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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

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2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441 (Highway 154)
805-688-7265
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 34
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch in Los Olivos, California

We were there for lunch and a little wine tasting. Great salad selection and sandwiches. The wine sampling some were good. The service and ambiance was great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Playa del Rey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were there for lunch and a little wine tasting. Great salad selection and sandwiches. The wine sampling some were good. The service and ambiance was great.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for a late lunch after wine tasting on the Foxen Wine Trail. The curried chicken salad was delicious, as was the turkey avocado club sandwich. Ogled the wine selection (wow!) and vowed to return for dinner on our next trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice shady terrace to eat outside. Food was good as well as service. Relaxed ambiance. Reasonably priced. We shared a ruben and very much liked it.

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Goleta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Visited for lunch today to see a friend who lives in the valley. Patio seating is shaded by a large wisteria which must be lovely when blooming in spring. Lunch menu is varied with something for everyone. Two of us had portobello sammies, one burger. All were well prepared with choice of fries or salad. I asked if I could... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Small town charm located in the Santa Ynez Valley, excellent food and service I totally recommend the ravioli it melts in your mouth!!!

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La Palma, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This restaurant on the main street through the little town of Los Olivos, was very nice. You enter the restaurant on the bar side with a wall full of very good wine at reduced prices on the left. The restaurant on the right is very nice and clean. My son-in-law thought the Mary's Natural Chicken entrée for $22 was very... More 

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Solvang, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I've visited this lovely place several times. Lunch and dinner. Great place for both. I always order their roasted veggies because the are just so darned good! I love the roasted garlic in the midst of all those wonderful fresh seasonal vegetables and some melty-good cheese hidden beneath. Their pasta is made in their kitchen and it's beautiful. There was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

First time my husband and I came here was on a family vacation in 2014. We both had the gnocchi and it was amazing. So much so, in fact, we compared it to a local restaurant we love and adore (and this is approved by an italian!). This time, we were so excited to come back and have the gnocchi... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My husband and I had dinner here to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. The dining area is a bit crowded; I would not recommend it for groups larger than 4, maybe 6. The baked brie appetizer was to die for (and I am not a big fan of cheese in general). The pairing with arugula and balsamic vinegar really highlighted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Pretty outdoors in quaint Los Olivos. Rueben and barbecued brisket sandwiches are very good. Outstanding wine list and very knowledgeable and friendly sommelier to help you navigate it. Great wine store, not cheap.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
    (Highway 154)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Olivos
  • Phone Number: 805-688-7265

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 to 40
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?