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Herb & Wood, San Diego, CA
Herb & Wood, San Diego, CA
Herb & Wood, San Diego, CA
Herb & Wood, San Diego, CA
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Herb & Wood

$31 to $50
Californian
A timeless, sought-after dining escape, celebrated Chef Brian Malarkey opened Herb & Wood to instant acclaim over four years ago. In that time, the restaurant has become an icon, a dining destination that has helped to propel San Diego's culinary reputation to new heights. By focusing on rustic, wood-fired dishes, Chef Malarkey's menu elevates humble ingredients such as carrots, beets, and chicken, incorporating Mediterranean flavors and a California ethos of seasonality and sustainability.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 76 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Why we love it

Executive chef: Carlos Anthony

  • Award icon

    MICHELIN Plate

    2022

Spectacular wood-fired mains and a strong cocktail game are the twin draws at this sceney Cali-Mediterranean restaurant. Owner and Top Chef finalist Brian Malarkey created a place that’s just as charismatic as his on-air persona, complete with candlelit tables, barrel-vaulted ceilings, and modern art on the walls.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Mediterranean, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 955-8495
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    From our spaces to your plate, we specialize in crafting California-inspired events. Each ingredient carefully sourced. Every server dressed to the nines. The perfect lighting, temperature, and music levels. Come into our home, where we think of it all so that you don't have to.
  • Private party contact
    Jarrod Zimpfer: (917) 455-3147
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy
  • Cross street
    Kettner & Ivy
  • Parking details
    Street Parking and 4 parking lots within 2 blocks of the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day at Herb & Wood

    $70.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Join us for a fabulous three course Mother's Day Brunch at Herb & Wood. Menu crafted by Chef Carlos Anthony available soon! Kids menu will be available for $30 for children 10 and under. You have reserved the table for 1 hour and 45 minutes from the time of your booking. We kindly ask that your experience does not exceed this time in order to seat other reservations on time. We look forward to celebrating with you!
    Mother's Day at Herb & Wood Photo

What 6,015 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Californian

  • San Diego

    Californian

  • San Diego

    Most Booked

6,015 Reviews
  1. JoshB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and flavors. Wasn't my first time and won't be my last. Excellent evening and service was wonderful.

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  2. Susanqqqq

    Orange County

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service! To sum up the wonderful experience I would say everything we ate was extremely flavorful. We started with the tuna appetizer to die for. We also had the shrimp appetizer it was truly epic in flavor . The branzino was spectacular. The pork dish was also very good . Had the chocolate salted caramel dessert that left us wanting for more.

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  3. JenniferD

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our third or fourth visit to Herb & Wood- always a lovely evening. Great vibe, delicious food, fun cocktails and terrific service. Order the carrots!

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  4. JohnR

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hamachi, Branzino, Pork, mushrooms, and chocolate tart were all delicious. As were the Paloma’s with Mezcal! Service from Dinesh was fantastic! Can’t wait to come back!

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  5. BridgetW

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was Awesome as Always. Felt rushed to eat and get out.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The oxtail gnocchi and venison tartare was actually quite nice, but the chicken was overcooked, the lamb ragu was not as tender as expected, the dried mint was too much also. Ambiance and our server was nice, but out of 5 dishes, I would say 2 were worthy to eat again.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Loud, maybe intentionally? Enjoyed pork belly appetizer. Entrees of swordfish and thinly sliced pork were disappointing. Both felt overdone, especially the pork.

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  8. Jeg1952

    Las Vegas

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous in every way. As good as some of the outstanding restaurants in NYC, Chicago, LA, etc. Outstanding flavor profiles in every dish. Terrific service. Big shout out to Calvin who took such great care of us. Very impressed that Chef/owner Brian Malarkey was visiting tables on a busy Friday night. He stopped by twice and was a lot of fun to to talk to! As my son used to say 4 stars, 2 thumbs up and A+++

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time! Loved the grilled pork Iberico

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  10. Kathy

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible, service terrific. It's a big restaurant, but organized in multiple sections and relatively quiet (in terms of background noise) for its size. Loved everything and will be back.

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FAQs

Herb & Wood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 955-8495.

Herb & Wood is rated 4.7 stars by 6015 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 76 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Herb & Wood

2210 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Kettner & Ivy
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Mediterranean, American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking and 4 parking lots within 2 blocks of the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 955-8495
  • Private party facilities
    From our spaces to your plate, we specialize in crafting California-inspired events. Each ingredient carefully sourced. Every server dressed to the nines. The perfect lighting, temperature, and music levels. Come into our home, where we think of it all so that you don't have to.
  • Private party contact
    Jarrod Zimpfer: (917) 455-3147
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