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Finchs Bistro & Wine Bar

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Seafood, European, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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7644 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Torrey Pines and Kline)
18584564056
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
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 Lovely Gourmet Evening in La Jolla

Stumbled upon this bistro and wine bar while searching online for restaurants in la Jolla. Their online menu looked very extensive and appealing ( come to find out, they're in the process of changing it so what we asked for was not available last Saturday.) I ended up having the Herb Crusted Lamb... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Diane K
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San Diego, California
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Solana Beach, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu on line is wonderful, the menu in the restaurant is terrible. The "new" menu is very abbreviated and uninteresting. My chicken piccata with roasted potatoes and spinach was nothing special. There was nothing about Finch's that would make me want to return.

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Thank Marylyn R
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Stumbled upon this bistro and wine bar while searching online for restaurants in la Jolla. Their online menu looked very extensive and appealing ( come to find out, they're in the process of changing it so what we asked for was not available last Saturday.) I ended up having the Herb Crusted Lamb Rack Romana-- savory perfection! It was served... More 

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Thank Diane K
Dallas, Texas
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Brittany, our server, was Excellent!! She helped us with French Wine and Food Selections. All portions are Large, so you do not need to order extra food to get full. Good Food and Reasonable Prices. French Wine was a good value.

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Thank jeff o
La Jolla, California
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Visit for Happy Hour and take advantage of their buy one get one free deal on glasses of wine. They have a very nice wine selection. We tried quite a few of their appetizer specials and loved the Sesame Ahi and the Crab Sopes. This is a quiet little restaurant with a nice courtyard type patio. There are not many... More 

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Thank RJA_SD_1964
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Cute romantic little bistro with a small menu. We shared apps and had salads with a nice bottle of Albarino. White wine choices somewhat limited, so better for red wine lovers.

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Thank Linda P
La Jolla, California
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After my third time at this gem I think it's tied with Nine-Ten as my favorite local restaurant. The menu is extensive, varied, and consistently good with generous portions. I had an inventive ahi special that I'm still raving about 3 days later. I've had the duck breast and it's superb. Wine choices are really good, with a generous pour,... More 

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Thank hollyberry57
Burlington, Vermont
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Finch's was on my short list of restaurants to try during our trip to San Diego, and I am so glad we had the opportunity. We had a late dinner on Saturday evening. The restaurant is in a prime location and we found convenient parking right on the street. The decor is very well-appointed, with white linen tablecloths and candles... More 

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Thank Marieeddy9
La Jolla, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We sat outside. The long thin space has alcoves that provide intimacy. Guitar player was good. I had the yellow tail and it was fabulous. I was driving so did not have wine but overheard the sommelier discuss wine choices with the next table. This really is a wine bar and bistro - it's not just a fancy name. If... More 

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Thank Kate W
Tucson, Arizona
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Had a very pleasant meal at Finch's. Our waiter; Alex, was helpful and attentive. The wine - a Conway Family Chard. From the Central Coast, was well balanced and very reasonable and our entrees delicious. Try the salmon, it is exceptional. Would recommend this restaurant to friends without reservation.

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Thank Tom O
Austin
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We enjoyed this little restaurant that takes you down a cute path to an outdoor dining area and the inside dining room had a nice ambience. We both had the sicilian yellowtail entree that comes with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. The sauce was light and the entire meal was gluten free. The waiter was knowledgeable about my options due... 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: 18584564056

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, 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
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?