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About Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro

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!



35 Industrial
Buellton, CA 93427
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

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

Cross Street:
State Route 246

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 686-4742

Website:
http://www.bottlestbistro.com/

Entertainment:
Thursday - Saturday
6:00 - 9:00

Catering:
Contact us for more information

Parking Details:
Additional parking available on west end next to parking lot.
Accessible by city cabs. Wheelchair accessible by ramp and elevator

Executive Chef:
Owen Hanavan

Additional:
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

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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Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Special Occasion (11)
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Good for a Date (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Casual (10)
Live Music (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Fun (6)
Tapas (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Romantic (4)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 10, 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.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (Central Coast)·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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fun, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Cozy, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Absolutely brilliant food, staff and ambiance. Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Live Music
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 26, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Happy Hour, Live Music, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·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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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had fun with our group . The food was very tasty and Nicole our waitress was very friendly , courteous and efficient , making it even a better experience !

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Loved it! Food was outstanding! Between the four of us we had the NY Strip, seasonal vegetable garganelli, octopus, lamb meatballs, and pork belly. Desserts were phenomenal! The Bottlest also offers a free shuttle for hotels in the area, and you can design your own wine online. Definitely a special place we will visit again!

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We’ve been at the Bottlest 3 times in the past 3 months and multiple times through the past incarnations of this restaurant... they seem to have a difficult time making things work in this location...

The menu was different this time than our most recent visits. The food was exceptional each time. The change may have been seasonal or it could have been a reflection of ongoing difficulties here. In any case, the food was wonderful and reasonably priced for what you get.

Atmosphere and noise level were better this time because there were many empty tables. Other times it has been louder.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We love this place! The food is delicious and the wine wall is so much fun. Do not hesitate, try it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Did not know what to expect with 50+wines by the glass. I thought it was expensive but the wine was good.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This place had very good food, but could not pull the dining event together. It took nearly three hours with very little food served, occasional service (server was nice), no bread or extras, and lots of wine samples of wine that was most mostly tannic and "tight." And the price was very, very high for what it was. We were disappointed.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Haven't been to this location since it changed hands. But previously we were less than impressed when it was called Tappas @ Terravant or something like that. Food was much better, great bartender and excellent service. We're already planning our next visit!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Bottlest wine wall is a brilliant idea. Customer can try and match wines with the food they ordered without having to order a whole bottle or even a glass. If all you need is just a sample or 4 oz for your appetizer or first course, you can do that here with very good choices. If you don't know which wine to pick, the server or the sommelier will be happy to help you. The food we order was very good, too. Overall, a very good experience and worth coming back. For those who's never been here, I highly recommend it.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Limited dinner menu, no specials. Food was well prepared and service was excellent. Full bar is a nice addition. Would definitely go again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Repeat customer. Food & service was great as always. Highly recommend if you're in the area.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Tapas, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Second visit to Bottlest in a week. My wife had the Filet Mignon twice and said it was the best prepared steak she had ever had both times. I had the Rack of Lamb which was prepared perfectly. I liked that they had an option for 4 riblets rather than the 8 riblet full rack. While I see the allure of this venue as a wine bar with an excellent breadth of vintages they also have a full active bar scene and a very good selection of beers. The staff was also very accommodating, answering questions about the food. I had a good discussion with the Sommelier on our second visit. She was very knowledgeable and made some excellent suggestions for wine pairings with our meal choices. The atmosphere is casual and open with a view of the wine making facIlity. This was our first experience using a card and self serve wine pour equipment. We liked the variety this method offered as you could get a taste, a half glass or a full glass of a good selection of fine wines. Full bottles were also available. I would recommend Bottlest as a fun casual option.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Casual, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 11, 2017

First time at Bottlest. We are locals always looking to try our local new restaurants. We were very surprised by the attention to detail with the food and the service....We came away wanting to come back and we will!
We enjoyed the perfectly prepared Lamb Chops, the New York Steak and the Salmon.
The coco mojitos were very delicious...fun drink and not over priced.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 5, 2017

We've never had a bad experience or meal here! We'll be back!

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The service was really bad and they weren't even busy. I took my friend there for her birthday and we had to wait a ridiculous amount of time for everything including our drinks. My friend got the rock fish that had an odd really sour lemon sauce and I the chicken that was tough and cold. Red velvet cake was good.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The one serving technology they promote didn't work properly. The service was slowwwwwww. Filet was good salmon over cooked. Skip.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Get their burger, you won't regret the decision! It's in our top 3 for the SY Valley.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I'm a local and wanted to go somewhere different so I Googled restaurants and clicked on Bottlest. I was able to make an Open Table reservation (very easy) and had dinner with a friend. We were waited on immediately (they have an elevator for convenience, which I needed) and seated at a nice table. Our waiter 'Jerry' was excellent, the food was outstanding and the meal was priced reasonably. We were also visited by the manager which made our visit even more enjoyable. I highly recommend The Bottlest, it a very cool place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Amazing staff and service. Food was quite good, but the thing that makes this location unique is the ability to taste over 50 wines.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This place has more than 40 options of wine available for tasting via wine tasting machines. Good for a group who have different tastes in wines. It's also fun to compare wines as well. Very good service that night and the music was good.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Lamb meatballs with mint and bacon-wrapped dates were delicious! A very good place for light bite before PCPA events!

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our experience was awesome!! Love the atmosphere and the wine tasting, and they have a full bar!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Romantic, Fun, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Small Plates: The cheese plate with dried fruit had 3 commonly encountered cheeses with only a portion of a dried apricot cut in small pieces and a dollup of liquidy fruit jam. The Poached Yellowtail was served like tuna salad, tasted fishy and had hot spices that weren't noted on the menu description. Large Plates: These items weren't very substantial and menu descriptions were misleading, e.g. beets and cauliflower turned out to be decorative drizzles of the vegetables pureed. The prices appear to be based on the exotic preparation and presentation of the food rather than the amount served. The corkage fee was reasonable and there were numerous wine selections available to purchase by the ounce. The ambiance met our expectations for dining inside a high tech winery, and the low level background music was conducive to conversation. The waitstaff were friendly but not very knowledgeable about the wines or the menu items.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Casual
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Since it's re-branding a few months ago, we've enjoyed Bottlest. The food quality has improved and we like the increased size of the bar area and that they now have a full bar. It certainly helps that they've moved the live music to the bar instead of being in the dining room. The valley doesn't have a lot of places for older adults to "hang out", so this may fill that void, especially while The Sideways Lounge(Clubhouse) is under construction.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 25, 2017

It was delicious. We split the daily special which was a smoked turkey, bacon and avocado sandwich on a chinstrap roll and the Heirloom tomato salad. The dressing was so fresh and tasty.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great setting in a commercial area of Buellton in the heart of wine country. Nice view of the hillside from the bar windows. Live music on the weekends. The self-serving wine dispensers are a fun novelty but I would suggest having more varieties in concert with the local wineries. The food is OK but a work in progress. Menu needs to be more expansive. Not many options for vegan palates but the chef did put together an off menu creation that was good. With some tinkering this could be a great destination spot after the wine tour.

Tags: Casual, Live Music
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·Dined on July 18, 2017

The service was too slow for a lunch, we had to go find our waitress to get the check after being there for 1.5 hours. The food was very good, very fresh and plentiful, but I would not recommend it for a lunch meeting. Also, I've had dinner there before and the service has been very slow then, but probably because they want you to have time for wine.
They had the door open to the winery, and there was a very unpleasant odor drifting into the dining room just as we got our food, which made it a little less tasty. Mid-afternoon might have been a better time to do whatever they were doing, when they didn't have diners in the restaurant.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 9, 2017

No thanks - I want my be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We had driven up to Solvang and Buellton for the weekend to see a friend who lives there and do some wine tastings. I always look at Yelp and Tripadvisor for real reviews. Bottlest had great reviews, so I booked a table for the three of us. They were serving from a new menu and I have to say the food was amazing.
The new GM, Scott was the nicest guy who took seriously food allergies I have and made sure I was able to enjoy top notch food. The preparation, presentation and taste made this place a regular dining experience when we return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Above and beyond service..
They even gave me extra"szechuan wafer -ish thingy.
Kudos
To chef barton jones.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Organic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Disclaimer: I really wanted to love this place. In fact, I keep an open mind most places we visit. More apt to leave encouragement, when it's due, than a critique. So, though The Bottlest is in a great location and I love the idea of "a wall of wine" to taste through, the service was slow, the workers didn't seem happy or inviting and the food was just "ok".

The beet salad saved the night (thus 3 stars): flavorful beets, fresh goat cheese & not too much dressing as too ruin the two.

The Short rib was blah except for the presentation...VERY dry. Short rib is usually such a comfort food for me but, unfortunately, not tonight.

And on to the wine wall: after two days of tasting the best of the best that the St. Rita Hills has to offer, their selection, though large, didn't impress. Partly because of quality (maybe the bottles don't get changed out often because it's so slow?) Partly because of the value...or lack there of. Small (I mean small) tastes we're $1.50 to $5.

A little tweak to the food, the wine and the service and this place could be really good.

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