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.
San Diego Restaurant Week
September 25th – October 1st
Join us for a preview of our new fall menu! We’re serving up a delicious three course $40 dinner menu with dishes like beet carpaccio, venison osso bucco, roasted cornish hen, and braised rabbit. Check out the full dinner & wine menus & make a reservation today! *Due to our Summer Send Off Luau, we will not be participating in SDRW on Sunday, September 24th.
New Fall Menu Launch
Executive Chef Marcel Childress is debuting his new fall menu to the public! Betteraves tranchées, lamb carpaccio, deconstructed salmon toast, wild boar bolognese, and pan seared salmon are just a few of the new additions to the menu.
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.
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
Literally everything we had was delicious, you can't go wrong with any of the menu items.
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.
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.