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Finch's Bistro & Wine Bar

4.2
198 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary European
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  • Neighborhood Gem (319)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (231)
  • Romantic (210)

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Stellar service and inspired wine list paired with delicious food. Enjoy al fresco dining or sit at the bar or dining room. Something for everyone.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, International, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Happy Hour: Monday - Saturday 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Friday - Saturday 5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

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Phone number
(858) 456-4056
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Cross street: Torrey Pines and Kline
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What 198 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.2
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4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Stampwife (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on May 21, 2016

Tucked away in an alley, Finch's was a very nice surprise The restaurant itself is quiet and intimate. Service was attentive. The food overall was well priced and well prepared. I have a very picky husband who loved everything he ate. We plan on going back often. La Jolla is full of touristy expensive restaurants - Finch's truly is a neighborhood gem.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0
Dined on April 13, 2016

At 8:15 on a Wednesday night, we were one of only two tables, so it was very quiet. The menu is small, but good. They advertised flights of wine on the chalkboard outside the restaurant, but they were not mentioned on the menu or wine list, so make sure to ask about that if you are interested.

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vipMonini (San Diego)
1.0
Dined on February 27, 2016

Dishes were not served at the same time. Menu on website does not match what is served in the restaurant. Chicken was very tough and inedible. Very poor experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0
Dined on February 16, 2016

New ownership has not preserved the fine quality of the food. It was a great disappointment because this was our favorite restaurant two years ago.

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viptea4two (San Diego)
3.0
Dined on February 12, 2016

Our table was great with a pleasant atmosphere.A very romantic setting. Our waiter brought my wife's salad and entree together, forgetting mine all together. He offered to keep her food warm while she ate her salad but when he brought it back with my food hers was cold. What should have been a very nice birthday.dinner turned out to be a bad experience for us.

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vipRicardo (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on February 5, 2016

Recommendations: Indulge with something off the captain's list! They're pouring with a Coravin and I got to try legendary wine Cardinale without having to buy a whole bottle! It's only 25$ for a 1 oz pour which we let sit for the meal and WOW.

Also, the mussels are very tasty and the perfect sized appetizer to then jump to the salmon. Incredible preparation and the best lentils I've had!

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vipRicardo (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 4, 2016

Always a new fun wine and my servers, Alex, knows a lot about wines. Always good to learn new things!

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
2.0
Dined on December 29, 2015

We went for dinner the entire family as we were on vacation in San Diego area. Service: the wine list is way overpriced. The wine server tried to rush us to decide and when he saw that we have not decided yet disappeared and never came back. The rest of the service was OK, although they did not change the cutlery between services. I ordered the fettucine Alfredo and the chicken was burnt and gave a horrible flavor to the entire dish. The salmon and the chicken was good though. We ran away and never gave a try to the desserts. We will never come back. Not worth it. Impossible to feed kids in this restaurant, btw.

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vipRicardo (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2015

Always an excellent selection of wine from this place, and with the amazing cheese plate definitely the best choice to bring in 2016!

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Romantic (Seattle)
5.0
Dined on December 23, 2015

It was the perfect place, romantic, intimate, great food and great service.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, International, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Happy Hour: Monday - Saturday 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Friday - Saturday 5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

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Cross street
Torrey Pines and Kline
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(858) 456-4056
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Entertainment
Live music on Saturday nights!
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Catering
Please contact for details.
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Private party facilities
Sections of the restaurant are available for private events. Please call event manager for more information.
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Private party contact
Event Manager: (858) 456-4056
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
For Special Event inquiries, please contact the event manager at 858.456.4056. We will be happy to assist with all your event planning needs. We will work with you to create a wonderful event with a special touch within a budget you can afford!