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“Great little cafe”

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
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Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Los Olivos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Highway 154
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.
California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Great little cafe”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

A wonderful and clean menu. Grabbed a salad and great bread at the bar and on my way home. For going out, it is the only place in that area that I would give my money

Visited July 2012
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Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
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“Best menu in Los Olivos”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Great menu that has enough delicious options for non-meat eaters. Great selection of wines by the glass. Great service.

Visited January 2013
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Thousand Oaks, California
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119 reviews
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“Consistently delicious”
Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

I've been here 4 times in two years and am always happy with the experience. The food is gourmet but the service is friendly and welcoming. It's unbelievably good for the price. They also have an extensive wine selection.

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Santee, California
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“Friendly Familiar WM”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

We are frequent visitors to the Santa Ynez Valley and always enjoy a meal or two at the WM. The food is reliably good, the service very friendly and accomodating, and they have an excellent wine store as well. It isn't the best the Valley has to offer as far as fine dining, but everything we've had was always tasty and well prepared, and the service staff remember us as friends. As a side note, this restaurant was used in the movie Sideways (the tables were set up next to the wine shelves which is not how it is arranged in actuality) when both couples went on their first date together. The atmosphere is pleasant and in keeping with the culture of the Valley. Recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
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Chico, CA
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165 reviews
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“Had a late lunch (4:30pm)- was fabulous!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

We went for a late lunch which was affordable and filling. Sat right next to the fire place while we enjoyed a great olive appetizer ($8.00) that was very generous portions. We also shared a gourmet pizza ($14.00). Between that and the delicious bread with seasoned dipping oil they bring to your table, we were stuffed. My fiance also had creme brulee ($8.00) and I the wine flight (3- 2oz pours $10.00). All was great from the ambiance to the staff to the food! We will definitely come here again.

  • Visited January 2013
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