The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
AWESOME!!!! The food and serviceAWESOME!!!! The food and service is always fantastic!!!!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Amazing Winery Celebration!Since it was an Anniversary week for both couples, we decided to head to one of our major favorite celebration spots The Winery! Though we don't even drink, we still find this to be such a delightful spot for a gourmet dinner with special friends. Whether we're looking for a lively and highly energized atmosphere or are seeking some quiet conversation with our dinner, they always seem to accommodate our needs. Seated in a glassed in room for 20-24, with a commanding view of the wine 'cellar' providing a lovely and colorful backdrop! Dinner was delicious and magnificently presented. Though, David, our favorite server, wasn't on this evening, Ann did a fine job and kept the evening lively and fun! Again,charming Scott sent us off with smiles!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNot as loud as PF Changs!!!So many of todays restaurants have the ''open concept'' where many of us would like fine dining in a secluded and quiet ambience.
Food & wine was excellent, but it lacked the old world charm.
I will return but not on a regular basis.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatGreat food and service..most notably Chris and Stephanie..a great time..'
thanks, Bill & Vicki Porter5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent lunchtime experienceMet friends at The Winery for lunch. Very attentive service starting right as we entered. All 4 entrees were excellent (burger, sea bass, ahi tuna salad, and "Vegetable Tower"). Bottle of wine was probably $5 or $7 more than it should have been @$32. During the meal, I began to think the service was slow, but then I realized that our server was not delivering our entrees because one person in our group was so busy talking that he wasn't finishing his soup! Once she checked with us and verified that we were "ready", the entrees appeared instantly. What I thought was slow service was actually service that was closely timed to our table's pace! Certainly not an inexpensive place, but we sure enjoyed our meal, and I would return in the future.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I love this placeMy wife and I love this place it is relaxing and comfortable. We definitely will return to try more dishes. The Bone-In filet is awesome and the lobster tail is to die for. The Service!! is top notch and that is one of the reason why we keep coming back, everyone at the Restaurant is Fantastic. If you have not been there you have to try it.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a great dinnerEverything was great. Perfect filet. The best venison too! Wonderful service, it made my husbands birthday so special.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best restaurantsOne of the best restaurants in the OC.Great food,great wine list,attentive service and overall always a wonderful place.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinnerWe had a great time with our friends and Stephanie was an excellent server and also a lot of fun. I don't think we would have had as good of time if it weren't for her. The food was wonderful.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and great atmoshpereArrived at 7:00 with a dinner reservation for 8:30. We were impressed with the wine list and appetizer options, both diverse and creative. The service was excellent and the food well prepared and presented, with excellent flavor and portions. We will return again often.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentMy husband and i dined here as a celebratory dinner. The service was amazing, the lobster and kangaroo were out of this world, and overall it was one of our more perfect dinners. Highly recommend!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemThe Winery is in the middle of a shopping district, so the view may not be the greatest. Although, once you are inside the building you are transformed into a top notch dining experience. The food is great, and there is a lot of choices. Also, the staff is very friendly and personable. The wine selection is never ending, they seem to have everything. I don't see a lot of bad about this place, check it out for yourself.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe "Wild Side" venison wasThe "Wild Side" venison was outstanding. The Duck "2 ways" was diasppointing, not a crispy confit as described on the menu, BUT overall really, really good.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellence at it's finest!Amazing food, We had the chefs'specials - Sea Bass and Buffalo, melt in your mouth - outstanding! Cream of mushroom soup in deliciously creamy. Heirloom tomato salad a must try. The creme brulee was out of this world tasty. The Chef I take my hat off too, everything is so flavor filled. Simply outstanding and has a great kitchen staff that helps stand behind his vision. Our table service with Allison and Spike, so friendly, helpful, very nice, above and beyond. One of the best services with great food & wine selections I have had in years. I also must comment on how clean and beautifully decorated it all is, makes an amazing night.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, the experience wasAs usual, the experience was wonderful. The service was great. They make you feel welcome as soon as you walk in. Our table wasn't quit ready so they escorted us to the bar and offered to decant our wine and they were waiting for us at our table. The food was very good. My friend had the duck confit and baby spinach salad. He had some bones in the duck but the restaurant handled very professionally. They comped one of our corkages and brought us desserts for free. They did a good job of turning a negative situation into a positive experience.
It was a birthday dinner for my wife and our friend that I put on the reservation through Open Table. They brought the desserts with birthday candles without us having to mention the occasion.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our Wedding Anniversary,It was our Wedding Anniversary, but the Winery never acknowledged us. I was very disappointed. His mahi-mahi was a bit too salty, and my salmon lacked any flavor. Our dessert (chocolate torte) was delicious.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch specials were wonderful.Lunch specials were wonderful. The ahi was cooked perfectly!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMService is outstanding.Service was outstanding. I can't recall having that level of attention in many, many years. We will go back. Certainly not a place you can afford to go to everyday but wish you could. The food is fantastic.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been hearing good reviewsI have been hearing good reviews for awhile and finally made time to have lunch with my girlfriends. This was no small feat to get them to drive from Laguna and San Juan Capistrano. We all agreed it was definitely worth the drive! One of the best Cesar Salad (with shrimp) I have ever had. The service was excellent, valet parking convenient and though we ate inside the patio looked wonderful. Make The Winery Restaurant & Bar a destination all on its own, not just if you are going to The District. Also looking forward to the upcoming Newport Beach location in the former Villa Nova facility.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!wonderful service, incredible food, would highly recommend!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPERFECT DINNINGPerfect spot for business lunches and dinners. The food and wine make a perfect dinning experience.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEnded up coming two nightsEnded up coming two nights in a row for two separate events. Te food and service was perfect oth nights.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMYou Will Not Be DisappointedIf it were possible to rate the service and food higher than 'outstanding' I would! Everyone - from Noel at the bar to Morgan to JC to William to Spike to Natalie - made our experience at The Winery one of the best. My guest was a business colleague from New Jersey who travels often to Orange County and said that this was the most fantastic place he had ever come to in Orange County. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. You will not be disappointed.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently Perfect!Can't say enough about how consistent The Winery is with their outstanding service and their wonderful food.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWas greeted warmly, greatWas greeted warmly, great service and delicious food.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a great experience,It was a great experience, except for the noise. We wished that they had tables in a quiet area, where conversation did not have to be at shouting levels.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM