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The Patio Rooftop Kitchen + Bar, San Juan Capistrano, CA

The Patio Rooftop Kitchen + Bar

4.0
4
39 Reviews
$30 and under
American
San Juan's only rooftop bar! Live music!

Rooftop Dining and Cocktail experience in the historical Downtown District of San Juan Capistrano. Overlooking the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano and the rolling hills.

RTK+B is a modern twist on American Classics. Craft Cocktails, Live Music, and the best service in town.

All Reservations guarantee a table and time, unfortunately we are unable to guarantee particular seating.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 9:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 503-3358
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    San Juan Capistrano
  • Cross street
    Verdugo and Camino Capistrano
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 39 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

39 Reviews
  1. GigiD

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food & roof top high top was fantastic 👏🏻😎🥂

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  2. DiscerningDiner

    Orange County

    372 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    372 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was my first time here and I loved it. I started with the street corn and it was delicious. Then I had the burger and fries and it was so good. The entire meal was just wonderful. The server was excellent very attentive. The ambiance is beautiful and I sat outside it was a little cold but I enjoyed it. I definitely would recommend.

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  3. SusanW

    Orange County

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice place. Service was ok. Menu was ok. Brussels sprouts were terrible! Horrible milky weird sauce…. They need more time to get it together!

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  4. kimO

    Orange County

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    the outdoor seating was very nice on a warm evening, they did have heaters for cooler nights. The girl singing by us was very good and not super loud allowing us to have conversation which as very nice. The food was very good, I had the stroganoff no mushrooms, which came with mushrooms, but that was rectified.

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  5. RichardS

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Food was ok - service was extremely slow, and their lemon drop martini was terrible. We won't go back.

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  6. ccrider

    Nashville

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the live music added to the evening

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  7. Skicraz

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    If you are going to check out this new place, be sure to sit out on the patio. That is the best ombiance, view, and character. I would pass on sitting inside at all. It is like there are two restaurants glued together. None the less, the service was very good. The staff is very friendly and attentive. Great location, food, and service...and be sure to sit outside.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We shared 5 different appetizers and the pineapple bread pudding. Everything was fantastic.

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  9. KarenP

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Great food. Service was very friendly, but inexperienced and seldom seen.

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  10. Disappointed

    Orange County

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We are local and had been anxious to try this new addition to downtown San Juan which had taken over the space once occupied by Ruby’s. The patio was overly crowded for the space but the atmosphere was fun. The singer was very good. The food was good but the portion sizes are small. My daughter said her chicken was not enough to satisfy her. My husband’s salmon BLT looked good. Overall, the experience was just okay to good.

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  11. ValerieW

    Orange County

    28 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The location is great. The problem was that the tablecloth was dirty. The choice of food poor, the sandwich was soggy and not hot. The burger like one you would get at the little league field not what we expected and very disappointing😳

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  12. lbtocean

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great happy hour menu and the live music made it even more fun.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here for the first time this past Saturday night and it was such a great experience! The rooftop view that overlooks downtown San Juan simply cannot be beat. The food and service (Cole our server) were great, and they even had live music which was a nice addition to the night. We will definitely be back!

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  14. TomT

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So, my wife and I just love the Roof Top Kitchen and Bar. We have been there a bunch of times and it never dissapoints. First, the atmosphere is so cool Top of the building, overlooking part of old town San Juan Capistrano. Just a great vibe. Next, the food is awesome! Good variety, creative and very high quality. The staff is fantastic. Very attentive! Then there is the owner, Archie. He's great! Always stops to say hello and to make sure everything is right on! Which is almost always is. We will be back as soon as we can. Tom and Tammi

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience2
    First time in downtown San Juan, and loved the live music. They have a great amber ale on draft.

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  16. MattL

    Orange County

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great first experience here. Food and drink were really good and the live music was as awesome. We’d definitely come back.

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  17. TTAM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I love the Rooftop Kitchen and Bar. The service is outstanding, the food and drinks are fantastic and the music talent is 2nd to none. To top it all off, the owner, Archie, is one of the nicest guys you will meet. We've been there six or seven times now and we will continue to go back whenever we can. Thank You!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Live music was an added plus.

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  19. MillyG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I requested a table on the patio but was told when we arrived that they don’t take reservations for patio tables. So we sat inside. The servers were all running around like headless chickens. It was very disorganised, the band was so loud you couldn’t hold a conversation inside let alone outside. Didn’t get a chance to eat because we left after 20 minutes of no service. Shame because I had booked the table for a friend’s birthday. Won’t be going back in a hurry.

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  20. Hamerx

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Roof Top location. Bartender and wait staff very attentive. Even the owner was helping out with serving the food. Food was delicious. My wife and I shared the had Calamari and the burger/fires We went there for live music and we were disappointed. The James Kelly Band played. Rocked the joint, country style. We will be back soon

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting the city and wanted a great view for the nice weather at a roof top restaurant. One of the only roof top dining locations in the city.

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  22. KelliD

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    Food was not prepared as ordered. Noise level was high. We just ate and left. It was a disappointing first time experience .

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  23. KristaS

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    This place really tried but totally missed the mark. Service tried to be good but not enough staff. The food was ‘meh’ at best. The drinks had almost no alcohol. Great location and good outside vibe but that’s about it.

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  24. MichelleKP

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We’ve wanted to try this spot and met friends there on a Friday evening. Great vibe, music, and ambiance. The food was very good and our server was very friendly, but he was very hard to find and everything seems unorganized. It took forever to get an ice bucket for our white wine. Once we ordered, the food came out in a timely manner. One guest ordered her steak medium rare plus, and it came out well done. Again, it was hard to find the server to tell him. Once we did, she sent the steak back and it was 20 minutes before her new plate arrived. Everyone was done and she ate as we all talked. The Manager did a good job when she registered her complaint with him and adjusted our bill generously. We will go back to try it again. They just need to work with their waitstaff to smooth out the kinks in service.

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  25. ElizabethG

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The upstairs patio and bar area was very cool ..the service was good but no table settings no napkin or utensils ..the inside area could use something maybe local artist pictures of San Juan needs some color ..I know it is a new place and it will take time to get it right..music was good 👍

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  26. VICTORIAR

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We absolutely love the ambience at this restaurant especially when they have live music and feel that it has so much more potential than we are seeing. After eating there three times we decided not to go back. The service needs a lot of improvement, as we wait too long when we initially get there before being waited on. Originally their menu was a little limited but good, now they change the menu to add more things but took out some of the things that we really liked. We may still go there just for a drink and listen to music if there’s a seat at the bar where we know we can get fast service but will not go there to eat again.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. awesome

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    No disrespect to the kitchen, but none of our food, except the kale salad has any seasoning..though the hazelnut in kale salad had a stale aftertaste. Would I go again? I'm sorry, but no thank you

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice place with small but flavorful menu. Limited, but viable vegetarian options. They forgot our son’s lemonade but it happens. Everyone was lovely & food was good. Brussels sprouts are phenomenal. Drinks were fancy & delicious. Pricey as all restaurants are these days but good portions.

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  29. RonF

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    My wife and I decided to go there for date night before our Young Frankenstein play at the playhouse. We have never been there before and didn’t look at the prices on the menu prior to showing up. My wife got the chicken for $25 I got the salmon sandwich for $18 and started off with the calamari. My wife got the Chicken, only being a leg and thigh with mashed potatoes and green beans was not worth the $25. The Calamari, although tasty, had a crust that was flaking off every time we grabbed a piece and added some dipping sauce to it. I had the salmon sandwich and thought it was very tasty. Unless the prices come down a little bit we will probably never come back

    1 person found this helpful

  30. OCFOODIE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, Great Music, Great Staff! Exactly what San Juan needed.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. JackieR

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wait staff was great. Entertainment was great. Food was OK

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  32. RobB

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing. Lauro was the perfect waiter/bartender. The food was delicious. Best view in San Juan Capistrano. Will definitely go back !!

    1 person found this helpful

  33. DaveC

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Had a burger and fry which were good Quality beef, a bit overpriced in my opinion. It’s a new biz so a work in progress. Staff was pleasant and helpful

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  34. Sharon

    Orange County

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful music, lovely ambiance and service. delish food too!

    1 person found this helpful

  35. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I’m not sure how long they’ve been open, but they maybe have a few kinks they need to work out. The Mother’s Day menu was underwhelming at best. The host was on point, but our waiter was unaware that they served lemonade. He came back towards the end of the meal to tell my son that they did in fact have some? The service was not great and food took longer than it should.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    I think it has potential, but it started with a $9.00 beer that was served in either an 8 or 10oz glass.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Just opened has a lot of potential. Friendly bartenders. Great drinks. Dining is sort of a hot mess. We were Sait against a tall wall in the middle of the room it needs to go. Tables were move to deck for a band but they were filled with long haulers drinking water. We waited inside 20 min for a server then gave up the fight. That said, I would definitely try again once they have it dialed it. Menu looked fine. Great spot.

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  38. laurel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the ambience and live music! Would come again. Menu was small but good options. Staff was friendly and very personal.

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  39. SoCalNative

    Central Coast

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    I am a local who regularly visits all the higher end restaurants in the area and have for many decades. I really want this restaurant to succeed so I am going to be very honest. It is a great location with a very nice view from the rooftop bar, you can be inside or outside. The only problem was that there were only two tables that had cushions for the chairs. All other chairs inside and out were hardwood. We chose a table inside so that we could use the padded bench for one of our seats. Very simple fix to get cushions for chairs or at least have a stack available for those who would like one. The menu is quite small but had some items that looked appealing. First we ordered the calamari and shrimp appetizer and it was excellent. A very good light method of frying and a generous portion. Then they brought out the cucumber salad that we had ordered. It was approximately a quarter of a cucumber with some very small chard pineapple and a very good dressing. We enjoyed it but for the price it should have been at least twice as big. My wife ordered the pulled pork sandwich. It came on a bear plate, So we ordered the fries separately. Another seven dollars. For the price the sandwich should have included the fries. I ordered the fried chicken which had very little description other than it was fried chicken with vegetables and potatoes. This was probably the most surprising dish of the visit. The fried chicken is a $25 entrée and they brought out one chicken thigh. One. It was very good but obviously left me hungry I am feeling overcharged. A second or even third piece would be appropriate. Just recently we visited another restaurant at the depot who has a fried chicken dish for the same price but it was more than two people could eat in a sitting and also excellent. I want this restaurant to succeed and I hope you will go and try it and that they will consider my advice seriously.

    4 people found this helpful

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

The Patio Rooftop Kitchen + Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 503-3358.

The Patio Rooftop Kitchen + Bar is rated 4 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Patio Rooftop Kitchen + Bar

31781 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3226

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Verdugo and Camino Capistrano
  • Neighborhood
    San Juan Capistrano
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 9:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–5:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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