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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar
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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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Las Vegas
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257 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful birthday lunch celebration for my wife accompanied by our 3 generations of family. The meal offerings were well consumed and enjoyed by all. The meals was accompanied by two fine bottles of local wine which paired well with our dishes. Our server was friendly, service focused, and provided great tips for the wine. It was nice to... More 

Thank GlobalGoodTimes
Laguna Niguel, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been sampling lots of wine, and only wanted a bite. The waitress was helpful and accommodating. The Baked Brie was terrific!

Thank Shelton2014
Corona del Mar, California, United States
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169 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love dining here when we visit Los Olivia. We're usually on our way to Paso Robles and prefer a nice lunch experience rather than something quick in Santa Barbara. The drive is scenic as well on the 154. The food is so flavorful and it seems they have stepped up their game since the last time we were there.... More 

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Holte, Denmark
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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In one of the most beatiful villages in Santa Barbara County right across a nice Fess Parker hotel, you find this restaurant. Very interesting wine selection and wines at affordable prices. Very competent service and food which is godd but not fantastic - tasteful and inexpensive. A place to recommend. Lea

Thank Lea J
Santa Barbara, California
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410 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

First of all, a great menu. Wonderful foods. Ravioli is wonderful. So are the pizzas, just to name two. Now the wine. Lots of wine by the glass offerings. Also a wine wall over 50' long with wines for the world, but emphasizing local wines. Always a great stop for lunch or dinner. Enjoy.

Thank EDD1967_83
Perth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Love the alba pizza at the bar. Fun spot with amazing wine selection by the bottle. Get a seat near the fire on a cool day and on the patio in the sun. Breakfast is our fave.

Thank Fiona L
Irvine, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Had long dinner on the patio. Brought a special bottle of wine and the sommelier came to our table and spent a good amount of time with us. Our server (Paula ?) was a long term worker there and we talked and laughed with her towards the end of the night when we were the last table standing.

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Taken to dinner for my birthday on Saturday night at 8 p.m. They were out of the first 2 entrees I ordered and service took a very long time and then while we still waiting, they ran out of bread. The wine chosen for by the glass selection was lousy as well. My host's chicken dish was in a reduction... More 

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Apple Valley, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Looked forward to lunch here. But not to our terrible experience. We first waited 10 minutes for drink order to show up - even waiter apologized. Our 2 appetizers were very good. Then we waited over 20 minutes for the gnocchi entree - waiter even had to go back to kitchen to check on it. When it came, the gnocchi... More 

Thank Sandra B
San Diego
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We stopped for lunch and they had a table ready for us in 5 minuutes, based on so many people waiting to have lunch. One of the largest "Wall of WInes" I've ever seen and a hot spot for tourists and locals alike. Our server shared that this Veterans Day crowd was the last big weeked of the year and... More 

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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
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
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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