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The Barrel Room-Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro

#271 of 3,821 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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16765 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
+1 858-673-7512
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the Barrel Room on a rainy night. They don't get a lot of those in San Diego, but in February 2017 there was this huge storm that hit southern California and really did a number on L.A., but not so much San Diego. Still, we were looking for someplace close to our hotel, with some vegetarian option,... More 

Thank Jpmcdonough
San Diego, California
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone here a couple of times now and have enjoyed it both times. Small and friendly place to go. Both times we have had drinks and food at the bar. Brian has been excellent both times and we look forward to our next visit. We started off with their version of bruschetta, burratta cheese, artichokes and arugula. The... More 

Thank Rodney A
Orange, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stumbled on The Barrel room and are very glad we did. The atmosphere was second to none and the staff were very friendly and helpful, I know it's a good place when my wife buys a Tee shirt :). I wish we could get back there one day

Thank Ross P
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great casual yet slightly upscale vibe, go here often mostly to the bar for drinks and appetizers. The cheese/meat/bread board is lovely. Great wine list, great service!

Thank Karen O
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly stuff, very good choice of wine and beer. Open late. We had a great time celebrating my birthday.

Thank Irena B
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

One of the first couples to go when it first opened and been going ever since. The menu is quite interesting, reasonable prices, fantastic wine list, and good service (most of the time). We especially like dining outside - inside a bit noisy but that does not keep us from going.

Thank 64maryhart
London, Ontario, Canada
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211 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Went with the whole familly ,four adults and four kids. A cross section of dishes from burgers to prime rib steak. The report on the burgers was good however my prime rib steak had a lot of grissel and the sides were cold , the report was that the short rib pasta dish lacked flavour . The lobster ravioli was... More 

Thank Harry D
Santa Clarita, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Great selection of wine. Atmosphere was relaxed and eclectic. Had some wonderful food. Lots to choose from on the food and wine menu. Club chairs, high tops and couches in addition to table seating. Great place to unwind. Super service too!

Thank craighZ1309AD
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This is a little hidden place in RB that you should seek out!! They have a quiet outdoor patio as well which is where we always sit and have a bottle of wine and the best charcuterie plate around - 3 cheeses + 3 meats for @ $22. Great quality and always great service.

Thank Michelle M
Placerville, California
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277 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

The Barrel Room - Vintage Wine Bar & Grill located in Rancho Bernardo is an upper scale restaurant that was quite enjoyable. Good selection of food, nice atmosphere and very tasty.

Thank DaisyS01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16765 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-673-7512

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?