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Finchs Bistro & Wine Bar - CLOSED

7644 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4479
+1 858-456-4056
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
21 Oct 2016
“A hidden gem”
11 Jun 2016
“This place is Closed - Check Before You Go!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, European, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7644 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4479
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

This place is actually fairly hard to find. It is situated off the main drag, Girard. You have to walk down what appears to be an alley, then the restaurant opens up on the inside. Intersting pLce.

Thank Papafish92037
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We drove from Escondido (40 minutes) only to find the place closed with a brief note posted at their door, "...due to extenuating circumstances the restaurant is closed for an indefinite period of time..." extremely disappointing. The website still shows a menu and link to...More

Thank TraderBo
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This little restaurant is tucked away down an alley on upper Girard in La Jolla. There are tables along the alleyway and tables inside the restaurant at the rear. We were searching for a place where there was a reservation available in 20 minutes (La...More

Thank stampwife
Reviewed 28 April 2016

A classy, tasty little restaurant. Went for lunch. BLT and Caesar salad were very good. French fries were good also with a little garlic taste.

Thank K D
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Finch's is located in a quiet little arcade off of Girard Avenue next to Past and Presence. It offers very good quality food and a chance to visit peacefully with friends or business associates. It feels like a hidden gem, quiet, unassuming, but with normally...More

Thank ljtraveler2013
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Visited here on a business trip to the area. My daughter and I walked in and it was quiet enough to have a choice of tables. We were greeted by staff who were friendly and the atmosphere was simple but intimate. I ha d a...More

Thank Mikesalter
Reviewed 27 January 2016

The menu on line is wonderful, the menu in the restaurant is terrible. The "new" menu is very abbreviated and uninteresting. My chicken piccata with roasted potatoes and spinach was nothing special. There was nothing about Finch's that would make me want to return.

Thank Marylyn R
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Stumbled upon this bistro and wine bar while searching online for restaurants in la Jolla. Their online menu looked very extensive and appealing ( come to find out, they're in the process of changing it so what we asked for was not available last Saturday.)...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Brittany, our server, was Excellent!! She helped us with French Wine and Food Selections. All portions are Large, so you do not need to order extra food to get full. Good Food and Reasonable Prices. French Wine was a good value.

Thank jeff o
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Visit for Happy Hour and take advantage of their buy one get one free deal on glasses of wine. They have a very nice wine selection. We tried quite a few of their appetizer specials and loved the Sesame Ahi and the Crab Sopes. This...More

Thank RJA_SD_1964
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7644 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4479
    (Torrey Pines and Kline)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-456-4056
  • E-mail
Finch’s Wine Bar & Bistro is a serene, intimate space where guests can escape from the real world and relax, drink great wine, enjoy live music, and eat some of the best food in La Jolla. Whether sitting in the wine bar, in the dining room or on the cozy patio, we will provide you with a wonderful dining experience!
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