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The Barrel Room-Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro

16765 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2509
+1 858-673-7512
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“garlic fries” (12 reviews)
“panini” (9 reviews)
“lamb chops” (5 reviews)
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All hours
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16765 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2509
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have eaten at the Barrel Room several times . Every time the service is great as is the food and wine . No complaints what so ever . I love to " build your own panini " But I have also enjoyed other menu...More

Thank Sandee S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very friendly greeting, and great seating.. Very comfortable feeling with ambiance.. (take a little magnifying glass if your vision is low as the menu is very small print) Our first time... Lovely decor, beautiful bar, and wines displayed all along the wall... some leather couch...More

Thank genevievebgreen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had their apple pecan salad and the pork tenderloin special (ask for the specials). Plenty of food and very delicious. Jan was funny and could easily to standup. Very enjoyable meal and great outdoor ambiance.

Thank Bonnie D
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Wine choices are great. Food was good lamb chops and garlic fries vert good Service was very good and friendly

Thank lew246
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We went on a Friday evening, calling ahead a half hour as suggested to reserve our table. (The policy is no reservations, but by calling ahead, we were told by an employee that was the way to go.) We arrived on time but the small...More

Thank nood65
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We ended up here looking for a late lunch after checking into a nearby hotel. We were nicely greeted and immediately seated. I ordered the Kale salad and my husband had the jambalaya. We loved both so much we brought our family back for dinner....More

Thank marglowe3
Reviewed 25 March 2017

A bit formulaic, but nice. Ok wine selection. Nice small plates to go with wine. Friendly service. Excellent and unusual artichoke bruschetta. Bathroom floor was very sticky and a bit gross.

Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing Appetizers (Garlic Fries, Bruschetta, Pork Bites, Lamb Chops!) , Great wines, flavorful main course, lovely service and great ambience! A must - visit !

Thank PSyal
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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...More

Thank jpmcdonough
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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...More

Thank Rodney A
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Is it near the veranda? Downstairs or upstairs? What are the hours? Do I need reservations?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
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 92128-2509
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-673-7512
  • E-mail