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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 201
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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 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
Great hamburger

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
legsbell
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California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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Mill Valley, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Recently had dinner here, famous for its appearance in the movie "Sideways", but also for its wine collection, which is impressive. However, the food is what we left talking about. The homemade gnocchi was the BEST gnocchi I have ever had - including what one finds in a number of SF Bay Area restaurants! EXCELLENT. Orrechiette with house made sausage... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Hubby and I decided to go a little further from Solvang to grab a bite for lunch and I am so glad we did. It is a very laid back place but very nice ambiance and the food is just delightful specially paired with an excellent wine list.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for lunch, would love to stop for dinner on next trip. Food, service are very good, wine selection is excellent. Also for those interested in wine tasting but on a tight schedule Los Olivos, with its many wine tasting rooms, is an excellent stop.

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San Francisco, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We had a very nice, romantic dinner at the bar. Great food, great wine and very good service all at our pace.

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Huntington Beach, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

we stayed at the farm house near Los olivos and wanted to find good local place to eat. This restaurant has a cozy atmosphere with fireplace and interesting interiors. All old light chandeliers are different. Food and service were great. I had portobello mushroom sandwich with cottage fries, it was mouth watering.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ambiance, food, and service was spot on. My husband and I came here for lunch and absolutely loved it. Can't wait to come back!

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Santa Clarita
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The service was top notch. The best in in Los Olivos. We will certaintly return. They have over 500 wines many from the Santa Ynez valley, California. Great selection of wines from out of state and Europe as well. The chicken sausage pasta dish was outstanding with homemade chicken sausage! Atmosphere is busy but still quiet enough to enjoy a... More 

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Dublin, California
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32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Went for dinner after a Wine club party. Sat at the bar as we always do. Service was quick and very good. As always great choice of wine by the glass and dinner selection is great. Best place in town for dinner. Good selection for dessert and the coffee is very good..

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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: 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?