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Pinnacle Restaurant - Falkner Winery

4.5
788 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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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 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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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Cream of mushroom soup and Brussel sprouts are outstanding. Lunch sandwiches and dinners vary in value, quality and taste.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Amazing Views! The food was spectacular. This made my hubby's birthday so special.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Anniversary

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Very strange smell when we walked into the restaurant. The hostess was not particularly welcoming. The food was mediocre, at best. 4 of us had 4 different meals and no one was very impressed.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Our reservation was for 2:00 on Open Table but the restaurant called and asked us to come earlier because “we’re closing at 3:00 to set up for a private event and don’t want you to feel rushed” . She said a 1:45 reservation should be fine. We arrived at 1:25 but we weren’t seated until 1:55 and our food wasn’t delivered until 2:30. Just at that moment a large crew arrived and began taking down tables, stacking & moving chairs, making a racket, obliterating the view, and generally ruining our lunch.

Had I been told set up would begin at 2:30 I would have canceled my reservation and they wouldn’t be getting this poor review.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We have been to Pinnacle on several occasions and never been disappointed. This visit was no exception, two of us chose the Sea Bass and it was outstanding I ate every single thing on my plate. The third person with us ordered the Mediterranean Chicken and that too was absolutely delicious. Our biggest problem was actually choosing which dish to order at the beginning, there are so many great choices, there were a couple of dishes that we have had in the past and we were tempted to order again but this time decided to try something different - we were all glad that we did.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We planned a lunch for seven , while wine tasting , on a Saturday. Everything was great- and it was a perfect place to bring out of town guests. Pinnacle food was very California- really good burger, salads, and sandwiches. We were worried that lunch would take too much time away from out=r day of wine tasting. But, the service was great- and we continued our wine experience with terrific wine from their Faulkner menu. I would highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Three of us had lunch before wine tasting. The burger was great as well as the turkey club. Fries were nice and crispy!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food is great. I had pasta primavera with chicken breast. My husband had BLT sandwich. It has 2 big sandwiches and barbecue fries. Our server, Silvana provided good service.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Only open for a limited number of hours each day so plan this one for lunch. The view is great and the menu is very good. Try the Spanish octopus; its great. Our server was helpful but focused almost totally on my wife barely acknowledging that I was there, rude.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This restaurant just gets better and better! You simply must try the Brussel Sprout appetizer, I know it sounds odd but it is to die for, even if you do not like veggies! Lovely views and great ambiance with some really great wines make this a great treat that doesn't break the bank!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We enjoyed the Valentine's Day lunch special and have a lovely time. Great views, excellent food and friendly service. The Pinnacle is first rate.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

After dining head to the tasting room

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We visited from the east coast and enjoyed lunch with a great view. The food was very good and the staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

There are a lot of restaurants at wineries in the Tecemula area. This one is at the top of the list.
The menu leaves little to be desired. Heavy on seafood choices, with several

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Very enjoyable!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The Pinnacle is in a lovely location with great views. It's open floorplan makes it a bit noisy if there happens to be a large or noisy party near by. The food was great, our server was rushed but fairly attentive and we will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

A great way to sit and savor something delicious while on a wine tasting day in Temecula. A little noisy on the Saturday we visited, with a large birthday party and a wedding!

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

We were able to use our points from Falkner Winery for a delicious meal for 4. Each of us had delicious, fresh pasta and seafood options with a great view. They even take the time to offer a wine pairing with each entree on the menu. We really enjoyed our meal and will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Always love lunch here. Wish they were open for dinner!! Food is always excellent and plenty. Their mushroom soup is to die for!!

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

I was celebrating a friends birthday but what a gem I have found for any celebration or just to have lunch or dinner. All was fabulous!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The corn chowder we had was superb!! I had the ahi salad and it was quite wonderful.
I have never been disappointed when we have gone to the Pinnacle restaurant.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Good food, good service and a very nice setting. This was our second visit during the holidays and we plan to return.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We loved Pinnacle!!! The view was outstanding. One of the people at another winery told us we should eat at Liones instead but I am so glad that we didn't ! First of all, the view is SPECTACULAR! I would have been happy if the food was mediocre but it wasn't! I ordered the grilled Octopus which was the best I have every had (including Olives at the Bellagio in Vegas). I was with 4 other people who ordered the Seabass (perfectly cooked) and the Vegetarian option Manicotti. Every dish was outstanding. There are many options for both vegetarians and vegans. This restaurant is a MUST for anyone visiting the Temecula wineries.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The reason why I rated the restaurant as quiet is that we arrived at 1130 and were the first guests in the door. It did get louder at the time we left which was around 230 PM and the room was only about a 1/4 full. The decor and ambiance were nice, but I could see how the room would be very loud if the room was full. The decor did enhance the echoing and the voices without anything on the walls to reduce the noise level.

The service was very good overall and our waitress was friendly.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Very spacious restaurant. The food was delicious. There were 3 not so positive outcomes, however. First, I made a reservation at 3pm. On the day of our reservation, a woman calls and said that they actually are not taking reservations at 3pm and beyond (so why was I able to make the reservation on-line? SMH!). So, I said...okay...we can come earlier. So, she said 2:45pm would be the new time. REALLY? 15 min earlier? What is the difference? Next...our waitress was mediocre. The other person helping her bring our food to the table or fill our drinks was more hospitable. Hopefully she will share the tip with him. Last but not least...I made a reservation more then a week prior and there were a lot of time slots. So, I figured...I should be able to get a table next to the window. NOPE! We ended up getting a table closer to the bar. Wow! I am sure my family and I spent at least twice as much as most of the people during that time. So, would I go back? Maybe...since all the food items we ordered were delicious. Let's hope we get the table we want and a waitress who deserves the good tip we usually leave.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

We decided to have a few small plates and wine. All three of our choices were amazing.... Paired with a Viognier. Delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was great, same for the service. But the decor needs a remodel. It looked pretty beaten up and pretty dirty.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Great ambiance. Love the wine tasting and view!!!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

My husband and I wanted an elegant lunch. Our lunch was very elegantly presented. Silvanna was our waitress and she was fabulous. We enjoyed our dining experience. Everyone was
friendly kind and gracious. We really liked the lemon twist bread. Everything was fresh and
exquisite.

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2.0Dined on November 18, 2017

On a Saturday afternoon we were celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary and Pinnacle was recommended. We were showed to our table, given water and were more or les ignored for the next 10 minutes. The restaurant was fairly crowded and noisy almost beyond toleration. That was not unexpected however. The sea bass was ok and the seafood crepe was very doughy. We were ordering desert and mentioned it was our anniversary. That was complementary. We had noted a "special occasion " in our online reservation and when we checked in. They were in the process of setting up for a wedding and were anxious for the room to be cleared. We would not return anytime on a weekend, but might give another try at a less hectic time. Would never recommend this restaurant any time on a weekend.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

This restaurant 'Pinacle Restaurant' at Falkner Winery in Temecula Valley Wine Country is one of the best. The food and service is always of the highest level. Great wine, great food, great service and great views of the surrounding vineyards from the dining room! Highly recommended...

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Much louder than expected. Food was good, but our appetizers showed up about three minutes prior to our entrees. They took them back. Ten minutes later, they brought our original entrees back. They should have prepared then again. We won't be returning.
Server was not very friendly at all and bordered on rude.

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Definitely would come back. Mushroom soup was excellent!

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

We had lunch at The Pinnacle Restaurant, which gets high marks in reviews for its views. Well, it does sit on a little hill and looks down and across to the next little hill. The hills here are covered with desert chaparral and brush. In late fall now, these are all pretty dry and brown. So the view is nice and open, but at this time of year, not the prettiest. The food was good. The signature lobster mac and cheese was just ok IMO. It is in a brown (bacon?) cheese sauce instead of the expected light cheese sauce, and had a "different" taste- not what I was expecting. The shrimp caprese salad was very good, as was the Santa Barbara salad. The service was excellent. The wine list features the winery, of course, which we had sampled and enjoyed in the tasting room (The Temecula area doesn't produce great wines, but Faulkner's are very good among them).

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

We came for a girls lunch to celebrate a birthday. Very nice restaurant and pleasant atmosphere. The decor is very plain and nothing to get excited about. Food and the wine and beer selection are good.

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4.0Dined on November 2, 2017

The view from Pinnacle restaurant is one of the best in Temecula! Had a a business lunch there with out of town clients.....they loved it! Everyone was extremely happy with the food...wine...and, service!

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2017

Pleasantly surprised.
I had one of the best hamburgers I’ve had in many years. French fries were also delicious.
Service was very good.
Can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

My husband loves the octopus dish and I always enjoy the various other options I have been working my way through. We frequently bring friends who never fail to be impressed with the view, the service and the great food. Recommend highly when you want to treat yourself to a special dining experience.

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