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The WineSellar & Brasserie

493 reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm

Happy Hour in The Casual Side:
Tuesday - Thursday 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Friday - 4:00 to Close.

Our Casual Side Bar is open Tuesday - Friday 4:00 - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(858) 450-9557
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Gustavo Perez
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Private party facilities
The WineSellar & Brasserie offers several separate rooms in which our guests may entertain friends and family. From an intimate dining experience in our Private Dining Room, to the relaxed and fun Casual Side Bar with pricing options for all budgets.
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Private party contact
Tom Bertrand: (858) 450-9557
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The WineSellar & Brasserie provides excellent meeting and party facilities for groups up to 125 people and can cater to your special guests. The Brasserie also has a private dining room which is perfect for meetings or get togethers for 6-14 people. A high-definition television monitor comes out of the cabinet for your presentations.
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Cross street
Steadman St.
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Parking details
Plenty of free parking.
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Special events & promotions
The WineSellar & Brasserie has a number of events all throughout the month. From wine flight tastings each Wednesday to Wine Dinners and Special Walk-Around Wine Tastings. Visit our website for full details.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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What 493 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day dinner was delicious. Service was attentive and food well timed and prepared. Duck confit was outstanding and the wagyu steak was great. Wines are fantastic. Well done

vipLSwik (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This restaurant is a part of a short list that always gets consideration when we decide to dine out. You can always count on both the food and the service being top notch not to mention an outstanding wine list at very reasonable price points.

Stitch (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

As usual the food & service were wonderful. My scallops were cooked perfectly.

vipBirthday (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

There were no other diners in the restaurant the whole time we were there. So, it was very quiet. The service was excellent. (because no one was there??)There is no view or much ambience. I had the scallops, not very good. My husband had the rack of lamb and he said it was very good. The spring salad was boring, but the wine was excellent. They treated us to a Birthday dessert and it was excellent. I will not be going back, just not an exciting dinner venue.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

The food was very mediocre for the cost. Our server was not interested in our wine questions. Nothing was horrible by any means but there are much better places for the money.

vipFoodies (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I was disappointed with the lamb chops - I asked for them "medium" and they came out
raw. (I sent them back and they were cooked well.)

My friend ordered the chops too - hers were very fatty.

WalterB (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Quality of the food and service we’re outstanding. The wine list is amongst the best and the sommelier’s advice is right on. The proposed pairings were great.
A bit noisy due to some loud patrons but that is not controllable by the restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent service; excellent ambiance. The food is amazing! I highly recommend it! Huge wine list!

Vannie (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

We had let the restaurant know we were celebrating a birthday when I made the reservation. When we got there, the manager had asked if we are celebrating something special. “Yes, we are celebrating our friend’s birthday”. I did not expect anything free but I would expect that during the dinner, a member of the staff would say “happy birthday”, but NO.

Our reservation was for 5:45. We got there 15 minutes early. After we were seated, we waited for about 10 minutes before anyone comes to say hello or anything even though we were the first one there.

I have not been to the WineSellar for many years for dinner, but do not remember being that ignored.

On the other hand, the food was fabulous and our waiter truly knows about wine.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Don’t let the odd location in a business park put you off. This place is a gem. The wine store on the first floor is fun to browse before or after dinner. When you make your way upstairs you will be treated by attentive staff who provide outstanding service from the beginning of your meal to the end. The menu selections had enough variety for the meat and seafood lovers. We started with the pumpkin soup and seasonal salad. Both were delicious, fresh and simply prepared to highlight the fresh ingredients. For my entree I had sea bass that was cooked to perfection with crispy edges and served with okra and roasted cauliflower. My husband had the short ribs that were tender, full of flavor and delicious. The wait staff were very knowledgeable about the extensive wine selection and helped us choose a great option for our meal. We rounded out our meal with strawberries served with aged balsamic—a unique and delicious combination. To op off our meal with finished with a lovely port—again, this place is the go to spot for wine choices and the selection of ports was impressive. if You enjoy food and wine pairings, this is your place!