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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

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American, Mediterranean, Californian
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 192
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    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 8
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  • 4
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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
Most recent review
Amazing meal

I have been to a 15 days trip in California and this is one of the places I just cannot forget. Food is great and prices are really accessible. Try the multiple course meal with wine pairing for lunch. Just great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I have been to a 15 days trip in California and this is one of the places I just cannot forget. Food is great and prices are really accessible. Try the multiple course meal with wine pairing for lunch. Just great.

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Santa Clarita, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We make several weekend trips per year to pick up our club member wine shipments from various wineries in the area. We enjoy the charm of Los Olivos and usually end up having lunch and/or dinner there. The food at the Wine merchant and café has been consistently fresh and delicious tasting. The prices are reasonable for the quality and... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My wife and I have dined at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe every time we have visited the Santa Barbara County wine area during the last several years. This restaurant is a must stop for anyone looking for a gourmet dining experience at reasonable prices. Great atmosphere, service and food/wine menu. When you are planning a trip to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband, my grandaughter and I stopped off for a late lunch at Wine Merchant Cafe. There was something for everyone - a fussy child, a vegetarian husband, and me, an extremely low carb eater. We all loved eating the 9 olive mixture while waiting for our food.

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California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A large group of us stopped here for lunch and eventually took over the entire patio, which was the perfect place to be on such a gorgeous day. We ordered the grilled flatbread with tapenade, muffaletta, and hummus to start and couldn't get enough! It was so yummy! The Greek Salad, Butternut Squash Caprese, and Mushroom Ravioli didn't disappoint either!... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Another great find up in Los olives Great food with really good service and if you haven't bought enough wine, there is no shortage here at all.

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Ware, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We weren't expecting to have lunch in Los Olivos, so I hadnt done any trip advisor research. The wine merchant cafe had a shaded terrace and the menu looked interesting, so we gave it a try and we weren't disappointed. Very friendly and attentive servers and bus boys. I considered the mushroom ravioli and was delighted to find it was... More 

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Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe is a mandatory stop for us in Santa Barbara wine country. We are never disappointed. Being from Michigan, eating al fresco in January was a big treat. Los Olivos is definitely worth a visit.

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Riverbank, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If you've seen the movie Sideways this is where it all happened! A GREAT place to eat so many choices of wines and beer with a price range that is affordable! The food is great with many Favorite and specialties. If you just want an appetizer again you have a great many choices and the price won't bankrupt you. A... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I haven't been back to the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe in many years (since "Sideways" ruined trips to the area for quite a while). However, I am so glad we went back on our recent trip. We had the best meal of our trip, excellent service from Karen (a veteran server at the restaurant), and a fabulous wine... 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, Mediterranean, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?