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Avant Tapas and Wine

35 industrial way Buellton, CA 93427, Buellton, CA
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Ranked #7 of 37 restaurants in Buellton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Tapas
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Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: State Route 246
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81% Recommend
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English first
Long Beach, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

If you like wine & food don't miss this off the beaten track place in Buellton. Great Tapas Food, small plates, medium plates & large plates, wonderful selection for all tastes. But the fun part is the wine. You can have a taste or 3 oz or 6 oz of I think 52 different wines. It is fun and easy... More

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Santa Ynez, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

My family and I go here on occasion. Great food, good service and always a good atmosphere. The plates are creative and delicious, we especially love the wine wall. I have nothing bad to say, except for our last visit. A couple of us sitting at the bar and overheard an entire conversation from a manager Laura (I think her... More

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited Avant wine bar for happy hour and were disappointed that they did not have outdoor seating (apparently due to the Buellton breeze that blows through in the late afternoon). We did sit at the bar with a view of the mountains which was nice. Service was just ok - it was very slow, yet still hard to find... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had dinner here but were disappointed with the long wait for our food to arrive. Appetizers were small and large plates were too much food for one person. They charge $5 to share. Interior was very cool with open views of the winery and self serve glasses of wine along the wall. We were seated immediately. Service was average.... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

OK guys...this place is insanely amazing. The minute you drive to the end of the road and see this humongous winery building you think ..nah...it can't be here, but walk in and smell the wine people. The aroma has you floating up the stairs into this beautiful place. Hardwood floors, great big windows overlooking the spectacularness of the central coast... More

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Orcutt, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This was our second visit here, the first I would rate at 2.5 stars, however any place can have an off night, thus the second chance. I called the front desk to let them know we would be 15 minutes late (6:45) for our reservation and would that be alright as it was a Saturday night. The hostess let us... More

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Salinas, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My wife stopped in here (based on Tripadvisor reviews) for a light dinner of tapas and a glass of wine. I asked the waitress for her suggestions and stated that I didn’t want to spend a lot for a glass of wine. She assured us that she would take good care of us. Well, we had three very small tapas... More

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Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We found this place over a year ago, and came back for a return visit with family home for the holiday. We were not disappointed! Food is just as wonderful as we remembered - the yuppie crack is my favorite, and we also enjoyed the Avant poppers (spicy!), the shrimp trio, the slider trio and the Italian sandwich. And then... More

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Central Coast California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

that said, we did bypass the wine and opted for some very good ale paired with small plates. Portions were ample with 4-6 pieces and all were tasty. We sat at the the long bar facing the outside; great view of the hills, however, the windows could use a cleaning. Staff was very attentive and Chef was friendly and helpful.... More

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Orangevale, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We stopped in after hearing from a few friends that this place was fun and good! They were more than right! We loved the option of just a taste (approx $1-3 each) which we would share - then we each got a half glass of our favorite wine to go with our lunch. A full glass or a bottle is... More

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