The Restaurant at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery

4.5
362 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Executive Chef Paul Arangorin takes full advantage of “farm to table” local offerings blending and bending savory and sweet, nouveau and traditional, Chef Paul’s food delivers nuances of urban sophistication and down home delicious.

Lunch and brunch are served a la carte and while reservations are recommended, walk-ins are welcome. Dinner is a 5-course prix fixe menu and reservations are required.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Organic
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Thu–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(805) 591-3224
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Arangorin
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Private party facilities
Celebrate in elegant wine-country style amidst our breathtaking vineyards. Our five-star Executive Chef, Paul Arangorin, will consult with you to create the perfect menu paired with JUSTIN Wines, for you and your guests to fully experience California Wine Country Cuisine.
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Private party contact
Meaghan Mott: (805) 238-6932 ext. 3337
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu is not elaborate but the quality is outstanding. Fresh ingredients prepared with flair.

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GR
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was truly outstanding. Our waiter, Mr. Kirby Bonta is a superb knowledgeable professional that know his trade and is attentive, courteous and had plenty of flair. Just great. Thanks

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DC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The view and weather were perfect. Unfortunately there were a couple yellow-jackets, but that's the nature of wine country. Unfortunately, the menu here has gotten really small. It was probably twice the size last year and, naturally, had better options.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service that bordered on the snobbish. Of the many creative prix fixe menus we have enjoyed, this was fairly pedestrian. The changes in the dining room, under the present ownership, give the ambiance of dining in a showroom. Would not recommend and will not go back.

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EJ
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Our server was great - very accommodating to our two sons. Outside seating was not feasible due to wasp season. Very limited menu with pretty high prices for lunch. The setting is very nice, server was good and food was decent. It's our third visit but we don't know if we'll be back -- the lunch menu is very limited and prices are a little high.

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DK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Brunch was great as was the ambiance sitting outside but the reason I gave it 4 stars as opposed to 5 was that we were surrounded by yellow jackets. Very prevalent throughout the whole patio even with fans tying to keep the away.
But we love the brunch here and will come again at a different time of the year and hopefully the bee's will find someplace else.

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San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tasting menu. Fresh and seasonal. I highly recommend doing the wine pairing, especially for the Obtuse with desert since they don't sell it.

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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Kirby was an awesome server. Most parts of the meal were excellent but the grilled okra was inedible. The halibut and ribeye were some of the best we've ever had. Wonderful and interesting vegetables.

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HK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my birthday here and it was so lovely!! Amanda was our server and she was very knowledgeable and friendly. We ended up joining the wine club and buying some wine. The food was delicious. It was just the right amount. It is expensive especially with the wine pairing. But worth it!!!

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MJ
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

We chose to dine indoors, and were shocked to find not one - but two! - dogs in the dining area. As there is an outdoor patio, there is NO reason to allow dogs in the indoor restaurant.

My wife ordered the salad with chicken, and the chicken was RAW. Unfortunately, my wife did not find out soon enough and was ill Friday night.

Jill was our server and was excellent!! She was personable, knowledgeable and provided exceptional service.

Jill was great - the raw chicken and the dogs indoors will cause us never to return.

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Paso Robles

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M
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great lunch on the patio prior to our cave and wine tour. Ended in the wine society area. Will repeat when we have guests again.

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T
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We'd been members of the winery for a while and always looked longingly at people eating in their restaurant...and finally had a chance to experience it.

There were only 2 other couples dining....which seemed austere. I don't recall any soft music...very very quiet. There was a very long period of time between courses (it was a pre fix menu) which seemed odd.

the food was excellent....the service, because of the long wait, and there only being the 3 tables, seemed slow and forced.

I would not do it again.

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LH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got there early, we got seated outside right away. Our lunch was lovely and delicious. Wait staff is amazing and we had a wonderful time

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 17 wedding 👰Anniversary at JUSTIN Winery.

That staff was great and friendly as so was the food, wine 🍷 and ambiance.

We are already planning a trip back and we joined the wine club as well.

James & Erika

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San Joaquin
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous setting, great food, attentive service plus the worlds best wine. We were there for Sunday brunch on the outdoor patio and it was a lovely start to the day. The eggs Benedict were perfect.

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m
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, Ambience and Service. Outstanding. Highly recommend

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S
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Our server spent time answering our questions about the food, winery and area. Don’t see how it could be any better.

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NG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this winery! Highly recommend their patio for lunch. Great views of their vineyards. My wife and I spent the morning doing a tasting and wine cave tour. This was a perfect post-tour experience. I don't know what they put in their burger, but we added the fried egg and it was delicious!

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D
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The manager was able to secure our lunch seating indoors as it was too hot for the beautiful patio. He also made sure to provide excellent service. The only disappointment of the six entrees was the seafood dish. It should have been listed as an appetizer. The wine is a show stopper. It is on our to do list again.

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While expensive it is an experience like no other. Amazing food and beautiful grounds. Service was outstanding.

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CL
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wine, and friendly service. Very nice views on the patio. Highly recommend.

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DR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and setting. Highly recommend eating here. Best meal of our PCH trip.

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MB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting for lunch outdoors. High quality service and presentation.

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CR
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, service was fine but only had patio dining and it was a 90+ degree day. We were uncomfortable.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a special experience! The precision of the plating and presentation was beautiful, the flavor combinations and culinary execution was fabulous. Yes, it is a bit of a drive from Paso Robles, but worth the beautiful journey. Not cheap, but not overpriced.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing afternoon at Justin started with the Justification and finished with the Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. Fabulous !
Our guests absolutely enjoyed the day at Justin. Will be back again soon!

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MH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine, food, and service! The grounds were very pretty and we had a nice, relaxing lunch!

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AL
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our brunch at Justin! The food was good and it Was a great value, especially given the picturesque setting / views. The people were very accommodating and accepting (staff and patrons alike) towards our 14 month old son, which was nice (because we get dirty looks at other places). Oh, and the wine was awesome as well!

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DH
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a bit of a drive to get there, but once you are there, it is amazing!! The views are spectacular! The food was delicious!!

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R
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food paired with even better wines! Staff is friendly and the view of the garden is excellent. A nice way to end a tasting with a glass of your favorite Justin wines.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a far drive up the mountain, but it's worth it. Wonderful scenery, locally sourced creative cuisine and outstanding service. We loved every moment of it. Also great for lunch.

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Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and beautiful view of wine vines.
MelB was terrific as our server. Great service and interesting to chat with. Justin restaurant definitely requires a return visit.

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JW
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Excellent cuisine. Outstanding service.

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IC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful way to enjoy the Justin Winery experience and have an afternoon meal at the same time. It's a nice drive out to the Winery, so plan ahead and leave plenty of time for the scenic route and if arrive early you can sample a flight. Beautiful outdoor dining on the back patio with vineyards terracing up the hillside behind. Enjoy a Premium Flight with your meal for a food pairing pleasure.

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Columbus
61 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to the wine dinner with pairings. Expensive but beautiful food and setting. Would recommend it for special occasions.

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SC
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kirby and Chef Paul are fantastic!

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DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 34th anniversary at Justin Vineyards and Winery at lunch today.
“Mel” was our waitress. She was very personable. She helped us pick out wonderful food to eat.
We shared a salad with a nutty quinoa on top of it. Apparently they prepare the quinoa and then roast it. The taste and texture we are both fabulous.
My wife had the chicken dish. She said she had never tasted chicken like that. The flavor and texture reminded her of a very tender and well prepared pork loin. I had the ravioli. It was also excellent.
After dinner, Mel brought the chef to our table so we could complement him, and he wished us a happy anniversary.
Overall, I would say that eating lunch at Justin Vineyards and Winery today was one of the best meals of our life.
We have already started planning to spend our next special occasion with them.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A complete 10 on every level! The ambience, setting, and decor were stunning. The service with clear descriptions of everything served as well as making sure we were comfortable was perfect. The food ... impeccably prepared! No attention to detail was over looked.

We did the wine pairing and it was perfect! Blew me away!

The chef came out to meet us after the meal and it was an awesome conversation.

It will be an experience I will not forget!

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great setting amongst the vines! Nice food and excellent service. The bathrooms were very clean and stylish!!

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