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Rustic Root

535 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101-6913
+1 619-232-1747
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
535 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101-6913
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Classic American Favorites
"Rustic Root specializes in classic American favorites, "
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2. Thoughtfully Prepared
"extraordinarily well prepared and wonderfully presented."
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3. Wonderful Options
"The menu had wonderful options for everyone at our table,"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a table without knowing the Rustic Root. It turned out that we had pleasant seats directly at the Fifth Ave, so exctly where so may people are passing by - very entertainig. The bierselction was great and also food was well prepared. If...More

Thank matwen2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooftop was a good environment for happy hour. Staff was attentive. We tried some food while there as well. Mac and cheese was good but rest was pretty average. Not sure we would go back for a sitdown meal in their dining room, but...More

Thank estraug2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My date and I thoroughly enjoyed our sea scallops and lobster ravioli. The wine list included a good variety of types of grape as well as prices. The wait staff was attentive without being irritating. It was an enjoyable visit and we’d love to try...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed May 29, 2018

I travel a decent amount and I love a good benedict. I really like a crab cake benedict. I thought the one I had in New Orleans with Cajun hollandaise would be my number one, no way anything could top it. But then we wander...More

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

The chilaquiles was delicious! Pancakes were good, we have just decided San Diego in general doesn’t know what hash browns are, everywhere we went gave us scalloped potatoes lol. We sat outside which was nice and they had live music. However, the table we sat...More

Thank jumbrito
Reviewed May 26, 2018

The worst service and bizarre situation I have ever experienced in a bar. We entered the bar around 9pm and spoke with the VIP manager and got a table. We were told of the $500 min consumption which we told him we were fine with....More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

This was the cuties restaurant ever. Brunch was great! Celebrate Mother’s Day here last week and the brunch menu was very good. If you ever come to San Diego you need to stop by here.

Thank tktmcnair
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

The food is delicious and quick but the music is so loud you can’t even anything from the person sitting next to you. I’d love to go back solo cos I can’t talk if I have company.

Thank agyasi
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

We were seated pretty fast for Sunday brunch that was good. Waited 20 mins for the waitress to show up for our drink order then about 10 to bring them and forgot 1 , and had to send 1 back, to get made properly ?!...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Five colleagues and I recently visited Rustic Root while on a business trip to San Diego. The restaurant was a convenient 12 minute walk from the Hilton Bayfront. We were seated right away with reservations for 7:00 p.m. Within a short amount of time, the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101-6913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-1747
  • E-mail
Rustic Root showcases a dynamic New American cuisine where dishes are rooted in tradition yet have an inventive modern flare. Our signature drink menu concentrates on timeless and iconic classics, with creative options for playful drinkers like their craft cocktail shots – sip-size versions of the classics finished with curated garnishes. The food and drink menus feature high-quality ingredients that transform simple favorites into flavorful and seasonally-infused dishes and cocktails.
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