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About Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
At the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe you really do get to taste the Central Coast. Much of their produce is grown less than a mile away at their own CCOF certified organic Cafe Farm. They take great care in selecting each item that makes its way on your plate, choosing ingredients that are local, wild, and organic whenever possible. You will enjoy the rustic-elegance of the Cafe paired with friendly and attentive service. Their extensive and award-winning wine list offers the best wines of the Central Coast Region. The best part is after you dine you can take home your favorite wines at competitive pricing and bring the taste of the Central Coast home with you.
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Californian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:45pm; Afternoon Menu: 3:00-5:00 Dinner: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Now serving Breakfast from 8:00-10:30am on Saturdays and Sundays!
Open 7 days a week
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
From assisting you in choosing your wines and selecting your customized menu, we take pride in making your event truly a Central Coast experience. The Los Olivos Cafe has served guests since 1995. Now the Wine Merchant and our outside catering division can offer more to what we bring to you. Our beautiful wine country is the perfect place to host a memorable event. Allow us to make your catered affair truly special. We take great pride in bringing you remarkable food paired with gracious hospitality and an award-winning wine list.
There is parking throughout the quaint town of Los Olivos. There are on-street spaces conveniently located directly in front of The Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe.
Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining room seats up to 40 guests and is the perfect venue for an intimate gathering. Our attentive service, exceptional food, and award-winning wine list will set the scene for an unforgettable event. Our private dining room is available to reserve for lunch and dinner.
Private Party Contact:
Matthew Negrete: (805) 688-7265 ext. 214
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Visit our website www.winemerchantcafe.com to view our upcoming special events and you can always check us out on facebook at Los Olivos Cafe!
Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I were touched by the amount of care and listening the server and hostess tended towards us. We were looking for a specific bottle of wine we had had elsewhere the night before. They were able to track it down and serve it to us with our dinner. Our entres were delicious. The ambiance was perfect for a relaxing weekend of wine conversation and delicious food.
Had the best & Barbara salad and potato cheddar soup to start. Both were very good. Had the burger, which is always great and my wife had the corned beef and cabbage. The chef corned the beef and did an excellent job. Also had a Grenache Blanc from Paso Robles, Shadow Moon. Loved it. They always do a good job and we look forward to the next time we are coming through town and have time for dinner here.
We dine at Los Olivos Cafe twice a year with friends and it is always our "go to" restaurant in the Solvang area. The food is always good, the wine list is impeccable and the atmosphere is casual - yet somewhat elegant, so it feels special, but not pretentious. We very much appreciated their wine specialist. She recommended a wine for the table to suit all of our dinner choices.
We ate here for our anniversary. Service started out a bit slow, but she improved. My husband had the salmon as recommended by the waitress. I was unimpressed. It sat on a scoop of bland lentils and the salmon itself didn't have much flavor. My mushroom ravioli however, was delicious. I was disappointed that we had decided to share both meals, as I wanted to eat all of mine. The beet & burrata appetizer was delicious, the kind of thing I like (my husband ate it, but its not his thing). We had a glass of the recommended Sauvignon Blanc which paired well with our meal. Overall it was a nice experience and they acknowledged our anniversary with a small dessert which was a nice touch.
I dined here a year ago, and had been looking forward to going again this past Saturday. Unfortunately it was to be one of the most frustrating and disappointing dining experiences I've had in recent memory. The food was quite good; however, the service was unbelievably poor. My waiter seemed to go out of his way to provide bad service -- which was odd, because the restaurant appeared to be only about 60% full and as far as I could tell, he was only responsible for about 3 tables and all of the other waiters seemed to be very busy. Perhaps it was an off-night given the rave reviews other people have given for service. But for me, it completely ruined what otherwise would have been an enjoyable evening.
Refreshingly unpretentious concept with excellent wine list and great food to match. Good for lunch or dinner. Great layout with wine merchant on one side and restaurant and bar on the other. We must have overstayed our welcome. We enjoyed it so much, we apparently went past closing time. We got a little bit of the evil eye from staff for that and no "thank you" but rather some stares to our backs as we left, but otherwise no complaints.
After a long hiatus, we returned to the Los Olivos Cafe for a dinner on Super Bowl Sunday. We were traveling home from San Francisco, no interest in the game. An outstanding evening all around. Our server Jeana was at the top of her game. Personable, perfect timing, and top notch attention to our vegetarian palates, to include making special note to have the kitchen swap out some meat based garnishes we didn't even realize were part of our appetizers and salads. Service at that level, to accompany simply killer food, is worth its weight in gold. One of the best dinners all in we have had in a long time. Well done team.
We took another quick wine trip to the Santa Ynez Valley. After a day of scenic drives and stellar wine tasting, we rolled into Los Olivos for dinner. Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe is ALWAYS our first choice when in the area. Once again, they didn't disappoint. Jeana was very attentive and the food was spectacular...as usual. The wines were very good and their prices are reasonable. You get bang for your buck! I have recommended them for years now and I will continue. Cheers!
We had a family gathering; part of the family is local; the other part came up from So Cal. We were a group of 7 and were told we would be in the back room. I was pleased, because we would be able to hear each other. Unfortunately, there was a group of "whine tasting@ women, a bachelorette party and a very young child who needed a nap! We couldn't have a normal conversation, which made it less comfortable. The sound level was too high.
We ate lunch and dinner at the Wine Merchant during a mini vacation in the Solvang /Los Olivos area. The food and service was outstanding. Pizza is wood fired and brisket sandwich was really tasty and nicely portioned tender BBQ brisket and slaw. For dinner we enjoyed the Barramundi with perfectly crisped skin and a fennel / potato sauce accompaniment that was light and so good. The ricotta and mushroom ravioli was perfectly sauced. Love Farm to table concept and the freshness of the salads and vegetables and House made pasta. Wonderful wine selection and servers are knowledgeable and offer tasting to help with selection. Very short ride from Solvang (10 minutes) so it was convenient for dinner although we stayed in Solvang. Service really was good and water glasses remained filled. The focaccia with an excellent dipping oil was served immediately on both occasions. Lots of inside seating as well as patio seating, nice bar and wine tasting. We saw several tables celebrating special occasions and the desserts are lovely.
I have been here a handful of times after a long day of wine tasting, the food and service is always great!... My last visit was for Christmas Eve. One of the best dinners I've enjoyed with my family. The seasonal Risotto is my favorite, and enjoying a wine tasting at the bar is fun to do also.
I eat here often with my husband or friends. The menu is varied enough to fit everybody's tastes. Our friends had a gluten free pizza and claimed it to be the best! The menu changes up with daily specials and the wine list is focused on local wines and is huge. There is bar seating plus indoor and outdoor seating. It's a great place - locals love it and tourists love it.
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