JUSTIN Downtown

4.6
110 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.





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  • Downtown Tasting Reservation

    Starting Oct 10, 2020
    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
    Starting Oct 23, 2020
    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 110 people are saying
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EmbrietteH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
143 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!!

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vipTravels2dine
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious wines. Great service. A Paso must experience

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ColleenC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside at an umbrella-shaded table. Downtown was bustling and it was really fun to be outside people watching! The Sliders and the Truffle Fries are AMAZING!! Favorite red was Justin Tempranillo and favorite white was the Rose. Cara was a fantastic server!

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vipNancyTX
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

We are Justin wine club members so we booked a tasting and pickup at the new downtown location. When we arrived, although we had reserved an outdoor table, we were led to a large, windowless, empty back room. Our server did change up some of our tastes per our request, but then disappeared half way through and 2 other people tried to fill in. When we tried to check out, there was confusion over getting our additional purchase pulled together and we never did get a receipt to see if we received the right discount. Giving them some slack due to Covid restrictions, but somewhat disappointing.

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CURTISJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was nice and our server Priscilla was awesome. She was very attentive.

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MelissaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We we’re running a little late, but we were taken and had a great time.

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viplanalee45
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George did an amazing job as usual. He educated us on the wines and helped with our large complicated order.

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ReneO
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location in the heart of Paso. Beautiful and modern tasting room with Indoor/outdoor seating available. Excellent service and explanation of wines. Offering wine by the glass or a flight tasting with accompanying finger foods.

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Lucy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It was fine, looked like they were understaffed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Priscilla was our server and was wonderful and knowledgeable towards the wine descriptions and recommendations. They had a harvest season tasting flight with isosceles reserve which was fantastic. Ended up join the club and buying too many bottles. This was our first stop for the day.

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ARae
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chocolate pairing was amazing!!! They’ve created something special here and I’d recommend Justin to anybody!!! Thank you Priscilla for taking such great care of us!

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viphuntsman
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin wines are always fantastic. Our experience was fun and so enjoyable. You can't go wrong with any of the selections. All great. Service was on point. The tastings kept coming and nicely spaced apart.

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MikeG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great wine, good food, relaxed setting. What more could you ask for?

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GailM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the cheese platter with our tasting awesome!! Wines were yummy- service excellent.

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vipVinolover
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the wine was phenomenal!

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JessicaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious wine. The service was truly exceptional. Wonderful overall

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LonnyN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

We had signed up for a wine tasting with small bites. When we arrived we were told the Chef had to leave. We could have left, but they offered a tasting with chocolate. It was adequate and the wine pairing disappointing. We did enjoy a glass of the Savant wine, which we purchased, but overall the tasting and setting were not that impressive.

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vipwinemanofnh
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had high expectations for visiting this new Justin restaurant and tasting room, but the covid and wildfire environment left us expecting more from this Justin establishment. Their tasting room in the vineyards was already booked, so we chose this location instead. We showed up at 1230Pm for our reservation, and were seated promptly INDOORS. A great pleasant surprise since it was already about 90 degrees outside. Albeit we did not order a tasting but rather went for the glass of wine and lunch route. My wife had the sliders and I had the prosciutto panini both came with home made air fried potato chips. We didn't know this, but we ordered the truffle fries, which were phenomenal, as usual. The sliders and panini were only ok for us. The glass of Isosceles fantastic, and my wife ordered the rose, which was also cool and refreshing on such a warm day. We did notice other tables having tastings, but the experience was very much lacking the personal touch. PLOP! Here are 4 glasses to taste and see you later, or so it appeared.....no real experience nor introduction about the wines. ( perhaps it was the covid re-training experience?). Nonetheless, go for the wines and the truffle fries, or go out to the vineyard where we had a better overall experience with the wine and food. Pricey for what it is, and we did not consider this luncheon venue a good value.

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TommyT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at downtown Justin Winery. The service was amazing and the wine was delicious. Highly recommended.

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JuliaC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been to Justin’s but I like their Wines a lot. The server Eden was extremely helpful and professional. The. Food and wine pairings were delicious! Can’t wait to come back,

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KellyG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We walked in about two hours earlier than our reservation and they were kind enough to to seat us right away. Our server was very friendly and only charged us for one of our two tastings.

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RyanRS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall our experience was great considering COVID. This was our first outing of this kind since the beginning of the Pandemic, as a couple and we were happy to find Justin was doing everything they should to keep folks safe. We as a couple decided though that we just didn't feel comfortable being out to eat/drink amongst the on going pandemic. But absolutely no reflection on Justin, but more not trusting others and just feeling like we need to stay home as much as possible. Thank you Justin for giving us a nice taste of the real world!

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johndoebro
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great location on the square. Nice on the inside. Wish it was open later.

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PasoRoblesGetaway
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Because of COVID-19 related regulations we had to seat on the outdoor area, which was fine! The service was a bit slow considering that there were not that many tables occupied, but overall our experience was quite good. The Justin Savuvignon Blanc was a tad disappointing but the Isoceles made up for it!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancè and I visted Justin and had the most incredible experience.Our server was Veronica! Outstanding! We will be back soon!

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volleyballmom
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Make sure you have a reservation...... We watched about 10 people get turned away even though there was plenty of seating! Reservations are a MUST. Friendly nice to enjoy Justin wine without the drive to the vineyard.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our first experience at Justin. Priscilla was an amazing host! I can’t not thank her enough for keeping us entertained. She was hands down the most amazing host we’ve ever had at a winery - being wine members at other wineries Ed that

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in to taste and enjoy a light lunch. We were tucked away Into a lovely private space, where Priscilla served us. Food, wine, service and education/experience of Justin wines was exceptional. We were safe, fed, and enjoyed it!

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reyg
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine and our waitress was very nice. And ofcouce great wine

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AngelaP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I didn't eat there but had to rate it. The staff was friendly and did their best to accommodate us as we sat in the 110 degree heat.

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 110 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.