JUSTIN Downtown

4.6
139 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
***The JUSTIN Downtown Tasting Room is delighted to invite you back to enjoy outdoor service for Tastings Daily by Reservation from 12pm -6pm! Enjoy a Taste of The Restaurant at JUSTIN with a brand new Small Bites Menu available daily 12pm -6pm. Please note that our maximum group size is 6 guests at this time. Thank you!***

Taste through a selection of our award-winning Bordeaux-style wines, including winery-exclusive releases, in our Featured Flight or enjoy your favorites by the Glass or Bottle.

While you explore our world famous vintages, enjoy a taste of The Restaurant at JUSTIN, considered one of the finest winery restaurants in California. Our Culinary Team has designed a menu featuring small bites to be enjoyed along side our award winning wines.





Experiences

  • Downtown Tasting Reservation

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a tasting flight of our award-winning JUSTIN wines at our beautiful Downtown Tasting Room location. We currently offer outdoor tasting by reservation. ***NEW*** Per current state and county guidelines, we are delighted to offer indoor seating with an entree purchase from our seasonal menu. We look forward to seeing you soon!
  • Chocolate Paired Tasting

    $60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Available daily at the Estate and Downtown Tasting Rooms $60 Non-Members | $20 Members Enjoy a tasting of our wines with a stunning selection of handcrafted chocolates made by our JUSTIN pastry chef and specifically paired with each wine by our Sommelier and Culinary teams. Delight your taste buds with complex flavor profiles in this unique educational and decadent chocolate lover’s experience.
What 139 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made our lunch reservation with wine tasting for downtown Paso. Outdoor Covid lunch was a great treat for a Sunday afternoon. The meal and wine complimented each other to our delight. Our server, the wines and food was a wonderful finish to our Paso wine tasting weekend! Thank you JUSTIN

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Ronk
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chocolate tasting/pairing is amazing. Highly recommend!

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and wine were great. Service very attentive.

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SeanZ
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will go again!! Thank you George!! Everything was great!

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vipKala01
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

They didn’t serve food when we went so that was disappointing. The reserve wines are always fantastic and our server was great!

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viphanaya
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They were very friendly at JUSTIN and paid attention to detail with us. They communicated the special characters of each wine and my partner and I enjoyed our time. The chef was not working today so unfortunately we couldn’t enjoy their food. But we did enjoy the charcuterie and crackers.

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Funandfood
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Great service, due to co-vid just not the same experience.

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JennP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since we are now having to enjoy some thngs outside, Justin did a fabulous job at the outdoor Wine tasting experience. Food was fabulous, the employees were friendly and knowledgeable. Awesome experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and outgoing

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cesarv
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Too cold outside and noisy from the street.

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JeremiahS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. I hope we get her again in the future

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RyanA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got some shared plates and it was well presented and tasted great. Can't wait to go back and try more!

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MartinS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We only drank their wine flight (which was great) so this is not regards to the food, but the service was great and the outside seating was enjoyable and spread out.

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ToddP
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We had a great wine and chocolate tasting experience. We look forward to doing it again very soon.

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CaraL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Friendly and fun! Outdoor dining felt safe. Good wine and nice humus plate.

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cbacci
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, wines and location. Did not have any food, but no doubt it is great.

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Kevinb
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The location is perfectly situated downtown near the park. There are a number of shops and restaurants nearby. The wines are well know and stand up against any in the world. I highly recommend the chance to enjoy the ambiance and surroundings.

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JodieV
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely afternoon. Wonderful experience with the wine and chocolate Valentine pairing.. Terry was over the top great personality. Tentative and so sweet to take our cases out to our vehicle that was right out front of the winery tasting room. Thank you so much would definitely recommend!

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AnthonyA
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The general experience is not what we expected. After a pleasurable experience one week before, we expected the same. However, this was not the case. We had Priscilla as our server then someone else took over. Priscilla was great! I knew our experience would be what we were expecting. However, when the other person took over (Terri?), things went downhill. She was hurried and not attentive. Priscilla came by the table to see how things were going and we told her we didn't get all of our food, the new server was slow and didn't explain the wines.

I'm marking this bad experience as an anomaly and one that I know should not happen again (this was our third visit in the last 4 months--both of which were out of this world).

I can't say enough about Priscilla and her great attention to her clients/customers. I truly wish we could have had her for our entire experience. Perhaps next time.

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viplanalee45
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun time and Carson was great

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolute great time. They were very careful with the Covid situation. Checked our temperatures and kept us 6ft apart. Our waitress was so attentive and lovely. The only thing that was a little inconvenient, and it’s a super small detail, where they sat us on the sidewalk they didn’t have any umbrellas to block the sun and it was pretty warm that day but we were fine. Just for future consideration 🙂

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viplanalee45
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George was great and very friendly. love the new outdoor set up! Will be back again soon.

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Marissa
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and knowledgeable service, unforgettable wine and food - JUSTIN is a must!

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QueenTonia
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Justin, amazing wine! The cost to taste for non members is way too high, $40 per person.

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PaulaP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a good as could be for outside seating. Prices are a bit high for tastings.

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JulieP
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Priscilla. She was absolutely fantastic! She was very knowledgeable about the wines and could not have been friendlier or more warm. We are locals and had not been to Justin for quite some time. The mines were very very good and Priscilla made our visit!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE our Priscilla! Her smile can’t be hidden by a mask, she always makes us feel so welcome. It’s so refreshing to have such a “normal” experience during these trying times. Ps. The reserve Tempranillo is currently my favorite on the menu

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jules
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Friends and I got a pre-dinner reservation and had a great time. Staff was attentive and we got cheese/cracker appetizers which were good. We ordered the wine flight and loved the Justin varieties Would recommend!!

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KIRBYM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and information George provided to us was outstanding! We ended up joining the exclusive membership as well as buying several bottles of wine. Great experience, will be back!

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EmbrietteH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first experience at the downtown tasting room (previously have been to the winery). We came for our wine society pickup and decided to try the wine and chocolate pairing. It was sublime. I have never tasted chocolate so good in my life. I first became interested in Justin when a friend gave me a glass of Isoceles, but never have I been to a winery where every single wine - red, rose, and white - all are amazingly good. Top notch - and well worth the price (probably worth much more, but thankful the prices are not out of reach).

Our waiter was great - kind, prompt, and talkative. I only gave him 4 instead of 5 stars because no one can compare to the waiter we had at our very first visit to Justin.

Paso Robles downtown is a cute little place, tons of restaurants and wineries, great for walking around. Justin faces the park, which is very clean and well-designed and made for great scenery. Reminded me of small-town America getting ready for the holidays.

All in all, a great experience. We look forward to coming back for our next wine society pick up!

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Winelover
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine! It is a bit pricy for tasting unless you are a member. Great member benefit if you live in town.

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MichaelQ
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

George was extremely pleasant!
Very knowledgeable about the Justin Estate and the beginning of Justin’s endeavors. The food was amazing and the wine paired perfectly. I enjoy both the Estate and Downtown visit. The only downfall is competing with all other wine club members for a spot of greatness.

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christined
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our Server was an absolute joy! She was very knowledgeable and involved. It was a little chaotic with the outdoor seating as Paso can get very busy this time of year. Not a fan of the Rose at all, I wish they would offer an option to replace one of the wines in the flight tasting. I will always be a Justin Fan, I’m just more of a red wine fan.

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The employees that greeted us were not very friendly. Did not make us feel welcome at all.

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Chucki
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and wine were great, Teri was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Setup was the best it could be considering the circumstances.

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AmbrosM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! The food was wonderful- good portions for sharing! Wine and service was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The staff were rude

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TinaB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service! We had an amazing chocolate pairing that was delicious!

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vipMomof3
San Diego
146 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service ! Our server was amazing ! We had the peppers, rosemary truffle fries and the sliders . A great flight of wine that helped us figure out the bottle to purchase for lunch - Cab of course !

We purchased a reserve Malbec that the server had us taste - we got three bottles it was so good

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience4

Where do we start?! 🥂 We had George as our wine guy , right as they opened at noon on Friday. He was lovely, wines were lovely. Joined the wine club, bought lots of extra. Couldn't say enough good things about JUSTIN.
Only gave the food one star, for the simple reason that we did not order any! It didn't give us the option to skip it so we put one star.. yet we know the chocolate tasting was perfect. Their in-house pastry chef/chocolatier is more than incredible!!

FAQs

JUSTIN Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 591-3224.

JUSTIN Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.