JUSTIN Downtown Tasting Room

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$31 to $50
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Elegant, stylish and modern, our new space captures the essence of JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery. Try a tasting at the bar, choose an intimate spot for a quiet drink, or join your friends in our cozy dining area.
Try a selection of our award-winning Bordeaux-style wines by the glass or bottle, including winery-exclusive releases that are not available in stores.
While you explore our world famous vintages, enjoy a taste of The Restaurant at JUSTIN, considered one of the finest winery restaurants in California.

Please call the concierge to inquire about our NEW shuttle service from the Downtown Tasting room to the Restaurant at JUSTIN at the Estate. This service is available for our 6:30pm seating only.
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I
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Wine, and service!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service, Raphael was very informative and he paid attention to customer service. Well done!

NA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great stop in Paso Robles and the BEST reds in town! Justification and Isosceles are not to be missed. Tapa style dining that helps make the tasting more enjoyable. The dining is more appetizer options; but helps enjoy the wine more for sure! We shared a cheese plate and lamb meatballs and that worked for light lunch for us!

SH
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly server and great atmosphere. We were three couples and I ended up joining the wine club. I am moving to Paso Robles and plan on enjoying Justin wine frequently.

L
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our experience in the Tasting Room. The food and wine were delicious. We joined the wine club.

WS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

As much as we liked the convenience of your downtown location (we had an individual in the group who would not be able to take the long, windy road to Justin Winery because she becomes car sick), it's just not the same. Next time, I'm coming back to Justin and going to your vineyard location. Also, we had a dog with us but unfortunately, there isn't an outside patio for dogs so we had to send my friend's husband and their dog down the street to the corner sports bar.

OT
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This is a wine tasting bar with small plates and snacks. This is not a Restaurant. From the Open Table description that wasn’t clear to us when we made the reservation for dinner. The staff treated us well and were very accommodating.

JG
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I don't write negative reviews about places but this was very frustrating. I had a post dinner reservation booked through Open Table and was shocked to find the tasting room closed when we walked there from our home. Please make sure you check your availability on Open Table and do not allow reservations for days/times that you are closed. A very disappointing experience that could have been easily averted.

AS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a good time with Terri! Can’t wait to visit again!

LZ
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were warmly greeted and welcomed into the modernly decorated downtown tasting room. The sommelier was very friendly and informative, explaining the different wines and wine club options. We thoroughly enjoyed our tasting and were so pleased we ordered several bottles to be shipped to us!

SR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I need to be fair and I have to admit I did not take a good look at the menu before reserving my table. This is a true tasting room and not a restaurant. I made the assumption I could get dinner there due to it being on open table. It looked very nice and I am sure the wine is more than likely great. When I looked at the menu it was more like appetizers and small snacks and not dinner, so we left. I would give it a try if I was down town and wanted to do some tasting and maybe just have some light appetizers.

JG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, great wine, and outstanding service.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We wanted to like this as a place as we love the wines, but unfortunately it was a mixture of rushed workers, cold food, and slow service. There needs to be one person attending to those who are there to eat and experience great food/wine paring. Food is set down without any explanation and by the time we got our food (lamb meatballs) they were cold. Loved Deana who served us, but obviously under staffed as she had to run back and forth to work at the tasting room and the diners as well.
There also was a gentleman they sat who wanted to eat, only to be told the kitchen was closed. He stormed out as a result, which I doubt will be back.

KS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

We were very disappointed and embarrassed at taking our friends to the tasting room for lunch on April 6. Justin changed the menu/format since our previous visit in October. Even when I made our reservation a few weeks ago they still offered very nice lunch entrees. The new "small plates" format is certainly small!! Four lamb meatballs about the size of a typical chocolate truffle were $18 and the $16 Poutine Frites were basically limp french fries made soggy by some sauce drizzled on top. We told the server/manager Allison how disappointed we were, and she did nothing but say the chef was trying something new. It is not well received, seeing as how we were the only people in the restaurant from noon to 1:45 on a beautiful spring Saturday. We would have been better off just having the wine tasting in the front room. The bad food experience diminished our enjoyment of the wine. We will be cancelling our club membership.

HH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine tasting exposed us to more great Justin wines and we learned a lot from our tasting guide. We shared cheese, charcuterie and a small plate and discovered the single varietal glasses were a great value. We’ll be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Spent $140 for two steaks and two glasses of wine. Both were good, but we went to In-N-Out after because we were still hungry. We both weigh 110 and 160. For the price tag, I expected more food. Wish we could have had a flight tasting with dinner since the tasting room is 10ft away, but nope.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Decor was slightly sterile but smart. Amazing wine, knowledgeable and relatable staff, just fabulous!!!

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Our server was rude. However, the manager Dina corrected the situation.

I
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Good wine, we made a reservation for wine and food pairing but it unfortunately was not available. The hostess was very nice to give us complimentary tasting. Wine was very good. We ordered pate plate but it was inedible. Our hostess was very nice

PT
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there on a very quiet day (a week before Christmas). The food was very good and attractively prepared. Service excellent and the space is very comfortable. Of course, the wine was sensational.

NW
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wine tasting in the front, great food in the back! Had a delicious lunch meeting with business clients. Was a great space to hold a private conversation while still being in the bustle of downtown. Strip loin steak was perfectly cooked and fries disappeared!

TC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time, Raphael is so knowledgeable and we had a great time with him. We are wine society members and are happy to see a tasting room downtown

JB
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary wines, and and fabulous service (thanks, Nicole). Really lovely and memorable. Hope to return.

H
Central Coast
46 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

While they are great winery the downtown restaurant falls way short. Overpriced with very few food selections. The wine pairing is very small amount of wine, like barely an ounce per taste. Way overpriced and you don't get a sense there is any creativity with the minimal completely hidden kitchen. With so many good options to choose from in downtown Paso these days this one will not be back on my list. Good winery, falls very short as a restaurant or even a restaurant/wine service bar combo.

M
Washington DC
228 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are so many things to love about JUSTIN, starting with their chic decor as you enter! My wife and I had theater tickets at the Park Street Ballroom, so we grabbed a quick bite and tasted a flight of wine. A friend urged us to try their burger, and it (plus accompanying fries) was spectacular, as was the salad with local goat cheese (yum) tossed with a perfect champagne vinaigrette. There was one slight hiccup: our server departed halfway through our meal/tasting (we ordered 1 flight, and he graciously offered to split it between 2 glasses during our meal)...our new server was great too, but she must not have been told that we were sharing one flight, so we ended up being billed much more than anticipated. We needed to get to our show, so I didn't say anything (the service was impeccable) but will make sure we're careful with our bill next time! P.S. Make sure to taste JUSTIN's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon...wow!!!

KL
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We are glad the tasting room is now open in Paso Robles. We enjoy our Justin wines and can’t always drive out to the winery. A great place for a couple or a group. Must have reservations. Would prefer it to be open a little later in the evening.

MW
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Joined wine club! Will not disappoint. Can’t wair to go back.

H
San Joaquin
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and wine. Love the convenience of the new downtown location.

M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine pairing was
Disappointing. There should
Have been more food for 50pp. We had to order a cheese plate and hamburger (delicious) making our bill over $200.