NICE LUNCH AT PINNACLE
My family had a nice lunch here. The special fish (swordfish) was very fresh and side items were good. The pasta with smoked chicken was quite good. However, the Angus burger was just so-so...
Pinnacle features many menu items that fit into a Mediterranean diet, which is nice. There is also a gluten-free menu.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
An Amazing Restaurant - Great View
I visited the Pinnacle Restaurant with my wife as part of her birthday weekend in the Temecula wine country. The culmination of which was this fabulous restaurant which overlooks the entire wine country and numerous other local wineries. The food (which has just undergone a transformation only a couple days earlier, which added new food options) was to die for. We started with the Mussels in a garlic broth which was excellent. I then had the baked lobster and shrimp with spinach and artichoke hearts, whereas my wife had the diver scallops. Both dishes were absolutely amazing, completely fresh ingredients and awesome flavor. We then finished our meal by splitting the lemon and strawberry creme brulee, which was out of this world.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Our server, Tara
Great food. Our server, Tara was amazing. We will return.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mothers Day Brunch
We went for a family celebration of Mothers Day and it was GREAT.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I celebrated my birthday here with 5 others.
The food was very good, a bit pricy. The service was very good as well.
We just needed to keep asking for bread because it was only enough for one
slice each with a party of 6.
The scenery was very nice especially since we had a table near the window.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Friend Birthday Celebration
I made reservations, requesting a view, the restaurant was very accommodating. The whole experience was first class. Would definitely do it again. The tempura lobster avocado appetizer was amazing.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine Club Perks
As a Falkner Wine Club member, I look forward to the time I spend at the Pinnacle Restaurant with friends. I like that the wine is half priced and served in a glass that designates me as a "wine club member". I enjoy the special appetizer that the chef creates and look forward to hearing about the everchanging specials. The wait staff has always been knowledgable and attentive. My only complaint would be that it can be noisy when there are multiple large group parties celebrating their special occasions.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice lunch experience
Good food, great service, nice ambiance, gorgeous view. Their bread is delicious and all our dishes were very good. A bit cheap on the mussels for the appetizer, but they were very good. Would eat there again.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful view! My salad was
Beautiful view! My salad was delicious with a lavender vinaigrette.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very nice dining experience
A very nice dining experience with attentive service. Definitely a repeat for the future.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Food and wine
We had a wonderful lunch - food was extremely tasty, service was excellent, wine was delicious, view was outstanding. We will be back for another lunch or dinner.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A definite Return
Loved the food and the customer service was top-notch!
We had another winery on our schedule to visit, but had such a good time here with the staff, we just stayed here.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and spectacular service
Our food was fresh and delicious...our server Chante was a delight and helped us make our afternoon plans for visiting the local wineries including Faulkner where this restaurant is located. The Amante from Faulkner was recommended and was a delicious red wine to accompany our lunch. I would highly recommend this restaurant for lunch when in Temecula's wine district...our only regret was it was not open for dinner.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Something for Everyone!
Great place for a group with different tastes. Everything from grilled octopus to ribs to a hamburger. Vegan and gluten-free menus offer delicious variety for special diets. The menu is not too big, large enough to offer variety but small enough to know that the ingredients and preparation are carefully considered & executed well. Beautiful view of the temecula wine country is an added plus!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, excellent food!
Great service, excellent food! Grilled octopus is a Must try & the honey goat-cheese ice cream that came with the Apple Crostata dessert is delicious! We'll definitely be back & we highly recommend this place.
Falkner winery is a great place for wine-tasting too! Friendly staff & great wines!!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waitress not cultured
The style used by our waitress was more appropiate for a Dennys
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food, horrible acoustics!
The food and service at Pinnacle was wonderful. The acoustics were horrible. We couldn't hear each other and we were only a table of 4!
I think some carpeting and curtains could help deaden the loud noise in the large open room.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
my favorite place for lunch
Beautiful setting, great food, excellent wine, friendly service,,,, perfect place for a conversation over lunch,,, the best.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic start to our wine tasting
We celebrated a birthday and had lunch. Fantastic herbed scallops with risotto amd the vegetarian menu was also a nice touch for my vegetarian friend. This was the perfect beginning to our wine tasting day's activities. Perfect day!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ladies who Lunch
My group of 4 (including a token male) enjoyed a really nice lunch at the Pinnacle. We all commented on how many groups of women were present, not as many couples or mixed groups. The food was very good, and the portions were generous without being overwhelming. The service was good, even considering the number of large groups also present. The restaurant was very comfortable with a specatcular view of the valley. We would all definietly return.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place. Located on top of a hill with the view of the vineyards the waitress wasvery kind and helpful the Chef is the best
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dependable for visiting guests
When we have guests visiting, Pinnacle has proven to be a dependable place to impress them, with it's always good food and wonderful view of the wine country.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my in-laws out for a
Took my in-laws out for a nice lunch. The food was excellent and we had great service. Beautiful restaurant with a great view. I would recommend it for a special occasion
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I celebrated our 56th Wedding Anniversary at the Pinnacle Restaurant. Our choice was perfect, spectacular view, wonderful Falkner Wine, delicious cheesecake compliments of the restaurant. and the delightful service provided by our waitress completed our afternoon. We would most definitely return.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classy Wine Country Eats
This is by far my favorite restaurant in all of Temecula - only wish there were less private events and more hours for dining - including dinner!
It is always a treat to have the Chef serve a course or two and have him talk about his food - what can I say, anytime I have an out of town guest - this is where we go. Anytime I have a specials occasion to celebrate - that's right, this is where I go!
I don't recommend any one dish - because they are all amazing. Come, relax and feel free to explore the menu or try one of the weekend specials.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made a reservation, but was surprised upon entering to find only 4 other people in the restaurant. I had the chicken with wild mushroom pasta. It was amazing! Great food, decent prices. I have eaten lunch at many of the wineries in Temecula, and enjoyed this one the most.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The views are lovely perched above local vineyards and the warm friendly service made the dining experience very special. The grilled salmon on local greens with a cantaloupe dressing was very good and creative but was surpassed by the chef made chocolate ice cream which was fabulous. You must save room for a taste of wonderful.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely for a special occasion
Beautiful view, wonderful for a special lunch... we tried the salmon, the turkey club sandwich, and the apple dessert and loved every bite!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and view
We enjoyed the view of Temecula wine country and the duck special that brought us and the seafood crepe were outstanding. The view is spectacular.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, fantastic service!
Nichole was our server, she was fantastic, friendly, attentive and helpful. The views are spectacular from the window seats. Good food, good wines. I'll be back.
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
nice menu choice..even vegan
nice menu choice..even vegan good view and service. not too expensive like other wineries.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place, food is always
Love this place, food is always amazing. Cannot wait to go back
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience and meal
Lunch was great. The view was great. I went on a Tuesday and there were not many people there. I can't speak to the bar scene or many of the other categories. I had the Riesling wine and it was very good. The food was very good.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
We went for my parents anniversary lunch. Food was awesome - there were 5 of us and we all had something different and not a complaint form the batch. We all thought the food was exceptional. In addition the service could not have been better. They were very attentive and always on top of things. Would definitely recommend and go back there again.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
From seafood and wine to burgers and ice tea..........lunch with a view, priceless ; >
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing! Great staff, incredible
Amazing! Great staff, incredible food. My girlfriend had lobster Mac and cheese and I had the sea bass that was the days special. Both were perfect. The wine was great, the view amazing. Absolutely recommend! Looking forward to going back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine Club Bonus
As members of Falkner's wine club, we check to see what the chef is focusing on for the month, and plan our trip to pick up our wines accordingly. We enjoy the wine at 50% off, and love the chef's special "wine club" appetizer. The venue can be noisy if there are large parties, but making reservations for the opening time usually is quieter. We always look forward to the time we spend at the Pinnacle to enjoy the great food and good service.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fresh, interesting
The food was fresh, interesting and delicious. The portions were large, but we took home the tasty leftovers. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The view is gorgeous.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of from a bookclub go to lunch monthly and we were really impressed with your salads:two skirt steak and two ahi.Great selection of greens with marvelous crispies,appealingly displayed and a substantial portion but not overwhelming. We will return!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is wonderful. We
The food is wonderful. We have been going to the Pinnacle for several years and it is always the highlight of our visit to the Falkner Winery. The service is prompt and courteous in a relaxed atmosphere with a great view of the Temecula hills and vineyards. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in good food.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been here twice, both for special occasions. The food is outstanding and the servers are all so nice. It was noisy, but there are groups who are doing the Temecula wine tours so you can't really expect quiet...but the view is amazing and overall it is one of the best dining experiences in the IE-I would definitely recommend it!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place - the food is always good and reliable. Service individualized. This time of year is just beautiful in the wine country and the view can't be beat!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We prefer to eat our large meals early in the day. Fabulous menu. This is my second time at the Pinnacle and the return was to spend our 28th anniversary. Mucho compliments to the chef(s). The food is fabulous and delicious. Great presentation and wonderful taste. Enjoyed the wine too. I have friends that love the Pinnacle too, spending special occasions there.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thank you for having a gluten free menu! Had the veggies with rice. Very good.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful view of Temecula wine country. Great food, great service, great wine! We love this place! You have to check out Falkner's tasting room too while you are there.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good. The restaurant itself, could use a little paint and refreshed decor.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as always
The experience was excellent and Gionni's short ribs and risotto were delicious as was his wine recommendation.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
What made this restaurant a stand- out was its service.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place was exactly what we were looking for after a day of wine tasting in Temecula! We wanted to find somewhere we could just sit, relax, enjoy a delicious late lunch and admire a view of this beautiful wine country. The Pinnacle has it all! Definitely try the mushroom soup! I had salmon on my spinach salad and it was cooked perfectly. Come for breakfast or lunch, they don't serve after 3:30 pm.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful place to have lunch
Great spot to have lunch. Great view. just a little bit loud.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM