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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Dining and Wining in Finchs Alleyway



When was the last time you sipped wine or ate dinner in an alley? Unless you are looking for free scraps of food I would bet that you haven’t done it very often. Finch’s Bistro and wine bar affords an opportunity to enjoy a California alleyway with a little style and without the dumpster diving. Nestled between a number of businesses is a little slice of sophisticated enjoyment and European style arrangements. 

The menu includes French, Seafood and American dishes with a fairly large spread of options. The five areas of interest are small plates, lunch, dinner, wine, and desert.  Small plates include selections such as wrapped roasted asparagus for $11 or mussels of the day for $13. Lunch is also equally affordable with the Finch Burger for $13 and the Portobello ravioli for around $13. 

Supper time brings a different venue. You may be interested in the lobster carbonara for $19 or something a little more standard such as braised chicken for $18. Of course you will need to wash this down with some wine to clear the pallet. Most glasses range from $7 to $15 with old world and new world brands. A fairly large selection of port is also available for those who are interested in desert wine. 

This is not a late night establishment so don’t come in expecting to be drinking the night away until the wee hours of the morning. For a dining experience and few glasses of wine as a beginning location or before heading home for an early night it works out great. Patrons range in different ages but are generally of the middle age or older crowd. A few younger couples may dot the bar for a quiet evening of conversation. 

The atmosphere is romantic and includes soft live music and a subdued buzz of nightlife conversation. This would not be the place to expect a bar brawl or single men chasing down married ladies. One can choose between the alleyway, the restaurant area, or the bar area. Each has a slightly different feel and environment. 

Address: 7644 Girard Avenue,
La Jolla, CA. 92037
858-456-4056
 Hours: 11:30am to 10:00pm

You may view their website and menu at http://www.finchslajolla.com/
Dining and Wining in Finchs Alleyway

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