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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
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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    Very good
  • 5
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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
Another FABULOUS Dinner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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La Jolla, California
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  • Romantic
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La Jolla, California
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 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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Burlington, Vermont
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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La Jolla, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 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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Tucson, Arizona
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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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Austin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Pasadena, California
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42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 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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356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, 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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?