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 21st – 28th, 2018
Join us to try Chef Marcel’s newest dishes including tuna tartare tacos, lobster mac & cheese, malbec braised short ribs, kurobuta double bone in pork chop, and more. View full menu.
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Wednesday, February 14th
Celebrate your love on Valentine’s Day with our regular downstairs dinner menu or our exclusive three course Valentine’s Day special featuring Chef Marcel’s Parmesan Crusted Chilean Sea Bass.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.