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WineSellar & Brasserie

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    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
Best meal during our stay in San Diego

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
LiztheWhizz
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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326 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

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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San Diego
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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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Carlsbad, California
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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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Cardiff by the Sea, California, USA
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?