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Finchs Bistro & Wine Bar

$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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7644 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4479 (Torrey Pines and Kline)
+1 858-456-4056
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11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Cute romantic little bistro with a small menu. We shared apps and had salads with a nice bottle of Albarino. White wine choices somewhat limited, so better for red wine lovers.

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Thank Linda P
La Jolla, California
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

After my third time at this gem I think it's tied with Nine-Ten as my favorite local restaurant. The menu is extensive, varied, and consistently good with generous portions. I had an inventive ahi special that I'm still raving about 3 days later. I've had the duck breast and it's superb. Wine choices are really good, with a generous pour,... More 

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Thank hollyberry57
Burlington, Vermont
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Finch's was on my short list of restaurants to try during our trip to San Diego, and I am so glad we had the opportunity. We had a late dinner on Saturday evening. The restaurant is in a prime location and we found convenient parking right on the street. The decor is very well-appointed, with white linen tablecloths and candles... More 

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Thank Marieeddy9
La Jolla, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We sat outside. The long thin space has alcoves that provide intimacy. Guitar player was good. I had the yellow tail and it was fabulous. I was driving so did not have wine but overheard the sommelier discuss wine choices with the next table. This really is a wine bar and bistro - it's not just a fancy name. If... More 

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Thank Kate W
Tucson, Arizona
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Had a very pleasant meal at Finch's. Our waiter; Alex, was helpful and attentive. The wine - a Conway Family Chard. From the Central Coast, was well balanced and very reasonable and our entrees delicious. Try the salmon, it is exceptional. Would recommend this restaurant to friends without reservation.

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Thank Tom O
Austin
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We enjoyed this little restaurant that takes you down a cute path to an outdoor dining area and the inside dining room had a nice ambience. We both had the sicilian yellowtail entree that comes with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. The sauce was light and the entire meal was gluten free. The waiter was knowledgeable about my options due... More 

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Thank PJ B
Pasadena, California
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

My wife and I (with our pet bird) make a point to always have lunch here when we go to La Jolla. You almost have to know where it is to find it, but the food is excellent (we both love the seafood louis salad).

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This hidden treasure is so unexpected. It has a sort of English feel to it . The menu is wonderful and we have never been disappointed with our selections.

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Thank Calchamp1
Olathe, Kansas
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1,037 reviews
615 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Had a nice lunch with a good menu - both starters and main - fried squash flowers stuffed with herbed goat cheese, frittata and the fitch's burger. A nice Sancere and lovely service. A good lunch.

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Thank JimOB1
Bellevue
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615 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Had a solo late lunch, sitting outside under cover on a gorgeous La Jolla day. And I got some work emails done thanks to their available guest wi-fi. What a treat. The lunch menu has numerous options and it was difficult to make a choice. Decided to have the Beta sandwich, consisting of a fried egg, bacon, roasted tomato and... More 

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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
US$9 - US$28
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7644 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4479
    (Torrey Pines and Kline)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-456-4056
Description
Finch’s Wine Bar & Bistro is a serene, intimate space where guests can escape from the real world and relax, drink great wine, enjoy live music, and eat some of the best food in La Jolla. Whether sitting in the wine bar, in the dining room or on the cozy patio, we will provide you with a wonderful dining experience!

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