Pinnacle Restaurant - Falkner Winery

4.3
804 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 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 Swordfish Special prepared by Chef Jason. Starting June 1st – 3rd Grilled Swordfish marinated in Garlic & herbs w/ Saffron Rice, roasted asparagus topped w/ lemon caper butter; June 8th – 10th; Seared Blackened Swordfish w/ a cilantro and lime cream & corn salsa, roasted fingerling potatoes; June 15th – 17th Pan Seared Swordfish w/ a Creamy Romesco Sauce, grilled zucchini, & herbed mashed potatoes; June 22nd – 24th Grilled Swordfish w/ a rice pilaf, roasted garlic broccolini, & a Mediterranean Tapenade.


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
What 804 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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3.8
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food to go with your favorite Falkner wine. Panoramic view overlooking the wine field. The Falkner winery is right next door. Service was excellent. Will definitely come back and recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wanted to eat there many times but couldn't quite schedule. Our party was not disappointed. View and food were simply wonderful..Staff efficient and friendly....Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

It was Father’s Day so service was not as good as we would have liked. When you ask a waiter how his day has been and he tells you not very good you already prepare yourself.... The food seemed like it may have been cooked ahead, the octopus was very mushy. Luckily we have been here before so hopefully this was just one of those off days. It actually wasn’t even that crowded so I can’t really blame it on being too busy. We’ll be back though, the view is great!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Fathers Day

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

this was my third visit. the food is between good and passable. Pricey! Way too much salt in the lobster salad sandwich served on dry bread. Very good daily soup. Burger was cooked perfectly and enjoyed. Pasta was overcooked.They probably need a real chef. The setting is intriguing although it fails to include vineyards in the view which is why you go to begin with. I like the efficient, feisty waitstaff.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Everything was very good, including (of course) the wine.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Enjoyed the tasting room location. The restaurant was much too loud for any kind of conversation. Food was good but pricey. The waiter was attentive.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We have been to this restaurant and had good experiences in the past. We dined on May 26. Our wine and appetizer arrived promptly. However, we waited 30-45 minutes for our entrees. The manager brought them over to us and explained that there was a large party that they were taking care of. Our food looked like it had been sitting under the heat lamps. Upon tasting our food, my scallops were stone cold, the antipasto salad was gummy and stuck together and the salad with filet was wilted and the steak was over-cooked. We did point this ALL out to the manager when she returned to our table and she looked at us as if we were speaking a foreign language. No apology or offer to "re-do" the meals, discount etc. I have never witnessed such terrible customer service and this is not a "cheap" meal. I have sent in a review to the manager and on yelp and have not heard from the staff! VERY disappointing.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Delicious food! Attentive servers. Good wine! Accommodating staff.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I have taken my wife and family to this for Mother’s Day to celebrate. The mimosa flight was excellent and the crab claws were awesome. The food was great and the desserts were yummy. We will be back again for tasting and dinner.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our experience was very disappointing for the Mother's Day Brunch.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The Mother’s Day brunch was just average and it was very expensive. For what they were charging, $75 a person, it should have been much better quality. The dessert table looked like cakes from Costco and the rest of the food was mediocre. The service was very good, had the brunch been between $40-$50...I probably wouldn’t have written a poor review, but $75 no way!! Not to mention the restaurant is in need of some updating.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great food, service & ambiance. Window table w/ nice view. No rush. Good time!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

A gorgeous place and great food!!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

What a wonderful lunch we had in the gorgeous dining room overlooking the vineyards of Temecula. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Nice relaxing meal.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Food was delicious! Goid portions for lunch. Nice atmosphere, a little noisy though, not great acoustics. Service was Great! Will go again.

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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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