Decanter Wine Lounge and Restaurant THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Decanter Wine Lounge & Restaurant

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Decanter Wine Lounge & Restaurant

Cielo Hillside Village
18021 Calle Ambiente (Del Dios Hwy.)
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Owner-sommelier Jayson Knack has created an oenophile's dream in this modern eatery tucked in the outskirts of Rancho Santa Fe.
Openings: Lunch Fri.-Sun., Dinner Tues.-Sun.


THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Decanter Wine Lounge & Restaurant Restaurant Review:

For anyone who fancies good wine, walking into Decanter Wine Lounge & Restaurant holds the same joy as when a child enters a fabulous candy store. The display of bottles in floor-to-ceiling glass vaults is equally exciting. Owner-sommelier Jayson Knack has taken great care to create a one-of-a-kind wine lounge and restaurant that celebrates the grape in a burgundy and black, modern setting. With over 200 wines by the glass and 4,500 bottles to choose from, Decanter challenges guests to expand the palate; in fact, you may request any bottle be opened for a mere taste or glass. Clearly, it's about playful, intelligent pairings, as the streamlined menu showcases California contemporary cuisine, but the wine is the belle of this Rancho Santa Fe ball. A Santa Barbara Ethan Viognier (2006) partners nicely with the chef's charcuterie plate, while a Mer Soleil Chardonnay with notes of honeysuckle and crème brûlée is a siren's call to the pan-seared sea scallops nestled on Meyer lemon risotto with lump crab hash. A serious Barbera d'Alba Vietti (2006) acts as a dashing companion to espresso-crusted filet mignon and Chino Farm heirloom vegetables. A final fragrant Australian Moscato with hints of lychee and pear completes the gustatory evening, well matched with berries and cream.

Chef Gabriel Kreuther

Congratulations to chef Gabriel Kreuther! He just earned GAYOT's highest rating. Read GAYOT's article.