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WineSellar & Brasserie

9550 Waples Street, San Diego, CA 92121
858-450-9557
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Ranked #407 of 4,041 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Steadman St.
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English first
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I was hesitant to write a review about this restaurant because...well, I did not want anyone else to know about it. I wanted this place all to myself. I went to this restaurant with a co-worker during lunch time. It is located in the back of an industrial complex inside a wine shop. It is pretty hidden. The restaurant is... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I attended a business dinner here and I the food quality was really good. Portions were small, but full of flavor and they looked excellent. Main dish was duck, which was a bit bloody for my liking, but it tasted really good.

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Not sure why this restaurant doesn't get more recognition. I feel it is one of the finest in town. We went to dinner for my husband's birthday and decided on the three course Prix Fixe menu for $40 per person. I started off with a pear salad that was excellent as was my husband's pumpkin soup. We both had salmon... More

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The WineSellar & Brasserie, in San Diego, did one of their fun food & wine tours with us here in Spain. I am one of the owners, I noticed the enthusiasm of Lori and Gary Parker the WineSellar owners, I decided to get out of the office and guide the trips personally. --- Their 2 groups of 15+ persons, all... More

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New York City, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Hidden in a random strip mall and a little hard to get to - best wine selection and wine events in San Diego. Great menus with wine pairings. A great hidden gem.

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San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The food at this restaurant overall is not bad. There are not many restaurants in San Diego of this genre, so one might say that in comparisson to them, the food is good. What is disappointing here is the value. Do not be tricked by the "prix fixe" option. If you order an appetizer, dinner and dessert separately, the prix... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We've been going to the WineSellar & Brasserie for years. Whenever we are in San Diego, it is a must. We have never been disappointed. Arrive early and check out the bottles of wine for sale in the shop on the entry level. You may purchase a bottle to take upstairs for dinner. We have also had wine sent home.... More

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We have been a regular vistor at Wine Sellar for the past 10 years or so - when I say "regular" I mean once or twice a year on special occaisions since it is a fancy place. We had a party of 9 there last night and were a bit disappointed with some of the changes going on. Someone in... More

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