The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- La Jolla

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The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar has been focused on successfully pairing contemporary California regional cuisine, with a hip, vibrant, sophisticated setting, to create a cutting-edge dining experience. When Partners JC Clow, William Lewis and Chef Yvon Goetz set out to deliver a culinary experience straight from wine county, little did they know that they would also earn the title of Restaurateurs of the Year for their achievements and have their restaurants in Newport Beach and Tustin earn the title of Restaurant of the Year multiple times!
The three partners strive to deliver the best dining experience In Orange County on a nightly basis. Chef Goetz, whose accolades include the AAA Five Diamond Award and multiple Chef of the Year honors, describes his menu at The Winery Restaurant as wine country-driven a perfect match for a wine program that features a list with 650 selections that change weekly and climate-controlled cellars, which can house up to 7,500 bottles!
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NK
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful dining experience as always. We frequently visit this amazing restaurant and love the food, service and gorgeous ambiance!

s
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for a date. Outstanding food and service. Good ambience too

EP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very disappointing anniversary dinner. Ordered Filet and King Crab legs. The filet was tough and had no flavor. The crab was very small and looked like snow crab. They were dry and tasted old... definitely not fresh. Server seemed overwhelmed and poorly trained. Service was very slow.

$18 dessert comprised of 4 small stale pieces of cake.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good date night.

BM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was a?lreakit nice ambience Cas nd C i we enjoyed it foot

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rreat food and wine

J
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Valentine Day Dinner! Food Entrees were great and service was excellent. The only drawback was the desserts. The red velvet cake was not as moist as we anticipated.

KD
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service !!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine selection, delicious food, gorgeous setting, and fun people!

T
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is very accommodating. The place where we were seated was cold and they turned down the thermostat.
Service was good, timely, friendly, informative.
Food is always great.
The restaurant is always clean and beautiful.

AV
San Diego
133 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love that they offer a seafood tower here. However, only half of it is any good. The lobster, ahi and shrimp are great. However, crab legs in the tower are terrible. They are the skinny tips of the leg with no meat on them. No taste either. And I ate one oyster in the thing was so filled with shell I spit it out and could not eat any more.
The service here however is fantastic and I love the wine. And the burger was good.
I would return however I would never order the seafood tower again. I would opt for the lobster and shrimp singularly or ala carte

JT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing for going out, the service is just right, the food is delicious, helpful service, my friend ande had a great time 🙂

AC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We like this place and attend it on occasions as a couple or family.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as usual

LB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is very good. We always enjoy our meals. Love the location. Can get a little noisy sometimes.

CM
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From staff to food was excellent. Had the Cajun Flatiron, my wife the Filet cooked to perfection. The bad we had the Apple desert and ate the whole thing😊. Have to try the wine bar next time.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire dining experience was awesome. Such an attentive staff, great cocktails and apps and the dinner was amazing. The little birthday desserts were a wonderful surprise. Definitely will be returning and recommending it.

OT
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food, we’ve eaten at their location in Tustin and had the opportunity to try the La Jolla location. The quality of food and service is excellent at both locations.

EC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, ambience and food were excellent!! I highly recommend this restaurant!

D
Fayetteville
25 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were 4 of us in our group and we all loved the entree's we each ordered. We had the Duck (excellent and a lot of of it), bacon wrapped venison (very good I was told), Sea Bass (very good I was told) and the short ribs (excellent I was told). The service was efficient without being intrusive and very pleasant. The wine list is, as you would expect, extensive. I would highly recommend the Winery.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s

E
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have always enjoyed experience for special occasions. New Years was lovely with both regular menu and NY specials. 2 flutes of Tattinger champagne for $20 added to festivities.

SC
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great central location. Nice wine, beer and cocktail list. Great place to meet friends for a drink.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Beautiful spot, but have been there a few times now and service is slow. Too noisy and food was mediocre for price.

MH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive service. Was very loud, though.

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was amazing! Will definitely go back!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, just great.

JK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a really nice experience all around - food, service, ambiance, attentiveness.

MB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I went here for our annual girls Christmas dinner. The food was great, the wine was great and the service was great! We will definitely go back!!

LW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the recommendations from our waiter were spot on.

CB
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The best Chilean Seabass. My guests really enjoyed the meal as well!

KD
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excelllent

T
San Diego
92 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing & made the whole evening feel special. He recommended a bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer, which was very tasty. Everything we had was delicious.

LF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Client holiday lunch

E
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Winery is always an excellent choice. Great staff and food!

PA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in town for holidays!

BF
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, friends and food, but terribly loud.

D
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a nice space with great service and exceptional food

d
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level was very strong..hard to have a conversation....

JM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service all around, helpful wait staff, beautiful layout. A wonderful experience in which I would like to have again soon!