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Finch's Wine Bar and Bistro

7644 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
858-456-4056
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Ranked #42 of 1,262 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Torrey Pines and Kline
Description: Finch’s Wine Bar & Bistro is a serene, intimate space where guests can escape from the real world and relax, drink great wine, enjoy live music, and eat some of the best food in La Jolla. Whether sitting in the wine bar, in the dining room or on the cozy patio, we will provide you with a wonderful dining experience!
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English first
San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I have enjoyed a late night dinner, as well as a Happy Hour at Finch’s, and I highly recommend it. If you haven’t been there before, you should go sometime! It’s truly a hidden gem in La Jolla Village. Located on Girard Avenue, just South of Kline Street, you can see the signature black & white striped awning that leads... More

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Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Although just a few blocks off the main drag, it is a little jewel of a restaurant. Great food, very reasonable wine list and prices. Had a group of 14, service was impeccable, food was great.

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La Jolla, California
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I visit this restaurant often. They had an excellent singer, were packed and they have 2 new dishes which we had and they were excellent! A calamari appetizer with a mildly spicy sauce, and a light, fluffy, fruity, light dessert whipped like an excellent chocolate mouse is. I wanted it all to myself and will definitely go back for more.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Pleasant patio and the music of a very talented jazz guitarist made for a delightful evening. The menu is varied and interesting. We had some dishes that were fine, one that was disappointing. Service was good.

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I'm not sure what makes Finch's one of my favorite restaurants. It could be the owners, staff, patrons, or most certainly the cuisine, I have never had a disappointing meal or evening at Finch's. If you are just passing through this sleepy beach town and want to feel as if you are part of the community then stop by and... More

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upstate New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Went for dinner with my family. The wine list was very short for a wine bar and the one wine that we choose wasn't available and the substitute wasn't very good. The meals were ok, the tenderloin was a bit overcooked as was the pasta. Not a bad meal, but not really a memorable one either.

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Santiago, Chile
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We came for wine and appetizers only. The wine was good but a small menu for a wine bar. We tasted about 6 of the appetizers and all were really great. The service was really slow. Very slow and the restaurant was only about 1/4 full. But they were very friendly so I'll still give a good rating.

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La Jolla
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This hidden gem on Girard, next to some very fine shops, has the most delicious food. Great place for lunch or dinner. Interesting wine list and a creative menu.

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Queretaro
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The service was excellent, the beef ribs also but the polenta and profiteroles were below standard being hard and needing a knife to cut them. They need to make it more low key, relax.

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Crestview, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I had checked out this place on line and I decided to give it a shot. Stopped by before happy hour was over. Sat at the bar. A few guys were sitting in there. One was the musician. He was going to play guitar jazz. I ordered the Old World Red Wine Flight and the Mushroom Pate. Both were great... More

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Additional Information about Finch's Wine Bar and Bistro

Address: 7644 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 858-456-4056
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
Average Prices: USD 9 - 28
Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Contemporary

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