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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

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$$$
American, Californian, Mediterranean
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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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  • 210
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    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 8
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  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most romantic place!

This is the most romantic restaurant & town. We stayed across the street at the Fess Parker and ate here for dinner. It's the perfect get away for a couples.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
jkmno
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This is the most romantic restaurant & town. We stayed across the street at the Fess Parker and ate here for dinner. It's the perfect get away for a couples.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were doing route 1 and took a detour between Santa Barbara and Cayocas to come for lunch here. The restaurant is great, we didn't book so went and put our names down and wander around the small town. It was like stepping back in time with lovely little shops and garden store! The restaurant itself does a fabulous salad... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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190 reviews 190 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My wife and I went to Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Cafe for lunch while on vacation in area. We had been to restaurant for dinner few years ago and wanted to try for lunch. It was great choice. It is located in downtown Los Olivos close to other restaurants, inns, shops and wine tasting rooms. The style is very... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great food and great service. The short ribs were so tender. Baked brie a perfect starter. Nicoise salad amazing. But the mushroom ravioli was unbelievable. Sounded nice but not exciting, but it is so good. No matter how full, do not pass on the S'mores dessert. What a great find.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I really like this place. We went again this past weekend and sat outside on the patio and the weather was beautiful. As another reviewer mentioned, there were some pesky flies but not so many that I regretted sitting outside. The service here is always top notch -- the food seems to vary quite a bit. Most of the time... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We ate lunch at the Los Olivos Cafe for about the 5th time last week. We ate on the little patio and it was a gorgeous day. As always, the food was unique and excellent. Sitting there with unique dishes and a very good glass of wine - it could not have been better. We highly recommend it.

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Solvang, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Los Olivos Cafe is open for lunch and dinner. It has terrific food. The short ribs are my favorite for dinner. They serve beer and wine. Reservations should be made if you are planning on dinner. Weekends and holidays are very busy. If you ever saw the movie

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Helena, Montana
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Lots of selection. Had the grilled veggies. Great except for the garlic which didn't come out creamy. Bree was ok but nothing great. Hamburgers looked and smelled great at the table next to us. Sat out side so had to deal with some flies but not too bad. Give it a try.

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California
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52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

There are lots of great choices but I love the hamburger. The bun is a step up and you can order lots of extras. The bread and dipping sauce is great as well. Not to mention an extensive wine list. Wait staff is friendly and efficient.. You are in a wonderful town and you can sit outside and watch the... More 

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Pass Christian, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The cafe is nicely arranged. The first thing you see is a wall of wine and a huge bar. They seated us immediately. The service was good. The food was good but not outstanding. The salmon burger was way to spicy even after we removed the jalapeño. My portobello burger was good but the ketchup was home made and had... More 

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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 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?