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The Restaurant at Leoness Cellars

38311 De Portola Rd. Send to Phone
Enjoy al fresco dining adjacent to the vines at one of Temecula’s preeminent wineries.

Lunch Fri.-Sun., Dinner Fri.-Sat.

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The Restaurant at Leoness Cellars Restaurant Review

: The shaded patio at this all-outdoor restaurant is a nice spot for a midday respite from wine tasting in the Temecula Valley. It’s casual enough that even the most conservative of couples might be in shorts, and so welcoming that it draws a wide-range of wine lovers. Chef Daragh Matheson takes pride in making all sauces and dressings in-house, from scratch. And it’s appreciated in dishes like the refreshing Greek salad, which is served with balsamic vinaigrette. If you’re looking for only a light snack, you can make a meal out of a salad and a cheese or charcuterie plate. For something more substantial, try the pesto chicken panino, which is nicely pressed and made with white meat. Most tables opt for one of several preparations of french fries --- all hand-cut from fresh potatoes, double blanched and aged for three days. Traditionalists will gravitate toward the straightforward version, which uses only salt and pepper. But consider adding melted Gorgonzola or bacon. For dessert, the crème brûlée is a favorite. Naturally, a wide range of Leoness’ mostly Bordeaux and Rhone varietal wines are on offer. Servers are enthusiastic, energetic and helpful.
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