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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
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Plenty of free parking.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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