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“Great place to try local wines” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Avant Tapas and Wine

Avant Tapas and Wine
35 industrial way Buellton, CA 93427, Buellton, CA
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Ranked #9 of 39 Restaurants in Buellton
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Tapas
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Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: State Route 246
Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great place to try local wines”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This hidden gem is at the very end of an industrial park on the south side of a large winemaking facility. On the second floor is an impressive wine tasting bar and tapas restaurant. They have a great selection of local wines available in enoteque machines for tastes or larger pours. They also serve a variety of tapas and small plates, but the wine is more memorable than the food. This is probably the largest selection of local wines in the area. You can also view the winemaking facility thru a glass wall on the north end of the room. Definitely worth a visit if you are staying in the area.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Buellton, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Not impressed at all”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Interesting place, but was less than impressed with our meal. Gave it a second chance a few weeks later ... There will be no third time.

Visited June 2012
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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Mom loved the place and so did the rest of us”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Four sisters and mom went to Avant for a light meal and some great wine. We had a couple of pizzas which were very good and enjoyed quite a bit of different wines all the while listening to a delightful band playing in the background. It was a great reunion for us, and mom loved it. Service was great as was the atmoshpere. Highly recommend.
Thanks for the hospitality Avant
Eva Terry, mom and sisters

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Solvang, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Self selected wine tasting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Automated wine tasting room located at a cooperative wine making facility. See the facility from the viewing balcony, taste a wide range of wines produced and bottled in small batches, and have a taste or a full pour. They also have great appetizers which you can make a meal of easily. The mac 'n cheese is to-die-for. They often have music on weekends.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Barbara, CA
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136 reviews 136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“A TRUE GEM FOR BUELLTON RESIDENTS AND VISITORS ALIKE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This place is fantastic. As you approach the giant brick and mortar exterior you don't realize what a beautiful place it is inside. Chef Brooke is a young and exciting chef with a creative culinary mind. She's brilliant really. The wine tasting wall is awesome. The only place I know of in the SY Valley where you can freely taste dozens of different wines of all price ranges by the taste, 1/2 glass or full glass. The service is fantastic due to the very hands on management style of the manager Joe. This place is a MUST for any visit to the SY Valley.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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