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“Exactly what Rancho Bernardo needed!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Barrel Room-Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro

The Barrel Room-Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro
Ranked #293 of 4,699 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Escondido, California
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Exactly what Rancho Bernardo needed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Rancho Bernardo absolutely needed a great local restaurant with wonderful food, wine, service and ambience for a reasonable price. I've been there a few times for lunch or dinner and the place very consistently delivers a top-notch experience.

The paninis are creative and delicious. If you like salmon, try the panini with brie! There is a lovely outdoor patio but the interior is also light and open.

Great place for colleagues, family or just the two of you.

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English first
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Ate with a group on the outside patio. Little cool since they were having issues with heaters. Service was fantastic, food was pretty good, nothing outstanding. Don't know what the pricing was since it was a selected menu for our group.

Visited February 2013
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Point Roberts, Washington
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188 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good Food Nice Location Slow Process”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

This little pub has good food, but be prepated to wait for it. The place was busy and it was a 45 minute wait for a table so we opted for the bar. Little did we know that having a seat did not eliminate the 45 wait for food! We enjoyed the beer and despite the loud noise of the bar had good conversation, but never anticipated bar food taking almost an hour! The staff was very friendly (except one tall lady) and tried to accomodate but they are apparently understaffed to take that long to even get us a beet (1o minutes to get attention, another 10 to get the order). Give them a try but take your patience and your open time.

  • Visited January 2013
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San Diego, California
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Relax and Enjoy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

This is a wonderful place in a great location. You can sit outside, inside at a table or at the bar or in the lovely couches. There is something for EVERYONE on the menu and many many wines to choose from.

Visited September 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Outstanding food with average service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

Great location and atmosphere along with a good menu and outstanding wine selection; I really enjoyed my meal, I just wish the service was a little better in terms of focusing on the dining experience instead of just serving a plate of food.

Visited August 2012
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