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Rustic Root
Rustic Root

Rustic Root

9.19 reviews
American, Bar
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535 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-1747
http://rusticroot.com/
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Delicious weekend brunch (and served until 3!) and cocktails plus local beers on the rooftop. Great atmosphere, music playing, view of the Gaslamp.

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Local from San Diego

Delicious weekend brunch (and served until 3!) and cocktails plus local beers on the rooftop. Great atmosphere, music playing, view of the Gaslamp.

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Local from San Diego

Beautiful atmosphere with large outdoor deck upstairs. Food is good! Clams are good but too salty with all the sausage. Scallops were fine and risotto well cooked. Burger was good and fries are yummy. But, everything is a bit too overpriced in my opinion. Great spot for people watching!

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Local from San Diego

Great location, great food. I had the $18 burger, which was the cheapest item on their menu. It was fabulous. Beer and drinks are good and it's a great atmosphere.

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Local from San Diego

Excellent experience at this restaurant. Everything was done right from the decor to the wait staff to the food. Highly recommend this place!

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Local from San Diego

Went to Rustic Root this past weekend for their Sunday brunch and was nothing but satisfied! I am very excited to visit this place again, and will definitely be telling everyone I know about it.

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Local from San Diego

Rustic root has a nice atmosphere, no walls all open did not feel closed in nice airy feel. Well decorated nice lighting high ceilings, when you walk by the place it invites you in.

The upstairs is nice and roomy with different types of seating from tables to long tables to couch seating. The roof is ha a retractable awning so you can see the stars.

Had the bison meatballs and the fire cracker shrimp which were both excellent. The bartenders and the wait staff were very responsive to your needs.

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Local from San Diego

Came for brunch. Lobster roll is awesome! Very light dressing, a bit warm on a split thick slice of buttered brioche. Have great coffee as well. My brunch companions loved their skillets.

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Rustic Root is a hot new spot on 5th and Market in the heart of downtown SD! The restaurant is upscale with fun touches like an open window wall, a mirrored dining area, deer and multi-use kitchen decor. The food s unique and delicious. You really can't go wrong with anything, but I highly recommend one of their cocktails (named for the year they were first created), and their bison meatball appetizer. The staff are friendly and prices are reasonable. Cheers to another great food spot downtown :)

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Local from San Diego

What a beautiful and very cool restaurant. Love the decor and the service is amazing. We had the Brie and honey toast which was outstanding!! The bison meatballs are also very delicious. My favorite cocktail is the 1980. Must try it!! Looking forward to coming back and looking forward to checking out the rooftop for Sunday brunch once it's complete in a couple of months.

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