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The Barrel Room

4.5
439 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Barrel Room Vintage Wine Bar and Bistro is North County’s only retail, wine bar, and full casual dining restaurant. Located just east of the I-15 off the Bernardo Center Drive exit, The Barrel Room is the answer to those elegantly casual nights where wine, friends, and great food come together in perfect harmony.

Once you have experienced The Barrel Room’s delightful menu, 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 North County.

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Special menus

  • Rombauer Vineyards Wine Dinner

     $95.81 per person 
     Prepaid
    Oct 28, 2020 only
    Enjoy Rombauer Vineyards wines in Rancho Bernardo! Join us at The Barrel Room on Wednesday, October 28th for our Rombauer Wine Dinner from 6-9pm. Dine under the stars in our open-air garden courtyard and indulge in this delectable 4-course menu featuring fall flavors including Butternut Squash, Duck à l'Orange and more paired with delicious Rombauer wines. Menu is priced at $75 per person, plus tax, and gratuity. Seated is limited.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 439 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Linda
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, good experience. My husband's food was not as good as he had anticipated.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience all around. Great value, delicious food & perfect setting. Highly recommend.

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lovebirds
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the fourth time we dined at the Barrel Room. As was the case on our three previous visits, the food was delicious and plentiful, the wine list and wait staff were simply outstanding. Our out of town visitors were equally impressed and talked about their selections for days afterwards.

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SanDiego
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers were super responsive and attentive. We've only been to the Barrel Room once before pre covid. It was only our second outdoor eating place we've visited during COVID. I have to say they did it well. The food was delicious too!! Get the Salmon!

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KevinH
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food, best in Rancho Bernardo. The stuffed dates are the best! Try the Salmon and Jambalaya. Happy Hour is good too.

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Chow
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch with great service. The outdoor patio is large so we felt very safe. We will be back!

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Becky
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to spot for date night or happy hour! The staff is friendly and food is delicious. We will definitely be going back soon :)

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MichaelM
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came here for Sunday Brunch and would highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waited for 26 minutes to be allowed in (granted we were there 15 minutes before our reservations) but it would have been nice to be welcomed in not just a flip of the sign.
Two employees just sauntered in and out a couple times with no greeting, same thing at the table. Noticed waitress was more jovial with the table across from us, maybe they are regulars still no excuse for the solemn face, especially at the beginning of the business day!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The appetizer was delicious but our dinner was overcooked and almost seemed microwaved. Very disappointed!!

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jwilson
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoors, nice lighting and atmosphere. And we felt very safe.

JB
vipJimB
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The restaurant has made excellent accommodation for eating in the virus circumstances, with tables spaced on their back terrace and the area beyond that. The food was quite good, the service excellent, and it was a very nice evening.

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NickyW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to ladies nite out. Always great food selections and wine at The Barrel Room.

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vipMarch2018
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place!! I can’t believe I’ve lived nearby for ten years and never tried it before.

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EllenM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, service was great and we felt very safe on the outside patio.

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DanL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicer options in Rancho Bernardo. Although a full bar would be nice, an excellent wine selection is the next best thing. The Barrel Room is a consistently good experience.

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TylerC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience at the barrel room. Will definitely be returning.

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JetSetJeron
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends from Los Angeles came to visit and this was my favorite place with the best wine selection. The Barrel Room never disappoints.

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everM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, they have it set up beautifully and socially distant to keep everyone safe which is important to me. They have a large outdoor dining space and everything was super clean and the entire staff had properly fitted masks on at all times. The food was delicious and hot when it came out, it was very busy but no long wait for the food. It seems they have a fine tuned system there. All of the staff, servers and busser were extremely professional and a joy to spend the evening with. We will definitely be back!

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MelindaS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to be dining in a locally owned establishment. Food was great, wine selection was wonderful. Our server seemed a little new, but still had a fabulous attitude. We will, of course, be back and often.

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vipIsabelH
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This local favorite never disappoints. Food was great, service was friendly, and the ambiance is always nice.

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JoanE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor safe distancing, wonderful staff and Happy Hour Menu over the top. Ordered dinner, which was outstanding after appetizers, and the environment was safe and pleasant. Always loved The Barrel Room, and now more than ever, I feel comfortable in the setting on the enlarged patio.

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MarkS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb venue, patio perfect for outdoor dining. Friendly knowledgeable staff, a real family business where you feel at home. Sun was setting, cool breeze, all on top of the excellent wine selection and menu. Very reasonable prices, superior value and great taste. Short ribs melt in the mouth, the burger was outstanding. This is a gem in North County Inland dining and it is wonderful to have it in Rancho Bernardo.

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JanP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining was so special and the food/drinks were amazing, as always! The Barrel Room always comes through!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails once again didn't disappoint. Eric, our server, just the best!
Always a very enjoyable dinning experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weather was fantastic and very joyful very good choice on the wine that he suggested in the food as usual was exceptional

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MicheleV
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Party of six and we had a lovely evening outside. Our waiter was wonderful.

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vipSteveS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Barrel Room has always served good food with good service. We ate outside which they have expanded since COVID-19. We enjoyed the outdoor dining experience very much.

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vipJanetR
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience at the Barrel Room We are returning customers many times over.

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MrSkeltal
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kind staff, great food, pretty peaceful outdoor seating.

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JoanE
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and table placement outside, friendly atmosphere , wine snd food could not be better.

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AliciaV
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The restaurant was not that busy , we sat down and were brought waters . We then sat there for 30 min with no service. The gentleman who finally helped us was very apologetic and took our table even though it was not his duty. The food was mediocre at best but the outdoor seating area was nice.

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vipArtistkay
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While the food, service & ambiance were wonderful, it was what I saw the staff perform in keeping us safe from Covid that impressed me most! Thank you so much!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our cocktails, chicken parmesan and the Grilled Shrimp Elote Salad.
Our server, RJ, was a great customer service focused individual... a real delight!
Can't wait to return to this restaurant.
Great job Barrel Room... excellent in all areas!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellently dishes and great wine. Parking is easy and tables were available with Social distancing rules. Service was very good and it was a fairly quiet. Overall excellent experience and highly recommended.

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vipDavidD
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great value

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met a friend for lunch Delicious food. Great service.

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Elvis
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors and the ambience was spectacular. Highly recommend the fried cauliflower appetizer. Extremely tasty. Nice low key lighting was recently strung up.
Ordered coffee after dinner just to hang and enjoy the atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and great service

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vipBarb
San Diego
66 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Barrel Room using the Order Online button. The Barrel Room also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Barrel Room also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 673-7512.

The Barrel Room is rated 4.5 stars by 439 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.