Restaurant Review Carol’s Restaurant at Baily Winery (Temecula, CA)
May 13, 2017
Carol’s Restaurant at Baily Winery
33440 La Serena Way
Temecula, CA 92591
Walking into Carol’s is somewhat like walking into a medieval or European castle. A huge floor to ceiling fireplace dominates the dining room, also known as Bacchus Hall. Patio seating is also available next to the Cabernet vines. Live music fills the air during Saturday and Sunday lunches.
The menu features a variety of beautiful entrée salads, appetizers, sandwiches, fresh fish, steak, and pasta dishes. Baily wines are available by the glass and bottle, as well as other wines. A wide selection of micro brewed beers and a local micro brew on tap are offered for the beer aficionado.
Menu item selected:
Baby Portobello Mushroom Bruschetta $7.95
Grilled garlic baguette slices with sautéed baby Portobello mushrooms, basil pesto, Montage wine, topped with melted Parmesan cheese.
Roasted Red Pepper Burger $12.95
Eight-ounce burger made from lean ground round, charbroiled and served with a roasted red pepper, Provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, and red onion.
Baily Cheesesteak Sandwich $15.95
Our version of a Philly Cheese Steak…tri tip steak, grilled peppers and onions, provolone cheese, pesto mayo on sourdough, served with our hand-cut French fries.
Big Bleu Burger $14.95
Lean ground beef, Ortega chili, gorgonzola cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pesto mayonnaise, fresh burger bun.
(No Picture, Sorry)
My wife and I were out in wine country with our good friends Mario, Dana, Jerald (Foodie Counterpart) and Tamika. Our originally selected lunch location had a 1 hour and 45 minute wait and we had a scheduled private tasting at Leoness Cellars so we called Carol’s and we were able to get a table much quicker. However, while we were seated right away it took over 1 hour from the time we ordered our food for it to arrive at our table. Our waitress apologized a number of times for the slowness of the kitchen. I am not sure why the kitchen was so slow only about 1/3 of the tables were filled with guest. Any way onto the food…..
My wife ordered the Big Bleu Burger (no picture) and I ordered the Roasted Red Pepper Burger. Jerald ordered the Baily Cheesesteak Sandwich, which he will discuss later in the post. Our buddy Mario ordered the Baby Portobello Mushroom Bruschetta it looked delicious, I had to snap a quick picture. Mario said that it tasted good. The Roasted Red Pepper Burger has an 8-ounce beef patty that was cooked to a perfect medium. It was topped with a slice of and Provolone cheese, an entire roasted red bell pepper and accompanied by lettuce, tomato, red onion on top of a toasted brioche bun. The burger was delicious but I am not sure it was a 13-dollar burger.
A nice version of a Philly Cheese Steak with tri tip steak, grilled peppers and onions, provolone cheese, pesto mayo on sourdough, served with hand-cut French fries. The mix of different ingredients (i.e. pesto mayo) and crispy sourdough bread was an extremely satisfying take on a classic sandwich. Worth checking out when you in the mood for a filling sandwich. Sitting outside and listening to live music was also pleasant. If I had any complaints, it was just waiting the bill to come so I could close out.
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