The Restaurant at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery

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400 reviews
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Contemporary American
For the ultimate California food and wine experience, dine at The Restaurant at JUSTIN. Our award-winning culinary team takes full advantage of “farm to table” local offerings, blending savory and sweet, nouveau and traditional, and urban panache with down-home delicious.

Lunch and brunch are served a la carte and while reservations are recommended, walk-ins are welcome. The dinner menu is prix fixe and features seasonally-inspired dishes crafted by the Culinary Team at JUSTIN. Reservations are required. The experience is both intimate and complex, and we ask that guests be 12 years of age or older. Please inform us of any food allergies prior to dining.

Please call the concierge to inquire about our NEW shuttle service from the Downtown Tasting room to the Restaurant at JUSTIN at the Estate. This service is available for our 6:30pm seating only.
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DG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time!

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JG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Setting in the vineyard is unbeatable. And was surprised that the wines on the menu were reasonably priced.

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BT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful lunch there for a bridal shower weekend. The ambience was perfect, the food was delicious, and the staff was fantastic! We absolutely love Justin and look forward to coming back in the future!

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Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding wine and outstanding food! The service was even better via Amanda!

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SF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great setting. Did I mention great wine?

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time celebrating our Anniversary and we were taken care of with outstanding service.

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EC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Beautiful place

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! The food, wine, service all incredible. The winery grounds are beautiful, next time we would love to stay onsite!

Thank you for a lovely experience!

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OT
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting outside on a beautiful garden, pleasant and accommodating server, and excellent unique food. The salmon fish was inventive and cooked to perfection. Both times we have eaten lunch at Justin have been so great. Don’t miss this jewel in the wine country!

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KC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Lovely view, need a more extensive lunch menu. Great wine.

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DD
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place dispute a limited menu. It was surprising that they would run out of meat for their delicious cheeseburger on a Saturday.

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L
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service, delicious food, and great ambiance. We will be back.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a lovely time, great food and wine! The ambiance was perfect for lunch, sunny and breezy, and not too crowded. Would definitely come back and recommend to friends.

The only minor issue was getting seated. There was no one as a dedicated host for lunch, so the staff who was serving had to essentially do two jobs, and getting seated took a bit.

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LG
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grounds and building are beautiful. Excellent food choices and the chef is amazing! Staff was all very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional

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EC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a good experience being out by the vineyards and the setting was awesome. However the food was OK just to say something about the food. When i am paying 230.00 per person i expect to be wowed, but i wasn't. So my experience with the restaurant was 3-4 stars.

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RB
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Expensive for the experience. Excellent staff and service. 2 of the 6 courses were very good and the additional courses were adequate . Location and dining room were nice but not as impressive as I would have hoped for. Wine was excellent and transportation from Paso to the restaurant was convenient and a great service.

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PN
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The setting, ambience, and service were outstanding and couldn't have been better. The views of the winery in the background were spectacular.

We got the 5 course tasting along with the reserve wine pairing. Given the level of expectation, the food fell short - even though the presentation was beautiful and the wine was tremendous. Food summary:

Course 1: Asparagus salad with quail egg and pancheta had the potential to be good, but was salted to the point of inedible. We were enjoying the rest of experience enough that we decided not to say anything.

Course 2: Sea bass over fava beans and peas. The sea bass was overcooked and broth the dish came in was not good (I'll refrain from saying what my wife and I thought it tasted like.). The fave beans and peas were fresh and delicious and the best part course.

Course 3: Carrot risotto. This dish hit the mark. It was light and flavorful. The Brussels sprouts and pepitas it came with were a perfect compliment. It was the first course we thought lived up to expectation. That said, it still didn't have a wow factor. Just solidly good.

Course 4: Beef with beef, tortellini and kale. The fresh kale, beets, and mushrooms carried the dish. They were very fresh and very high quality. The beef - again given expectations - was underwhelming. It was tender, but slightly overcooked and under salted.

Course 5: Flourless Chocolate cake - Rich and delicious. Really well done.

All five wine pairing were exceptional. My wife loved the Landmark Pinot paired with the Risotto. I liked the two opening whites (honey and butter back to back), even though we're almost exclusively red wine drinkers.

We both loved the Isosceles and Obtuse parings with the last two dishes.

Overall, the experience was wonderful, the setting beautiful, and the service perfect. The wine was everything we had hoped. The food left room for improvement. Would definitely come back and recommend to friends.

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s
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal and wines. Excellent service with limited tables. Setting is absolutely georgous. A dream experience.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was THE BEST and the food was to die for!!!

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C
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

Meal was OK but main course of steak was overdone. Sent it back and still was overdone.

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SG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful setting. A great selection of wines. The brunch items were not as terrific as the setting, but it was convenient.

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KT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The brunch was ok. The food was cooked unevenly. The Ham under the eggs benedict was so over undone it was burnt. It took so long to get the food that I just lived with it. Sitting outside was wonderful and the venue is fabulous. Been there done that not sure I would go back.

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r
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most incredible dining experiences we’ve ever had! We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary, and from start to finish the staff at Justin made this a truly memorable event for us.

We’ve never had such personalized service anywhere in the US or abroad, and we felt like VIPs!

Our server Amanda was so attentive, knowledgeable and delightful. We nearly had a private dining experience in the gorgeous dining room overlooking the vineyards at dusk. We could not have asked for any more perfect way to celebrate our special day.

A shout out to their option of adding on a driver for the evening. Our driver Peter was so knowledgeable and accommodating. I’d recommend this option if available to you, especially if you partake of the wine pairing with your meal. Why drive when you can be safely in the hands of a driver?

Thank you Justin and staff for a beautiful and delicious dinner.

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GL
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional, friendly, attentive and efficient. Brunch omelette was delicious and wine the perfect match. What a great experience.

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K
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went here for dinner to celebrate both my birthday and our anniversary and we nearly had the place to ourselves which felt so special. We had a very attentive waiter, but who also let us be when he could see we were in conversation. All of the courses were delicious and they were even nice enough to cater to our tastes (we don't like beets or mushrooms and both were on the menu). We opted for the reserve wine pairing and each course had a healthy pour but without pressure to finish each one so we could still walk out of there.

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LF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. I am somewhat adventurous but my husband is not - so going into it there was some apprehension not knowing the menu but we figured if you don't give people a choice, then likely the ingredients aren't too bizarre or too spicy, etc. We were right and everything was very interesting with great flavor combos, but nothing that was too over the top. We really enjoyed it! The portion were generous enough without being too much so at the end of 5 courses we were comfortably full but not bursting at the seams. We really enjoyed it, and the location is lovely with excellent staff and we would highly recommend it!

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VJ
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience! Came for a 21st birthday and it was the right choice. Attentive staff and delicious food that was a good value for the price, but if you’re looking for an inexpensive option this is not the place. Will definitely be returning here again soon!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great! Our server was wonderful. The only unfortunate part was... they do not have a dessert menu when we went there for lunch.

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S
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was very disappointed. First of all, I was expecting a tasting menu which is not available at lunch. It was freezing and super loud. We stated at the beginning of lunch our plan to go to the wine society room afterwards yet no one conveyed this to the appropriate person. After lunch when we asked for the gate code for WS access we were told it was a two hour wait (and why don’t we have lunch first)!

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c
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible. This was the total package. Just amazing. Kirby was our server and he was fantastic. The chef spoke with us and discussed the experience.

We took the shuttle from the downtown Justin winery. When we arrived at the downtown facility, we were given a glass of wine. Fantastic service both directions. Well worth it.

This is a must do when visiting the area.

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FF
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Waitress messed up one of the orders, then asked him if he'd be okay with the shrimp (which he didn't order) as she brought out the rest of the order. He waited awhile to get his order. For a couple of us, we had indigestion all day long and gas. Beautiful place, overpriced in my opinion and not worth the cost.

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SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is in a beautiful bucolic location. The restaurant, while small is quite pleasant and the outdoor seating has heaters and a lovely view. The experience of getting there, the charm of the server and the quiet ambiance of the room made it a wonderful place to be for a double birthday. The food was good but not great and still it was wonderful to be there.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the most amazing fine dining experience we’ve had in a long time. I strongly recommend this restaurant- particularly during the Saturday night dinner experience.

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T
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing adventure! Our waiter, Kirby , graciously changed our reservation as we were running late from our Hearst tour. Chef Tim was fabulous! The food was spectacular and so as the wine pairings. Again, thank you, Kirby and Chef Tim for making us feel so special.

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W
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting on a beautiful day. Was a magical meal with friends.

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DG
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening, but not sure it was worth the drive or price.

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PP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made the trip to Justin for the chef tasting and reserve wine pairing. What an experience! Food was delicious, wine selection unrivaled, and service was fantastic. Worth every penny this was a treat.

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g
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 29, 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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