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About The WineSellar & Brasserie
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.
San Diego, CA 92121
French, American, Seafood
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Plenty of free parking.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Tom Bertrand: (858) 450-9557
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
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.
The WineSellar & Brasserie Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
Two flies in the ointment: 1) one of my guests ordered a Bloody Mary and was told they had no tomato juice. A few minutes later, a BM was brought to my guest, but was told there was no more TJ to make another drink. How can a full bar, during the holidays, not have tomato juice? Secondly, we asked for more butter and the butter gestapo guy told us only one butter to every two people. We waited a period of time, then asked again for more butter. Since when is butter being rationed?
Both circumstances were witnessed by our entire table, and took the top-notch, first-class factor away from what would have otherwise been a nice lunch.
This is my hidden gem. It is off the beaten path, so not always crowded, Go after 7 for a quiet dinner. One of my favorite restaurants in SD. I've been coming here for over 20 years and have yet to have a bad meal. No corkage if you buy your wine in their wine shop. Excellent food, we had the duck breast this time which was perfect. Seafood is always great here as well.
Highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic evening. Noise level is a bit high with recorded music but that goes away around 7, allowing for an intimate dinner and quiet conversation, something harder to get these days!
We were very impressed with the food, wine and service. Greg was very knowledgeable and gave excellent recommendations. Our food was delicious and there atmosphere was intimate and welcoming. We will definitely be back! I look forward to trying out the wine bar next time!
As always WSB continues to impress with the new menu and changes to the older items on the menu. Chefs' Gustavo and Rojo have put their stamp on this wonderful venue owned by Mr. Gary Parker. I am having my 2nd annual Birthday celebration in the private room next month and have with the chefs help designed an 8 course meal that I know will be outstanding. Kudos to the new staff and I cannot wait for next months evening.
We've enjoyed this restaurant on many occasions and have never been disappointed. Service is really five star as is the food and wine options. Seating is private, quiet, romantic. Not a big bar scene, just great food, wine, service. Downstairs wine shop is one of the best.
We enjoyed the 7-course Tasting Menu and it was exquisite! The selection of dishes and the preparation were outstanding and the service impeccable. We enjoyed the wine pairing and it too was excellent. We especially enjoyed the pasta course - the Gnocchi was very well prepared and the "Steak & Eggs Entree" of Waygu Beef with the poached quail egg and variations was delicious and beautifully presented! We will definitely return here.
The chef is incredible. She can work with any dietary constrain it seems. My wife has gluten and dairy allergies and she was able to make the food taste very good with those restrictions. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and how it's prepared. The only thing I would say is that it does take the food a little bit of time to come out but other than that it was fine.
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