The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- Tustin

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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar is the newest addition to The District in Tustin. The interior promises a hip, lively & sophisticated atmosphere, with dark woods, leather and velvet bar stools. The state-of-the-art 7,500 bottle cellar IS one of the largest in Orange County. The Winery Restaurant & Bar is open daily for lunch & dinner & features a wine tasting bar with a full bar menu and cigar patio.
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Sun 5:00PM - 5:15PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:15PM

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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.6
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4.0
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KB
Orange County
454 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We've dined here many times but this past Saturday they missed the mark. We ordered two appetizers -- the calamari and the flatbread with duck. The first appetizer came out and was tough and the second was a no show. We inquired of the server and he said "oh, there was a communication problem with the kitchen". When it finally came out, it was burned and was not good. The entrees -- the husband liked the duck breast and it was a different preparation than before. I ordered the mussels and frites and they were not good. The mussels were not plump, but dried up. They put the frites on top of the mussels and this was not a good idea as the frites fell into the sauce. They served bread with the museels but the bread was not good either. Our server from Vermont was nice and made up somewhat for the dinner. Would not recommend the Winery at this stage.

OT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service with some exceptional food specials. The menu has some great offerings it was hard to really decide. Great wine list, it was a perfect night!

RB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good but had a high price. You get what you pay for

CG
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special valentines menu

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GE
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food! Excellent service! A bit pricey. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

It was overpriced for what you get. For a $99 forced menu, the least they could do would be give me enough food to fill me up. I was still hungry.

EN
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great valentines dinner, amazing bone marrow, lamb was good but could use lest herbs and more acidic

L
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Server was pleasant but the service was slow. Food came out really late

SV
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damien is an excellent server! Had him both times we've been there. Always so pleasant and accommodating. The food was excellent!

OC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely night out at the Winery. Food is always consistant and the service impeccible. Always a 5 star evening at The Winery.

KM
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey, but worth it. Nice place for business meals and better than the franchise steak houses.

OT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

I'm a big fan, and frequent patron at the winery. So, some constructive criticism here... when your daily special is twice the price of the average entree, you should tell, or more appropriately, warn your guests up front before they order it. Charging $53 for a common piece of fish is unexpected to say the least, and outrageous in most circles. Better to surprise your guests before they order then shock them when they get the bill.

s
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, the staff is always friendly and attentive, the menu never disappoints, the wine list is extensive and they allow an after dinner cigar on the outdoor patio after dinner. You cant go wrong here.

e
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful and the wait staff was attentive and helpful. We had the special pasta of the day that was amazing and ended an enjoyable meal with a delicious chocolate cake. I would highly recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner.

LS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Overall, it was fine, but menu is uninspired and food just average. Just nothing special about the food or décor.

X
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I both had the filet Mignon. It was delicious. We split a baked potato and it came with all the fixings. The service was excellent; both the bartender and our server were friendly and efficient. I would definitely like to come back!

SM
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Don't understand why "romantic" restaurants have to have the music piped through the ceiling speakers so loud. Otherwise, this is a lovely venue to celebrate a special occasion.

LB
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous!

M
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was amazing! I can't wait to go back!

KC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server, Connor, was exceptional!!

c
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. Hostess (nice lady with an 8mo old baby,; we brought ours ; ) and waitress Erica were both very attentive!! They made our day!

GS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The service was wonderful
The food, not so much
It gave me the impression that the head chef with off because everything was not up to par
The halibut tastes burnt
My sons chicken on his salad had the same burnt taste
The duck was fatty
The salmon was dry
The shrimp cocktail was watery
All in all a very disappointing food experience
The only good thing was the waiter and his attention to service

BW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This was the 2nd dinner at the Winery for our 3 couple group. The past visit in December was excellent. This time was not a satisfying dinner. The waiter was not present nor engaged with our group. We felt dismissed and thus we will no longer return to the winery nor will recommend the restaurant to our friends and network.

The wedge salad arrived as a chopped salad, no bread or butter was served or offered. A request for pepper was acknowledged as a certainly, but it never came. The filet was ordered medium and came rather rare in the center, a callout I specifically did not want. To thrive a waiter must engage and be present and follow through, rather this waiter seemed overwhelmed and not really into his work.

SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for my wife's birthday, our Open Table reservation had a quiet booth ready for us. Our server, Brittney, was very attentive and offered good suggestions for us. We loved the pork belly lollipop appetizers, wife had salmon, I had Mahi Mahi. Was a lot of food,and we ended up taking some home. Great experience, we'll be back again.

CG
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a very nice booth enjoying a quiet evening. Our server David was excellent!

OT
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect

JV
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific, top to bottom. Excellent evening. Could not have been better.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was awful for steakhouse prices. The charcuterie platter was made of really cheap cheese and 3 salami. Trader Joe’s has better choices. Definitely not worth for $22. Mains - all items, (veal & rack of lamb) were prepared from the same teriyaki esc sauce. It was terrible. The creme brûlée did not even have vanilla bean in it. It was just a custard. Best part of the meal was the table bread.

HP
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere; attentive and professional service; outstanding wine line ....and overall experience and personal attention of William, et.al., most engaging and refreshing. Could NOT have been more enjoyable for our party of 10, celebrating my wife's 73 birthday!!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved to have dinner @the winery. The staff was amazing courteous and very efficient.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The hostess told us that no table was available. After seeing many empty tables I went on open table to see and it was wide open. Got a reservation and was seated minutes later. If you are told they don’t have a table check here first because the hostess doesn’t seem interested in doing her job.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience every time! Thank you William and Lou!!

PM
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took a friend here as a special dinner for a Christmas celebration. Everything was wonderful. I only comment that the noise level was quite elevated... Could have been due to all of the large parties for the holiday. Not as unbearable as the Newport location.

PS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

the bottle of wine was not in stock and at 530pm (early) they did not have the pork chops avail (no mention from the waitress) - the Fish was not hot ...the rest of the food was good (not great )

the service was excellent and they comped us something because of wine/pork chop

E
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience4

We made our dinner reservation at 8pm on Saturday night. Got there early and waited and waited until we got seated by 8:35. We only heard a shy apology from the receptionist. None of the parading managers who we saw there dressed in their suites bothered to themselves to come over to extend word of explanation or apology; I guess maybe because I happen to be casually dressed for that night and was take for granted. Though I spent about $181.00 for a party of two. The service was super slow, and our main course took 20 minutes to arrive . And it was a simple steak and their daily special of sea bass.
It's a shame that such a restaurant with great foods, ambiance and location practice this kind of disrespect with their substandard of service, and lack of attention to their paid customers.
Will never bother to go back again and will spread the word about our poor experience.

W
Orange County
93 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Tried the crab cake appetizer (first time) and it was so FULL of crab (very little filler) -- light and luscious. Hubby had the heirloom tomatoes (one of his favorites). His New York strip steak was cooked to a perfect Medium -- warm and pink inside with a nice crust on the outside. Sides of baked potato (huge!) and grilled asparagus with Hollandaise rounded out a terrific meal. We both had red wine by the glass (Chateau La Nerthe, "Les Cassagnes", Cotes du Rhone, France, 2016) -- smooth, medium-bodied and delicious with steak. Our server (Sheila) was knowledgeable and friendly. Thanks, Winery, for a super special dinner. See you next time...

JA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine list and great food. Our server was wonderful.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great as usually. The venison special was phenomenal!


William and Crystal were awesome in accommodating our group in the cigar patio after dinner.

Keep up the awesome work!

FW
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Winery Restaurant is quickly becoming a favorite - for both business and personal occasions. The only issue we experienced yesterday was an improperly cooked fish meal for one of my guests. But, the manager offered to bring another plate and the bill was adjusted to compensate. Thank you!

JM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was ok. Steak was not really flavorful
The Chilean Sea Bass was not as buttery or rich as I am used to having.