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Finch's Wine Bar and Bistro

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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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7644 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Torrey Pines and Kline)
858-456-4056
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Finch’s Wine Bar & Bistro is a serene, intimate space where guests can...
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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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A very well hidden Gem

My wife and I (with our pet bird) make a point to always have lunch here when we go to La Jolla. You almost have to know where it is to find it, but the food is excellent (we both love the seafood louis salad).

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
1goofybird
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Pasadena, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pasadena, California
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My wife and I (with our pet bird) make a point to always have lunch here when we go to La Jolla. You almost have to know where it is to find it, but the food is excellent (we both love the seafood louis salad).

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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This hidden treasure is so unexpected. It has a sort of English feel to it . The menu is wonderful and we have never been disappointed with our selections.

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Olathe, Kansas
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635 reviews 635 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Had a nice lunch with a good menu - both starters and main - fried squash flowers stuffed with herbed goat cheese, frittata and the fitch's burger. A nice Sancere and lovely service. A good lunch.

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Bellevue
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438 reviews 438 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Had a solo late lunch, sitting outside under cover on a gorgeous La Jolla day. And I got some work emails done thanks to their available guest wi-fi. What a treat. The lunch menu has numerous options and it was difficult to make a choice. Decided to have the Beta sandwich, consisting of a fried egg, bacon, roasted tomato and... More 

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springfield, mo
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

We came here because I read about it being a hidden gem in La Jolla. All I could think of was boring. We went for Happy Hour and we were the only people there. We thought there would be live music, but that never happened. The drink special was great, but one, get one free. That was the only redeeming... More 

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La Jolla, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We always enjoy the food here. Love the grilled prawns. A local favorite...tucked away so you have to look for it!

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you live in the area you are lucky, if you are visiting the area you have to try this place. It is tucked away off of Girard Ave. My husband and I went for lunch and we concur with the other reviewers that this is a gem in La Jolla. We started with the masa cake blue crab and... More 

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 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
182 reviews 182 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7644 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
    (Torrey Pines and Kline)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: 858-456-4056

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 28
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?