Rustic Root showcases a dynamic rustic 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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Cheers to the Weekend!

Saturday & Sunday 9am – 10am
All downstairs dining room brunch reservations made before 10am receive a complimentary bottle of champagne. Mention this offer while making a reservation. Cheers! *1 bottle per six people, 21+ with valid ID.

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Weekend Brunch

Saturday & Sunday 
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.

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Vices & Vino

Every Monday evening, 5:30pm – close 
Live acoustic music pours through our downstairs dining room as half priced bottles of wine flow freely. Join us every Monday evening in our downstairs dining room, where all bottles of wine are half off.

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Happy Hour

Monday – Friday, 4-6pm 
The best Happy Hour is a Rooftop Happy Hour! Enjoy half off featured appetizers, $5 draft beers, $5 glasses of red or white wine, $6 premium drinks, $8 timeless & seasonal cocktails.

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Christmas Dinner

Monday, December 25th 
We’ll be open for a very merry Christmas Dinner from 3 – 9pm. Our $55 three course prix fixe will include all your traditional favorites with a rustic twist! View menu.
Don’t forget to join us for seasonal cocktails on our rooftop starting at 3pm!

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New Year’s Eve Dinner

Sunday December 31st 
We’ll welcome 2018 in style with our four course $125 prix fixe menu featuring dishes like Chef Marcel’s Wagyu Bavette Steak, Parmesan Crusted Halibut, Crispy Duck Confit, and more. View full menu & wine pairings.

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New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Sunday December 31st 
We’re bringing two different NYE experiences to the Gaslamp! Join us on our rooftop with either a general admission ticket, VIP table, or new this year – our Celebration hosted bar package!
Don’t forget about our downstairs event either! After dinner, we’re hosting a 5th Ave street side party featuring no cover & our Ring in the New Year hosted bar package. For tickets & additional details on all our different New Year’s Eve offerings, click here.

Private Events

Now booking holiday parties! 

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.