Rustic Root

4.5
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1036 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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Sun 9:00AM - 9:30AM
Mon - Fri 5:30PM - 6:00PM
Sat 9:00AM - 9:30AM

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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.5
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fancy date night ever!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Valentine’s Day dinner.

AM
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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!

DL
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, waiters were very attentive

OT
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.

OT
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.

N
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!

DB
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.

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

Best Eggs Benedict I’ve ever had.

S
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.

OT
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.

MT
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!

OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently great!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

OT
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!

LP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

B
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.

OT
San Diego
2 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

IT
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.

CP
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.

v
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.

OT
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

TG
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

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

Nice venue and great food

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Excellent food!

CO
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.

LS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

C
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Dinner started off great until a table sat outside. So the server left the door open. This made the restaurant very cold and uncomfortable. I asked 2 different servers to close the door and they would and then another would leave it open. Also at this time it got busy and we were left sitting for quite some time. Empty glasses and plates on our table. Quite a few people walked by but no one helped us. Most of the meal was great but the lobster pappardelle was not all that I hoped it would be. The filet was fantastic. The firecracker shrimp, the bread with garlic butter were also fantastic. The holiday cocktail was wonderful. The pasta was sad and didn’t have much lobster. Would have sent it back but he was almost done with his dinner by the time someone came back around. I understand it was busy and Christmas Eve but no excuse for that.

SE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. We made a reservation on Opentable and when we arrived we were sat immediately. Our food came out promptly and we all enjoyed our food. I had the salmon Benedict which comes on a potatoe latke instead of English muffin. My family had the gingerbread man pancakes and the lemon meringue French toast. All was great!

W
San Diego
86 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darius was a great server!!! Stellar service and some great food in the gas lamp! Definitely a great brunch!

d
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All servers were nice and all food was delicious!

VS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Server was excellent. Disappointed that the menu online didn’t match what was on the menu when we got there.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Dinner while on vacation in San Diego. Delicious 3 course meal with many options. All of it was so good!

AZ
Fargo
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was exceptional, my only complaint was that the regular menu was not available (even after checking and being told it was). That said what we did choose from Thanksgiving menu was delicious.

SL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant! We were in town and chose to come here for Thanksgiving dinner. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was comfortable and our waiter was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be returning to check out the rooftop next trip.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

MM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for 4. We really enjoyed ourselves. We went for the Thanksgiving dinner 3 course meal. We were a bit dissatisfied that the vegetarian dish price was the same as the other entrees, but other than that it was tasty and filling.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food tasted good, but my food was warm/ cold when it arrived.