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Avant Tapas and Wine

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American, Tapas, Wine Bar
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35 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427 (State Route 246)
+1 805-686-4742
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Terravant Winery Restaurant is a full-service restaurant and tasting room...
Terravant Winery Restaurant is a full-service restaurant and tasting room located the Santa Ynez Valley north of Santa Barbara. Terravant is home to more than 52 wines, culinary delights, entertainment, and wine tours.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner with the Wife

This was a really cool place. Loved the idea of the tasting wall where you could pay by the tasting or half or full glass. With a big selection of local wines was really cool. The food was good too. The Yupie Crack was really really good and the tuna tartar was good. Needed a little salt but was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Alan D
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Aliso Viejo, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Late Night
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Aliso Viejo, California
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was a really cool place. Loved the idea of the tasting wall where you could pay by the tasting or half or full glass. With a big selection of local wines was really cool. The food was good too. The Yupie Crack was really really good and the tuna tartar was good. Needed a little salt but was good.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

For us, the main attraction is the Wine Wall - you get a class and an ersatz "credit card" and you get to pick tastings from a selection of about 25-30 different wines. The price differs based on whether you want a 1 oz., 3 oz. or 5 oz. pour (or something like that), you insert your card, you press... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Visited for a SatUrday dinner. Did not have a reservation, but were able to be seated immediately. Service was satisfactory. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Salad was huge--enough for two! Live music was a bonus. Overall, very good experience.

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Kincardine Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This restaurant looks and feels like a very trendy warehouse with wine bottles on the walls and big windows overlooking the large stainless steel tanks. However the food is fresh and tasty, service was good and the the wine card that allowed you to taste as many wines as you liked was a great idea. There was also a great... More 

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Rochester, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

When driving to the restaurant, you'd think your GPS was taking you to a warehouse. Don't be deterred...it's around back, I promise! They had a nice selection of food that was fresh and different. And of course it's fun to go choose from a wide variety of different wines. You can get different sample sizes, depending on whether you want... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is a unique place, for sure. They must have 50 different wine sections on the wall - you are given an electronic card to keep track of what you taste on a self-serve basis. The first time we visited it was solely for wine tasting and we were disappointed. We missed the "personal connection," talking to the staff about... More 

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Orange County ca
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Yes my husband and my daughter and her hubby went here after Xmas. Quite cool actually with the wine bottles on the wall, you get a card and then try all the wines, but NOT FREE for sure, and some of the samples are quite expensive, one of them was $3 , by the time my daughter and I tasted... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

fun wine sampling in a surprising location. This wine and tapas bar is in an industrial neighborhood, in a building where they bottle wines for many growers. Local wines can be self-serve if you choose, from about 30 taps. You can select to dispense 1- or 2-ounce tasting size or a full glass, and you purchases total up on you... More 

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Buellton, Calif.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My family and I get in as often as possible, and we are never disappointed. Service is always good and the food...well, you just have to jump in and try different things. I personally love the pizza! Also a great place to bring out of town friends to, you can enjoy the wine, visit, and share great food. And although... More 

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Buellton, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I guess I'm not a wine snob, because that is who they want to serve. I was not impressed by atmosphere, the staff, of the selections. They spend more money on advertising than most people spend on their housing. This is a tourist trap.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427
    (State Route 246)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: +1 805-686-4742

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

Description

Terravant Winery Restaurant is a full-service restaurant and tasting room located the Santa Ynez Valley north of Santa Barbara. Terravant is home to more than 52 wines, culinary delights, entertainment, and wine tours.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?