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WineSellar & Brasserie

French, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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9550 Waples St, San Diego, CA 92121-2984 (Steadman St.)
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The food in the upstairs restaurant is INCREDIBLE. I've never had a bad meal (or even one that slightly disappointed. Always great!). The service is impeccable, and ambiance is nice. Downstairs you'll find the wine shop with thousands of bottles to choose from. There's also a bar on one end where you can get delicious tapas, fresh local beers, or... More 

Thank David B
San Diego
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

My husband and I attended a wine dinner that is occasionally offered throughout the year. In this scenario, pre-selected wines are paired with various optional entrees via a prix fixe menu and there is a wine representative discussing the wines. The evening begins with an apertif and appetizer as you wander through the wine bottle section of the store. The... More 

Thank SLindseySanDiego
Pebble Beach, California
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247 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Most restaurants that promote themselves to foodies are CRAZY EXPENSIVE or so PROUD of their wines that they are priced out of this world. NEITHER is the case at the Winesellar & Brasserie. The wine list is EXTENSIVE and VERY REASONABLY PRICED. This is the very reason why our dinner party went through 7 bottles of wine over the course... More 

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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Small unassuming restaurant on the 2nd floor with a retail wine store on the first. The fish dishes are outstanding. Just the right portion and excellent complements of vegetables and starch. Did not have wine for lunch but they have a large selection of wine and the waiters can help with the selection. if you really like it you can... More 

Thank ACJai
San Diego, CA
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249 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

The wine selection is excellent in the shop, great wine events and the French resraurant is exceptional, both veggie risotto and duck confit.

Thank jennifer s
Cardiff by the Sea, California, USA
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I just love this place and to me it gets better all the time (at least over the last couple of years). Not only is the food outstanding, but the restaurant staff seems to have this kind of flow and harmony going where each person looks around and helps each other make sure the tables are well cared for. Plus... More 

Thank Steven S
San Diego
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170 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Our wine was excellent, my duck breast was very good but my wife's white sea bass one of the daily specials was more than a little over cooked as it was very dry and not had lost a good bit of it's flavor as happens when fish is overcooked. I will say they do not rush you. If it were... More 

Thank MauiMKO
Manchester, United Kingdom
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351 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

From the outside, this is an industrial unit selling wine. Once inside, you discover a brasserie of the highest standard, beautifully laid out with great service, ambience, food - and of course, wine! I had contacted them beforehand about my dietary requirement for gluten free (celiac) and the wait staff were very helpful - their menu indicates GF options and... More 

Thank LiztheWhizz
San Diego
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First let me say that the food is superior. Any foodie would have been in heaven with the lunch and we all purchased the wine flight to go with it for an additional $16. Average entre price was about $22.00 We had the special fish of the day, which was yellowtail, but we asked to substitute the grouper and the... More 

Thank Diane E
Carlsbad, California
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95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

great to have a nice quiet dining experience and wine was just fine but food was not so great and pricey.

Thank jim5906

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $50
French, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9550 Waples St, San Diego, CA 92121-2984
    (Steadman St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 858-450-9557

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?