Be mom's favorite and bring her to Mother's Eve dinner. Let her know that it's only the best for mom. We'll be here to help you treat mom the way she should be with wonderful food, wine, and great service. Happy Mother's Day!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Easter is about getting together to celebrate with your family. Take the family out to Easter Eve dinner, the night before hunting Easter eggs, and you won't have to hunt for your treats! Or maybe a romantic get away before the day?! Either way, we're here to make the evening special for you.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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Tue - Thu 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Fabulous old-world style brasserie tucked away in an out-of-the-way corner of San Diego. Wines are impeccable from their by-the-glass menu to an expansive reserve list. Food is tremendous with plenty of options, done very well with careful attention to complex flavors and presentation. New chef is doing a great job! Quiet and intimate ambiance. Service is FIRST RATE - Mauro, Greg, Israel and the rest of the staff are simply the finest in all of San Diego in terms of knowledge, pacing, and attentiveness. Highest regards for the whole staff. Highly recommend for a special, elegant, and delicious evening. Cheers!
Great Burgers and great service. A real gem. Recommend reservations especially on fridays for lunch. the have a happy bar as well.
Server suggestions for the tuna appetizer and duck entree were right on. We also got the lamb salad which was great. Everything was so tasty. Will definitely be back!
The Brasserie never fails to impress with great food and professional service. It will always be one of my go to restaurants.
We ate here years ago and really enjoyed it. The service was excellent, however food not so good.I ordered a New item not even on the menu"filet" medium rare. It showed up medium well which turns filet into potroast😟 To make things worse the crepe Susette for dessert was mushy and undercooked. Any decent chef can get a filet right so we will not be going back $350.00 later. It was not the money however that was the problem
This place is a hidden pearl! The tuna tartare is so delicious. Lovely atmosphere. Perfect for an intimate, quiet dinner out.
Food outstanding and presentation beautiful. Service great, they even take the crumbs off the table between courses. Don't see that much anymore. White table clothes and napkins!!!
Just as good for lunch as it is dinner. Strong focus on developing the best flavors from seasonal ingredients. Delicious!
We had tapas downstairs before going upstairs for the evening meal. Service was excellent in both. I especially enjoyed the olive tapenade and an IPA at the bar. The wait staff was prepared to advise on wine, and he paired a Flowers Pinot Noir with the duck breast. Delicious! The intimate setting allowed good dinner conversation. Don't let the out-of-place location dissuade you.
A delightful surprise! I wasn't expecting to find such a gem in a non-descript strip mall. The wine list is fantastic, the service was outstanding, the food was superb. The new chef is changing everything, so revisit if you haven't been recently!
Absolutely divine cuisine. Wonderful service. Beautiful ambiance.
Service was outstanding, as usual. Food was excellent with new surprises. Menu changes seasonally. One of our first choices for special occasions.
Always a great choice. Never disappointments. True dining experience with excellent service. Menu choices and daily specials are varied and delicious. Fantastic wine list (glass and bottle). Great for any occasion.
Used to be outstanding. Wasn't crowded but took forever for our food to come. My guest ordered steak and it was at best lukewarm. Food was fine but would no longer recommend this restaurant
It was beautiful and it was delicious. We will be back for more
Took my girlfriend for Valentine's day. I'm glad I did! Food was amazing! We had the special valentine's day menu. Can't wait to try the regular menu.
I was introduced to this place many years ago for a work conference and found it to be interesting with each course having a wine pairing. I almost forgot about this place since it's so well hidden, located in a industrial business park, until a dinner friend mentioned the WineSellar to have excellent food and service. It was then that I knew I had to take my boyfriend and introduce him to this amazing restaurant. Returning here as a customer was an even better experience. We both found the food to be exceptional with superb, attentive service. We had the foi gras appetizer and it was out of this world!! We have never had foi gras served warm with a reduction before! The arugula salad was wonderful, if you like arugula. It's dressing was just right and light so not to interfere with arugula's strong flavor. My lamb shank was delightful, falling off the bone and boyfriend's duck breast was cooked to perfection. Our dessert was the perfect ending with the attention seeking flavor of tangerines and sweet smoothness of cream cheese crepe...outstanding!!!!! The most memorable part of our evening was being able to choose our bottle of wine from their extensive shop and we both raved about the service. We counted 4 people coming to our table making sure all was perfect. Anyone looking for gourmet food, excellent professional service, and a huge selection of wine has to make this place priority. Forget those overrated, very expensive restaurants on shelter island and on the harbor. WineSellar places focus on what's important....food, wine and service! Thank You WineSellar for giving us an experience we will be talking about for a long time.
Love this place. Great food, wine and service!
I had chosen this restaurant largely based on the proximity to my client (business lunch). The food is amazing, service amazing, ambiance and environment is perfect - it's the perfect balance between being too stuffy/formal and being too casual for business. You can dress it up or dress it down (and not feel misplaced in either) while getting service from a formally trained staff in a business-appropriate environment. Both my client and colleague were impressed at this restaurant pick - the food fantastic beyond our expectations and at a great value. I will be recommending this restaurant to others and be dining there again myself. I was very impressed!
Hate to review - want it private. It's a secret gem, best restaurant in San Diego!
We had another wonderful meal. The wine list is extensive with choices for many palates and price points. The food is fabulous. We had the hamachi tatataki and yam raviolis to start followed by the duck breast and venison which were both delightful. We finished with a cheese plate. The service is simply amazing. As always, Ottoniel made us feel like the two most important people in the world.
Delicious food. The fish of the day, pink grouper, was fresh and perfectly cooked. The celery root puree was a perfect accompaniment. The yam ravioli was also memorable in a flavorful mushroom broth that made one wish for more.
Hadn't been here in years. Last time was disappointing. This dinner was excellent. We had the wonderful cauliflower soup, duck confit and pink grouper. Wine was excellent. Dessert was delicious but tiny. Bread was amazing. Would definitely go back but prices were on the high side.
Excellent food and wine pairing. Highly recommend the tasting menu.
Excellent food. Good service. Good for small to medium size groups
Sensational! From the persimmon salad to the local lobster, every bite was delicious. The sommelier, Greg, was extremely helpful and had wonderful recommendations from their world class wine list.
We had the best risotto ever. Staff so knowledgeable and helpful Tuna tartare outstanding. Cauliflower soup, wow. Creamy and not with a lot of cream. Ask for help in wine paring and they did an excellent job. Moro our server very knowledgeable and pick perfect wines. Cleaned the table between courses, which doesn't happen much anymore.
Having come here for decades and seeing the opening and closing of Laurel it's always good to know there is a decent standard/standby to go to in San Diego. Friendly staff, the food was really good...not terribly inventive but what restaurant in San Diego is? (As compared to SF or Paris?). A great time was had by all.
I've been to the restaurant many times. Never a disappointment. Good food, great wine list all for a great value. Staff is always friendly and attentive.
I requested a quiet table and was given a private dining room. The room was very chilly and somewhat dismal for NYE. I asked for candles and to please turn up the heat and turn down the music and all of my requests were attended to by a courteous server. Before we finished our cocktails, the first course was brought. We never had a chance to discuss the wine choices until the main course was presented. All of the food was not warm to our liking, though it was delicious. It was an expensive meal and we were disappointed. We felt rushed and not professionally served.
Excellent service and wonderfully prepared and presented food.
I was very disappointed in lack of variety in the menu and with the portion size of the main course. Very expensive for a very small portion. What we had was good but was about 1/3 the size would expect for a pricey entre.
Wine was excellent but, once again, very pricey at $20 a glass.
The articles describing Chef Johnson's food do not do it justice. Physically speaking, food that rich should not be that light and airy, but he makes it so. If the opportunity exists, one must make the trip.
Good food but service was slow - Tis the season. Not much to choose from in this area so I was happy to find a new lunch spot
We came for my husband's birthday. We were a bit jet lagged, having just arrived that day from NYC, and I had just broken my hand, but we wanted something special. Wow, was it ever! We had a 5 course wine paired tasting menu that was absolutely fabulous... I felt like I was dining in a Michelin 2 or 3 star restaurant, only, for a tiny fraction of the cost. We will be going back!
Excellent meal. Good service, great presentation, delicious food, terrific wine list.
Food and Service were outstanding. I celebrated my birthday there and everyone
went out of their was to be gracious and accommodating. Highly recommend
Very attentive service. Excellent cauliflower veloute, acceptable escargot swimming in a bowl of fat, angel hair with mushroom butter was nice, but the $25 black truffle add was tasteless. Very odd. Generous black truffle, but sadly, no flavor. Rib-eye main was neither here nor there, not much going on. Nicely presented.
Bottle of inexpensive sparkling, two glasses of red, all well chosen by the waiter. $187 before tip.
So, it looks like a hidden gem, a high end cuisine in an industrial area at mira mesa. Amazing entrance through the wine shop, gets the wheels in my brain rolling. So me and my wife are very small in American standards usually we take one main dish and split or take two and leave them half empty. Here we took one first dish of tuna, and two main dishes. So we have been to many French restaurants before, and we are originally Europeans, but this place serves very small dishes, even in European standards, I mean after the first dish I held my self not telling the waiter that the "sample is ok and we would like to get the real dish now".
So your options are, either get a hamburger, before stepping in, or just avoid it, I mean paying $70 before tip per head and stay hungry.. come on...
And all it takes is to make the puree be more than just decoration to get five stars..
This restaurant is the closest upscale dining restaurant to our home and we really, really wanted to love it. Plus we are Passport Dining members and this restaurant participates in that program so an added bonus (discount) for us. We dined there about 10 years ago and have been for happy hour wine downstairs a couple of times, but thought it was time to give dinner another try. The food was adequate and it looks like the chef is making an effort, but our dinner was disappointing. We had the venison and ribeye. Both came pre-sliced and both dishes were just barely warm and lacking flavor when they arrived at our table. It's a seasonal French menu and the portions are rather small as is typical with French cuisine. The restaurant itself is in need of a makeover. It looked exactly as it did 10 years ago. The brass and décor is "old school" and we felt as if we were back in the 80's. For the price, there are many better and more modern restaurants worth the drive for us (BoBeau, Chez Loma, Herringbone, Eddie V's, Piatti, Seasons 52, Island Prime). On the positive side, nice wine list, the lighting is very nice and service from greeting to server was EXCELLENT, but not sure we'll be back.