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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
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Ranked #2 of 11 Restaurants in Los Olivos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Highway 154
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English first
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Mattie (manager), Matt, and Cameron have been taking care of me VERY well for years!!! All of my guests have been treated no less....and it is ALWAYS a pleasure to do business with them!!! Food and beverage selections are GREAT!!!!! Note the beer list....talk to Cam or Matt about!

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Venice, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

There aren't that many places to eat lunch and dinner in Los Olivos, and we ended up eating here twice. Both times the meals were excellent. We had sandwiches (the special Alsace sandwich was amazing) and salads. The chef makes his own dipping sauce and his own ketchup, which was delicious. Great selection of wines. And it's open throughout the... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This place always delivers, every time I have been to Los Olivos in the past couple of years I have eaten here. This last time we had wood fired pizzas and a local market beet salad, and they were both perfect. And of course the wine list, it's well curated and all of the servers are really knowledgeable of the... More

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184 reviews 184 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I eat lunch here about twice a year and I always love my meal. Today I had the chicken curry salad and hubby had the steak cobb salad. Both were excellent. Love the outdoor patio seating. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Extensive wine offerings and daily specials. A "you can't go wrong" type of place.

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Irvine, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I visit Los Olivos every few months for wine tasting in the Santa Ynez area, we always start here at the Los Olivos Café for lunch before we hit the wineries . I have never had a bad meal here , very relaxing atmosphere , great service . The Spinach salad is great, Portobello burger , pizzas are not to... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a perfect place to stop and relax while walking around Los Olivos. On the main street and with a tressled patio, It's very relaxing and inviting. The food is very good, so much so that we drove back from Santa Barbara on a later trip just for lunch. I would feel comfortable ordering anything on the menu, although... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Continuing on with our returning to restaurants have not dined in for a while, it will be a long time before returning, if ever. The manager raved about certain items on the menu, so we ordered those. The food was so undercooked it was inedible. We could not return it to be cooked thoroughly as no one ever returned to... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had both lunch and dinner at this cafe when we were on our Sideways tour. For lunch, I had the charcuterie and my husband had the chorizo burger. The charcuterie had 3 different pates/terrines, a soft and hard cheese, many assorted olives and best of all, fig jelly. This was more than enough for my lunch with the suggested... More

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Santa Ynez, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

As a local resident, I shutter to downplay this place. Two of us had two different "starters" and then a spinach salad. It was good, not great! The most surprising fact was their "book" of wines. Upon perusal, I told the server that their wines were VERY expensive. His response was the "Wineries are charging more, so we have to... More

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Big Bear Region, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We LOVED this little restaurant and would definitely eat here any time we are in the area and highly recommend it. They have a wonderful varied menu and being vegetarian, they also had a large variety of choices (not always easy to find) for us as well.

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