New American Cuisine in the Heart of the Gaslamp

There’s no doubt that one of San Diego’s finest attributes is sunshine and beautiful weather. As a hospitality group, we knew how important it was to capitalize on this and provide an outdoor dining destination spot worthy of San Diego’s vacation-spot reputation. Whether you are having dinner in the whimsical dining room or brunch on the open-air rooftop, Rustic Root offers an experience unlike any other in the Gaslamp.

We started with a great location in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter and the option of raising the roof (or in our case, taking it off).  We wanted to give both San Diego locals and tourists alike a gorgeous setting, sunshine, air, good food, and delicious craft cocktails. Featuring dynamic New American cuisine, each dish on the menu is rooted in tradition with an innovative modern flare. Rustic Root is known for taking the classics and putting a fresh, innovative spin on flavors and presentation. Glance over the craft cocktail list, and you’ll see sip-size versions of your favorite classic drinks. Each season brings new dishes, drinks, and ingredients, including brunch specials like Pancake-of-the-Week and monthly featured cocktails with unexpected garnishes and vessels.

Rustic Root has been recognized as San Diego’s Best Outdoor Patio and Favorite Brunch Spot. The made-from-scratch brunch menu featuring seasonal scrambles, unique pancake combinations, and elaborate champagne tray pair perfectly with the weekend and friends.

Whether you’re drinking or dining, the views from Rustic Root’s rooftop bar are something to boast about, and the experience always leaves you with a delicious taste in your mouth. Groups both large and small can socialize under the San Diego sky on the expansive deck high above the Gaslamp’s streets. The whimsical décor is both inviting and light-hearted, creating a setting that is perfect for frivolous socializing and formal celebrating.


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Seasonal Dishes and Cocktails

Seasonal Dishes and Cocktails

Weekend Brunch with Live Music

Recurring Promotions To
Increase Alcohol Sales

Earthy, yet, Sophisticated Decor

Earthy, yet, sophisticated decor

Rooftop Bar with Views

Expanded Al Fresco Dining
To Maximize Revenue