The WineSellar & Brasserie

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$31 to $50
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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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What 648 People Are Saying
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LG
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. We had their five course chef’s mercy. Each dish was well prepared

VJ
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent prompt service, friendly staff, delicious food, very cozy and meticulous environment. Really can not ask for more than that. They are also very good with honoring discounts through open table and corporate passport program. Thank you!

R
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We hadn't been to back to this restaurant in several years and were quite pleased that it was every bit as good as we remembered it. The food was tasty, amply portioned and attractively presented and the service was pleasantly attentive. We won't wait as long to return.

JA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were incredible when we were there for our small party of 6 good friends. The wine list was extensive, too.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buy your wine at the store...$15 cork fee. C(K)at is great at recommendations.

MS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

WineSellar is a reliable and lovely venue for a business meal. The food and service are excellent.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great overall experience. One my go to places when a high quality, seamless experience is needed. Highly recommend.

WH
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner with great friends. Lamb salad, Short ribs, Ribeye steak, 2 desserts, all beautifully and deliciously prepared. Bertrand took great care of us.

g
San Diego
100 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always wonderful.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner. Quiet, nice music and great service😍

MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid experience. Location is odd but well worth exploring. Ideal for any business lunch meetings.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken salad sandwich is delicious!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a top notch experience. What is not on the wine list, is downstairs. Never a rushed moment.

PG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was perfect! Our waiter even paired our wine selection perfectly!

F
Palm Springs
47 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our only complaint was that the food was slow to arrive.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great special today! Sea bass with walnuts, broccoli and a schmear of celery paste. Topped off with a good Chablis. Love this place for lunch.

s
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to meet for an excellent meal and the ability to actually conduct business while dining. I am also looking forward to checking out the bar next week!

MK
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rediscovered after a several year absence.
Still great in every way. Had the lamb rack, duck confit and the always special tuna tartare appetizer.

PE
San Diego
59 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a wine tasting first then went upstairs for a lovely meal. We have always enjoyed eating here

MS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Seafood dishes. Amazing wine. Great Service. Decor is a bit dated, but overall was a great spot for a business dinner for 8. Thank you WineSellar!

K
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate the life of my mother. Her memorial service was at El Camino just before our reservation. This restaurant is wonderful! The food, the service, the wine, all was perfect. It was truly a beautiful day for us. Thank you, The Wine Cellar and Braserrie!!!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Use to live in San Diego 15 years ago and had been to this restaurant many times. Was back in town and decided we needed to go here. If anything the food was even better then I remember.

MH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent experience in all areas, food, service and ambience

CC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The wine was good but not worth the price! Food excellent

SG
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic cold cucumber soup with fresh crab!!! Wonderful. Great Bison burger cooked perfectly. Nice pairing of a glass of wine.

MG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente servicio y comida. La calidad de los alimentos y la presentación son muy buenos. Acaso el lugar necesita ya una remodelación. Los años se le ven encima.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem! Must try. Outstanding wine list

m
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

c
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

KD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

SD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

T
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it for a special treat

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

K
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

SG
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

SB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

LT
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

FG
San Diego
134 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

WH
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SI
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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