The WineSellar & Brasserie

4.8
621 reviews
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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 Wine Spectator's "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.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent meal and service was as always wonderful
never been disappointed in our experience at this restaurant over many years of coming here

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c
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It's heaven to have a nice restaurant in this area of town. We like dining here after visiting our loved ones around the corner at El Camino Memorial Park.

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KD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The very best food And service. Tucked Away restaurant . Absolutely love This Place. Consistent in quality.

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SD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

MUSHROOM TOAST. My wife hates mushrooms and she loves this dish. Everything we had was great.

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T
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it for a special treat

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration was amazing thanks to this restaurant and the amazing food. We wish we could’ve eaten more

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K
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We are had a Barramundi and it was wonderful. Appetizers were equally enjoyable. Dessert service was uneven due to a big party. The wine was so good we bought a bottle on the way out. Always enjoy this place a real SD treasure.

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SG
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic tuna tartare, so fresh and the sauce they served with it outstanding.

Prime New York cooked to perfection with polenta and broccoli rabe al dente.

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SB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

WineSellar is a hidden gem in Sorrento Valley. It's perfect for business or personal lunches. They offer a variety of menu options from the $12 range up to mid $40's. Their service is very high quality and it's never very noisy.

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LT
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The flavors popped with each item we tried and kept getting better and better. The wine list is incredible, and they impart their knowledge of wine in an unpretentious, friendly fashion which makes it a great learning and dining experience. We highly recommend you try The WineSellar!

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FG
San Diego
130 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there at lunch. so glad they brought that back for the whole week. The WineSellar and Brasserie never disappoints. It's amazing they've done so well for 30 years and located in a warehouse development to boot. They have always provided wonderful food with top notch chefs and wine selections. Their wines are varied and reasonably priced and you can frequently buy them downstairs in the wine shop. I also love the addition of the wine bar downstairs for happy hour drinks and food.
Keep up the good work.

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WH
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming here. Small, quiet, pretty and classy restaurant. Great food. Wonderful service. The portobello caprese salad is worth writing home about.

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SI
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food as usual, everyone loved what they ordered. Service was attentive but not overdone. Surprised there weren't more folks on a Friday but we enjoyed the peace! I've never been disappointed with W&B.

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SG
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fresh and wonderful. Bison burger cooked perfectly. Best beef tarter with bone marrow. Wonderful tomato soup, spiced nicely. Service by Morro outstanding.

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SP
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at the restaurant to celebrate our 27th anniversary. Everything (ambience, food, service, etc.) was perfect! We will go back for sure!

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M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service is perfect. Wine list amazing. And, the food is good.

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l
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite go to restaurant whenever I'm in the area. It's an old school elegant quiet French restaurant that is very hard to find in san diego

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J
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a somewhat out of the way restaurant in an industrial/commercial park. Very friendly, accommodating and attentive staff. Wild Boar was absolutely delicious and highly recommended. There take on a Caprese salad adding warm Portobello is fabulous. Terrific wine list, though you should be prepared to pay for the quality wines they offer. While our table was being prepared we did wait at the bar and strangely no one came to take our drink order

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of our favorites. The food is always excellent, as is the service. This occasion was a birthday and it was enjoyable as always. I had Spanish octopus which was perfectly done. If not prepared correctly it can be tough. The accompanying sauce complimented the dish perfectly. Their wine list is also xlnt. You can find great buys, or great wines at prices reflecting their reputation. And, if you are a wine club member you get 10% off!
We will return soon.

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DS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. NY steak with polenta was amazing. They poured my wine with a cheesecloth which is an absolute rarity in all of San Diego. Quiet, romantic, and perfect food and service. Love this restaurant!

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DM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Consistently great service, and not overly expensive. Highly recommended.

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PG
Phoenix
49 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this little very classy restaurant in the middle of Qualcom city.
This area have few restaurants of this nature in the are and we found this one by accident. We come to Sand Diego each year and we will always return to WineSellar and Brasserie!

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r
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service exceptional, food and wine impeccable. Great special occasion destination.

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DG
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is Mira Mesa's hidden gem. As the matter of fact, you would not know there is an upscale French restaurant upstairs walking into a wine store. This is not my first time at this place and it has been excellent every time! Delicious escargot and sea bass on special... both were spectacular. Highly recommend!

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OT
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE love this place for a nice dinner with friends. It's intimate, perfect for conversation, great staff, and superb food. Can't say enough!

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SG
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. From food to service.

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S
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

The execution of the menu at WSB continues to be a challenge. Everything else was so-so. Kitchen was slow and unprepared for Sat. We greatly enjoy Greg, the main server there. We wish he would move to a restaurant better deserving his knowledge and personality.

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PL
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, wine and service, as always. The salmon I had was both delicious and served beautifully, and the salad and dessert wonderful as well. Terrific wine list, and the waiter was very helpful on wine selections.

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MH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I have been going to the WineSellar for some years now and it's invariably a top-notch experience. If we have a party of six or eight, we request the private room. It's furnished with just the right touch of elegance, designed to heighten the occasion. But either way, private room or main dining room (which is still intimate), there's nothing left to wish for by the end of the evening. Greg Freche, their sommelier, has become a friend, as we're into wine and he invariably heightens the evening with nuggets of wisdom on the wine we're having, whether it's one of theirs or one we brought in.
We and our friends are in our sixties or older now, meaning some of life's potential joys are now out of our reach, but as we left the WineSellar this last time, I remarked that this was one of the joys of life: dining with good friends at an excellent restaurant. That and going home to an early evening afterwards :)

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s
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Have visited twice now in the last two months as it was recommended by a family member. Did not disappoint! It is tucked away in Sorrento Valley/Sorrento Mesa area in a business park so you really have to look for the modest sign from the road and drive all the way to back of the business part to find it, but worth the work!

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s
San Diego
74 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My companion enjoyed her meal. We were both disappointed that the bread was not warm, as we were told it was coming out of the oven. My lamb salad had almost no lamb. Usually a very good dining experience - not so much this time :-/

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KK
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even during a very busy luncheon hour, the service was attentive and smooth.
Our foods order were prepared deliciously and decorative.
Will be back to do dinner soon, so we can try out the wine list.

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J
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Of course. I have known you for some time but circumstances have kept me away.

Now as an octogenarian with an amazing friend of French origin who LOVES good wine, why not come more often?

Stay tuned.

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PM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is one of the best restaurants in San Diego that most people don't know exists. Service is top notch, and the food is even better.

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S
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. It has some of the best service, wine selection and food you can find in San Diego County. The menu is a nice mix of staples of gourmet cuisine and adventurous farm-to-table dishes. The service is top notch and can suggest a wine to pair with your meal.

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JU
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was Ok..small piece of duck with tons of white beans ..no veggies, husband salmon was good..not greatI do cook..and when we go go out at those prices it needs to be better then I can make at home!

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SH
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant , best food , best service , best menu !

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ET
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love The Winesellar & Brasserie. They have an especially great wine selection on the main level that includes a broad range of prices, such that it is reasonable even with the corkage fee in the dining room upstairs. And the food upstairs is exceptional French cooking at its finest! The ambience is fantastic, and the service as good or better than any in San Diego County restuarants. We highly recommend The Winesellar & Brasserie to those with a discriminating pallet.

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MD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great business lunch atmosphere. Casual and not rushed.

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WL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for the wine list and was not disappointed. The food and service surpassed expectations.

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