It only took a few months for Staci Miller to open the doors of her Oceanside wine bar and restaurant last fall, but it took 20 years of hard work to realize her dream.
The Miller’s Table, which opened Oct. 1 near the Hill Street Cafe, is the culmination of everything Miller has learned about wine, beer and food since she started in the hospitality industry in the mid-1990s.
Along the way, the Oceanside resident worked in the wine industry as a buyer, educator, program director and sommelier and she has worked as a restaurant manager and a chef. For all those years, Miller said she was working for someone else. Miller’s Table is her first opportunity to bring her own vision to life.
The Miller’s Table
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays-Mondays (closed Tuesdays)
Where: 502 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside
Phone: (442) 615-7200
The Miller’s Table is an intimate wine bar with most of its 24 seats situated around a large communal table. Customers can choose from an eclectic mix of wines from California, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and Italy. There’s also a selection of soft drinks and bottled beers, as well as six beers on tap.
While wines are available by the glass or bottle, Miller’s Table’s signature service is wine flights, where customers can choose from an ever-changing list of trios spotlighting reds, whites, California labels or foreign selections.
“Wine flights and an ever-changing wine list is something I’m not afraid of,” Miller said. “I’m also not afraid of working with different wine varieties and styles. The flight method allows people…
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