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The Barrel Room

3.8
3.8
534 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Barrel Room Vintage Wine Bar and Bistro is North County’s only retail, wine bar, and full casual dining restaurant. Located just east of the I-15 off the Bernardo Center Drive exit, The Barrel Room is the answer to those elegantly casual nights where wine, friends, and great food come together in perfect harmony.

Once you have experienced The Barrel Room’s delightful menu, the warm, friendly staff, and world-class wine selections, you will know why we have become one of the most popular dining destinations in all North County.

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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    (858) 673-7512

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Victor Lopez

  • Catering

    Let The Barrel Room cater your next event. We can come to you with our catering van to provide your event with delicious food and world renowned wine. Our team works hard to provide you with a unique and personalized experience. To learn more, contact Jamie Boyle at jamie@tbrsd.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next event at The Barrel Room. We have an amazing patio space, which is fully covered and enclosed, that can host parties of 50 or more. Perfect for business events, rehearsal dinners, cocktail receptions, and much more. Our team works hard to provided you with a unique and personalized experience. To learn more, contact Kalinn Pogue at kalinn@tbrsd.com.

  • Private party contact

    Jamie Boyle jamie@tbrsd.com: (858) 673-7512

  • Area

    Poway / Rancho Bernardo

  • Cross Street

    Lomica Dr.

  • Parking Details

    Large parking lot with free self serve parking. Additional parking can be found in the rear of the shopping center.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 534 people are saying

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3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • North San Diego

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  1. B

    Beth

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Seated on a nice outdoor patio. Great beer list. Tasty food. In spite of covering two restaurant menus, a bit limited in choices as two of the main dishes that were not sandwiches were out. Manager graciously accommodated our change in party size on the patio, which enabled a good working dinner.

  2. AA

    AmbienceAndExcellence

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    IT WAS THE USAL QUIET PLACE WHICH GAVE US THE ABILITY TO TALK. WAITER WAS UNDERSTANDING. FOOD GREAT AS USUAL. LOCAL RANCHO BERNARDO, CA, GEM.

  3. JB

    JimB

    San Diego

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    This was an unusual experience at one of our favorite restaurants: we ordered the charcuterie board, and picked three cheeses and three meats. When the food came, there were only two cheeses, one of which we had not chosen. We asked, and were told they had run out of two of our cheese choices, so they "substituted" more of the two cheeses that they did bring us. Not a real problem, but just should 'not' be done without asking us. We did get a portion of a third cheese brought to us - which was OK, but not our choice - but this is not the way things should be done. The end result was OK, but disappointing all in all.

  4. k

    kabu

    San Diego

    119 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great servers and food. The pear Gorgonzola pizza is amazing. The patio is great for people watching

  5. MP

    MimiP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1

    We had a reservation for an outside table but none was reserved and we were seated inside. Food had little flavor, unimaginatively prepared and extremely expensive for what was served. Used to be good. Will not go back.

  6. WS

    WillS

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great to be able to chat and not have a noisy environment

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    The food was mediocre. If I’m spending that much, I go to Carvers.

  8. DO

    DennisO

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    old menu on web at least two years old. less than half the menu on web was available. Stay home you can make food better. Service poor.

  9. IH

    IsabelH

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Our dinning experience was just okay at the Barrel Room. Service, food, ambiance was nothing to write home about. I do like the convenience of having this restaurant near my house.

  10. J

    Joan55

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    We’ve been to The Barrel Room many times over 10 years. This last time was so disappointing. After sitting an hour, we had no food. Salad and soup came out at same time as entrees. The food was cold and not as good as in the past. We won’t be back.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Barrel room has definitely changed, now that it has merged with urge. The menu is cut in half and you are given the urge menu with it. Most wines are no longer being restocked. Not sure what is happening but sadly it looks like barrel room is on its way out.

  12. h

    horstk

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3

    The quality of food has changed a lot. Not coming back can have better food with same ambiance elswhere. Have been going there for a few years but new ownership is not tuning in to quality but only quantity .To bad it is a shame.I have heard in my local neighborhood about it but had to check it out.Thank God we have plenty of local options

  13. k

    kslinnell

    San Diego

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Tables were so close together and not enough servers. But the food was delicious and of good quality and nice portions.

  14. L

    Lynn

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    We love the Barrel Room and often dine there and Urge and the food has always been excellent. However, 3 of us ordered the steak salad but the meat had a lot of grizzle in it and was hard to cut. I have had the steak salad before and it was always tender and delicious but not this time. However, our waiter brought over another order of steak and it was much better.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Their kitchen is being renovated so their menu was a bit smaller but the food was still great. Servers were working really hard and they were a joy to be around. Hoping their kitchen opens soon so we can go back and get the bruschetta!!!! It’s the best ever!!! We will be back!!

  16. ME

    MattE

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great little spot. Food and service was great. And great beer list.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Arriving, we see a sign to check in at urge, the gastropub across the way. It seems all workers and food are at urge and the barrel room is only used for seating. The menu has been trimmed down from what it was a few years ago. If I wanted to eat gastropub food and order off of urges menu, I would have just made a reservation there. Additionally The barrel room did not stock the wines we had enjoyed in the past.

  18. R

    Richard

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific in all respects. My wife and I shared the apple pecan salad, the creole lamb chops and the bread pudding. Waitress, Emily, was superb. Although we had booked the barrel room we sat outdoors at the Urge, very quiet (because of Super Bowl).

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    A go to place for my wife and me. We are never disappointed. Great food, service, and outstanding array of beers and wines.

  20. C

    Cherie

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you like a relaxed atmosphere, superb wine, and food (especially the Brussel sprouts!) you must visit the Barrel Room!!

  21. TT

    TomT

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Broad selection from two menus (TBR and Urge Gastropub). Lots of patio room outside, good food and reasonable pricing w a decent selection of wines and drafts. Friendly & not pretentious… recommend highly.

  22. J

    Judy

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The food was excellent, but the service was slow (and they were not busy) and not attentive. It took more than 20 minutes to get the appetizer after ordering. The server was pleasant and helpful when he was at the table, but never asked how everything was, if we wanted additional drinks, didn’t refill waters. When we were ready for the check, it was another long wait after flagging him down. If they were short-staffed, a communication of such would have set expectations, rather than us being frustrated at the lack of attention and long wait times.

  23. DD

    DonnaD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    I used to love this place but now I will not go there again. I hate the new look. I miss the casual leather coach seating, having to go around to the back door is tacky. The lighting is so bright I felt like I was at Denny’s. My food was cold. It’s just not the same. Didn’t like the sea bass, steak was good. Wine was great. People were fine but the ambiance has suffered greatly. 😢

  24. D

    Dara

    San Diego

    59 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    With the Barrel Room and Urge merging, it made for some confusion as to where my reservations were in Rancho Bernardo. Personnel were understanding and did sort it out, giving my friend and me options regarding where to eat. We just had salads and appetizers (garlic fries were tasty, and my friend has a thing for the French Onion Soup...avocado was left out of our Caesar salads, so we had to ask for it to be added back in...overall, service was a bit spotty, but when it came it was good), which were fine. A waiter inadvertently knocked over a present for my friend that was wine and thus broke; I was impressed that they replaced that wine gift of mine with a wine from the restaurant.

  25. BW

    BernieW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    The food we were served was subpar and disappointing. It is prepared in the Urge and brought into the barrel room. We felt the quality and service similar to what we have received on airlines.

  26. SG

    SusanG

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for lunch or dinner: good food and great wine selection.

  27. P

    becqueP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such great service and ambiance. Food was great especially the chocolate molten cake. Yummmmy

  28. SJ

    StephenJ

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience1

    A shadow of its former self. No ambience. Feels like a restaurant that’s on its way out. Used to love this place. This will be my last visit.

  29. KH

    KellyH

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall2food3service4ambience4

    The Barrel room has merged menus with Urge (next door) same owners, but their menu is not what it once was, very limited, they have you entering in from the patio instead of front door and the ambience is gone. It is not longer that quaint and cozy restaurant it once was. I'm sad, because i really did like the Barrel room. :(

  30. KA

    KarenA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Company Xmas party

  31. d

    dimples1976sd

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    If you’re looking for fancy dining in RB, go to Barrel Room.

  32. C

    Crystal

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to just go and have a nice dinner and drink great wine.

  33. CV

    ChristopherV

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall3food1service2ambience4

    This use to be one of our favorite places. The Barrel Room has merged with Urge and everything has changed. Food use to be excellent. That is not the case anymore. We will not be going back. 😢

  34. A

    Anne

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Menu was very limited because their kitchen is currently closed. They are making the food in the Urge kitchen next door. We were a table of four and the food was OK to good. The service was ok. Once we got our food, we were not checked on even once. We wanted to order another bottle of wine and had to flag down a staff member as our server had not been seen for at least 20 minutes. We also had to request our check despite the fact that it was obvious they were waiting for us and one other table to finish so they could close. I.E., they turned off the music, yet had not given us our check, despite empty plates for a long time. I know the industry is short staffed, but our server and others were not that busy and were still not attentive. I won't be returning for awhile.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Overall very good -

  36. KN

    KaoNou

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had dinner here with some girlfriends. We had a few people skip out at the last minute but everyone was still accommodating of us. The food was excellent and the bread pudding was just superb- perfect crispness on the outside and soft and warm on the inside. I like it that they are working with Urge so we can get items from both menus. Had a good time and definitely plan to come back.

  37. MW

    MartinW

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great service, food we had was great, menu a little restricted as they recover from COVID and share the kitchen with URGE . But looking forward to good things as they recover their identity.

  38. ER

    ERICC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    If you are looking for a place for you to enjoy good food, great wine and scenery this is the perfect place for you. I was looking for a new place for a date night but didn’t want to go downtown, and saw a few good reviews on the Barrel Room and decided to try it out and it didn’t disappoint. The scenery was good, we sat outside and the outside noise wasn’t Disturbing as we had dinner at 6pm and the outside seating is near a sports bar. The menu was limited but had a good choices. I had the lamb chops and my wife had the jambalaya. We both had the apple pecan salad along with our dinner. Both dishes arrived in a timely manner (10-15min after order) good size portions. I had a glass of Rizleing white wine, good size glass and good price. After our meal, we had a dessert, the chocolate cake and ice cream, very delicious. Overall I recommend this place for anyone looking for a new place for a 1st date, date night or a group dinner.

  39. A

    Alvin

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent and well prepared. The service was excellent and timely. Overall a good experience as usual.

  40. J

    Julia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    The menu was different from that on the Open Table site. The entre I wanted was listed for $26 on your site and another web page but in reality was listed on the menu for $40. I did not order it. The kitchen is being remodeled and the food came from the sister site, Urge. The food we had was good but the menu was not the same.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Barrel Room using the Order Online button. The Barrel Room also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Barrel Room also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 673-7512.

The Barrel Room is rated 3.8 stars by 534 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Barrel Room

16765 Bernardo Center Dr. Ste O-1 San Diego, CA 92128

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Lomica Dr.

  • Area

    Poway / Rancho Bernardo

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Large parking lot with free self serve parking. Additional parking can be found in the rear of the shopping center.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Victor Lopez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 673-7512

  • Catering

    Let The Barrel Room cater your next event. We can come to you with our catering van to provide your event with delicious food and world renowned wine. Our team works hard to provide you with a unique and personalized experience. To learn more, contact Jamie Boyle at jamie@tbrsd.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next event at The Barrel Room. We have an amazing patio space, which is fully covered and enclosed, that can host parties of 50 or more. Perfect for business events, rehearsal dinners, cocktail receptions, and much more. Our team works hard to provided you with a unique and personalized experience. To learn more, contact Kalinn Pogue at kalinn@tbrsd.com.

  • Private party contact

    Jamie Boyle jamie@tbrsd.com: (858) 673-7512

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