Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
A wine country gemA true wine and dine experience. Their food is tasty well prepared and presented well. Their wine list is extensive for dining and retail take away. We've dined here several times love to sit on their small patio. Its has a comfortable feel and ambiance. You will be happy
We like to dine. We like to wine.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant was packedThe restaurant was packed on a hot Saturday afternoon and the waitress could not have been more friendly or attentive. She definitely made the experience very pleasant and we will be back in large part due to the exceptional service!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite places.Love it. Staff is great, courteous and accommodating. Ambiance is exactly what we needed for my wife and my anniversary, without the place seeming like it's trying to hard. Solid wine list and the food is always top notch. Definitely recommended.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely FindDinner reservation honored promptly and given a choice of indoors our out. We chose outdoors which gave us an opportunityt o enjoy the charming setting. Service was excellent, as was the wiine selection. Each of the eight of us ordered something different from the menu, and all were fully satisfied. I choose the Whitefish, a special of the day and it was tender/flaky/hot and seved on a bed of risotto with asparagus, crisp asparagus. Truly a 'dinind' experience....not rushed, however with very attentive service. A very special occasion for us made more so by good food, good wine, and wonderfully charming restaurant.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMabsolutely wonderfulWould highly recommend this establishment. Our entire experience was exceptional. We had the specials - pork and a basil asparagus pasta. Both were delicious and the suggested wine pairings were appropriate. What a terrific wine selection. Will return whern we're next in the area.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA True Valley GemWe had the rare opportunity to dine out without kids so wanted to go somewhere special where we knew without a doubt the food and service would be memorable. The eatery that first came to mind was Los Olivos Café. We were not disappointed. From the very attentive wait staff to the food prepared to perfection, we had a lovely dining experience. With their carefully curated wine list, it was hard to choose but the Bernat Syrah Latitude was a perfect pairing for our absolutely delicious entrees. We ran into lots of friends there too as this is not just a tourist eatery but a locals hangout too. If the locals keep coming back, you know its reliably good. We are looking forward to our next opportunity to dine at the Los Olivos Café.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and wineOutstanding food and wine pairings. Will definitely return!!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMoonlit Dining DelightThe meal we had at Los Olivos Cafe was the highlight of our trip to California this year. We had dinner there one moonlit evening and sat on the patio facing the street. We each had the Fixed Price Menu which for $35 was a bargain. We each had a delicious salad of greens and pears with a very unique dressing, followed by our entree of grilled salmon over a bed of greens and mushrooms. Then for dessert, the most delicious chocolate cake I have ever tasted, served warm with a scoop of homemade ice cream. A glass of pinot noir was included also (or two if you have a spouse who orders ice tea so I could enjoy her wine.) I would highly recommend eating at Los Olivos Cafe. We will return when we are in the area again.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA great evening outsideWe were at the San Ynez wine festival and dined the prior night at the Hitching Post. We wanted something a little lighter. If you like olives I would strongly recommend the olive assortment. Lingered on this while having a glass of albarino. Nice pair. We both had salads. Hers the Jacob salad which she said was very good and mine was green with raspberry, pecan and blue cheese. Quite tasty. This was followed by two past dishes hers was gnoochi and nine orecchiette. Both were good but we agreed the gnoochi was slightly better. You should be hungry because neither of us ate more than half of the entree. I had a glass of Happy Canyon Barrack with my entree which was the best wine I had all weekend.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch spot!Stopped in here for lunch while visiting Los Olivos. Great lunch spot, had a delicious burger with hand cut fries and a nice glass of syrah. My wife had steak frites which were also tasty. Good atmosphere out on the front porch too, a nice outdoor table, and our service was very prompt and polite. All in all, a great place to grab lunch while hopping around to all of the tasting rooms in Los Olivos...would definitely recommend! Looks like they also have a nice wine shop and bar inside too!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTwo thumbs up!Wonderful service, great food and wine. We'll go back again and again.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was absolutely amazing!The food was absolutely amazing! We ordered the truffle pizza and it was fantastic!!! Definitely will come back again.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Sideways RestaurantJust a wonderful place to have dinner after enjoying a day of wine tasting in Lis Olivis!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe actually ate here twiceWe actually ate here twice in two days! Once for lunch, once for dinner. Both meals were outstanding with lots of locally sourced ingredients - everything was very fresh. The stand-out dish was the Butternut Squash Caprese Salad. We had it both meals and will be trying to make it ourselves at home! The wine list was excellent and the mark up isn't bad at all.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot in Los OlivosHad the fixe prix dinner for $35. It was 3 courses with a glass of wine. Great deal and the food was good as well!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food & atmosphere!We loved the special.....Halibut. It wasn't too heavy, but wonderful and a perfect meal. We love eating there when we are in town (usually twice a year) and we always introduce new people to Los Olivos Cafe. They end up loving it as well. I appreciate a meal that isn't too heavy and decadent, but rather healthy and flavorful.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this place. AlwaysWe love this place. Always stop here for lunch when we are in town. The food and the service never disappoint!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA Memorable Special Occasion DinnerWe dined here for a 30th wedding anniversary celebration on 3/20/13. Our experience was positive on all levels. Our server Joann was the perfect blend of attentive yet unobtrusive. She was also very knowledgeable in suggesting wine pairings with our selected entrees. Food was superb, as was the ambience and decor. A special treat was being able to purchase a few bottles of the same wine we enjoyed with our dinner. Overall the experience exceeded any expectations we had. We will definitely recommend this gem to others and hope to return on future trips to the Santa Ynez area.
Michael and Jeanne Holub3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was so good that we droveIt was so good that we drove back from Santa Barbara the next day to eat there again!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLos Olivos Cafe LunchCame with a group of friends on a Los Olivos area wine tasting trip, and we all enjoyed our meals, the service, and the atmosphere.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM