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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441 (Highway 154)
+1 805-688-7265
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 am
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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Great place for lunch when you're in Los Olivos wine tasting. The atmosphere is nice and the food is delicious.

Thank FLGrlSD
Solvang, California
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146 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was dining alone so sat at the bar. The hostess (female) was super sweet and greeted me warmly. The server (male) truly left a lot to be desired. He did take my order (salad with grilled shrimp) and delivered the food to me but that was the end. He didn't come back even once to check in on me.... More 

Thank travelgirl93463
Seoul, South Korea
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been here dozens of times, and was disappointed this evening. I would have given them a 3 out of 5, but so many previous fond memories pushed me to give them a 4 (and a second chance in the future to redeem themselves). I gave my name and reservation time upon checking in, only to get a "cancelled... More 

Thank Clark G
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great wine list at reasonable prices. Good service and food was excellent and all moderately priced. Fine dining in a small town -- definitely will return next visit.

Thank houstontraveler2017
encinitas ca
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten here several times and always enjoyed it. Last week, not so much. We ate at the bar and initially our bartender was very helpful and gave us some attention. Once it got a little busy he kind of got overwhelmed and we had to wait for our water glasses to be refilled, our antipasto salad took forever, and... More 

Thank Linda G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had reservations but arrived about 45 minutes early. Even though the restaurant was very crowded we were able to be seated within 10 minutes. Tucked into the corner we had a very good vantage point to view all of the activity. Our waitperson was friendly and knowledgeable and each plate was beautifully presented and delicious. One in our party... More 

Thank JVLD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually drive by but decided to stop and explore. Since this was midweek, off season, a lot of places were closed. We dropped in and had a delightful lunch. I had a sale and my wife a portobello / eggplant sandwich. The food was excellent, the service very attentive. Would definitely stop here again

Thank Ron C
Camarillo, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long hiatus, we returned to the Los Olivos Cafe for a dinner on Super Bowl Sunday. We were traveling home from San Francisco, no interest in the game. An outstanding evening all around. Our server Jeana was at the top of her game. Personable, perfect timing, and top notch attention to our vegetarian palates, to include making special... More 

Thank Randyhol
LOwinemerchantcafe, Owner at Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We will let Jeana know you enjoyed her service, I'm sure she'll be delighted to know her attention to detail was appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your experience! Kindly, Shawnda More 

Deerfield, Illinois
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurant in an adorable town. Wine list is fabulous with a great range of prices. The menu has something for everyone and is fresh and delicious!

Thank nancy s
Los Angeles, California
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290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some restaurants truly deserve an extra shout out. Los Olivos Cafe is one of them. It serves consistently good food, provides great service, and offers a very pleasant dining atmosphere. While driving through the area, we stopped for a late lunch this rainy Monday afternoon and enjoyed a couple of plates of wonderful food (turkey sandwich and curried chicken salad),... More 

Thank Anna G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $35
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
    (Highway 154)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Olivos
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-7265
Since 1995 the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe has been serving organic, sustainable cuisine along with over 500 wines (mostly local). In fact, much of their produce is grown from their CCOF certified organic farm less than a mile away. The Wine Merchant offers retail pricing and offers a fun assortment of wine related gift items and specialty products. The Wine Merchant & Café has been voted "Top 100 Wine Lists in the Country" by Open Table and has been awarded the "Best Restaurants for Wine" by Wine Spectator since 2007. Whether you are dining or shopping for wine, their friendly staff looks forward to welcoming you with Los Olivos charm.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?