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

January 15 – 22, 2017
Join us for our $40 three-course dinner menu complete with a Girl Scout cookies inspired dessert course! Check out the full menu here. *SDRW menu not available 1/17 due to a private event buyout.


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. *Vices & Vino food menu will not be available on Jan 16th due to San Diego Restaurant Week but we will still be honoring half priced bottles of wine!


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!

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. Reservations made prior to 10:30am receive a complimentary bottle of champagne! Mention the website special to your server, 21+, valid identification required!

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.