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The WineSellar & Brasserie

4.8
4.8
828 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
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 either Wine Spectator's "Grand Award" and "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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 450-9557

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    David Gallardo

  • Catering

    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. tom@winesellar.com

  • 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. tom@winesellar.com

  • Private party contact

    Tom Bertrand: (858) 450-9557

  • Neighborhood

    Sorrento Mesa

  • Cross street

    Steadman St.

  • Parking details

    Plenty of free parking. <br />

  • Public transit

    Mira Mesa Blvd and Pacific Heights Blvd

  • Entertainment

    Not at this time.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 828 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Notable Wine List

  • San Diego

    French

  • San Diego

    Notable Wine List

  • San Diego

    French

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  1. 1

    1ballonis

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious and everyone from owners to servers are engaging and genuinely interested in helping you have the best possible experience. Highly recommend!
  2. SD

    SDpickyfoodies

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my husband’s birthday dinner, everything was beyond our expectations! When we got in and saw a beautiful birthday table setting and it brought a smile on my husband‘a face immediately! Tasty foods and wine pairings, at the end the dessert was on house, that made my husband even happier and was a Big surprise! Thank you and we will be back!
  3. BE

    BjEr

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding cuisine at a value price. Great deal: select your wine from the shop and pay only a 10% corkage fee. Service superb. the fish was cooked perfectly, not always true at other restaurants.
  4. j

    joep

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As a whole food was good. We had the sea bass and it had a little to much lemon in the sauce but other than that everything else was great. The fish cooked perfect as were the vegetables & potatoes. The wine was really good. Best thing to do is buy the wine down stairs and bring it up (if you haven't been there already).
  5. g

    gpro

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. It has always been one of our favorites and now it is one of our friends favorites.
  6. WK

    WendyK

    San Diego

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place for excellent food and service
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! I’ve been wanting to check this out for a while. Food was superb, service stellar and overall experience wonderful. This makes a great spot for lunch or dinner and then grab some wine to take home.
  8. r

    ronald

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Hard to find as is located in the rear of an industrial building. Could be much better signage or certainly when you call to make reservations they could alert you to where restaurant located. Food and service were very good but somewhat expensive. Out door dining appears to be two parking spaces near entrance to the restaurant and this area is very drab.
  9. R

    Ragcy

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and outstanding service.
  10. DH

    DavidH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I remember the WineSeller as both excellent food and really good value from last year. This time, the food was still excellent but the value was not so great. Perhaps we had more alcoholic beverages this year. I will still go to this restaurant again next time I am in San Diego.
  11. JC

    JamesC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was friendly helpful professional knowledgeable And welcoming. Lovely atmosphere. The food was absolutely incredible I had Seabass and It was spectacular. I will be returning soon.
  12. S

    Sandy

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was the perfect spot to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary! We started by selecting wine from the wine seller, that was delicious, and then were taken To our outdoor table. We requested outdoor seating due to Covid and we had a private table. Our server was professional and informative and helped us make choices. TheyChilean sea bass was outstanding along with the ribeye. My husband and I shared both the entrees and were very satisfied. We both highly recommend the Wine Seller for both outstanding wine and a delicious dinner.
  13. AP

    AmandaP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good and service are excellent. The rib eye steak is delicious and so is the bread. Quaint and nice atmosphere.
  14. F

    Food4all

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top of the mark!!! Worth a visit. Go fur a wine tasting downstairs and stay for dinner!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My husband had the short ribs, I had duck 2 ways ( breast & a confit leg - both dishes were smashing! Our appetizer was the gnocchi, sauced perfectly. The hot bread here is amazing. Another fabulous meal at the Wine Sellar!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Recommend it highly.
  17. BF

    BFBSD

    San Diego

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    As we've noted in prior reviews, WSB serves very good food although not grand gourmet. Their periodic special 3 course prix-fixe menus are an excellent value. Their wine pricing isn't outrageous but can be pricey With tip, tax and a bottle of wine, the $55 prix fixe can wind up costing $200 for two and almost as much if you just order two glasses. Fortunately, they don't tack on a surcharge and parking is free.
  18. LP

    LoriP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have a girls luncheon group and we're all foodies. We love The WineSellar & Brasserie because the food is top notch, the service is great, and the people are all so fun and lovely.
  19. SB

    SusanB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The WINESELLAR never disappoints! It is our favorite special occasion restaurant. The service is attentive but doesn’t interrupt conversation. The food is extraordinary— creative but not crazy. Always the freshest and highest quality. It’s so worth going out of your way to get there.
  20. G

    Gridley

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The restaurant did a special job of celebrating our friends 86th Bday! A bday sign & lovely confetti on the table was a special touch!! Service was exceptional, friendly & attentive! Only one issue was that the duck was very tough. Hard to cut even with a knife. The other two steak dishes were fine. Definitely worth another try, especially when they get venison back on the menu!
  21. MG

    MarcG

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best in San Diego for many years
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Three orders of Angus beef rib dishes We ordered were way too salty.
  23. j

    jozak

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After all these years, simply the best! Thank you all!
  24. S

    Sicilian

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The duck was overcooked in an old school French restaurant kind of way better good fresh ingredients were easily available. I think there are many other places in San Diego with better French food,for eg. Et Viola! Or PARC Brasserie is better
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful. There was no rush, and we enjoyed a leisurely meal with great food and drinks. A party of four and we tried the duck, short ribs, sea bass, and chicken. It was all fantastic, but the duck was the winner! Paired it with a nice Pinot by the glass😋
  26. R

    Robert

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Tuna Tartare and corn soup good. Nothing special about scallops. Risotto was a bit salty and not as creamy as I like, but had strong flavor
  27. TA

    TonyA

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is an amazing experience. We can’t wait to come back!!!
  28. DM

    DelMarDiner

    San Diego

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place for a great business meal. Excellent, professional service!
  29. MH

    MarykaH

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner and great service.
  30. PL

    PointLomaPam

    San Diego

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our lunch yesterday was delicious and delightful. We both started with English Pea Soup (absolutely delicious!), followed by a Beet Salad (so good!). Then, we treated ourselves to the Blackberry and Cabernet Sorbet, a new one to us and just perfect. Oh my goodness, all three courses were so wonderful in taste, quality, presentation and service. What a wonderful lunch! This restaurant never disappoints, always amazes with new flavor sensations. Yum!
  31. SQ

    SkinnyQ

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  32. KS

    KenS

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The restaurant is located in an odd location. When we pulled up it seemed to be just mixed in with some warehouses. This is probably an excellent place if you love wine. Unfortunately, I am not much of a wine drinker. The menu was pretty limited and the food was just okay but not worth the price. Lot of old people there.
  33. FG

    FrankG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did the restaurant week fixed price menu, was excellent!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Great experience
  35. T

    Tasty

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here never disappoints! Delicious English pea soup (light and refreshing), escargot (classic but with perfectly toasted soft brioche bread), gnocchi (cheesy creamy deliciousness), fish of the day, short ribs, everything! Great sauces and beautiful plating. Very attentive service. And for the birthday boy there was a special festive centerpiece with confetti. Loved the whole meal, and got to polish it off with profiteroles and a delicious chocolate, hazelnut coffee cake, and wine shopping. Have been here several times and loved it every time. Very consistent! Highly recommend for a quiet evening out when you want to be pampered and eat delicious food and wine.
  36. J

    Judith

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal at this hidden gem. Beautiful dining room and bar and don’t forget to check out the wine selection in their wine store. Staff is so knowledgeable.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food are delicious. It’s one of my favorite restaurants now. Especially hardly to find a restaurant that serve delicate lunch! Can have the escargot every day! Highly recommended!
  38. GT

    GreatTimeattheRose

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and wait staff were incredible!!! I found the staff knowledgeable and very friendly. I look forward to visiting again.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each item on my plate was perfectly prepared to both stand alone and also to complement the the others. That’s the signature of this warm and welcoming restaurant.
  40. h

    howlingthunder

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t say enough great things about eating here! Keep in mind it is small with limited seating - so definitely reserve. Price was great. Food choices were amazing. Please try this place and enjoy!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The WineSellar & Brasserie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 450-9557.

The WineSellar & Brasserie is rated 4.8 stars by 828 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The WineSellar & Brasserie

9550 Waples Street, Suite 115, San Diego, CA 92121

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Steadman St.

  • Neighborhood

    Sorrento Mesa

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Plenty of free parking. <br />

  • Public transit

    Mira Mesa Blvd and Pacific Heights Blvd

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Gallardo

  • Entertainment

    Not at this time.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 450-9557

  • Catering

    The WineSellar &amp; 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. tom&#64;winesellar.com

  • 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. tom@winesellar.com

  • Private party contact

    Tom Bertrand: (858) 450-9557

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