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The Barrel Room - Carmel Valley - Permanently Closed, San Diego, CA

The Barrel Room - Carmel Valley - Permanently Closed

4.2
4.2
213 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Barrel Room Wine Bar and Bistro is one of North County San Diego’s premier dining destinations, featuring retail wine, casual full service dining, and a lively bar and lounge. Located just South of the 56 freeway off Carmel Country Road, The Barrel Room is the answer to those elegantly casual nights where wine, family, friends, and great food come together in perfect harmony. Once you have experienced TBR’s delightful menu, inviting ambiance, the warm, friendly staff, and world class wine selections, you will know why we have become one of the most popular dining destinations in all of North County.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 261-0720

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Let The Barrel Room cater your next big event. We will bring our catering van to you, and provide you with a fantastic customized dining experience that you and your guests will love. We can also provide your event with a huge selection of wine and craft beer. Contact Brett@tbrsd.com to inquire about your next offsite event.

  • Private party facilities

    TBR is the perfect place to host your next private event. Our private dining room features full audio visual capability, seats up to 60 guests comfortably, and up to 100 for standing receptions. There are limitless options to create a unique and one of a kind experience. Email our Event Coordinator Sara at Sara@tbrsd.com to check availability and book your event.

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel Valley

  • Cross street

    Carmel Country Road

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 213 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. SK

    SharonK

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice quaint wine bistro. Nice wine selection. They also serve classic cocktails and beer. Food was good. Loved the cheese board. Definitely going back.
  2. LA

    LoriA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are impeccable. One of my all-time favorite places to eat.
  3. A

    Allergies

    San Diego

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New menu with interesting new, more casual options. Meals we had were excellent. Wine/cocktail selections and our choices were excellent. Wonderful, casual neighborhood option and worth the drive if you aren't in the same area.
  4. C

    Chelsea

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Many of us had the french onion soup, it was more like salty onion jam, barely any soup, it must have reduced in the pot and was too salty to eat. We saw our server, almost never. Never got refills on water until I asked after we paid the bill. The jambalaya was good but they must have messed up on the spice. My husband has done many spicy food challenges, and it was tough for him to eat. Burger was good. Cesar salad was terrible. There are no croutons, its crouton bread crumbs that coat the whole salad. This place is so nice, I was really bummed out by the food! Also, parking is an issue! I will not be back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was great, ambiance was perfect for our large party. Very comfortable. Wine selection was good. Food was not very flavorful. I would come back but only for a glass of wine. Don’t recommend eating here.
  6. TB

    TomB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice option for a casual meal. Food is solidly good and well prepared. Drinks selection is fairly extensive with some unique cocktail selections. Outside seating is a great option and the service is friendly, cordial, and not overly intrusive.
  7. JH

    JackH

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Wine bar, not a restaurant. Attention to detail poor for their food. Entrees came out lukewarm. Bad sign if the appetizers are better than the entrees. Waitress checked in once. Never refilled the water glasses, never offered dessert options. She was more involved with telling other tables how she also works at the Marine Room. This establishment also charges the extra 3.5% for your experience. Will not be back.
  8. A

    Allergies

    San Diego

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant!!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We’ve been to The Barrel Room probably 10 times. Always have had excellent service. The service was terrible, from drink service to wait times to flow of entire experience. We brought close personal friends (a couple) and were embarrassed, quite honestly. Food was average as compared to past experiences. Very disappointed in the overall experience. It will be a while before we go back. I suggest the upper management look into what is going on at the Restaurant. Never saw a Manager all night.
  10. TB

    TemeculaBen

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing... wine selection awesome and the service outstanding Will keep coming here for a long time
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very good meal.
  12. TN

    TNT2EAT

    Los Angeles

    75 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Would not go again. Food quality ok. French onion soup overly salty. Steak was inconsistent cook. Both were to be medium rare and one was but the other was well done. Short ribs were good but too much onion hard to distinguish if eating onion or mushroom or potato. Shrimp salad way too much greens way too little shrimp. Appetizers ok. Beers was weird different glasses same beer so one person looked like they got more beer. Was business so I paid but not worth $300
  13. JR

    JudyR

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood place. Nice atmosphere and food is consistently good.
  14. k

    kellyp

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love going to The Barrel Room. Great atmosphere with exceptional food! Will not disappoint.
  15. RC

    RichardC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner with good friends Friday evening and the experience was fun and delicious. Service was attentive but not intrusive and the meals were each perfect. I had the pistachio crusted sea bass, my friend had the chicken and his wife had the squash ravioli, all of which were perfectly prepared and presented. Love this place!
  16. SJ

    SusanandJohnRogers2018

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love the Barrel Room !! Wonderful place to relax and enjoy a wonderful meal .
  17. c

    cjdiner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I have eaten here 3 times and each time the food has been excellent. Their selection of wines is also excellent. Definitely would recommend to others and can't wait to go back there myself.
  18. B

    Bill

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Can be very cool, many sliding doors are left open, be sure to bring a jacket. Service is SLOW.
  19. SJ

    SusanandJohnRogers2018

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Barrel Room ! Everyone is so welcoming and kind . Food is amazing !
  20. MG

    MichelleG

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Even though it was not busy when we were there, and plenty well-staffed, the service was extremely slow. The staff was very friendly, but slow. Also, our pre-dinner salad was brought with our entrees, which was a bit frustrating. The food was delicious & we will return & hope for better service next time!
  21. SG

    ScottGell

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great decor and delicious meal. Hostess was friendly, and server was excellent. We went there on Tue "Date Night", where you get 2 entrees (including your choice of most of the entrees on the regular menu) and share 1 app and 1 dessert. Also 1/2 price bottles of over a dozen wines to choose from. The food was fantastic. We'd return at full price, but it's an amazing place with this Tues deal.
  22. B

    Bill

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The restauant had a cold draft on our table since a door would periodically be left open to serve patrons eating outside. The food was decent, menu is limited.
  23. TR

    TrevorR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance Nice and quiet and conducive to conversation
  24. GS

    GabrielleS

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Wonderful ambience. Loved the decor and the server gave great suggestions.
  25. N

    Navigator84

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The only negative was that the air conditioning was on and probably didn't need to be. Three of four people at our table were cold enough to put on jackets. The food was excellent, as it always is and the service was top notch. They accommodated my daughter's nut allergies with minimal issues, which is always a critical check in the box for me. We will definitely be back!
  26. f

    friendly

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Good, but really need to improve their service. Food could've been warmer also. Great menu.
  27. J

    Jerry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great first time experience here. Interesting menu, lots of great choices and the food was fantastic. Will definitely go again.
  28. PM

    PamelaM

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    3 scallops for a $29 main course with decorative vegetables was beyond what I would consider reasonable for this caliber of restaurant.
  29. S

    Sabine

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a graduation party for 13. Service was spot on. Food was spot on. I have always loved this place. They handled our big party very well!!
  30. d

    dave

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    good local place, quiet at lunch. service is quick and food is good.
  31. l

    lisab

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great experience.

    The Barrel Room - Carmel Valley - Permanently ClosedResponded on June 13, 2019Thank you so much for sharing your experience! Cheers! -Jamie

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place. Delicious menu options, great service and fabulous wine.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Very poor service, and not the first time. Wasn’t crowded (maybe 25% of the tables were full) but the food took forever to come out, and when it did, entrees came at different times. Our waitress never checked on us once the food showed up. We had to flag her down. Dirty app dishes sat on our table until we asked them to be cleared, once the entrees arrived. That may be the last time we give this place a chance.
  34. M

    Mercedes

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our group had a wonderful experience, the service was excellent and the food great! We will definitely be back!
  35. m

    margol

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Neighborhood place that we always enjoy!
  36. CL

    CristofferL

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    OMG!!!!!! Dim the lights!! After 8/9 pm I am not seeking football stadium lighting!
  37. P

    kelleyP

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    The pork was underdone and we had to send it back twice. Very disappointing as we brought friends there and have eaten there multiple times without a problem. Reluctant to recommend it.
  38. CD

    CarolD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun, relaxed, yet elegant atmosphere. Great service, food and cocktails. Fun for date night or girls night out. I will be back for sure!
  39. r

    redhandd

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Slow kitchen coupled with mediocre service and just OK food equals no return visit for me.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great. The food looked and tasted amazing. The service was great with very nice staff. Highly recommend!

FAQs

The Barrel Room - Carmel Valley - Permanently Closed does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Barrel Room - Carmel Valley - Permanently Closed also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 261-0720.

The Barrel Room - Carmel Valley - Permanently Closed is rated 4.2 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Carmel Country Road

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 261-0720

  • Catering

    Let The Barrel Room cater your next big event. We will bring our catering van to you, and provide you with a fantastic customized dining experience that you and your guests will love. We can also provide your event with a huge selection of wine and craft beer. Contact Brett@tbrsd.com to inquire about your next offsite event.

  • Private party facilities

    TBR is the perfect place to host your next private event. Our private dining room features full audio visual capability, seats up to 60 guests comfortably, and up to 100 for standing receptions. There are limitless options to create a unique and one of a kind experience. Email our Event Coordinator Sara at Sara@tbrsd.com to check availability and book your event.

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