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I visited the restaurant with great expectations. Arrived early for my 6pm reservation. There were maybe 6 people in the restaurant. All the wines are dispensed out of machines and we’re abnormally warm. Other than the bacon wrapped figs, which I enjoyed, the rest of the meal was really not good. The cheese and charcuterie board was stale and way over priced. I ordered the NY strip(Medium rare) it came out grey. I took a bite and left it. And I have to say with a mostly empty restaurant the service was not good. It took forever to get our food and as I said, the food was poor. I really wanted to like this place but I very much didn’t. I won’t be back.
Took my wife out for a nice meal and the Bottlelist didn’t disappoint! She had the Seabass and I had the wild salmon... both excellent meals.
First off they have a "digital" wine bar where you are given a chip card and can serve yourself pretty mediocre wine at a pretty steep price. I ordered the filet/w potatoes, veggies,... a very (and I mean very) long time later the waitress plopped a hunk of meat down in front of me that clearly wasn't filet. It was literally just a piece of meat, nothing else. I think it might have been a New York strip. I was so hungry at that point, from waiting forever, that I decided to just eat it. With that said, no-one seemed interested at the get go in correcting the error. The waitress was too busy chatting with her friends at the bar. In the end the manger did consent to remove the cost of the hunk of meat from the tab. So that's reason for the bad review. I'm afraid I won't be going there again. Too bad really. It seems like a nice place. If the wine was decent, I'd consider giving them a second chance, but alas no.
The octopus was amazing. I didn't know octopus could be that tender and tasty. I also really enjoyed the filet mignon, the beet salad and of course the dates wrapped in bacon are unbelievably good. The service was impeccable and we had a really good evening. Highly recommended!
We love to sit in the bar to eat -- the restaurant side is freezing cold because of keeping all of the wines cold along the walls I guess. But the downside of the bar is when the live music comes in -- it is LOUD so we try to get there early to be out before that starts.
GREAT service...good food!!
Great restaurant. Will go back next time I'm in the area.
Very good experience. We enjoyed the independent wine tasting.
We went to pick up our wine from the wine club. Plus have dinner at the bar making use of Halfy Hour. 3-6pm ,bar menu 1/2 off. Its a win /win:-)
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!
One of our favorite places to just hang out. Love the creative cocktails and nice selection of bar food!
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!
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!
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!
We tried the restaurant month menu and it was delicious! The wine pairing with it was perfect
Chef Owen is truly gifted. The menu is always creative and fresh. Looking forward to visiting again.
Nice service and ambiance. Jidori chicken and filet could not have been better. Ate at a bar booth, a little cozier.
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.
We always have a good time and good eats here.
Plus the wine wall is fun.
Pork very over cooked and dry. Chicken very salty. Fillet mignon was ok.
Beans with pork dish were dry and very hard
Absolutely fantastic and we join their wine club and they have so many perks we loved it
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.
Great food and Service!
A restaurant you should not pass by..
The live music was a plus, dancing after dinner.!!
We truly enjoyed everything
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.
Nice girls get together for lunch . A good assortment on the menu to choose from and everything we ordered was tasty !
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.
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!
Everything was amazing! The service the food the ambience with live music... couldn't have had a better time all around!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Outstanding experience. Food was very good and service was phenomenal. Will definitely be going back.
Absolutely brilliant food, staff and ambiance. Highly recommend.
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.
Love the burgers for Halfy Hour. The wait staff is great and friendly .
Memorable meal, we shall return.
We love the bar area. Great food. Great service. But be warned if the band or singer starts it’s almost impossible to visit.
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!!
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 !
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!