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WineSellar & Brasserie

$$$$
French, Contemporary
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9550 Waples Street, San Diego, CA 92121 (Steadman St.)
858-450-9557
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Wonderful

The wine selection is excellent in the shop, great wine events and the French resraurant is exceptional, both veggie risotto and duck confit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
jennifer s
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San Diego, CA
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San Diego, CA
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202 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wine selection is excellent in the shop, great wine events and the French resraurant is exceptional, both veggie risotto and duck confit.

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Thank jennifer s
Cardiff by the Sea, California, USA
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

I just love this place and to me it gets better all the time (at least over the last couple of years). Not only is the food outstanding, but the restaurant staff seems to have this kind of flow and harmony going where each person looks around and helps each other make sure the tables are well cared for. Plus... More 

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Thank Steven S
San Diego
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144 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Our wine was excellent, my duck breast was very good but my wife's white sea bass one of the daily specials was more than a little over cooked as it was very dry and not had lost a good bit of it's flavor as happens when fish is overcooked. I will say they do not rush you. If it were... More 

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Thank MauiMKO
Manchester, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

From the outside, this is an industrial unit selling wine. Once inside, you discover a brasserie of the highest standard, beautifully laid out with great service, ambience, food - and of course, wine! I had contacted them beforehand about my dietary requirement for gluten free (celiac) and the wait staff were very helpful - their menu indicates GF options and... More 

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Thank LiztheWhizz
San Diego
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First let me say that the food is superior. Any foodie would have been in heaven with the lunch and we all purchased the wine flight to go with it for an additional $16. Average entre price was about $22.00 We had the special fish of the day, which was yellowtail, but we asked to substitute the grouper and the... More 

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Thank Diane E
Carlsbad, California
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

great to have a nice quiet dining experience and wine was just fine but food was not so great and pricey.

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Thank jim5906
Cardiff by the Sea, California, USA
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Attended a Talley wine dinner the night I went and had a great time. The food was outstanding and the chef did a great job matching the food to the wines. On regular night, based upon my past experiences there, the food is excellent as well. WineSellar has had it's ups and downs over the years but it remains a... More 

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Thank Steven S
San Diego
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First let me say that the food was superior. Any foodie would have been in heaven with our Lunch-and we all purchased the wine flight to go with it for an additional $16. Average entree price was about $22.00 3 of us had the special fish of the day, which was yellowtail, but we asked to substitute the grouper and... More 

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took wife here for Valentine's day and had one of the most memorable meals in a long time. We ordered a bottle of the Elyse Zinfandel with the two Fois Gras supplements as an appetizer. The wine was excellent and had enough fruit to compliment the fois gras perfectly. Next, we moved to first course of roasted beet salad, which... More 

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Thank So_Cali_Joe
La Jolla, California
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132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The WineSellar & Brasserie has been recognized for decades as being one of the best dinner restaurants with the finest wine list in town. The restaurant is also open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday, and has become my go to place for an appropriate business lunch. The menu is seasonal and creative, with extensive wine pairings to consider. The room... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9550 Waples Street, San Diego, CA 92121
    (Steadman St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 858-450-9557

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?