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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” (134 reviews)
“pizza” (81 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 566 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent wines, my wife had a pizza and loved it, I had the spare ribs, best meal of our trip so far. We had friends join us and they were happy too. Shout out to Lonnie at the bar for great service and ever tolerating...More

Thank JonnWinterWilson
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the service to the food, Wine Merchant & Cafe is fabulous. We started with the cheese platter, which was so good. Then we each had the curry chicken salad . . . delicious! My husband's not really a salad guy, but he absolutely loved...More

Thank HeavenlyTraveling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been meaning to eat here for years and, finally, with it located just across the street from our hotel, we did. The wine selection, of course, is a stunning representation of the Santa Ynez Valley. We both decided to order a glass of...More

Thank CAKatie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived just in time to order from the lunch menu before the late (limited) lunch menu (3-5) kicked in. It wasn't crowded but I opted to sit at the bar which was a very nice experience. Service was quick and being at the bar,...More

Thank AprilinCali
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, quite on a Tuesday night. Reasonable prices and good food The Brie cheese appetizer was excellent!

Thank susiesucho
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a day of visiting wineries in the Santa Ynez valley, our last stop was to have a meal before returning to Los Angeles. Our experience at Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Cafe was an excellent end to our day. One person in our group...More

Thank vacationer24balt
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went here for lunch last month. Really varied menu, lots to choose from...great location in San Ysidro area, wonderfully funky atmosphere in a little town with a dozen great wineries in walking distance. Excellent lunch...make a reservation!

Thank Wiltonsjs
Reviewed 8 July 2017

my wife and I visited here for a light lunch. The beet salad was disappointing (these orange beets had very little sweetness). The pizza was okay but nothing to write home about.

Thank Hanafi F
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We drove all the way here from an hour away just for the arancini (fried risotto balls). Unfortunately we were told the sue chef was unable to make them for that night. Other than that the pizza was good as well as the baked brie...More

Thank Bryan T
Reviewed 26 June 2017 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

1  Thank Brenda J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
Meals
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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