Fodor's Expert Review Herb & Wood

$$ Little Italy American Fodor's Choice

Design lovers will fall for celebrity chef Brian Malarkey's sprawling restaurant, a former art store that has been refashioned into four luxe spaces in one—an entryway lounge, outdoor lounge, fireplace-dotted patio, and the main dining room, which is flanked by beaded chandeliers, lush banquettes, and paintings in rich jewel tones. The menu is heavy on wood-roasted dishes, many of which are apt for sharing like the roasted baby carrots or hiramasa with crispy quinoa. There are also larger options like an oxtail gnocchi and pizzas with toppings from mushrooms to bone marrow. Stop by the adjacent Herb & Eatery for coffee, pastries, prepared foods, and gift items.

American Sophisticated Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

2210 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, California  92101, USA


Known For:
  • Roasted baby carrots with cashew sesame dukkah
  • Soft-as-pillow oxtail gnocchi
  • The secret menu Parker House rolls topped with Maldon sea salt
  • Pillow-soft oxtail gnocchi
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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