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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
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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La Jolla, California
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422 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This place is actually fairly hard to find. It is situated off the main drag, Girard. You have to walk down what appears to be an alley, then the restaurant opens up on the inside. Intersting pLce.

Thank Papafish92037
San Diego, California
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92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We drove from Escondido (40 minutes) only to find the place closed with a brief note posted at their door, "...due to extenuating circumstances the restaurant is closed for an indefinite period of time..." extremely disappointing. The website still shows a menu and link to Open Table for reservations, and the opening hours. Please make sure to call before you... More 

Thank TraderBo
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89 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This little restaurant is tucked away down an alley on upper Girard in La Jolla. There are tables along the alleyway and tables inside the restaurant at the rear. We were searching for a place where there was a reservation available in 20 minutes (La Jolla gets crowded on a Saturday night) and found Finch's. It was a very pleasant... More 

Thank stampwife
El Cajon, California, Usa
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

A classy, tasty little restaurant. Went for lunch. BLT and Caesar salad were very good. French fries were good also with a little garlic taste.

Thank K D
La Jolla, California
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Finch's is located in a quiet little arcade off of Girard Avenue next to Past and Presence. It offers very good quality food and a chance to visit peacefully with friends or business associates. It feels like a hidden gem, quiet, unassuming, but with normally attentive service and very good food. The menu is limited, and we have never encountered... More 

Thank ljtraveler2013
Thornton le Moor, United Kingdom
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401 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Visited here on a business trip to the area. My daughter and I walked in and it was quiet enough to have a choice of tables. We were greeted by staff who were friendly and the atmosphere was simple but intimate. I ha d a soup,starter which was excellent although the crutoms were a little tough. I had a fillet... More 

Thank Mikesalter
Solana Beach, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

The menu on line is wonderful, the menu in the restaurant is terrible. The "new" menu is very abbreviated and uninteresting. My chicken piccata with roasted potatoes and spinach was nothing special. There was nothing about Finch's that would make me want to return.

Thank Marylyn R
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Stumbled upon this bistro and wine bar while searching online for restaurants in la Jolla. Their online menu looked very extensive and appealing ( come to find out, they're in the process of changing it so what we asked for was not available last Saturday.) I ended up having the Herb Crusted Lamb Rack Romana-- savory perfection! It was served... More 

Thank Diane K
Dallas, Texas
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108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Brittany, our server, was Excellent!! She helped us with French Wine and Food Selections. All portions are Large, so you do not need to order extra food to get full. Good Food and Reasonable Prices. French Wine was a good value.

Thank jeff o
Vista, California
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Visit for Happy Hour and take advantage of their buy one get one free deal on glasses of wine. They have a very nice wine selection. We tried quite a few of their appetizer specials and loved the Sesame Ahi and the Crab Sopes. This is a quiet little restaurant with a nice courtyard type patio. There are not many... More 

Thank RJA_SD_1964

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 28
Seafood, European, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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