JUSTIN Downtown

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69 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
***Due to Governor's order, the JUSTIN Downtown Tasting Room is currently closed for tastings but open daily 12pm -6pm for Wines by the Glass & Bottle and Small Bites. We are also offering Wine Purchase To Go and Curbside Pick Up. Call 805.591.3225 to place your order. ***

Elegant, stylish and modern, our new space captures the essence of JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery.

Try a selection of our award-winning Bordeaux-style wines, including winery-exclusive releases, in our Featured Flight or 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.



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  • Small Bites & Wines by the Glass & Bottle

    Starting Jul 28, 2020 · Sun - Sat 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    We are excited to announce al fresco sidewalk seating at our beautiful Downtown Paso Robles location! Enjoy small bites from The Restaurant at JUSTIN and enjoy our award-winning JUSTIN wines by the glass or the bottle in the beautiful Central Coast weather. We look forward to seeing you soon!
What 69 people are saying
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LoriM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were only ones in the place and our server was constantly answering phone- she served all wines at one time for our flight, but gave no explanation of the wines. She was pleasant, but very expensive and not at all an educational experience for your wines.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is quality stuff and it’s worth every penny.

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MJensen
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! The wine was the absolute best. A little pricey but worth it for sure!

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NativeWino
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vernon was so kind, knowledgeable and welcoming! We felt safe with the clean, 6ft apart tables and dividers. We liked having our own private tasting table!

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RockC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The tasting room was very quiet. All COVID protocols were in place. We felt safe there. we would have liked more interaction with the staff, however.

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vipBobbyD
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Justin wines always a cut above. Disappointing that there is no food pairing and/or a cheese pairing at a minimum, however, Justin wines are incredibly enjoyable all in their own. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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KrystalA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vern was awesome! Made our experience exceptional.

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vipDickaroo
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful space and nice experience, with beautiful presentation of great wines and food. My only disappointment was there was zero dialog about the wines with the onsite staff.
We had excellent discussions at Booker & Epoch, with the staff, regarding vintages, tastes, smells flavors, etc. Justin was more like dining at a restaurant. Perhaps that was the direction given to the staff due to Covid.
Cheers!

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Brenna
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious cheese/charcuterie platter, wines always delish there, but pricey. Tables private.

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lifeonthesly
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine was delicious as always. Excellent service!
(They had a very professional setup given the restrictions due to covid; dividers placed between tables, with minimal disruption to the interior design, and the servers wore gloves and masks.)

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JohnN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great tasting. Both the wine and food were delicious. Great place to enjoy all of Justin’s wine.

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viplanalee45
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vern was great with our group, very patient. Good wine.

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BrittniB
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time and great wine! Loved the truffle popcorn!

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vipjstai72
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience and service. Food was also excellent.

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NotDub
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In these days of covid-19, many things have had to change, and wine tasting is one of them. Hats off to Justin, for they have done an admirable job of adjusting their tasting room to these new requirements. You can't just drop in, you have to make a reservation ahead of time. when we arrived we were shown to a private table and appropriate distance from other neighboring tables, and the layout was very comfortable. Our server was very friendly and helpful, and as Justin members, our tasting with complimentary. they have a small food menu, as is also required these days, and the Panini we had was tasty; I wouldn't come for the food, but it was certainly good enough to enjoy this part of the experience. Overall, if you like Justin wine you will not be disappointed by the adjustments to the traditional tasting process required.

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vipRonen
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine, good service and lovely snacks. The menu is augmented—I hope—due to COVID-19, but was still tasty. I really missed the blue cheese sliders. This is a modern place to enjoy wine in the downtown Paso area; hands down the best wine lounge in the downtown area. The current situation had the atmosphere a little slower than normal, which worked nice for an early evening visit. The hidden gem was some of the library wines that were available.

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LynneK
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raphael was wonderful. Very knowledgeable. Love going to Justin downtown.

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vipSRKR
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love all of Justin wines and was not disappointed during my first visit! Food, service & wine were spectacular!

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DanielaD
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Tried snacking on the popcorn but it was SUPER salty so we were unable to enjoy it. Wine was ok but not good enough for us to return to. We were the only party there and received very little service. No interaction or explanation of the wines from the hosts, only a menu and pamphlet was provided. The ambiance of the place was really nice but the lack of personal service really outweighs it.

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was a wonderful wine tasting experience. We learned a lot about Justin wines and were extremely happy with the service that we received.

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vipKimP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and delicious wine!

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Gen5co
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Snack items were pretty minimal. I guess I'm spoiled from visiting the Society Lounge and having the amazing cheese pairing with the tasting.

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vipcheval
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Not worth the time to visit. Service not that great.

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vipBrett
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice to be back tasting wine again after the quarantine. Thank you!

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KarenL
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We are more in favor of visiting vineyards as opposed to tasting rooms. They were very accommodating given they had just opened on limited seatings after the stay at home orders. The atmosphere was quiet and very modern. The wines were not as good as I remembered especially at $20/glass

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TracieF
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience! We weren't sure what to expect since it was the first weekend of reopening, but it exceeded our expectations! Carson was a very attentive and patient server for our group! Wine was excellent!!!

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VictorC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine great service! Definitely recommend!!!!

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PatriciaM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Kids should not be allowed to occupy a entire table while parents enjoy drinking. Kids were loud w little parent supervision

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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Michelley
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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KaraR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Incredible service! There was a delay getting our French fries and they comped the entire meal. They went way beyond necessary to compensate for the delay.

Wine room is very nice and it was nice to do the wine tasting with food

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vipjoand
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Rafael was extremely helpful about the we nes

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vipproptupskunk
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to the tasting room downtown! They were a little short staffed the night we were there but the lady that was helping us did an excellent job considering it looked like she was the only one working. Wines are always consistently delicious and the appetizers were excellent! We will have to try the sliders next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine are both delicious here. Less busy than the main Justin site but we like both locations.

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vipRonen
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best wine in downtown Paso! The downtown tasting room offers the same quality pours you get at the vineyard with the convenience of being downtown. The room is sleek and modern, with surprisingly comfortable seating (make a reservation if you want to sit during peak hours).

The place was slammed, but the friendly staff made sure to keep our wine tastings on track. My wife and I each selected a glass to enjoy with our light snack. The menu is limited, but very tasty. Each dish seemed to pair perfectly with their suggested pairing.

The tasting fee is pretty high; but you are tasting quality and expensive wine. Worth the price.

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vipHallieA
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

From my first phone call for directions, to the awkward uncomfortable few confusing minutes we spent in the cold, empty room, the only thing I can say is their service was consistent. Consistently poor. No table ready for our "seated tasting experience", though the only souls in the place were the two behind the counter. Credit to the young man, he at least acknowledged our presence. The woman did not do much as squeek, smile or greet us in any way. We were told we could stand for our tasting and they do NOT do pairings. After more questioning they do indeed offer selections of cheese, charcuterie and I believe a few appetizers, which is what we were expecting, paired with a tasting, or flight. I don't know what he meant, "We don't offer pairings, but you can sit at a table if you want", and by this point was not feeling any desire to spend my hard earned money in this establishment. They need to remove the booking option from Open Table or educate the employees on their "Seated tasting options".

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vipJGrib
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We made an Open Table reservation 6 months ago and were disappointed to see the tasting room closed when we arrived. The Tasting Room manager responded to our message and graciously invited us to come back free of charge.

We returned this past weekend and were greeted by the lovely Terri. It was hectic and busy with the downtown event going on but she made us feel right at home! She guided us through the tasting and even shared a bonus pour with us. The wines were delicious! Tasting room was modern, bright and very different than any others we had seen in Paso. We did not get to try the food but look forward to on another visit.

We also have to give Terri kudos for deftly dealing with an inebriated young man that insisted on a tasting even though he needed no more alcohol. Terri was gracious and professional, even when he was rude and inappropriate. She is awesome!

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OCFoodie10
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rafael was a fantastic host. He was perfect for our group of girls. I would definitely go, the wine is fantastic, the food is good and the staff is exceptional.

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vipInlandjetstream
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Wine, and service!

FAQs

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

JUSTIN Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.