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WineSellar & Brasserie

French, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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9550 Waples Street, San Diego, CA 92121 (Steadman St.)
+1 858-450-9557
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Ramona, California
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WineSellar is unusual. It doesn't face the street and takes some looking to find. Upon entry all you see are wine racks. The restaurant is upstairs. A few tables are at view windows (of parking). Prices are fairly high. Doesn't sound like a formula for success does it. Wrong. The setting is upscale and charming. Food is different and good.... More 

Thank Early B
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went here for dinner and, though the food looked and tasted great, the portion size was pathetically small. I thought it was a joke. We had the expensive steak entree and it must have been 4 oz or less of steak. I could have eaten 3 of those entrees. For a $40 dish I felt ripped... More 

Thank Jeff P
London, England, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We were a party of 6. We called ahead 2 days before to book a table and give any dietary requirements. When we arrived we were surprised it's on a business estate and not the prettiest of locations and we're surprised to see a neon flashing open sign in the window. However once inside it all looked good. They didn't... More 

Thank Mark L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

GREAT staff, better food, ever better drinks! One of very few places in Sorrento Valley that is not a chain, has a full bar, and also serves local craft beer and great wine.

Thank Lbrown8
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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261 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 467 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank TiredWorldTraveler
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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271 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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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
$35 - $50
French, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups
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 Street, San Diego, CA 92121
    (Steadman St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-450-9557

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