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Verbena Kitchen

4.3
4.3
14 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bustling North Park Eatery located at 3043 University Avenue in the heart of North Park across from Seven Grand and next door to Target and North Park Fitness and the Yoga Box, comes the first solo venture from event powerhouse Jillian Ziska of Social Anthology - San Diego's newest hospitality brand. The hospitality veteran has come out of the pandemic with fresh ideas, designs, and recipes for this restaurant concept, Verbena Kitchen. Verbena Kitchen will operate Wednesday through Sunday for happy hour and dinner plus brunch service on the Weekends.

Verbena Kitchen is launching its private dinner series once a month as an experience through Open Table! Check out our home page, website, or IG for more information on private events, brunch, menu options, cocktails, and experiences! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 269-5776
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran, Women
  • Catering
    Bring the wonder of Verbena Kitchen to you! Our event team can assist with planning and catering events ranging from 10-200 guests. You can choose from our wide range of exclusive venues, design a custom food and beverage menu and enhance your experience with custom furniture and florals for your off site experience!
  • Private party facilities
    Verbena Kitchen offers private events any day of the week! Our chef and our mixologist will curate custom menus for your experience and our events director will ensure your occasion is planned and executed flawlessly. Florals, custom furniture reservations and table top decorations are also available!
  • Neighborhood
    North Park
  • Cross street
    VK is East of the Target on University Avenue near Grim Avenue.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 14 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

182 Reviews
  1. JoyM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made a reservation a month in advance. Confirmed the night before. Show up with my group and the restaurant was closed with no warning or notice. Emailed management as to why and said they had no reservation notice from Open Table. That doesn’t explain why the restaurant was closed during their normal business hours anyway 🤷🏻‍♀️.. super disappointed as I was looking toward to brunch with my bridesmaids here and had to settle for a different place down the street.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I had reservations for today, April 30th, at 12:30 pm. Showed up to the restaurant with my guests, on time, after finally finding parking, and the restaurant is closed!!! Unbelievable.

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  3. NataliaX

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is soooo good. My friends and I loved and for sure will go back there. The waiter was very sympathetic and professional. The only thing that I could complain is that was too noisy for a moment ( not all the time, but I almost couldn’t hear my friends). I super recommend this place.

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  4. Jams

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks were fantastic. I got something with passionfruit and would have it again 10 x over. Food was a little pricey for portion, but that's almost everywhere. Service was amazing, our waitress was awesome. The atmosphere was great for carrying on a conversation, and the chairs were stylish and comfy.

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  5. RyanD

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool little spot for a date night. Great deal on the oysters! Creative cocktails. But honestly, the food, though fresh and light, flavors lacked any serious interest/depth. They all just seemed rather muted honestly, especially for the price. I think a reasonable place for a happy hour drink and quick small bite, but I wouldn't go there for dinner.

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  6. margauxo

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for restaurant week. They had ran out of everything I ordered. Had to settle for what they had left and food came out cold!
    Verbena KitchenResponded on April 7, 2023
    Hi, what hot items did you order that you were not happy with the temperature?

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  7. LouiseK

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In San Diego for a conference, we were fortunate to find a spot at Verbena Kitchen during Restaurant Week. The food was imaginative and delicious, and we really liked the vibe. Our group of 4 (2 in their 20s, 2 in their 60s) all had a really positive experience.
    Verbena KitchenResponded on April 6, 2023
    LouiseK, thank you and so glad you all enjoyed the vibe and the food! Please do come back and let us know when you are going to join again so we can offer you a free round of drinks!

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  8. SD1FOODIE

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent brunch.
    Verbena KitchenResponded on April 6, 2023
    Brunch is our fave! Please come back soon. If you're looking for a private space with a custom menu for an upcoming special event/occasion, please do let us know! We specialize in private events!

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  9. Rosijoni

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Music level could be lowered and it would be nice if they kept doors closed on a’cild day. But the Dr things don’t detract from the fact that our breakfast was delicious and we savored and enjoyed every morsel.
    Verbena KitchenResponded on April 6, 2023
    Sorry about the volume level! We will keep that in mind, thanks for the wonderful review and we are so glad you enjoyed our fresh spring menu!

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  10. MelissaF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was excellent—we particularly loved the deviled eggs. Ambiance was cozy and sophisticated. Will return many times!
    Verbena KitchenResponded on April 6, 2023
    Thanks Melissa! Please let us know when you come back so we can mark you as a VIP and get you a complimentary round of drinks!

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  11. MBow

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was fine and kind. Menu is disjointed and lacks any type of thematic appeal. Tuna crudo was warm, inconsistently sliced, warm and the dipping sauce was inedible. Cheese and charcuterie board is overpriced and boring. Never go back.
    Verbena KitchenResponded on March 21, 2023
    No problem! We don't want you back! Our servers told us that you were absolutely rude and one of the most inconsiderate people they have encountered in the space. It's not us, it's you. Best of luck!

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  12. rhoenerin

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere and great service. Definitely going back.
    Verbena KitchenResponded on March 21, 2023
    Thank you so kindly for your review! We hope to see you back soon. If you are looking for a private event venue, we would love to host you!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is San Diego’s best kept secret. The food and drinks are always incredible. Absolutely recommend!
    Verbena KitchenResponded on March 21, 2023
    Such a kind review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay!

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  14. Jbox

    Sacramento

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing cinnamon roll starter, great drinks and delicious brunch
    Verbena KitchenResponded on March 21, 2023
    Jbox! Glad you enjoyed the cinnamon roll! Do you remember who your server was? We'd like to pass this along to them.

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  15. The reviews below were submitted before March 4, 2023, when this restaurant changed its chef.

  16. CatG

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Went to check out Verbena kitchen for Sunday brunch, as I’ve heard good things about it. I made reservations but ended up arriving 30mins early. After just a short wait we were accommodated earlier than our reservation time And seated. We were browsing the menu for just a short time when our server approached our table. Our drink order was taken and he left us a few more minutes to decide on our food choices. He raves about the cinnamon rolls which were made at Nomad down the street but jazzed up with their own caramel apple sauce, candied pecans and cream cheese frosting. It sounded so good we had to share one for the table… and we were so glad we ordered it! It was delicious!!! In addition our table also ordered breakfast sandwich, basic breakfast and shrimp and grits. Everything was so tasty. The shrimp and grits had a lot of complex flavors that went so well together. The sandwich and basic breakfast were simple dishes executed perfectly. I highly recommend this place and would return again to try other dishes.
    Verbena KitchenResponded on February 27, 2023
    Thank you so much for dining with us! We hope to see you back soon! XO

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, friendly staff and worth the price, enjoyed our brunch out!
    Verbena KitchenResponded on March 21, 2023
    Thank you!

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  18. Echo

    San Diego

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the food, the wine, and the music, and the restaurant was beautiful, my only issue was the portions of the food. My partner and I were still hungry by the end of the night but we had already paid $300 plus. That aside, everything was wonderful.

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  19. VikG

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for Valentine’s Day. The food was either exceptional or subpar. There really was unfortunately no in between. Same for the drinks. The service was OK. The price point was high. Personally, I will go elsewhere next time.

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  20. Amicia18

    New York City

    1 review

    vip

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Over salted and the cheese board and charcuterie had two pickles and two small smears of cheese that didn’t even work for two diners . I would not recommend for a night out - don’t let the decor fool you. Not even basic just underwhelming

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  21. Heather

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I'm sad to say that our party was underwhelmed by Verbena Kitchen. It is a strange menu with only a couple of things that would be considered mains, and the portion sizes are a little small for the cost. The charcuterie board only had 2 kinds of cheese and not much of them, and my salad was gritty as if they hadn't washed the greens (they did take this off the check though so kudos for that). It wasn't bad (other than the salad), it just wasn't great.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good, but I think the shrimp and grits potion is very small for the price. However, it was very tasty. The breakfast burger is huge and well worth it. We went during brunch and they have an all you can drink mimosas option; great brunch spot. It was busy when we got there so I’d definitely recommend getting a reservation.
    Verbena KitchenResponded on February 6, 2023
    Thank you! We'll be upcoming in SD Mag as one of San Diego's best brunch spots and we're glad that we're still hitting the mark! The shrimp and grits is my personal favorite on the brunch menu and I usually find it very filling. We'll talk with our kitchen staff and make sure we're on point there! That burger's also a healthy size and another staple, so we're glad you enjoyed! If you know off the top of your head, your server's name, I'll make sure to pass along your praises! Thanks again!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wij hebben met ons gezin gebruncht. Goed en vriendelijk personeel. Eten was heel lekker, maar prijs/kwaliteit kan zeker verbeterd worden. Een minuscuul bakje fruit was $6….

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  24. BrianG

    San Diego

    55 reviews

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I've been wanting to try this place and I'm glad I did. When I made the reservation, I looked at the menu and worried it would be a bit limiting because it is small, but it was fine. It's a cute, clean place with a nice vibe. Our table was pretty small and right against a brick wall, so it was a bit cramped. One of my friends was worried he was going to scrape his watch on the brick; I ended up scratching my arm on it when returning from the bathroom. The service was great; very friendly and attentive, except for the fact that our server took my cocktail away without asking before I was finished with it. The food was pretty good. We shared the tartare, which didn't look too appetizing because of all the aioli in it, but the flavor was good. It was a bit tough, prompting one friend insist (only among us) that it wasn't really Wagyu as advertised; I'm not sure I agree, but a finer grind on the steak would have made it better. Two friends each got the burger, which they said wasn't stellar, but decent. Another got the flatbread, which he ended up returning because it was too salty for him to eat. The server offered to replace with another or something else and when he declined, she voluntarily took it off our check without being asked. I got the ceviche, which I feel like was the best choice of the night! The flavors were great and the fish seemed very fresh; the texture of it was perfect. I also love that it's served with potato chips (flavored ones that pair nicely) vs. tortilla chips since I avoid wheat and corn. We were all happy with our cocktails and the selection of drinks/wine was exactly what I'd expect from a place like this. I'm not sure I'll rush back, but I feel like it's a solid option for the neighborhood and has some nice options that are generally on the healthier side.
    Verbena KitchenResponded on February 6, 2023
    BrianG, thank you for taking the time to write this detailed review! Have a great week.

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  25. AlexandraW

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Not many options on the menu but honestly I like that. The food was good and I like the ambiance. I’m pregnant and the mocktail was delicious! The service however, was pretty awful. The bartender helped out our server and he was efficient, but the server (Fabi) would look at us and walk away, didn’t know the menu, and forgot what we asked for which wasn’t much. I’ve worked in the industry for years so normally have compassion but it seemed like she didn’t care.
    Verbena KitchenResponded on January 31, 2023
    Alexandra, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't receive the top-notch service we are known for. Would you care to help me understand what could have been done to improve your experience? A couple of our folks are new and learning the menu and the ropes, which always takes time to build confidence and familiarity. I understand you did not enjoy your experience but I'd like to extend an offer to return so that we can be sure you are taken care of right. Please DM me so we can welcome you back!

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  26. Alexa

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved dining here! The service was great, they had amazing recommendations and were super knowledgeable of each item on the menu. The staff was also incredibly welcoming and kind which I really appreciated. The food and drinks were great - the eye of the storm, rustic flatbread, and wagyu beef tartare were my personal favorites! Will definitely be coming back, had a great time
    Verbena KitchenResponded on January 31, 2023
    Thank you Alexa! Dallas and the staff take immense pride in their service and presentation. So glad you felt welcomed as we try to instill a family-vibe and atmosphere each and every day! Please do come back again!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor food quality. Raw dough and over cooked shrimp. Coffee was good.

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  28. DanielF

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The Good It’s a very classy decor worthy of any high-end ranch house or east coast mansion kitchen. Staff are pleasant and helpful. The food is edible. The Bad The table water is tap - no complaints there - but doesn’t taste much filtered. If you’re expecting Brita/Pur quality, don’t. Ordered a French press coffee and a pineapple juice. I expected a full French press, like, shareable. Nope; I got one cup out of it. ONE. For $6?? Nope, nope, nope. As for the pineapple juice? Canned. I saw the can on the bar. At least that was only $3. About portions. I was very excited about the food after reading so many good reviews, until I saw our plates roll out. The breakfast sandwich. Yep, was a bun with an egg on it, a thick slice of tomato, a couple leaves of arugula, and about an ounce of ham, and it didn’t taste like much. To accompany it was a half a handful of arugula and one-half a cherry tomato. Yes, a single half-tomato. The basic breakfast was two poached eggs, an ounce (ok maybe 2 oz) of ham, some fruit, and toast. Now let me be specific about what was on the plate: there was ONE slice of toast cut in half, and the fruit consisted of 2 raspberries, 2 blackberries, and 4 blueberries. Seriously disappointing for $17. We were discussing where to go for second breakfast at this point. The Ugly Check. Your. Bill. When you were being seated, did they let you know there’d be a quiz at the end of your meal? Let me be be clear here: if you didn’t memorize the prices on the menu for the food items you ordered you may be taken for a ride here. Do you remember how much that pineapple juice was? Was it $4? Uh-oh… We’re you going by menu listed prices or there website when you ordered? Uh-oh… I don’t know what’s going on, but when the waiter says “Hey, good memory,” THAT IS NOT A COMPLIMENT. I’m sure after a few bottomless mimosas most people aren’t paying attention, which makes this so much worse. Seriously. Watch out. We will not be back.

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  29. JeanMC

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first visit to Verbena and I’ll definitely be back! Stopped in for dinner before heading to a play, our server was very attentive and provided excellent service. My daughter and I shared a few dishes, all were unique and delicious. Started with the oysters on happy hour, an amazing deal! The shrimp ceviche was bursting with flavor and the chef’s soup with apple slices was warm and comforting on a cold evening. Topped things off with their burger, cooked perfectly with just the right amount of sauce and onions. Lots of different tastes and each was excellent!
    Verbena KitchenResponded on January 31, 2023
    Jean, that soup is to die for! Glad you enjoyed it. Please let us know if we can accommodate you and some guests in the future. We also have a special Valentine's Day 3-course menu in the works for 14 FEB! Make your reservation today on Open Table!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! We’ll go there again!
    Verbena KitchenResponded on January 31, 2023
    So glad you liked it! Come back soon!

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  31. JenniferS

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks are good. Decor a style are great. Service is exceptional!
    Verbena KitchenResponded on January 31, 2023
    So glad we lived up to our high quality of service! Please check out our Valentine's Day offerings for 14 February. Dallas, our GM, will take you on a journey with a 3-course menu and paired wines! Option to add flowers for your special someone as well!

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  32. NPfanatic

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Neighborhood Favorite! Verbena is such a wonderful place to relax and visit. Every time, the decor is on point and our service is outstanding! 5 big stars to Elizabeth who was such a wonderful attendant! The morning cocktails are delicious and the shrimp and grits was to die for. Have to try the not avocado toast too! fresh, clean, and filling!
    Verbena KitchenResponded on January 31, 2023
    Thank you so much! Please check out our Valentine's Day offerings for 14 February. Dallas, our GM, will take you on a journey with a 3-course menu and paired wines! Option to add flowers for your special someone as well!

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  33. KGreene

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoughtful, delicious food served in a lively, comfortable atmosphere. Delicious cocktails, as well. Worth a stop.
    Verbena KitchenResponded on January 31, 2023
    Dallas and Chef Cris take time to prepare and curate a special menu and make changes often based on ingredient avaialability and seasons! Please come check us out again soon! Please check out our Valentine's Day offerings for 14 February. Dallas, our GM, will take you on a journey with a 3-course menu and paired wines! Option to add flowers for your special someone as well!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went there for NYE. The food was below the expectations. The octopus wasn’t cooked well. The caviar dish didn’t taste anything special. The tartare was disappointing. The drinks were mediocre. I had a cheap tasting sparkling wine and two roses. My date had a mocktail, which she didn’t finish. The service was very friendly. Ambiance is great. I would not want to back there because of the food, but it’s great for a first date.

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  35. Mapi

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good restaurant with a nice vibe. A bit on the noisy side and not the best place to have conversations. I missed a NY Eve menu and was bummed they had run out of the tuna by 7pm. Food was good overall and a bit surprising in a good way. Drinks were very tasty. The servers were nice and trying hard but a bit overwhelmed, like in most restaurants these days.
    Verbena KitchenResponded on January 31, 2023
    Please check out our Valentine's Day offerings for 14 February. Dallas, our GM, will take you on a journey with a 3-course menu and paired wines! Option to add flowers for your special someone as well!

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  36. Rosijoni

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Being right in the neighborhood on a blustery NYE, this hit the spot. A bit overpriced but hey. It’s New Year’s Eve! We’re a bit on the older side (as were a lot of people there at the time we went in) and the noise level made it difficult to hear, plus the guitarist, who was excellent, was a little loud for a small venue. However, his choices of songs were perfect for “our” generation so that was nice. All in all, a great experience!
    Verbena KitchenResponded on January 31, 2023
    The NYE menu was so fire! Thanks for coming in. We will have live music again for Valentine's Day, check it out on Open Table if you're looking for ideas!

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  37. LaurenceM

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    vip

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second visit, and with the service, prices, and general ambiance, have upgraded my previous review. This restaurant has much to offer with an honest approach to good food, with some unique dishes. I would heartily recommend the restaurant as almost a throwback to good food, honestly and attentively served with a unique chef and waitstaff. Very much worth a visit!!!
    Verbena KitchenResponded on January 31, 2023
    So glad you came back Laurence, if you're looking for ideas, please check out our Valentine's Day offerings for 14 February. Dallas, our GM, will take you on a journey with a 3-course menu and paired wines! Option to add flowers for your special someone as well!

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  38. ChristineC

    San Diego

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food average, coffee lukewarm and same with tea. When we asked to bring us hotter beverages the female waitress had an attitude. Won’t return

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  39. MelissaM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed everything ! Definitely recommend the rustic flatbread , mushroom hummus and ribeye steak 10/10.. I will definitely go back ! Drinks were also delicious ( the Californian)
    Verbena KitchenResponded on January 31, 2023
    Melissa, thank you kindly. Please check out our Valentine's Day offerings for 14 February. Dallas, our GM, will take you on a journey with a 3-course menu and paired wines! Option to add flowers for your special someone as well!

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  40. MarianaP

    San Diego

    9 reviews

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    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very recommend it. delicious food, cool ambiance and great service. It’s a must ! Also a great happy hour from 4-6
    Verbena KitchenResponded on January 31, 2023
    Awesome! Thanks! Please check out our Valentine's Day offerings for 14 February. Dallas, our GM, will take you on a journey with a 3-course menu and paired wines! Option to add flowers for your special someone as well!

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  41. SusanT

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful interior space and elegant, but not too formal. Happy hour petit sirah excellent for 7$! The ceviche was tasty but contained little fish. Our server was lovely and she accomodated request to get cucumber in addition to the sweet potato chips to go with the appetizer. We will come again.

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Verbena Kitchen is rated 4.3 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

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3043 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

Additional information

  • Cross street
    VK is East of the Target on University Avenue near Grim Avenue.
  • Neighborhood
    North Park
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran, Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 269-5776
  • Catering
    Bring the wonder of Verbena Kitchen to you! Our event team can assist with planning and catering events ranging from 10-200 guests. You can choose from our wide range of exclusive venues, design a custom food and beverage menu and enhance your experience with custom furniture and florals for your off site experience!
  • Private party facilities
    Verbena Kitchen offers private events any day of the week! Our chef and our mixologist will curate custom menus for your experience and our events director will ensure your occasion is planned and executed flawlessly. Florals, custom furniture reservations and table top decorations are also available!
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