Pinnacle Restaurant - Falkner Winery

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Located in beautiful Temecula Wine Country, The Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery offers breathtaking panoramic views from its hilltop setting. Dine indoors in their glass enclosed dining room 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 Duroc Pork special. 2/1-2/3: Duroc Pork Chop Seasoned & Charbroiled with Rosemary Red Potatoes, Grilled Zucchini & Cream Sauce. 2/8-2/10: Duroc Pork Chop Seared & Oven Roasted with Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Broccolini & a Wild Mix Mushroom Cream Sauce. 2/15-2/17: Marinated Duroc Pork Chop Grilled with Whipped Potatoes, Braised Red Cabbage & a Mustard cream Sauce. 2/22-2/24: Grilled Duroc Pork Chop with Jicama Salad, Sautéed Corn and Pasilla Chile, Topped with a Pineapple, Bacon BBQ Sauce.
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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2010
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I cannot recommend this restaurant. We made a reservation several days in advance. We arrived on time; however, no one was willing to honor our reservation. Furthermore, we were told that the restaurant was about to close for the day -- that was around noon on Valentine's Day. The hostess sent us back even though we showed her a copy of our reservation. Her entire attitude and demeanor was unacceptable. This restaurant is not worth your time and effort.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2010
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and the atmosphere was outstanding, we sat in the outside balcony and the view was remarkable. This was truly a wonderful experience and I can't wait to go back!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2010
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

I can't speak for normal meals, rather we ate here for Valentines. The lighting was initially extremely bright and then finally they figured out how to dim the lights, which flickered from time to time. The wine was so so, my crab bisque was luke warm, the filet mignon was unimpressive. What made up for the lack of quality food was the service and the accommodating nature of the waitress to offer me a special wine sample that was not offered on the menu, as well as allowing me to enjoy a cheese cake dessert versus the chocolate decadence cake, due to my distaste for chocolate. I was disappointed in the experience for the price. I will not recommend this restaurant, nor the wine tasting and I will not be returning to this venue.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2010
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Portions were fine, small is nice for once, food was good but did not blow us away. Prices were high.. can get more exciting food for the high price elswhere. You could put music down stairs while people wait, maybe stage the loading of the restuarant by staggering the seating times by a few minutes.. so people don't have to stand in line on the stairway.. may be a hazard for high heels. Over all, nice place.

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Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a romantic lunch at the Pinnacle restaurant. We had requested a table by the window and we had a beautiful view overlooking the vineyards. The service was perfect, and the food and wine were awesome.

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Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2010
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and the food at Pinnacle Restaurant were exceptional. The view of the valley from the restaurant was outstanding.

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Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2010
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Pinnacle was the best dining experience that we've had in a long time and very reasonably priced for the quality of food and wine. The view was splendid, as well. I'm looking forward to my next visit.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2010
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lots on the plus side: Ambiance was casual, relaxed, and not too noisy on the day we went, although the acoustics could result in a din when it's a full house. The food was very good, particularly the chicken with herbs, the corn chowder and the fluffy cheesecake which came as advertised: A not too dense concoction with just the appropriate richness. The signature lobster mac and cheese was a true comfort dish, nothing fancy but satisfying. The service was attentive without being overbearing. The view is breathtaking, particularly at the right time of year. Could be perfect for a romantic dinner or a relaxed lunch on the patio when the winds die down.

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KB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2010
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Menu has enough variety to please everyone. Food was fresh and delicious! The balance of portion was spot on and we all felt that we had great value as well. The winemaker and owner was there and very attentive. We loved it and will definitely come back.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2010
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

After being seated we waited an hour and a half for lousy, luke warm food served on a shaky card table. Very noisy for a special occasion, like we were celebrating. The view and cabernet were very nice.

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Pinnacle was a delightful experience. Besides the spectacular view, the food is heavenly and the service is top notch. One of us always orders the lobster mac & cheese. This time we also enjoyed the mushroom trio soup and crab cake sliders. Pairing the soup & sliders make a nice alternative to ordering an entree. One of our friends ordered a special - mahi mahi - and had only positive remarks, or affirmative murmurs, between bites. Bonus: with our wine club membership, the food bill gets discounted 10% and all wine by the glass or bottle is 50% off.

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CK
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this restaurant! Food is delicious and service is always terrific.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2009
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing overall dining experience!

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2009
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious! I had the Ahi burger, which was cooked perfectly and the Santa Barbara Salad. The staff was exceptional. We had such a plesant lunch.

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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2009
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was very slow, but the view is phenomenal so the wait was pleasurable. If anyone is seated on the deck, and it's chilly, *don't* sit near the door unless you want to get blasted with air every time a server goes in/out the door.

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r
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2009
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice menu. Nice view. Nice service. Went during week for lunch. Had 1/2 price off bottles of wine. A good deal for that. Would go again.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was great!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been to Pinnacle Restaurant before and have very much enjoyed the lunch there. Because it was busy, the service was a little slow, however the waitress we had was very personable and attentive. The food was great. The venue is outstanding.

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Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2009
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy dining at the Pinnacle when I'm out in wine country. The food is delicious, the view is brilliant and the wine rounds out a perfect outing. I've always had terrific service.

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LB
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2009
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Had the burger, and frankly was disappointed. If your going to name a dish after the owner, make sure its fresh…the burger was from a frozen patty …I asked for it to be medium …and it was way overcooked. My suggestions, if you’re going to offer a burger, make it from fresh ground beef. The wine was very good I particularly enjoyed the Chardonnay.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2009
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent in every aspect... food, wine and service ...beautiful building overlooking the vineyard!

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great experience. The view is marvelous while having a great meal paired with the perfect wine.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2009
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, fantastic view, waitress a bit overworked.

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Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2009
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service & Scenic View. I was very impressed.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wait staff was spectacular. Tina, Marco, and a new employee took excellent care of my party of 8 which grew from a reservation for 6. The food was excellent and everyone had nothing but rave reviews following lunch. One couple in the party return to the Pinnacle routinely during the month and are very familiar with the menu. They have the same lunch items each time they visit.

Thank you for the opportunity to praise your Pinnacle Staff.

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Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The winery is in a very pretty location...lunch was wonderful, and we enjoyed going over to the tasting room as well. We would go again...very nice!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not my first trip to the Pinnacle restaurant. I was there for lunch with five friends on June 14th, three from Orange County and two from Banning. They were all impressed with my choice for lunch and would like to meet there again. The food was delicious and the service excellent. I definately am a regular customer.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2009
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great view and great food, but service was a little slow.

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San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2009
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of our favorite stops when traveling to Temecula for lunch!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2009
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the nicer Winery restaurants in Temecula, and not overpriced

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was excellent, the music was a bit too loud for conversation, but enjoyed it!

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2009
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The brunch did not have a lot of offerings considering they charged $55.00 per person. Plus the set up was not very good.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2009
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for Mother's Day brunch. Overpriced.. Selection was very limited considering the cost at $50 per person. Scenery is a plus as its perched on top of a hill in Temecula wine country. Perhaps, dinner experience may differ.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2009
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

For Mothers Day they were expensive for what they offered. Service was slow for only 3/4 of the restauant being full. Only the first drink was included. I would not recomend this restaurant for Mothers Day next year.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place. Great food, good wine and excellent service.

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CK
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had lunch the week before Mother's Day for our early Mother's Day out.
Food was fabulous and the service was fantastic.
Thoroughly enjoyed our day and even went to the winery for some wine tasting.
Great day!

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Houston
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good food & service; excellent view of vineyards.

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Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2009
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The wine is extremely good and the view of the winery from the restaurant is amazing!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2009
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Easter Brunch was not what I had expected. It was not worth the price although I appreciate our waitress taking off 2 meals and the wine. The chefs were not professional. The didn't know how to make an omelet and there could have been a larger set up and variety of food. I will not be back to the restaurant but still love the luscious lips wine.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2009
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The view is spectacular and service tremendous! The food was good and very reasonable for the wine country. My only recommend is to spice up the menu a bit (it's a little blah) and pay more attention to the food details. For example, I had the Ahi Tuna Burger, and while the fish and flavors were tasty, the bun was extremely dry. But overall was a nice experience and I'll go again.

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