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Foremost Wine Company, San Luis Obispo, CA

Foremost Wine Company

4.4
4.4
259 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Foremost Wine Company is a chef-driven restaurant with creative offerings prepared with thoughtfully sourced local produce and meats. The menus of chef Thomas Drahos change constantly to reflect his current inspiration and the best the season has to offer. San Luis Obispo, on the Central California Coast, offers an incredible variety of unique ingredients to inspire our chef. We are located in the charming “Creamery” complex in the heart of San Luis Obispo.

We feature an extensive international wine list as well as rare and favorite local wines and craft beer. Sharing world class food and amazing wine and beer create a memorable night to be sure. Be sure to join us in the lounge before or after dinner for that intimate glass of wine or beer.
Foremost was recently named on the list of top 100 Wine Restaurants by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 439-3410
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Thomas Drahos
  • Catering
    Choose Foremost to cater your special event. We are available for weddings, birthdays, wine pick-up parties! No event is too big or too small, we cater to your needs. Let Foremost take care of it for you! Inquire today! Events@foremostwineco.com<br />805.439.3410
  • Private party facilities
    Foremost is ready to host your next event! Our restaurant features four unique rooms equipped to best accommodate your celebration. Whether hosting a corporate event, holiday party or cocktail hour -- Foremost has you covered!
  • Private party contact
    Monica Casas: (805) 439-3410
  • Neighborhood
    San Luis Obispo
  • Cross street
    Nipomo St.
  • Parking details
    Foremost Wine Co. is located in the Creamery Building on 570 Higuera St. There is street parking as well as a parking lot behind the building off of Nipomo Street.
  • Entertainment
    Happy Hour is Tuesday - Saturday from 5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 259 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

259 Reviews
  1. CareyZ

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant closed down - cancelled our reservation without letting us know.

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  2. ReedVanR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. The service and the quality of the food were absolutely fantastic. It's not cheap, but you certainly get what you pay for here. If you are looking for inexpensive food dished out in massive oversized portions, this is not your place. If you value quality over quantity and like exploring new flavor profiles, then I think you will find this restaurant a fresh and pleasant surprise.

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  3. Sheryl

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner and the service we received from Josh was great. He was attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. The barbecue sauce on the hangar steak was delicious! The wine was good as well. Wish we lived closer because we would go there frequently. Thanks for a great dinner.

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  4. ClaireAnnette

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I enjoyed another wonderful dinner at Foremost. The waitstaff was attentive but not intrusive and shared details about all the offering on the menu. If forbidden rice is on the menu order it!!! The chef came and talked with us after dinner. We had a great experience and are looking forward to going back soon.

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  5. BobD

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was unique and superb. Who would have guessed to pair jalapeño with tuna? Yet, they pulled it off with aplomb! The caprese was great even though tomato season hasn’t really hit stride. SLO, you better support this place because it competes with the best Nor Cal wine country cuisine!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter did not come to the table until after our appetizers arrived. Fortunately the host brought us drinks & put in the appetizer order (after we sat there for 10 minutes). The appetizers were quite good - stone fruit salad & oysters on toast- but the entrees were mediocre - overcooked halibut. The waiter had a very difficult time understanding we wanted no starches just extra veggies with the entrees. The 2nd drinks arrived toward the end of the meal. Come on - there were only three other parties dining there that night. Our entrees were served to another table causing another delay. Service really needs to be improved. The ambiance is charming. Wine list was pleasing.

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  7. Cwildo

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good if you are looking for a wide wine list. The food took forever considering we were the only ones in the place. I ordered the steak and the first bite was pure gristle and fat. They replaced the entire steak. The empanadas were delicious. The waiter didn't know anything about the 2 ciders they carried. Came here with a gift certificate and I wouldn't return. If I had paid for the meal myself I would have been very disappointed and upset. Not all that. Definitely needs work on their food. Fancy but not worth the price or wait.

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  8. cyndih

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and super fresh food. We had a great experience!

    1 person found this helpful

  9. JenniferT

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal. Hadn't been here in years and it was a marked improvement. New chef is amazing.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a Graduation dinner there and the service was phenomenal, food was phenomenal and ambience was phenomenal!!. I would rate this one, if not the best restaurant in SLO

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Foremost Wine Company is rated 4.4 stars by 259 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Foremost Wine Company

570 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Nipomo St.
  • Neighborhood
    San Luis Obispo
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Foremost Wine Co. is located in the Creamery Building on 570 Higuera St. There is street parking as well as a parking lot behind the building off of Nipomo Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Thomas Drahos
  • Entertainment
    Happy Hour is Tuesday - Saturday from 5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 439-3410
  • Catering
    Choose Foremost to cater your special event. We are available for weddings, birthdays, wine pick-up parties! No event is too big or too small, we cater to your needs. Let Foremost take care of it for you! Inquire today! Events@foremostwineco.com<br />805.439.3410
  • Private party facilities
    Foremost is ready to host your next event! Our restaurant features four unique rooms equipped to best accommodate your celebration. Whether hosting a corporate event, holiday party or cocktail hour -- Foremost has you covered!
  • Private party contact
    Monica Casas: (805) 439-3410
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