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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
Price range: $31 - $40
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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Princeton, New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you are on the Route 1 trip, then this is a great stop off. The town is very nice with great stores and local wines galore. This restaurant was very good with good food and service. We felt we had found an oasis!! Highly recommended for a superb lunch.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had dinner here after a day of wine tasting. We sat outside on the small patio with the view of the street. Actually, it was quite peaceful-the town sort of shuts down after 5 pm. I had a greek style pizza that was just perfect. The crust was chewy, not too much cheese, with great flavors. My husband had... More

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Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have eaten here for lunch many times and have enjoyed the salads. I ordered a hamburger and was quite disappointed. they bothered to ask how I would like it, I like it rare. It was served well done, and impossible to bite the bun and burger at same time, to thick. the grease poured out. the waitress saw the... More

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Buellton, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The menu doesn't change much so if you are a local it is not a automatic yes on the nights you would rather not cook. It is easy for people that are passing through town due to it's location. I would say it is just OK but it is often full in the weekends so someone likes it a lot.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Los Olivos is way too easy to over do it on the wine tastings (it's possible, we did six in one day). Take a break and fuel up in the middle. Really wanted a mushroom and truffle oil wood-fired pizza and they make a good one. Perfect base food. A little crowded on the streetside patio, but yummy.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

This place knocked it out of the park for us during our visit this Tuesday afternoon about 3 pm. Excellent local wine selections; menu delightful (chicken curry salad - best I have had); server, Kyle, was superb with nice help in making our selections, and helping us understand the tasting process. We will go back, get a seat at the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

By far the more popular place in the area. It was rather busy for a Monday late afternoon lunch. We had stopped by on a trip from Paso Robles a few years ago & had fond memories of it but were kinda rushed back then as we had hours more driving to get home. We remember it being quiet, romantic,... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was our last night in Los Olivos and after a month long trip, with visits to many fine restaurants, we were mostly in the mood for comfort food. This restaurant has a wonderful reputation and I was sorry that I did not want a full meal. We chose to sit outside, as the evening was cooling and the view... More

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Campbell, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have eaten at quite a few restaurants in the Solvang area and this is my favorite. (Just across the street is Petro's which is also excellent.) The service is excellent. I had sausages made from Boar's meat. My date ate one of the specials (a Salmon dish). Both were excellent. The wine list is local, and very good. The... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

On Monday 6-16 we went to the cafe again for lunch as we were ending our stay. We sat at the bar. The server Cecilia , was not as iintentive as our server at dinner a couple of nights before. We had to ask and remind several times for things we had asked for when ordering. She was more into... More

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