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About Pinnacle Restaurant - Falkner Winery
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 Prime Rib Special. Each weekend Chef Jason will prepare amazing dishes, starting Jan 5-7th: Oven Roasted w/Kosher salt & Rosemary, served w/Parsnip puree, petite carrots & an Amante Au Jus, Jan 12-14th: House rubbed & Oven Roasted with Roasted Garlic mashed potatoes, Grilled Asparagus & a Green Peppercorn Demi-Glace.
Temecula, CA 92591
Mediterranean, Seafood, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: In the Pinnacle Dining Room: Daily 11:30am - 3:30pm
Rancho California Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
Pinnacle Restaurant - Falkner Winery Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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).
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.
We have been to Pinnacle restaurant several times before. The food is always exceptional, the view is amazing (somewhat reminds us of Tuscany) and there are many wine selections to go with any item on the menu. It was a quiet, relaxing lunch spot this time; in the past we have visited on a weekend and it has sometimes been too busy and energetic for us. LOVE THIS PLACE!
I have been to the pinnacle several times in the past for lunch with friends, we come here because they have tables, a nice view, great hamburgers and other dishes, good service and great wine. We also buy several bottles or wine before leaving. I only gone during the week when it's not too busy so we can talk. All and all myself and my friends agree it's a great place for lunch.
I have eaten there several times and have never been disappointed. I have come with friends, and have brought friends. I have never had a problem with reservations and have always managed a window seat for my guests. The views of the vineyards and the valley from this vantage point are excellent.
The food, service, and ambiance are excellent. Staff are attentive, knowledgable and well-trained. They cater to your every need. I highly recommend this place for a romantic lunch or dinner.
BTW-I recommend that you become a Wine Club Member. The benefits are fabulous!
By far the best restaurant in wine country. We are from orange county and decided to do wine tasting in Temecula. We have been a few times, but we came across this gem. They have a new chef who prepares Mediterranean style food. We recommend the scallop small plate and the Baja Striped Seabass. My boyfriend had their special double bone in Duroc Pork chop..he absolutely loved it. Our server paired their Falkner wines with each course for us and we ended with their zinfandel port and house made chocolate divinity. The energy here is upbeat and the views are spectacular. It is so hot this time of year and we were very happy they offered air conditioning as most of the wineries dining is outside. We cant wait to come back next month for their Branzino Seabass specials!!
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