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The WineSellar & Brasserie

4.8
4.8
864 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Established in 1988, The WineSellar & Brasserie is San Diego's premiere destination for fine wine and exquisitely crafted locally sourced, organic fare.

Consistently ranked among OpenTable's Top 10 local restaurants, The Brasserie has been honored with either Wine Spectator's "Grand Award" and "Best Of Award Of Excellence" every year since our inception.

With your meal, enjoy a bottle from the adjoining WineSellar boutique wine shop or choose a wine from our award-winning list. Either way, you’ll find an outstanding selection of unique small-production wines not found anywhere else. Not in the mood for wine? Choose from our rotating list of craft beers or seasonally available craft cocktails.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 450-9557

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Oudom Brown

  • Catering

    The WineSellar & Brasserie provides excellent meeting and party facilities for groups up to 60 people and can cater to your special guests. The Brasserie also has a private dining room which is perfect for meetings or get togethers for 6-12 people. A high-definition television monitor is available for your presentations. tom@winesellar.com

  • Private party facilities

    The WineSellar & Brasserie offers an intimate dining experience, a privately sectioned off area for a private party of up to 10, or the Casual Side Bar area for Happy Hour parties. Contact tom@winesellar.com for details and availability.

  • Private party contact

    Tom Bertrand: (858) 450-9557

  • Neighborhood

    Sorrento Mesa

  • Cross street

    Steadman St.

  • Parking details

    Plenty of free parking. <br />

  • Public transit

    Mira Mesa Blvd and Pacific Heights Blvd

  • Entertainment

    Not at this time.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Prefix Menu

    $85.00 per person

    Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2023
    This year our Valentine's Day (and weekend before) menu will be a delightful 3 course Prefix menu, served on Friday Feb 10th, Sat Feb 11th, and Tuesday Feb 14th. $85++ per person and featuring some of our traditional specialties (tuna Tartare, Duck Confit) along with a couple of new twists (Mandarin Orange Salad and Venison)! Would you like to have a 2 pack of chocolate truffles waiting on your table when you arrive? Just let us know when you make your reservation, only an additional $6.99. Feel free to check out the menu on our website www.winesellar.com. We look forward to making this Valentine's romantic and memorable for you!

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What 864 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for fine wines

  • San Diego

    French

  • San Diego

    Best Service

  • San Diego

    Great for fine wines

  • San Diego

    Good for special occasions

  • San Diego

    French

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  1. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    hidden gem. Food was great! fun experience. I would recommend to anyone. Good buisness lunch place for a small group.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  3. YF

    YoFoodie

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasantly surprised with this gem! First time here. Friendly service and wonderful food. We were here to celebrate my friend’s belated 50th birthday. The staff made her feel special, and me too! Definitely plan to return.
  4. LR

    LindaR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, generous portions, great wine and service. Everything exceeded expectations in this post-covid restaurant world, where so often we've been disappointed. Highly recommend!
  5. n

    njrkats

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again a wonderful dinner - both food and wine - loved the butternut squash soup and the pear dessert was outstanding!
  6. TG

    TeamGregory03

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was great! Service was fantastic and good and cocktails were phenomenal. Great time in a date for New Years Eve…
  7. WK

    WendyK

    San Diego

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is always a first class restaurant with excellent food, service, wine, and attention to detail.
  8. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding! Simply the best. Service was also excellent.
  9. S

    Stockjock

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did a birthday dinner for 6 in the private dining room. The food and service were excellent. Although it wasn't cheap, I think the value was strong considering the food quality and overall experience. My only complaint was that my sister found a hair in with her steak. Obviously, no one did this on purpose and they did do an adjustment to the bill in light of that. But I've been going to WineSellar for many years and do recommend it. I rent a wine locker there and they also have an excellent wine shop with wine that you won't find at the supermarkets. They also are very knowledgable about wine and their chef is quite good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    We looked forward to another calm dinner with our party of four, especially after noticing that the restaurant wasn’t overly crowded for a Friday evening. However, after getting to our table, it became obvious that the holiday party for a local company was going to be a persistent disruption throughout our meal — the disruption peaked during the silly gift stealing game that lead to sudden outburst of screams, shouts, and loud applause. I’ll chalk this up as simply a casualty of the holiday season, and look forward to more consistently calmer visits in the future.

    The WineSellar & BrasserieResponded on December 29, 2022Thank you for your feedback and let me apologize for your evening being disrupted by another party. Though it is difficult to monitor diners, as you can imagine, we appreciate your desire for an enjoyable evening dining with your friends. We did go over and ask the party to be aware of other diners that evening. We will continue to try and have diners respect their fellow diners. We hope your next experience meets both your and our standards!

  11. BK

    BobK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent meal coupled with superior service and high quality wine.
  12. d

    daniels

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable lunch to celebrate my birthday. Loved the birthday sprinkles on our table and a wonderful dessert to top off a splendid afternoon. Same time next year….
  13. D

    Diana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was good but gave a 4 star as service was a bit slow. Also, a bit challenging to locate the restaurant; a couple of my guests got directed to another winery when following GPS. Also, it needs a signage with the restaurant's name outside the building for visibility.
  14. F

    Foodie

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience for dinner ! Excellent food, impeccable service, nice atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  15. AS

    AlexS

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pear salad was delicious as usual. The roasted breast of the Duck 2 Ways was cooked to perfection. The Tenderloin was nicely charred outside but juicy inside. Service was a bit slow at first (too many customers), but they picked up quickly--it was great. Came here to celebrate my wife's birthday, they put confettis on our table and offered a complimentary dessert for her, complete with a birthday candle. Nice.
  16. WK

    WendyK

    San Diego

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant for terrific food and wine. Always great selections. This is a place to go.
  17. A

    Anna

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was okay, nothing spectacular. Service was good.
  18. R

    Ragcy26

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and outstanding service.
  19. SG

    SusanG

    San Diego

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great burger. Cooked to perfection and a nice red wine to go with it suggested by our waiter!
  20. DG

    DinnerGourmand

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant and always consistently excellent. We come here for special celebrations for over 20 years and it is always a wonderful culinary experience.
  21. LB

    LindaB

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It doesn't get any better than this. Outstanding service, fabulous flavor, execution and presentation of food, excellent wine selection at reasonable prices. Staff is very knowledgeable about wine and what will complement your meal. Beautiful dining area.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surpassed all expectations. A fun and lovely evening was had by all. Thank you!
  23. SM

    SMTT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, 5 star service and quality in the middle of Mira Mesa,
  24. DR

    DanR

    Exclusive

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We’ve dined here before. Both times the meals were very good. The wait staff were marvelous and very attentive. Extensive wine list and a wine store below for after.
  25. WK

    WendyK

    San Diego

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for amazing food and wine. The friendly staff is extremely knowledgeable and attentive.
  26. R

    Rosa

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and staff. Great place to have a good meal.
  27. K

    Kelly

    San Diego

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Been a long time customer. I am so sad that their rent increased 80% so they had to down size. I love this restaurant and their wine selections. We had a very early dinner reservation so we saw no issues with service, ambience, or quality of food. Please support this restaurant!
  28. p

    parkinsd

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious food, nice service, nice ambience. We plan to return.
  29. PL

    PointLomaPam

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My lunch and those of my friends were exceptional. The salmon I ordered was absolutely perfect and delicious, and the Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet for dessert was amazing. The service, as always, was terrific. Always a treat to dine here!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Practically inedible the duck was very over cooked and the scallops weren’t properly cleaned and were gritty
  31. T

    Travshopper

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had not been to WineSellar since the pandemic....it's still going strong and food/service is fantastic!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant is iconic serving classic simple dishes with flavor. The elegant atmosphere, which uplifted the dining experience. The food was exquisite but traditional especially the French onion soup.
  33. K

    Kelbo

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food ambience and service. Standout in San Diego
  34. RL

    RichardL

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been disappointed by restaurants over the past six months and have been going out to eat less. Coming here was a great experience. The food was absolutely fabulous. The prices were reasonable service was relaxed but respectful and the wine was delicious. The restaurant feels elegant yet relaxed. This is a gem of a place
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What an amazing experience! Definitely recommend them!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal and dessert
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We live on the area and always wanted to try this place. It was a great experience, the quality of the food and service was excellent!!!! We will definitely come back again
  38. AG

    ArthurG

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best restaurants in San Diego! Food and service are always spectacular and this is the best restaurant if you need a quiet, very upscale business dinner. Service is always very attentive without being overbearing or intrusive. Highly recommend!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was top notch. Great experience and a shout out to David for select a great bottle of weed one for dinner.
  40. 1

    1ballonis

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious and everyone from owners to servers are engaging and genuinely interested in helping you have the best possible experience. Highly recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The WineSellar & Brasserie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 450-9557.

The WineSellar & Brasserie is rated 4.8 stars by 864 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The WineSellar & Brasserie

9550 Waples Street, Suite 115, San Diego, CA 92121

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Steadman St.

  • Neighborhood

    Sorrento Mesa

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Plenty of free parking. <br />

  • Public transit

    Mira Mesa Blvd and Pacific Heights Blvd

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Oudom Brown

  • Entertainment

    Not at this time.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 450-9557

  • Catering

    The WineSellar &amp; Brasserie provides excellent meeting and party facilities for groups up to 60 people and can cater to your special guests. The Brasserie also has a private dining room which is perfect for meetings or get togethers for 6-12 people. A high-definition television monitor is available for your presentations. tom@winesellar.com

  • Private party facilities

    The WineSellar & Brasserie offers an intimate dining experience, a privately sectioned off area for a private party of up to 10, or the Casual Side Bar area for Happy Hour parties. Contact tom@winesellar.com for details and availability.

  • Private party contact

    Tom Bertrand: (858) 450-9557

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