​Rustic Root showcases a dynamic menu of rustic American cuisine with a spotlight on house-made ingredients. We are dedicated to serving food that is rooted in tradition, yet has a modern and creative flare. And our creativity doesn’t just stop at the plate! Our craft cocktails have a classic background with a tasty twist…building on drink recipes of the past and shaking them up into something deliciously fresh.

Both our food and drink menus feature high-quality ingredients that transform simple, American favorites into flavorful, unexpected, and seasonally-infused dishes and cocktails!



Vices & Vino

Mondays, 5:30pm – close
Rebel against your Monday routine! Indulge in half priced bottles of wine, live music, and sinful small plates meant for sharing. Take a sneak peek of the menu here.


Happy Hour

Monday – Friday, 4 – 6pm
Meet us on the Rustic Root Rooftop for Happy Hour every weekday. We’re serving up half priced appetizers, and $2 off timeless cocktails and draft beers!


Saturday, October 29
You’re invited to a night of ghosts & goblins, witches & werewolves, and all things Halloween above 5th Avenue in the heart of the Gaslamp. Skip the line with our expedited entry tickets or grab a rooftop table with your friends!

Sal Valentinetti Show

Saturday, November 12, 10pm
Join us for an intimate live performance from Heidi Klum’s Golden Boy, Sal Valentinetti. This unique event benefits San Diego-based charity Songs for Shelter. Call 619-878-3277 for reservations.

Weekend Brunch

Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 3pm
Start your weekend off right with a delicious, made from scratch brunch. Choose from seasonal scrambled skillets, buttermilk pancakes, eggs benedict and more. Pair with a refreshing mimosa and enjoy.

Private Events

Let us host your special event!

Reserve space in our dining room, party on our rooftop overlooking the Gaslamp, or let us come to you for your next company party, meeting, birthday, or anniversary! We can accommodate groups as small as 20 to large events with 350 guests. For more information about hosting your event click here!


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535 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101


Monday – Friday
4pm – 2am

Saturday – Sunday
9am – 2am


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Literally everything we had was delicious, you can't go wrong with any of the menu items.

Amanda I.

Another great addition from RMD! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable; as well as very accomodating. Great staff, great food, great drinks; it's basically the perfect ambiance.

Jocelyn C.

It's not every day that I leave a restaurant trying to figure out how quickly I can find and excuse to go back, but I'm already jonesin' for more Rustic Root.

Rob Z.