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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
+1 805-688-7265
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow - what a lunch!! We stopped in on a whim and loved our meals. We had an appetizer, soup and main dish and all were delicious. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and the atmosphere is warm and pleasant. Will definitely go back during...More

Thank Bill_Sack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place itself may have been overhyped due to the film Sideways, but that should not deter you from giving them a try if you’re in the area because they offer some good, solid cooking here and friendly service. We took advantage of a $44...More

Thank Ira L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Fess Parker Inn, so only had to walk next door to this restaurant. We loved it so much we returned for a 2nd dinner. Food and service are excellent. Also the price is very good. We loved the connection of the...More

Thank Marcella R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a reason this place was full on a Tuesday night. Good selection and very good food and service. Had the "Sideways" all inclusive dinner. Seems to be the go to place in Los Olivos. Good food and good wine. Have a reservation even...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portobello burger and pizza was good, tasty. Service was good. Overall we enjoyed our lunch, there were 7 of us and we were all served at the same time.

Thank MerrillVR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great setting, quaint town, epicenter of Santa Ynez wine country, but put this place in an urban area and it would be just a "nice" place. Wine selection is dazzling, service is ordinary, and the food is the same. Won't go back. Don't do the...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place for lots of reasons; food is amazing, wait staff is excellent and the overall vibe could be any big city. It’s pleasant to sit at the long bar and people watch. Tables are fine too. Prices are reasonable. Favorite dishes include...More

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe I was expecting more wine shop & less cafe... but don't let the name mislead you- the food was great. Wonderful service (including bottle pairings with dinner) and great atmosphere. Highly recommend the lamb shank and a strong red.

Thank dms5ex
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We love this place! It's great for any meal. We went to dinner here last week and loved it! Everything is fresh and delicious food! We ate at the bar and the service was amazing! Very attentive! Really good wine selection as well.

Thank travelbug215
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We make a point of eating here each time we visit the SY Valley. The service is outstanding and the food is delish! Extensive wine selection.

Thank Cayce M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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
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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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