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Wine Lab Costa Mesa

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Wine Bar, American
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2937 Bristol St Ste A101B, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-7925
+1 714-850-1780
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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South Coast, NSW
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Heard quite about about this place so off we went. Reasonably good selection of wines and extensive variety available. My personal opinion was that the fuss and fair of the novelty was reflected in the over priced wines.

Thank Shudjan
Costa Mesa, CA
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224 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

The Wine Lab has a very nice vibe to it. Partially due to the cool crowds it attracts, the nice interior, the service. The test tube wine flights are awesome. The cheese platter, other snacks and chocolate bonbons are pretty good. We will definitely be back - maybe after/before a visit to the Old Vine Cafe next door (or ECCO)... More 

Thank FrankTibackx
Irvine, CA
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Very disappointed and would never return here! I went to buy a bottle of wine, as I do in all wine bars, and then order food to go with it. Well the quirky unfriendly little Asian guy that runs the place with no personality, said we charge $15 as a corkage fee. I told him I didn't bring the bottle... More 

Thank SoCAGal
Costa Mesa, California
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150 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is a great shop to visit if you like good wines. They have wines from all around the world and their prices vary as much as their selection. They also sale interesting cheese and have wine testing.

Thank DorisV660
Jackson, Wyoming
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Lively and loud. Cute concept with wine tastings served in test tubes. Sulame platter small and tasty. Marconi almonds also very good. Service was very slow. It was Not a bad experience. But, I probably would not feel the need to return.

Thank Mauzey
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

A friend is an habitue of this establishment and I can see why. The basic offering; wine samples in test tubes with notes supplied is fun and interesting. The lovely lady host seemed really genuinely interested in her guests and is well informed about their products. We supplemented our tasting with a fabulous antipasto platter which was generously laden with... More 

Thank DaffyAKL
Tauranga, New Zealand
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

I arrived in town on my own for the evening ( Flight attendant ) from NZ Had an awesome bar waiter she recommend the Wine Dancing Coyote petite Syrah Exactly what I asked for.. Thanks to Jane I think it was? Anyway love this place wine & cheeses plenty of it Yay !!

Thank Kiwiskygirl-1
Costa Mesa, California
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

Great atmosphere, excellent service, no pressure environment for enjoying a glass of wine and some food or a wine tasting. Quiet music, tasty chocolates.

Thank JMWinCA
Milton, Wisconsin
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484 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

We were staying at the Residence Inn by Marriott, so this establishment is within walking distance! The waitress asked us our tastes & matched a wine accordingly. .. very well done I must say! We then ordered a chocolate & wine pairing. It was $20.00 for 2 people. You are given a knife to split the chocolates & share. The... More 

Thank Karen B
West Hollywood, California
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400 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

In the Camp area of the OC sits the Wine Lab. My husband and I have walked by this place many times on our way to the Old Vine Cafe, so we thought it was time to pop in and give it a try. Why go all the way to Napa or Temecula if there is something right here in... More 

Thank Holly K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Wine Bar, American
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2937 Bristol St Ste A101B, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-7925
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-850-1780
A wine and cheese bar plus retail shop dedicated to wine tasting and education in a non-stuffy environment, the Wine Lab features over 50 wines-by-the glass, eight wines on tap, six micro-brews on tap plus a dozen in bottles, artisan cheese from around the world, flat-bread pizzas, fresh baked French and fig & honey baguettes, and a Natura water purifier. Monthly in-store winemaker events bring the wine country to Orange County. Wine Lab also features a retail shop where customers have an opportunity to buy the wine, cheese, honey, and goat butter that they taste on the bar and take them home. Wine Lab is located in the CAMP shopping center, just 1/2 mile south of the 405 on Bristol Street.

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