(858) 450-9557

9550 Waples Street, Suite 115
San Diego, California, 92121
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 Fine Dining

Intimate atmosphere, seasonal French menu, fine wines.

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence 2021 Top 100 Restaurants 2022 Spectrum Award diners choice Best Overall

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Why Buy Wine at The WineSellar?

 

  • Selection - Quality & Value
  • Service - Expert & Personal
  • Wine Tastings - Try it, Buy it
  • Wine Lockers - Wine Storage
  • Wine Clubs & Wine Gifts

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Hours

Wine Shop, Brasserie & Casual Side Hours

The Brasserie

Tuesday through Friday*
Lunch: 11:30am-2pm
Tuesday through Saturday
Dinner: 5pm-close

*on the days of our bi-monthly wine dinners, the Brasserie is not open for Lunch.

The Casual Side

Tuesday through Friday
Happy Hour 4pm-7pm

WineSellar Shop Hours

Tuesday through Saturday
10:00am - 8:00pm

WineSellar Locker Hours

Tuesday through Saturday
10:00am - 8:00pm

DAOU Vineyards Wine Dinner

DAOU

Friday, October 12, 6pm
Saturday, October 13, 6pm SOLD OUT

$89 Per Person / $79 Club Members

Reception

2017 DAOU Vineyards, Rose of Grenache, Paso Robles, CA

First

Clam Ceviche  GF
Pickled Carrots, Cilantro Aioli, Ash, Breakfast Radishes on Oven Roasted Tostada
2016 DAOU Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaida District, Paso Robles, CA
(An exclusive wine graciously made available to enjoy during dinner, not for purchase)
91 pts Wine Enthusiast

Second

Ricotta and Fig Tortellini 
Figs, Roasted Apples and a Maple Bacon Glaze
2017 DAOU Vineyards, Chardonnay, Paso Robles, CA

Third

Wagyu Rib-Eye   GF
Green Peppercorn Demi-Glace, Porcini-Espresso Powder, Garlic and Chive Mashed Potatoes
2016 DAOU Vineyards, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA
93 points Robert Parker
2013 DAOU Vineyards, Soul of a Lion, Adelaida District, Paso Robles, CA
96 points Robert Parker

 Dessert

Carrot Cake    V
Cream Cheese Frosting, Simple Syrup Carrots and Spices

V = Vegetarian / GF = Gluten Free

For reservations, please call 858.450.9557 or reserve online with OpenTable.
When Making your reservation please let us know of any allergies or dietary preferences

Menu subject to change according to availability.

Restaurant Week

Three Course Menu
September 25 - 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Now Extended until Saturday, October 6, 2018

$50 per person

First Course

Caesar Salad   V
Romaine, Parmesan, and Croutons.

Seasonal Soup  GF
Butternut Squash, Chive Chantilly

Mushroom Toast  V
Seasonal Mushrooms, Sherry Cream Sauce, and Thyme

Pan-Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Fig Mustarda, Shaved Figs, and Brioche.

Second Course

Brasserie Risotto GF  V
Wild Mushrooms, Parmesan, and Truffle Oil.

Scottish Salmon  GF
Parsnip Vanilla Puree, Walnut Parsley Pistou, Cauliflower

Duck Confit  GF
Pomegranate Gastrique, Cannellini Beans, Pancetta, Onion and Oven-Roasted Tomatoes.

Short Rib  GF
Sherry Glaze, Cannellini Beans, Swiss Chard, Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, and Crispy Shallots.

Rack of Lamb  GF
Apple, Bacon, Mustard and Charred Eggplant Puree.

Third Course

House Made Ice Cream  GF  V
Vanilla or Chocolate.

Chocolate Tart  V
Peanut Butter Powder, Vanilla Chantilly and Salted Caramel.

 V = Vegetarian / GF = Gluten Free

For reservations, please call 858.450.9557 or reserve online with OpenTable.
When Making your reservation please let us know of any allergies or dietary preferences

Menu subject to change according to availability.

Awards & Reviews

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence 2021 Top 100 Restaurants diners choice Best Overall award WineSpec BestOf 2020 228x420 OT Badge2019 RestaurantGuru Certificate1 preview BestFoodieAwardsBadge Yelp PinterestPin 600x600   DESIGN IMAGE OPENTABLE Top100 Organic SOCIAL 1x1 Restaurant Guru Award OT Badge2019  2018 diners choice badge TripAdvisorCertficate.2 ExpertsChoice   wine spectator

 

Winners of The Wine Spectator Grand Award of Excellence and Best of Award of Excellence for over 30 years.

Reviews

11 Top Spots to Wine, Dine and Bottle Shop  from Wine Spectator 

The most civilized lunch in the area!
I have been going to this restaurant for business lunch for 20 years and have never had anything less than a great experience. Today’s meal was particularly notable with the fish of the day, which was just delicious and generous in portion size. We had a very relaxed business lunch in a quiet setting, with exceptional service. They do the best business lunch in the region every day except Monday, and there is also a private room that you can reserve for customer or closing lunches. This chef is killing it and the restaurant is also open for dinner and weekend wine tastings. While the location is a little eclectic, know that going in but go for the wonderful food and service experience, plus one of the deepest wine lists in the region, very friendly in its pricing. More From TripAdvisor

Why didn't we go sooner
We live close to this restaurant and for years have been meaning to try it. Finally made at there. The location and outside are deceiving, but once you enter the dining area, it's intimate and charming. We ate at the restaurant upstairs. There is casual dining at the bar downstairs, we didn't try that. White table clothes, nice lighting and very good service. Our group tried many things off the menu and everyone was very happy with their choices. The Beet Salad, Salmon Gravlax, Gazpacho Soup and Foie Gras were all ordered as appetizers. Personally, I had the Salmon Gravlax and it was thinly sliced with a wonderful honey mustard sauce. For entrees the Diver Scallops were a hit, the Lamb Shank and Sea Bass were all tried. The seafood dishes were buttery and tender with a risotto served with the Scallops and a vegetable medley with the sea bass. Subtle flavorings that are layered really made the dishes stand out. Our server advised us that the summer menu would be changing after Labor Day. Looking forward to see what is offered next. This is a good choice for a special meal.  More from TripAdvisor

"It was amazing! A 75th Birthday was made so special by the WineSellar & Brasserie! We like to sit at the bar! The staff are wonderful and caring. Making sure everything you want you get. The chef made a special dessert that make your mouth water! A great end to an amazing night. We will be back soon! Keep our seats warm!!" LouAnne Stewart

"I'm not sure who runs this page (this was from Instagram), but I just wanted to say that I had the privilege of visiting your restaurant a couple weeks back during a two-day trip to the west coast, and it was an absolutely incredible experience! The food was imaginative, the staff was super friendly, and the wine was out of this world. I really hope to return one day!" @marcus_conquers_cooking

It's a little hidden gem in Sorrento Valley. I have never been upstairs for dinner, I normally just get drinks during happy hour downstairs. The drinks are good, the bartender is nice...and the prices are good. Tip: The bread! They work with a bakery to make their own bread, it's delivered on Friday (and you can buy a loaf if you - I would only do this on Friday). I love this bread!! Also, there is a store front - and they have good wines to choose from so it's also a retail store. If you work in Sorrento Valley - try this place out for happy hour.  More from Yelp

"Great place to have a glass of wine and some good food. Very quiet, can hear each other for a good chat. Food was amazing - had the Tuesday tacos, the mushroom toast, and the cheese plate. 7 or 8 choices for wines by the glass. Great place for a happy hour, particularly if you're already in that area. You can wait out the traffic with a glass instead of fighting through it." Toni J – More from Google

Merry Edwards Winery Russian River Valley

Merry Edwards

Wine Dinner
Friday, September 7th at 6pm
and
Saturday, September 8th at 6pm (Sold Out)
$99 Per Person / $89 Club Members

First

Hamachi Crudo   GF
Mango Broth, Pickled Jicama, and Tajin Rice Cracker

2016 Merry Edwards, Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, CA
93 pts Wine Spectator ; Succulent and juicy , Key lime, and papaya, with fresh acidity.

Second

Pear Salad   GF   V
Pear Vanilla Balsamic Vinaigrette, Nectarines, Arugula, Shaved Gouda and Pine Nuts

2014 Merry Edwards, Chardonnay, Olivet Lane, Russian River Valley, CA
93 pts Wine Spectator; Opulent, notes of baked apples, nectarines, vanilla and nutmeg.

Third

Pheasant   GF
Blackberry Jam, Wild Mushrooms, Fried Proscuitto, and a Red Wine Reduction

2016 Merry Edwards, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA
Ripening blackberries, plums, strawberries, rose petals, and spice.

2015 Merry Edwards, Pinot Noir,  Coopersmith, Russian River Valley, CA
91 pts California Grapevine; Black cherries, blackberries, mocha, spices, rich mouthfeel

Dessert

Blueberry Shortcake
Spiced Cinnamon Ice Cream with a Berry Compote

V = Vegetarian / GF = Gluten Free
For reservations, please call 858.450.9557 or reserve online with OpenTable.
When Making your reservation please let us know of any allergies or dietary preferences

Menu subject to change according to availability.

Upcoming Events

WineSellar Events
Sat, Apr 20th - 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Penfolds Family Wine Dinner

We are heading down under for this wine dinner with Penfolds. A classic producer founded in 1844 in Adelaide, we will be enjoying wines from AU & Napa!
$130 / $120 Club Members
Join us early: Bar opens for pre dinner service at 5pm before wine dinners.

Special Events
Wed, Apr 24th - 11:30am - 9:00pm - Administrative Professionals Day

Show your appreciation for your Administrative Professional! Treat them to lunch, dinner, or a wine tasting today!
Call to make a reservation for lunch or dinner!

WineSellar Events
Wed, Apr 24th - 4:00pm - 7:00pm - Wine Tasting: Budget Burgundy

Believe it or not Budget Burgundy does exist! We are pouring wines from all over Burgundy that are all under $50!
$15 per person / $10 Club Member

Special Events
Fri, Apr 26th - 11:30am - 9:00pm - International Viognier Day!

Started by Yalumba in 2021, we are offering a Viognier by the glass special tonight in both The Casual Side Bar & The Brasserie. See why we adore this floral, beautiful varietal!

WineSellar Events
Sat, Apr 27th - 12:00pm - 3:00pm - April Club Tasting* Round Two

Are you in the club? If not, discover what you have been as we share this month’s selections from three of our exclusive clubs!
Reservations required! $15 per person.
Club Members taste for free!

WineSellar Events
Wed, May 1st - 4:00pm - 7:00pm - Wine Wednesday @ The Casual Side

The WineSellar sommeliers choose an exciting and different lineup, each week, for our popular Wednesday Night wine tastings! Come and join us to taste, learn, and enjoy a fun evening!
$15 per person, $10 Club members.

WineSellar Events
Sat, May 4th - 11:00am - 1:30pm - Star Wars Brunch
WineSellar Events
Wed, May 8th - 4:00pm - 7:00pm - Wine Wednesday @ The Casual Side

The WineSellar sommeliers choose an exciting and different lineup, each week, for our popular Wednesday Night wine tastings! Come and join us to taste, learn, and enjoy a fun evening!
$15 per person, $10 Club members.

WineSellar Events
Sat, May 11th - 12:00pm - 3:00pm - Club Tasting Lunch @ The Casual Side

Are you in the club? If not, discover what you have been missing as we share this month’s selections from three exclusive clubs! 

Reservations Required!

WineSellar Events
Wed, May 15th - 4:00pm - 7:00pm - Wine Wednesday @ The Casual Side

The WineSellar sommeliers choose an exciting and different lineup, each week, for our popular Wednesday Night wine tastings! Come and join us to taste, learn, and enjoy a fun evening!
$15 per person, $10 Club members.

WineSellar Events
Sat, May 18th - 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Laird Wine Dinner


Join us early: Bar opens for pre dinner service at 5pm before wine dinners.

WineSellar Events
Wed, May 22nd - 4:00pm - 7:00pm - Wine Wednesday @ The Casual Side

The WineSellar sommeliers choose an exciting and different lineup, each week, for our popular Wednesday Night wine tastings! Come and join us to taste, learn, and enjoy a fun evening!
$15 per person, $10 Club members.

Winesellar Events

We hope you will be able to join us at our tasty upcoming events!

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Private Parties

Private Parties and Meetings from 15 to 150 guests.

Private Parties Meetings


Wine Storage Lockers

San Diego's finest and most trusted wine storage locker facility.

Wine Lockers Private Storage


Wine Clubs

Pay 10% to 40% less on our monthly WINE CLUB selections.

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Wine Tours

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In the News

OpenTable diners named The Winesellar & Brasserie one of the Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2019! One of only two restaurants chosen in San Diego.

Winners of The Wine Spectator Grand Award of Excellence and Best of Award of Excellence for over 30 years.

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