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Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro

4.5
285 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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What started in 2009 as a simple “add-on” restaurant to host clients and friends at our winery, has morphed into Bottlest Winery, Bar and Bistro, a one-of-a-kind wine country destination that offers the most unique entertainment experience in the Santa Ynez Valley.

World Class Cuisine? Check. Artisan Cocktails? Got it. More than 50 wines by the glass? Yep. Want to tour the winery? Sure. How about custom crafting your own wine…online.

We proudly welcome you to visit the all new Bottlest Winery, Bar and Bistro!



Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Wine Tasting Every Day 11am - 9pm

Lunch

11am - 3 pm

Mid day menu - 3-5 pm
Wine Wednesdays - 3pm - 5 pm

Dinner

5pm - 9pm

Live Music Thur, Fri & Sat starting at 6pm

Bar events:
Margarita Mondays - 9$ house margaritas start at 4PM
Tito's Tuesdays - 10$ Tito's Martinis start at 4 PM
Thirsty Thursday - Special cocktail of the week starts at 4 PM
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Phone number
(805) 686-4742
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Owen Hanavan
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Catering
Contact us for more information
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
State Route 246
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Parking details
Additional parking available on west end next to parking lot.
Accessible by city cabs. Wheelchair accessible by ramp and elevator
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Entertainment
Thursday - Saturday
6:00 - 9:00
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Special events & promotions
Margarita Mondays - 9$ house margaritas start at 4PM
Tito's Tuesdays - 10$ Tito's Martinis start at 4 PM
Wine Wednesdays - 30% off wines from 3-5 pm, 10% off retail all day
Thirsty Thursday - Special cocktail of the week starts at 4 PM


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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Josh (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fantastic dinner paired with exceptional wine. We had a romantic dinner and had so much fun trying out different wines on the wall!

Can’t wait to go back!

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vipSharon (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

One of our favorite places to just hang out. Love the creative cocktails and nice selection of bar food!

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YvetteM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We had fabulous service and delicious food and wonderful wine but I'm sort to say that when it comes to desserts it was the worst! We ordered 4 desserts each one worse than the next! Tasteless cheesecake and mousse with a piece of dry tasteless toast on top, come on chef you could do so much better! We will definitely be back but will be skipping desserts!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Very lackluster, the food is small portions and over priced. Tried three seperate wines from the self serve bar all tasted of being open to long and oxidized. Craft cocktails were good!

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vipSDCreole (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

John was an exceptional server- quick to please, answer ???’s.
The bacon wrapped dates were ordered twice, for 3 ladies- honestly!
Two teens ordered the salmon, leaving the plate clean of every crumb. I opted for the duck salad , not overly complicated.
Interesting presentation of the butternut squash soup , could have had a little more actual heat and seasoning.
I do love this restaurant!

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Awshum (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We tried the restaurant month menu and it was delicious! The wine pairing with it was perfect

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Chef Owen is truly gifted. The menu is always creative and fresh. Looking forward to visiting again.

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Everhunt (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Nice service and ambiance. Jidori chicken and filet could not have been better. Ate at a bar booth, a little cozier.

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vipBFFD (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

The Wine wall is a great way to sample the region’s vintages and a wonderful way to self-pair with your food. The cuisine was excellent and highly recommended.

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vipCalidog (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

We always have a good time and good eats here.
Plus the wine wall is fun.

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vipmreidnz (Central Coast)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Pork very over cooked and dry. Chicken very salty. Fillet mignon was ok.

Beans with pork dish were dry and very hard

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OpenTable Diner (Melbourne / VIC)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Absolutely fantastic and we join their wine club and they have so many perks we loved it

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

What to say about Bottlest besides PERFECTION! We were on a date night and this was the right place for it. We started with veal short ribs and the mussels for appetizers. The veal short ribs were so tender and juicy with the right amount of fat on them. The mussels were so tasty with slight Spanish flavor. We were so pleased we ordered another one...the octopus. Wow. A lot of places that make octopus make it tough and rubbery. Not here....it was soft and flavorful. It was served with chilled grains. The mixture of them together. Dang to die for. So if we rank the appetizers we would say #1: veal short ribs, #2 octopus and #3 mussels. Remember ALL were great.

Now main courses. Fiancé had the sea bass wrapped in cabbage. Nice and flakey with a great flavor, paired well with the white beans and cabbage. And I had the rack of lamb it was cooked to perfection. And the flavor wow. I don't know what to say....besides damn. Just so good. The chef was nice enough to pick wines for us that would compliment our meals and he was spot on.

Finally we had dessert. Won't go into it but it wasn't the best. Well we will say not for our us. But the manger did come by and gave us a glass of dessert wine that was amazing. Wish I remembered what it was. So I can buy a bottle.

The staff was the best. This is the best restaurant we have been to in our 4 years in this area. More people should go and eat/drink there.

Great job to the owners of this place. This is a breath of fresh air to the central coast.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food and Service!
A restaurant you should not pass by..
The live music was a plus, dancing after dinner.!!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

We truly enjoyed everything

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Daniel (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Food was very good. Not sure tif the waiter was new or just incompetent. Everything took incredibly long to come to the table. The best part of this place was the wine wall.

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vipCalidog (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Nice girls get together for lunch . A good assortment on the menu to choose from and everything we ordered was tasty !

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JenKelly (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Visited the Solvang area for NYE weekend and by far the best dining experience was had at Bottlest. Service, food, and wine were all outstanding. Thank you Bottlest staff for a truly lovely evening.

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Ruksana (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Enjoyed our meal here. Loved the decor and service. Nicole was fantastic and took great care of us. Our dinner - from the meatballs and octopus to jidori chicken and filet mignon - was a great experience. Desserts were fantastic as well. Will be back as we were in too late to be able to do the winery tour!

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EllePea21 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Everything was amazing! The service the food the ambience with live music... couldn't have had a better time all around!

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vipchris (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

We brought our friends to try Bottlest on a Thursday evening. We have enjoyed the food and service several times before this visit.
Our food was served by a great waiter and did not disappoint us. Every dish was different and delicious!
We definitely recommend this great addition to the valley.

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vipGabyEats (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

We came into the Solvang/Los Olivos area for Christmas shopping and finished off the day with a wonderful meal at Bottlest. This was our second visit to the restaurant and it did not disappoint. We shared the Octopus appetizer and full rack of lamb. both were very delicious. I opted for a gin and tonic cocktail rather than their wine bar, and the drink was tasty with the elderberry tonic.

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vipCalidog (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Enjoyed our girls Birthday get together. Nice big table and Christian was a great congenial waiter.
We all enjoyed the fun of the wine wall and the great tasty food!

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Exit98Diane (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

LoVeD this place so much, I went 2 nights in a row. Would have visited again but I had to continue my travels. Have to say that a lot of the "recommended" categories above depend upon whether or not there is live entertainment. Not that the live entertainment (my first visit) is bad but there's no denying a difference, at least at the bar, between the two.

Food wise I really enjoyed all my choices: spicy pizza, lamb meatballs, Caesar salad, and shrimp pasta. Beverage wise there's a nice beer selection and I really their wine...THEN there is their Wall O'Wine.

Also worth a mention? Service was spot on. Don't visit Buellton much but I have a "home" there.

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Nem55 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Outstanding experience. Food was very good and service was phenomenal. Will definitely be going back.

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vipDusty (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Absolutely brilliant food, staff and ambiance. Highly recommend.

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vipmaizie (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

We absolutely LOVE Bottlest! The food,service,dining experience is amazing! My only complaint is small portions and pricey. Worth it for a special occasion but not a every week date night. I wish it were because we would go all the time if it were.

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vipCalidog (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

Love the burgers for Halfy Hour. The wait staff is great and friendly .
Memorable meal, we shall return.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

We love the bar area. Great food. Great service. But be warned if the band or singer starts it’s almost impossible to visit.

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vipCrew (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

What a great find! A true surprise and a delightful experience! We wanted a quick bite to eat , but hoped to find something special, and we did! We happened upon The Bottlest restaurant as we were heading up North on the 101. It had a small but delicious lunch menu featuring small bites, salads, flatbreads, and sandwiches. We had 3 of the appetizers, and a flatbread to share. All were very tasty, don't miss the lamb meatballs, divine!
But the best part was the wine feature. You're given a swipe card and can choose to purchase tastes, half glasses, or full glasses of a great variety of wines that are open and preserved under pressure for freshness. It's a great way to sample a few wines before selecting one with your meal. It's tasty, and a lot of fun too! I hope they stay in business, it's a great idea; we'll probably stop again on our way back South on the 101!!

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