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WineSellar & Brasserie

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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: Reservations

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    Very good
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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
Awkward location for first timers but worth finding

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Steven S
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Cardiff by the Sea, California, USA
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Good for:
  • Romantic
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Cardiff by the Sea, California, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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San Diego
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 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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La Jolla, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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Acton, Massachusetts
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The WineSellar is off of Mira Mesa Blvd, below the grade of the road on a side street with signage facing Mira Mesa. The restaurant has a first floor wine store and bar. But the real star of the location is the second floor restaurant, which has been consistently outstanding as to the food, it's preparation and presentation, and service.... More 

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Berkeley, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a small upstairs restaurant in essentially the upstairs loft of a wine store. I've been here a few times before, but I've never really had time to spend in the actual store, but it looks like they have an extensive and very interesting wine collection. Upstairs in the restaurant they have a few tables, and I've been there... More 

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NYC
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16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We vacationed in San Diego staying at the Country Inn. The Wine Seller was just up the street about a mile. We ordered the short rib ravioli, beet salad, tomato basil soup, duck confit and the duck breast. All where very good and fairly priced. The service was perfect. Wish we went here twice to eat rather then unloading my... More 

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San Diego, California
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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Finally made it to Winesellar & Brasserie Saturday night. When we first walked in, all we saw was a nicely stocked wine shop. We were directed up some stairs where we found a very attractive dining room. We both ordered the filet which was excellent--tender and tasty--and a bottle of wine from their special $25 list. We thought it was... More 

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San Diego, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Downstairs is a great wine store and wine tasting bar. Upstairs is a very good French restaurant. for people who like wine, they have known about this place since 1989. Lovely authentic French style Brasserie setting, quiet, wonderful menu, excellent preparation, professional service and mouth watering desserts. You can actually hear the people on the other side of the table.... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you are looking for a restaurant to treat yourself and your favorite significant other this is the place. My wife and I selected dishes from the Father's Day Price Fix menu which was priced at $45. I had the Veal Bone Marrow appetizer which at first I was hesitant to order, but the waiter patiently talked me down from... 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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?