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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

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2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441 (Highway 154)
+1 805-688-7265
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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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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Fiona L
Irvine, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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San Diego
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food excellent, ambience excellent, menu choices excellent, staff excellent. There are not too many restaurants in this area or in Solvang. We wanted to have lunch at one of the wineries in the area but none of them do that so we settled on the Wine Merchant based on the menu. It was far beyond excellent! Sat on the patio... More 

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Thank Nancy M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Agree with most of the reviews. Very casual, pleasant dining place. Place to eat if staying at Fess Parker Inn. Overall good value. Excellent gluten free pizza and home made pasta. Knowledgeable waitress about local wine. A little bit loud to have normal conversation so only 4 stars.

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Ladera Ranch, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Great service! Excellent salads (we have the steak cobb and the curry chicken) and great wine by the glass options.

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Irvine, California
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Have dined here many many times . Had lunch here on Saturday and have to say i was a little bit disappointed . That is why i only gave it 4 stars. Had the Mykonos pizza and it was very greasy or lets say oil floating on top . Butternut burrata salad, needed more butternut , less cheese, and a... More 

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Juno Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We had a very nice meal here. We both ordered a pasta dish, nice flavors. Our waiter Taylor was great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $35
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 am
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
11:30 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?