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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Never disappointed.

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vipamindr
Orange County
105 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The few times I have been there it was perfect
I will going there more
Good everything

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vipamindr
Orange County
105 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drink fresh good bottles not old
The food surprisingly excellent
One of the best salad and Cesar salads my wife and I , had for a long time . The dinner was perfect
I ate in there few years ago in Orange County it was ok but now they are really excellent
The server was great even she had to many tables to serve but kept attention on us when we needed more drinks . She was very proud working there gave me confidence those people take care of the employees and customers
Lately I had a lot of disappointments in San Diego restaurants but today at the winery I feel there is still hope
Please keep it up

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vipNKKAllos4
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience to resume delicious meals and outstanding service again! We sure missed this beautiful restaurant and are appreciative that they're open! Great time with me and the family!

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KarenQ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! They've set up their dining room and outdoor dining in a way that you feel safe and protected now that they have reopened. They now charge $6 for bread and butter, but it is made by their pastry chef and is probably the best bread I've ever tasted. Worth every penny!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to the amazing staff @ The Winery. You made our anniversary dinner one to never forget. We can’t wait to return to enjoy more of your top quality dishes. Phenomenal dinner and experience!

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Coyle
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were happy to be back at our favorite restaurant! The staff are wonderful and the food/wine was excellent.

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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
9 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
23 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
18 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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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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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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good date night.

BM
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.