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“A great find!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Terravant Winery Restaurant

Terravant Winery Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 38 Restaurants in Buellton
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: State Route 246
Description: Terravant Winery Restaurant is a full-service restaurant and tasting room located the Santa Ynez Valley north of Santa Barbara. Terravant is home to more than 52 wines, culinary delights, entertainment, and wine tours.
Pismo Beach, California
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A great find!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

We saw a clip on the news about Avant and its similiarity to the old taste we had in SLO. So we went with friends to try it out. the two wines I wanted to try were empty. I asked the server (not our waitress) if she could replace she said no problem. She then got into a conversation with others and I waited 10 minutes. I walked up to them three times. At this point I was not going to be put off. They finally poured me from the bottle. Then it happend again. Come on. The owner was there (Joe) he was not interested in visiting all the tables, he stopped by one and then continued to distract the others from replacing the 3rd bottle which had gone empty. They need alot of work to be serving $17.00 glasses of wine which are about 1/2 filled from the pourer. the half glass pour is about a 1/4 and the taste pour is about an ounce. Now for the best part. The food was unbelievable. We had the lamb, two different salads, the crack balls (4 orders because there were so delicious), two orders of sliders, the cheese plate, and some jalapeno poppers. Total tab $275.00 (included 4 beers). this was for 4 people on our tab. We will go back, the establishment was not packed probably only 6 tables (including ours) had people and most were only two to a table.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Jose, California
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147 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Still needs a little work”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

This restaurant, well-hidden behind a large custom crush wine facility at the end of Industrial Road, is an interesting concept that is on the edge of being very good. I stopped by for lunch in July 2012 and again in August 2013.

You are given a card to swipe to get your own wine and you can choose a taste, a half glass or a full glass. There are some 50 wines to choose from, which seem to be mostly from wineries that use their facility, since I had never heard of many of them, despite the fact that I spend a week or so in the Central Coast tasting 2-3 times/year.

Food servers are friendly, but they could be much more efficient. This time I got there after the lunch crowd, so I was the only customer who hadn't ordered food. As is the case in many restaurants when it's slow, the servers spend more time chatting with each other than serving their customers. The three grilled shrimp tasted good, but were undercooked. I ate them anyway, but paid the price the next morning. The three meatballs came undercooked, as well; but I sent them back. They were tasty. The wines I tried were all good.

If they tighten up the ship both in the kitchen and in the front of the house, they could become an excellent tapas place. Other than A Ru, Avant is the only place in Buellton worth eating at.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Los Osos, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

This restaurant and wine bar has to be one of the best kept secrets. At the end of the unpromisingly-named Industrial Road we were surprised to find a beautiful, classy restaurant with excellent food and wine. Don't miss it.

Visited July 2013
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Corona, California
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

A very good friend of ours introduced us to this place. We loved it. Loved the wine bar with the convience of the pay cards and great selection. So nice to have the control in our own hands. The food was wonderful too. They had a pulled pork sandwich on special that was just wonderful. Also the Yuppie Crack is something you have to try.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Washington
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice menu, large wine tasting options”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

They have a card system that lets you sample a large number of wines. When you're done, they read the card and tally it up. Probably should not go too overboard on the tasting. The stuffed figs were really good as were the sliders and patatas.

Visited July 2013
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