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Date
Tue, 4/24
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7:00 PM
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Pinnacle Restaurant - Falkner Winery

4.5
788 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Perfect For:
  • Great for Lunch
  • Scenic View
  • Creative Cuisine
Located in beautiful Temecula Wine Country, The Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery offers breathtaking panoramic views from its hilltop setting. Dine either indoors in their glass enclosed dining room or outside on their open-air balcony overlooking the vineyard. Experience the great American-Mediterranean Style cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Jason Barradas and the high quality, award winning Falkner wines. Special dishes prepared daily. Open daily for lunch 11:30am to 3:30 p.m. Come in this month for our Trout Special. Each weekend Chef Jason will prepare amazing dishes, starting April 6th – 8th: Steelhead Trout Seared Skin on w/Grilled Broccolini, Saffron Rice Pilaf & Garlic Butter Sauce. April 13th – 15th: Oven Roasted Steelhead Trout w/ Celery Root Puree & Fresh Sautéed Garlic Green Beans Topped w/ Herbed Dijon Compound Butter. April 20th – 22th: Pan Seared Steelhead Trout w/ Lime Coriander Pepper Sauce, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Chorizo, Braised Baby Fennel.


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Seafood, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: In the Pinnacle Dining Room: Daily 11:30am - 3:30pm
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Phone number
(951) 676-8231
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Barradas
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rancho California Road
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Special events & promotions
The Pinnacle is the perfect place for a wedding or private dinner party.
Contact Loretta Falkner for private event information.
951-676-8231 ext. 102
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0Dined on November 2, 2008

Excellent Ahi Burger. Staff brought out wonderful chocolate cake for a birthday celebration. Thank You.

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2008

Great restaurant at the Falkner winery! Beautiful views! We had a very nice lunch and service was great!

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2008

Scenic location, overlooks the Temecula wine country. Great food, great service, great wine!

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2008

The lobster mac and cheese is about the only good cooked dish I've ever liked. Everything else is good at first bit, but then becomes much too rich. The sandwiches, however, are great!

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2008

I only wish this restaurant was open for dinners!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2008

Our waitress Summer was great, and the rest of the staff very attentive and nice.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2008

This was the second time my girlfriends and I dined here for lunch. Great view. The service has been very friendly and prompt both times. The food is good, but not outstanding. I had the crepe this time...the flavor was good, but the chicken in the crepe was VERY dry. I would not order it again. Also, this visit we were plagued by a couple of pesky flies INSIDE the dining room, which made things a little unpleasant. However, we will be back for another visit as Temecula is a half-way point where we meet to get together and Pinnacle is one of the nicer restaurants in Temecula.

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2.0Dined on July 6, 2008

Food was very bland, had no taste. Presented nicely, however it left alot to the imagination. Would not return to this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2008

It was a very enjoyable experience!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2008

Ray and Loretta have a gem in this place

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2008

Great service with knowledgable and helpful staff. Everyone smiled and made you feel welcome. The food was not typical restaurant fare, yet it was not pretentious. And plenty of food!

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2008

Great view of the wine country over a good lunch. This would be a great place for almost any occasion during lunch time. I haven't been here for dinner, but lunch is highly recommended.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2008

There were only 2 negatives: (1) the waitress forgot to ask me if I wanted a re-fill on my soft drink even though the empty glass was on the edge of the table for her to see and (2) she forgot to record my reservation when I told her that I had one. But other than that, the restaurant serves good but not great food. The cost of the food is moderate. It is only open for lunch, but I wish it was open for dinner. It would be a great location for a wedding and this apparently is big part of their business. The most important feature of this restaurant is the view. You get a stunning view of the Temecula valley beccause they sit on a hill overlooking the area.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2008

Very nice and peaceful. We really enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2008

The food and service was excellent. The only thing that was a downfall was the there was two large parties the were extremely load while I was trying to have A quite romantic Birthday lunch for my wife, the hostess counteracted by trying to move us to a quieter location and also served us comp. champagne with out us saying a word. The food was awesome, the hostess and server were very attentive and the view was great. Overall it was still a great evening.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2008

The food, service and the view of the vineyard were all great!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2008

This was for my Mom's birthday, but no one wished her a happy birthday!
We did enjoy being there, and will go again, this time with my husband for dinner. The view was lovely, and Mom loved it. Service was great, as was everything there.
I will come again.

Victoria M. Chafee

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2008

The food was WONDERFUL! We didn't get any service when we first arrived for the first 15mins. but after we had gotten a waitress's attention we had grest service from then on. I would DEFINITELY go back for the food, it was to DIE FOR!!!

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2008

Our party of 4 enjoyed the experience, service and the great food.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2008

This was our first time, met friends there for lunch, enjoyed it very much, staff were very nice.

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1.0Dined on March 23, 2008

ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE AND OVERPRICED FROM BEGINNING TO END. WORST EASTER BRUNCH WE HAVE EVER HAD. FOOD APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN COOKED IN SOMEONE'S HOUSE & BROUGHT TO THE VENUE IN TUPPERWARE. BLAND AND BORING. ENTIRE STAFF WAS CLUELESS, FROM THE HOSTESS TO THE WAITRESS. ON TOP OF EVERYTHING ELSE, THEY TRIED TO CHARGE US FOR GLASS OF SPARKLING WINE WHICH HAD BEEN ADVERTISED AS COMPLIMENTARY!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2008

The Easter Brunch food was delicious. However, the price was very, very, very expensive. This brunch should have been priced somewhere between $30 to $35, especially in light of the fact that only one glass of champagne was provided.
We would not consider revisiting this place at those kind of prices for what was provided.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2008

After brunching at landmark places in San Diego, La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe, at the same price point, our group had high expectations. It was very new and I hope that they are able to have a brunch that is in-line with these other places.

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1.0Dined on March 23, 2008

very disappointed in food and cost of menu. Selections were few it was a small buffet for the 55.00/person chicken and turkey were dry there were no crab legs as stated.
Were were incredibly disappointed with the overall experience and will not be going back again. We would NOT recommend this buffet to others at the current cost. It should have been 30-35.00 per person. not 55.00.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2008

The winery sits atop a hill, and does offer a great view. For the $55 per person price, I felt that the buffet was very limited in offerings. They offered 2 types of green salad - a ceaser and a spring mix, and one pasta salad. They had a single 10"x14" cheese board, with a couple of mini wheels of cheese, a single small fruit tray (10"x14") a limited omelet station, single carving station with a whole turkey of beef round, mashed potatoes, salmon (a tray of smoked, and some baked steaks)and a very modest dessert table.
Being a winery, they did have a great wine list, for purchase.
The Easter buffet did only include a single glass of Champagne; but you still paid the full price if you had non-drinkers in your group.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2008

Their Easer brunch was very nice. Nice set up and selection.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2008

I have eaten there 3 times and have loved the experience. The service staff is by far the most attentive group I have ever met! They are always polite, respectful, fun! The food is always great! It's just a really, really perfect location with amazing views.

It's an overall excellent place for a casual or romantic event. Perfetto!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2008

We expected Sunday brunch but found upon seating they did not serve brunch. The food was good and the waitress kind and extremely accommodating. The view of the vineyards was breathtaking. We however were disappointed in the fake flowers and grass throughout the wine tasting and wedding areas. We were told they had lots of rain and couldn’t keep fresh flowers or grass. Hopefully this will change because the vineyard was one of the most breathtaking and looking at the fake flowers and grass really took away from the ambiance.

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