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.

9550 Waples Street, Suite 115
San Diego, CA 92121
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary French / American, French, Californian

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

Cross Street:
Steadman St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 450-9557

Website:
http://www.winesellar.com/

Parking Details:
Plenty of free parking.

Additional:
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 provides excellent meeting and party facilities for groups up to 125 people. 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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Details
Fri 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Private Dining

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.

The WineSellar & Brasserie Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

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Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Notable Wine List (16)
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Good for a Date (16)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Business Meals (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Cozy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Seasonal (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Authentic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Casual (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyed their Fall Menu - great lamb chops with amazing mushrooms on toast for appetizer. Sea Bass was a favorite!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The duck breast ordered by one of our party was undercooked and the waiter kindly took the item off our bill. The remainder of our meals was great as were the recommendations for wine with our meal!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

ANOTHER AWESOME MEAL AT WSB!! KUDOS TO CHEFS GUSTAVO AND ROJO AGAIN!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had a wonderful experience with a group of six friends. We were in a very special private dining room. Service was superb, as was the food. We will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Their escargot was delicious and so was the duck breast. This place is a hidden gem in a business park area which is not visible from the road.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great place in a surprising location. Perfect for when you want to enjoy dinner conversation with a small group.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is definitely a special occasion place. The food is always superb and the wine recommendations are phenomenal. I have never had anything where I didn't try to lick the plate clean. It's a must go if you've never been.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food and service. Background music and environment very nice. Will come back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great dinner in honor of the restaurant's 29th Anniversary - very well prepared and the service was excellent!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Beautiful hidden place. Wouldn't think it would be in a business neighboorhood like Sorrento Valley. Intimate and romantic lighting. Food was excellent. Very nice presentation. Very large wine selection and some craft beer.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 15, 2017

One of the best restaurants in greater San Diego. Interesting wine list too.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Took my parents here who were visiting from out of town. They really liked it.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great staff, service was excellent and the food was perfect. We had a bottle of wine with dinner and they have a large selection to choose from. Our first time here and we do plan on returning.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2017

It's hidden away off Mira Mesa Blvd, it was a pleasant surprise how nice this place was. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We have been there before and it was always very good. This last time, food seemed very basic and bland. Small portions. The mussels were very good.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

A delightful spot often neglected by weekend diners because it's in a business park. Consistently excellent menu. The paired tasting offerings are always a treat. We love the quiet ambiance and attentive service as well.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 3, 2017

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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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent service. Excellent food. Would definitely return

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

We dined for HH which was downstairs. It wasn't extremely busy but it took awhile to get service. The HH menu was not explained. When our wine was ordered it took a really long time to receive it. The food was really good. The people were pleasant. But overall experience was average.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 26, 2017

AS always the food and the service are on point. They never disappoint on either aspect.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

They made fantastic choices for wine pairing with our dinner. Always great food and especially great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Delicious lunch. Such a treat to do this once in awhile.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Tasty menu options and very good wine selection. The service is also very good with keen attention paid to details.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Wonderful selection of beers and wines. Excellent food, but somewhat limited menu offerings

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Everything was special, but the escargot was absolutely an experience with tarragon as a primary focal point. The unctuousness of the sauce with the bread for sopping - Wow.

And for a white wine with the meal, a 25 year old Chalone Pinot Blanc that was really special. The choices are varied and fit for all prices with the wine cellar 'just down stairs' for effectively unlimited additional options.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The pictures made it seem more elegant than it would be but this is the fanciest dining option that Mira Mesa really has to offer. It's a gem in the rough.

We ordered scallops and the filet for entrees, and a tuna tartare for an appetizer. The tuna tasted pretty delicious. The presentation for it was acceptable but I suppose our expectations were a bit higher. The scallops were well prepared and fantastic. The steak not so much. It was cooked to order, but it was not juicy.

We closed out our meal with a creme brulee, and while it tasted delicious, it didn't taste quite as a fresh creme brulee would.

Overall the meal was decent, but the price demands more than what is really offered. It was worth a try.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 14, 2017

In short disappointing. We have dined here for many years. Perhaps an off night but the good service and great wine could not offset the mediocre food.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Always a pleasure to have lunch in this great restaurant. The service is outstanding and the food is equally good.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 11, 2017

My wife and I dine here on special occasions . Was our anniversary. Lunch was excellent. Looking forward for our next special occasion. Maybe sooner.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Another outstanding meal from WSB.
New chef...same quality standards.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The hamburger is very good. One of the best around really. The also have excellent fresh fish and an extensive wine list. It is bet to make reservations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 6, 2017

As in many previous visits, the WineSellar doesn't disappoint. The food, the service, the ambiance, everything is stellar. Quiet and unobtrusive service, beautifully presented food and delicious as well. Just wish my budget and metabolism could afford a weekly visit!

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Wonderful experience from start to finish. Our server, Greg, was outstanding and made our dining experience memorable. Thank you all for a fabulous evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 28, 2017

A very good option for business or non-business lunch or dinner in Mira Mesa. Very nice atmosphere and wonderful food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy, Fun
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 23, 2017

As always, great food and exceptional service. This place never disappoints.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 23, 2017

This visit was quite disappointing. We've been to Wine Cellar many times in the past for nice, quiet, high-quality meals close to where my wife's office is. But this time my fish, a new grouper entree, was not very interesting, seasoned, or hot, and the sauce seemed unresolved. My stomach was upset the next morning. Meanwhile, my wife's "rack of lamb" was actually two separate lamb chops; she ordered it medium well, it was first served to her obviously rare; she sent it back, and then it was brought back medium at best. We also had to wait an extremely long time for our entrees to be served, which was an unusual experience at this restaurant. The highlight of the meal was the Shrimp Bisque we started with, which was really good; I also had a chocolate porter, which I enjoyed a lot.

Tags: Great Beer, Notable Wine List
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