reason some of these nice restaurants in Gastown think that diners eating a nice expensive meal like to scream at each other over the loud music they play. The food here is fantastic and so is the service but the ambiance is not. Trying to enjoy my dinner and screaming at my friends over the thumping loud music is not how I would want to spend my evening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My review is for the main dining room. The upstairs bar is great, too, though the noise level is much higher. Food and service are world class.

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MarlyndaT
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle was our server and he was AMAZING! We had a party of 10 ladies and that’s not an easy group to handle but he did it so well! The only complaint I would have is that it was very chilly inside the downstairs dining room. It was about 60° out this night and the doors were open. Everything else was very enjoyable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful place to sit back and enjoy some appetizers and drinks! Every staff is there to take care of you!

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LouisP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food quality as always. Staff is always friendly.

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Bluecat
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The crab bisque tasted rather fishy. The lamb that appeared (stew with bulgur served in a pan without a plate?) was not what I had imagined when reading the menu. The lamb itself was on the chewy side... At 30$ for the dish, clearly a disappointment. I was never asked whether I wanted dessert, coffee... Will not go back. On top of that, two tv screens on a sports channel.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve but not worth the price and they won’t modify to allergies especially gluten free

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IceTeaKilla
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was good. We didn't realize that they were going to add a tip on to the bill prior to paying. Not a big issue but odd being that there was only two of us.

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ChrisP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for New Years Eve with a group of 6. Server was outstanding, everyone loved their food, ambiance was super cool without being too much.

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viankao
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My husband and I been coming to this restaurant few times now. I never expected new year's eve menu to change to 90$ per person. No heads up before arriving, nothing. Overpriced and the food was not what we expected. We took the chance due to our past experiences with the restaurant. We spend 300$ for small portions not worth what we usually spend during our visit. Dont go to this place during holidays, save your money and time.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

My boyfriend and I went for New Year’s Eve dinner. I thought it was way overpriced due to the food wasn’t that great. I understand it was a holiday but if you’re going to charge that much it better be good food. The service wasn’t that great either. We got our first course before we even got our cocktails or a glass of water. If anything I learned to not over pay on a holiday

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TGJR
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish we lived in San Diego so we could dine at Rustic Roots more often!! We had a fabulous meal with terrific service. You will truly miss out if you don’t dine here!! - Back to Seattle

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vipBlmw
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice venue and great food

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Great service. Like always!

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vipPickles
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

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CharleyO
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The food was extremely bland and it tasted like it had been sitting out all day. Extremely disappointed in this meal and we spent over $200, as it was a fixed menu for Christmas. We were so excited but left feeling like we wasted money. The server was also slow / nonexistent and wasn't busy at all.

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LuluS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, very good food, with excellent supporting service.

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