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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
+1 805-688-7265
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
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1 - 10 of 656 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

In the heart of Los Olivos across from the post office is a gem of a restaurant with the largest selection of wines in the valley. A definite must visit....

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pat R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting the wine country near Santa Barbara and the very nice cafe was recommended by locals ar several winery’s. It was very good, the wait staff was excellent and the value was reasonable. It would be stretching to give them a five but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Don H
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is our favorite place in Los Olivos--and that's saying a lot given the competition on the block. Love the versatility of a quick meal at the bar (and great wine choices!) or settling in at a table with tablecloths and doing more serious ordering....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Cindy B
Reviewed November 1, 2018

For lunch or dinner, you can't lose with this place. Even though they are competing with Sides Hardware, and Bear And Star - the biggest and most diverse menu is here.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank traveldude04
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Good choice of wine and food ,we were staying at Fess Parker across the road where we had already dined on our first evening ,have to say we preferred the food and service here. than at Fess Parkers.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Brian W
Reviewed October 20, 2018

My husband and I were in the area during Harvest Weekend. We read about a three course wine pairing menu created for the Harvest Weekend and decided to try it. We sat outside to enjoy the blissful weather. The outside is charming with the vines...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SLindseySanDiego
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This outstanding wine merchant and restaurant has a small frontage on the main street of Los Olivos, across from the local post office.There are a few tables under the porch on the street front but don't dismiss the place. Walk inside and the building extends...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank carolrone
Reviewed September 30, 2018

This place is very casual and the food is excellent. Good all-around menu and excellent wine list focused on local (Santa Barbara County) wines. They also have a wine tasting bar and a wall serving as a wine store where you can buy bottles of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ArtGeorge
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Atmosphere was Great but the food was just okay. We went here for dinner the first night we were in Los Olivos and we were expecting better.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kim R
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Went to this restaurant because the one we were headed to was 'closed for a staff party'!! Oh well... their loss! And our find! We were there for lunch and ate at the outside seating area. Lovely ambiance on a lovely summer's day. The service...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SBGiGi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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
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Description
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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