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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
+1 805-688-7265
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (133 reviews)
“pizza” (79 reviews)
“ravioli” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 20:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
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1 - 10 of 557 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the Fess Parker Inn and the Wine Merchant and Cafe was right next door. We made reservations ahead of time for my birthday and dined there two nights out of three. There is a wonderful wine wall, the dining room and a...More

Thank Brenda J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful Restaurant and Staff! I don't know why I waited so long to try this Restaurant. I've been visiting the area for years, and I'm so glad to report the food and wine here are outstanding. The new Wine Steward made fine recommendations for dinner...More

Thank Cronin T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat outside with perfect sunny California ambiance and enjoyed a farm fresh salad and pizza. Friendly easy-going, yet attentive, service. Great wine selection. We will definitely go back!

Thank frrefuge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wine bars have to close at 5:00 due to the type of liquor license they use, so this is one of the few places for an "aperitivo" experience in Los Olivos. We were welcomed to take a table for four of us to have wine...More

Thank PVPTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was in the movie Sideways (from 2004) and usually a place in a movie might not live up to the hype but this did. I had a delicious piece of trout and my husband's duck was so good, I kept stealing it from...More

Thank jessicaleedj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our early evening dinner here. The menu has everything from pizzas, to hamburgers, to more elaborate fare including fish, chicken, and beef dishes. My husband and I both had the fennel and apple salad (yum!) and the skirt steak dinner, which included...More

Thank badgerlair
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here three times or so for lunch or a snack. This was a first time for breakfast/brunch. We both had the farm egg scrambles. My friend had the ranchero and I the hash. I had my first real recipe champagne cocktail - all very...More

Thank KramDrawoh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started with marinated olive plate, excellent for snacking on while deciding on the main menu and wines. I had lamb shank, my wife had fish. Both were excellent. Karen, a server who's been there 20 years, let us taste several wine options before deciding on...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for breakfast. Coffee OK, food fine, nothing remarkable. Was nice to be able to sit outside. If decide to go for breakfast, get there early to get a seat outside.

Thank JAOXON
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped in after Foxen Canyon road ride for some carbs and grapes. The pizza was quite good, the wine flights fabulous. Service a little laid back but very friendly. A very cool stop on the Sideways Tour.

Thank Adventurer27_8
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:30
08:00 - 10:30
Monday
11:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 20:30
Saturday
11:30 - 20:30
08:00 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
    (Highway 154)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Olivos
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-7265
  • E-mail
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.
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