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“Has potential but missing the mark”

Wild Rocket Seasonal Kitchen and Bar
Price range: $3 - $14
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Wild Rocket is a seasonal kitchen and bar that features gourmet comfort food made with local seasonal ingredients. Wild Rocket also features a large bar that showcases seasonal beers on tap and an array of creative cocktails utilizing seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Reviewed August 20, 2012

The good:
Central location, easy parking and and modern clean decor.
The Bad: Spare environment. Nothing on the tables, no flowers, art or anything other than hard furniture. The room sits on a busy corner. It's view is of two busy streets. The booths have very low backs, barely a foot high. Not enough support for your back. Very uncomfortable, like sitting on a bench. The cold interior and hard view make this place feel unwelcoming.
The Ugly: We were one of three tables there for cocktails and dinner. When our waiter finally got around to coming over we got served with lots of attitude. First we were told that happy hour pricing was in effect but only if we moved over 5 feet to the bar. There were three of us so the bar didn't really make sense for dinner. Then we were told we would pay full price for drinks. It seemed like a bad idea to tell us about happy hour pricing and then not give it to us. He was then out of the first two premium vodkas we tried to order. While ordering for dinner one of us asked if we could have extra vegetables instead of mashed potatoes. With out even checking we were told no. He then suggested another dish which didn't have mashed. It ended up being a flavorless chicken dish. With the exception of the bacon wrapped dates, none of our entrees were that good. There was nothing much about this place to draw me back. I was not able to get the waiter's name but he was a bald younger guy and I'm guessing of Indian decent.

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Thank CrankyTravler
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Nice to have a new place to try. The tapa style food is interesting. Lots of choices, but a bit too rich. A little hard for vegetarians, but doable. If you are vegan it might really be tough. But I think the staff would work with you to please you.

Thank jdmcdm
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

Same owner new from top to bottom.
Okay so living in Redlands there are very few dining options especially ones with a more refined look. Wild Rocket has a full bar but i come for the beer they have an amazing rotation of small batch hard to find micro brews. LOVE it. The food is good, small plates which make it fun to try multiple dishes. Service is on point and the atmosphere relaxed and inviting. So glad they opened!

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Thank Love_Dana_Point
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