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Small Barn Old Town, Temecula, CA

Small Barn Old Town

4.7
4.7
764 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro

Small Barn is an exciting addition to the Temecula restaurant landscape offering a casual but elevated dining experience in the form of a modern bistro. The menu is inspired by classic preparations found on bistro menus around the globe while showcasing the bounty of ingredients produced in the region. The restaurant atmosphere is crafted to be a welcoming gathering place that is beautifully designed and relaxed, but with a vibrant energy that encourages socializing and discovery.

On the site of the historic Knott Family Homestead, Small Barn has brought new life to a landmark building from the early 1900s. Great care has gone into preserving the structure and with it the legacy of a prominent Temecula family that was among the area’s first settlers. Small Barn has maintained the original residential scale and offers extensive outdoor seating including the large wrap-around porch, covered patio and fireside lounge seating.

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Booked 63 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (951) 225-2820

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Angelo Sosa - Culinary Director

  • Neighborhood

    Temecula

  • Cross street

    Old Town Front St. and Fifth St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 764 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Service

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Ambiance

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Value

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for Brunch

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Healthy

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Hot Spot

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for Lunch

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Outdoor Dining

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Romantic

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Temecula / Wine County

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  1. KF

    KathyF

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For starters we had Ahi and beets salad. Main course, Petaluma chicken, Salmon, Halibut with broccolini. For dessert we had lemon tart and chocolate cake. Everything was delish!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    The resturant is cute and the food is good. The food is over priced and the “deconstruction” of food is not appealing. Quality and appropriate portions make more sense to offer patrons more of an invaluable experience. I have waiters to eat at the resturant for 3 months and I was going for a Ruth Chris level of food but it was not that. Cocktails are overpriced and not the best. There are no shareable appetizers. Wine selection was subpar and considering the resturant is in wine country - and they do not feature local wines- makes zero sense. I probably will not return- there was nothing on the menu that was so incredible to make me want to return.

  3. VA

    VickieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My husband and I just moved here to Temecula from San Juan Capistrano and our daughter suggested Small Barn for our new home celebratory dinner. We were both so glad we took her up on her suggestion. Everything we had was absolutely fabulous. The warm Octopus Carrot Salad was out of this world delicious as were both of our Entrees. Excellent!!!! Definitely will be returning!!!

  4. NE

    NoyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    we come to small barn with all of our guest that come in from out of town. we love it! the dishes are always slightly different witch makes it nice for us. love the style and energy there!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner

  6. 1

    14lochlass

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful ambiance. Delicious food. Great wine list. An overall win.

  7. s

    saba

    Anchorage

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and service!

  8. KT

    KarieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food! Great ambiance! We went for lunch and we’re promptly welcomed, and seated within 5 minutes of arriving at our reservation time. The waiter was efficient in time management between us and his other tables. He was very friendly and provided excellent service with drinks and checking on us throughout the meal. The food was so delicious! Exactly as described and suggested by our waiter. I will definitely be back!

  9. s

    saraf

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal I have had in Temecula. Food and drinks were perfection. Service is spectacular!

  10. BB

    BethanyB

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance and cocktails! Food and service were also great!

  11. K

    Kjkp

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service impeccable Perfect private spot for our party of six. Food superior. Cocktails to match. We will be back!

  12. L

    Luzco

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great ambiance! Good food. Waitress Fran was very attentive. Looking forward to coming back!

  13. SM

    SusanM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    It was Mother’s Day so the service was slow but friendly. My husband’s meal came way before my meal. He was almost finished by the time my waffles arrived and they were burnt — actually inedible. The manager was very accommodating and did not charge for my meal and brought me some scrambled eggs So overall it wasn’t the best experience on Mother’s Day.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Mother’s Day brunch. Quiche was great. Nice to sit outdoors and service was good.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing cocktails and the food was delicious! Definitely a favorite spot.

  16. RF

    RayF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service. Definitely will return!!

  17. c

    chicananerd

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    The hostess was so unwelcoming. :( It almost seemed like she was going out of way to discourage us from eating there.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely ambiance great food and service.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff and service was exceptional during our meal.

  20. J

    Jenny

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always love eating here and the ambiance is so amazing!

  21. A

    Angel

    San Diego

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Nice location and ambiance. Pretty good food. Nothing mind blowing but really great service.

  22. KT

    KristinaT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spectacular food with quality, fresh ingredients. Great cozy ambiance. Works for families with small children and large groups. Service was warm and welcoming. Couldn’t have had a better dining experience!

  23. KE

    KEVINF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorite places! We all order different items and we were all very impressed with both the flavor and presentation.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great brunch here! Their outdoor area is awesome.

  25. s

    sharonredbarron

    San Diego

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A new favorite in Old Town Temecula for weekend brunch. Love the outdoor atmosphere. Service is great. Loved the quiche. The bennie was ok. Always get the cava!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was Devine and the service was spectacular!

  27. CC

    CamsConsciousness

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service is absolutely incredible. So friendly and professional. They were there just before we needed them and not when we were in deep conversation, as if they read our minds. The food was amazing. I'm Vegan and was so excited to find out they have such good Vegan dishes for me. The new one in coconut sauce is to die for. Truly top notch experience. Going back tomorrow night. It'll be my regular in Old Town now.

  28. JM

    JasonM

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, excellent food and drinks. We will be back!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great cocktails and food overall, Some small details with variances in aging of the steaks.

  30. VI

    VICTORIAH

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our Easter Brunch was wonderful! I ordered the Salmon Toast, my husband ordered the Petaluma Chicken & my son ordered the Egg's Benedict. Everything was so fresh and delicious. We started off with the Bakery Basket which was so good! The breads were warm and served with fresh berries and edible flowers on top. Such a pretty presentation. We also had the Ahi Tuna for an appetizer to share. It was just a bite when we ordered for the three of us, but just what we wanted. We live in Temecula but have never been here, our friends suggested we try it because they thought it was really good and they were right! Looking forward to coming back again and will bring out of town guests when they come to visit.

  31. R

    Richard

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience started off a little rocky but our restaurant manager Vincent stepped and made it an absolutely terrific experience. Great food , great service

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New to the area. Made last minute reservations for Easter brunch. So glad we did! Wonderful experience, great friendly service. Beautifully designed casual and comfortable modern restaurant. Loved eating outdoors and the food was delicious and beautiful as well. Thank you!

  33. r

    rebecca454

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful Easter Brunch. Food and service was excellent!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner

  35. RD

    RobertD

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff and service were great, the food was amazing and prepared with unique ingredients in unusual and tasty combinations. The decor and seating is eclectic. We will return!

  36. HP

    HaroldP

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    We are regulars but have noticed a consistent decline in the quality of the food and the service.

  37. LB

    LaurieB

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely decor and excellent service. I loved the avocado toast (I added an egg)- my boyfriend had the eggs and bacon and thought it could have been cooked more but I loved mine and would definitely be back!

  38. P

    P456

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant in Temecula. Wonderful service, great ambiance, delicious food , and drinks. 100% recommend.

  39. HS

    HeatherS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    I liked the environment and the staff was very nice. We got recommended the sea bass to split between my fiance and me. They said the fish was deboned and it was plenty of food. Honestly even with the sea bass being 3 Ibs, they left the head on and so that took the majority of the weight and there were bones everywhere. Once we were done we were still hungry. I would go back, just wouldn't get the sea bass again.

  40. B

    Bill

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is perfect in almost every way. The food is creative and amazing. The ambiance is inviting, warm and beautiful. The service is top notch with the entire staff working together.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Small Barn Old Town offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (951) 225-2820.

Small Barn Old Town is rated 4.7 stars by 764 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 63 times today
Google Map for Small Barn Old Town

28535 Old Town Front St Temecula, CA 92590

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Old Town Front St. and Fifth St.

  • Neighborhood

    Temecula

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Angelo Sosa - Culinary Director

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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