The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- La Jolla

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Seafood
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was excellent. Celebrated our anniversary and they made it very special.

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vipTraveler
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Winery very much. Service was great. The risotto with lobster was very good. It was a very positive experience.

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Scott
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service staff is excellent. They know their business and work to make you feel welcome. This was our fifth visit to the restaurant and/or bar. Service and food have been excellent every time.

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vipGayle
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The wine sommelier was quite knowledgable and the manager took the time to come by and introduce himself and then to check on us again later in our meal. The Filet Mignon in particular was perfectly cooked and the Bernaise sauce was lovely.

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ANDREWC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal for our family. Lots of choices and great service. Wine selections are amazing but few choices for less expensive bottles

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NancyD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Of my many visits to The Winery, something is different. The service was AWFUL. We (table of 8) sat for 45 minutes with only water service. Then we waited another 15 minutes for the bread we had to ask for and for someone to open our bottles of wine that we brought for a special occasion. No excuse because the restaurant was not full, many empty tables. The only time we saw our waiter was when he took our order 1 hour into service and when he brought the bill. Something has changed. This is NOT the excellent experience I have had many time with service/food.

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vipRich
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service.

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toms
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Our reservations were for 7:30 and no one mentioned closing was 9 on Sundays We were few minutes late and were rushed through our meal, only one other table in restaurant. Aside from that our meal and service were very nice.

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vipMoonpatricia
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there to celebrate my birthday and it was great! I felt special from the moment we arrived! I loved this place before, now even more! Super HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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LaurieK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Although the food was very good, the service was average. The wait time with a reservation was long, and we didn't get the table we wanted. The noise level was way beyond loud! If you are looking for a party place with good food, fine. But if you are going on a date or business dinner and want to converse, forget it!! You have to shout and talk very loud to be heard by your partner sitting across the table from you. There is no quiet area. All noise reverberates because of the room and ceiling architecture. I would only go back for a noisy girls night out.

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vipNKKAllos4
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!

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EricP
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.

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good date night.

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rreat food and wine

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Joey
San Diego
17 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.

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vipKimberlyD
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service !!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Tamalina
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
vipAquaV
San Diego
134 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

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JessicaT
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 🙂

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

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as usual

LB
vipLeslieB
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
CraigM
San Diego
7 reviews