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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
+1 805-688-7265
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank SBGiGi
Reviewed 2 days ago

This Cafe was recommended to us by multiple locals & wine aficionados . They were right. Great food & discussion,plus a great wine list. We were served at the bar & enjoyed the food as well as the insight of our server. We will return...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Whenever we are in Santa Ynez area, always have to grab lunch at this this cafe. Food is always delicious with great service. BBQ brisket sandwich is my go to item. This visit the food was good not as excellent as always. Bread for the...More

Thank lovemycab
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very disappointing experience. The first dish -- hummus and flatbread -- was really good, but after that everything tasted like a cheaper version of Cheesecake Factory. The tomato soup was sugary and tasted like it came from a can. The caesar salad was goopy and...More

Thank Eastonlow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing meal. Was late afternoon and most places were closed. We stumbled onto Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe hungry and tired and left with good cheer and well fed. The late lunch menu was terrific. The Little Gem lettuce salad, baked brie...More

Thank Foosh9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely cafe and wine bar in the main street of Los Olivos. Lovely setting in a very quaint and picturesque village with boutique shops and wine tasting venues in the middle of the wine tasting area of the San Ynez valley. Service is friendly and...More

Thank Kathryn E
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We stop in for a bite every time we visit Los Olivos. This visit, we again experienced friendly service and good food. We shared the turkey sandwich, which came with fries. The fries were amazing, crispy yet pillowy inside. The sandwich was a very generous...More

Thank legsbell
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Los Olivos is a quaint and charming town in the middle of some great wine country. I have visited several times but haven’t stopped in this wonderful cafe and wine market. Great ambiance, perfect service and excellent locally sourced food. The bar is well stocked...More

Thank JMasonNashville
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We came here for lunch. It was midweek and busy. We split two selections...the brisket sandwich (coleslaw in the sandwich)...and the roasted turkey. The turkey was good but not as delicious as the brisket. Good amount of white breast turkey. I had a small green...More

Thank Liza W
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here recently and enjoyed the baked brie very much. I also had the best salad ever, the steak cobb. The olive oil served with the bread was amazing. The oil is prepared in house. A must stop when in Los Olivos or the...More

Thank Alicia R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $35
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
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 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
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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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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