Gourmet meets comfort food
From the warm white bean dip for the baguette slices, to the oysters on the half shell complete with cocktail AND mignonette sauces, to their "seasonal" ravioli (a must have!), to any of their three salads, to FRESH fish (trout and sea bass), and the comfort of the chef's meat special that night, meatloaf on a gourmet scale of 10/10, you will not be disappointed at the Vine. Our server, Greg, was animated, helpful, and attentive. Service was excellent, but there was a large party of 10 that apparently brought a SLOWdown in the kitchen and there was quite a lag between salads and entree. We brought our own wine for a $20/bottle, 2 bottle limit corkage fee. For a FABULOUS meal, you CANNOT go wrong at the Vine!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place to dine in San Clemente
We are so fortunate to have this caliber restaurant in our sleepy beach town. Consistently great food in a hip and romantic environment.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vine San Clemente - hidden gem
This is my 3rd time here and it has been fantastic each time. Beautiful rustic cozy space with an ambiance that is both warm and hip. Interesting menu and delicious well executed dishes. Wide-ranging wine list, reasonably priced. And excellent service. Splendid all around!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a business dinner
The restaurant separates the bar area from the quieter dining area. This enabled me to have a quiet and enjoyable business
dinner. The food was excellent.. I had the Sea Bass and the service very good.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and phenomenal desserts all at a great price. Had a great birthday here.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Saturday night. Wonderful
Great Saturday night. Wonderful food, drinks and had fun sharing this place with our friends. Everyone enjoyed their food,wonderful wine and cocktail selection and the service was excellent. Will be visiting again soon.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Each of us had a different entree, and each was excellent. We had salmon, fresh sea bass, and scallops. The chocolate souffle was very good as well.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Napa Valley dining in San Clemente
Delightful celebratory dinner began with the Butternut Squash raviolis with browned butter sage sauce and Caesar Salad. The pasta was al dente, luscious squash filling really paired well with the traditional brown butter sauce. We like our Caesar Salads garlicky, crisp, with the right amount of anchovy flavor. Excellent! Even the croutons were exceptional. The dinner entrees we tried were the schnitzel with spaetzle and the hangar steak. Attention to the small details such as the spaetzle and herb frites really made our meal memorable. We had to try the chocolate souffle! The rich, dark, molten-hot chocolately goodness from the oven was cooled with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It is a perfect dessert to share. We'll be returning!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to Vine and we were very pleased with the experience. Good food from an eclectic menu. Excellent selection of beer and wine. And a very attentive and helpful wait staff. And finally- a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We will definitely come back for more.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gregory was a great server with a strong knowledge of food and attention to detail
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first visit to The Vine and found it to be a wonderful evening. The service was great, servers friendly and fun, and the food was excellent. We will return and tell our friends to go there too.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Vine has been great for
The Vine has been great for a long time, but they've taken it to a nice new level with the renovations to the bar side of the restaurant. Very lively. Great specialty cocktails and some excellent whiskeys plus a great wine list. We had a group of 10 at the long table in the bar and we had room for a couple of more people if needed. We've never had a bad night there.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining option
The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was awesome. I dined in the fine dining area and the service and selections of wine was great. I would certainly recommend The Vine as a restaurant to visit the bar or for a fine dining experience. Thank you for the great experience.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although a bit small (bar
Although a bit small (bar was a lot smaller than appeared on the web site). The place was full of energy! Service was excellent. The daily menu offers some unique choices, all which are outstanding.
Highly recommend reservations on a Saturday night.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Vine in San Clemente
Good Restaurant, the Menu does need some updating, however the specials are good. Wine Menu decent, good location, and very good service.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Needs a second chance
Very nice restaurant with great decor. However once in the dining room or eating at high tops in kitchen bar area the noise level is way too high. Can't hear across the table and must speak loud. Food presentation very nice and most dishes ordered were excellent. However paella was disappointing since Zi was in the mood for a dish that popped with flavor. Duck wing appetizer was delicious as was schnitzel and loup du met. Great chocolate dessert. Service excellent. Want to give it another try. Hamburger looked incredible. Waited by own kitchen for table and many dishes looked great. Large portions.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed our favorite seasonal Pumpkin Ravioli appetizer- delicious as always! The Jidori Chicken was mouth watering and full of flavor- a must!!! The fish tacos were authentic and prepared perfectly. The wine and new specialty cocktail list capped off the evening. Our server, Michelle, was friendly and had great menu suggestions. Can't wait to go back!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent; our
The food was excellent; our second time there and we were fortunate to get Greg again as our waiter. He knows what to recommend! Awesome restaurant.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The atmosphere is pub-like which I find appealing. There is bar seating, some outdoor seating and dining room seating. The food was spectacular and the portions were perfect. Sat on the bar side which may be noisier than the other seating choices. Casual attire appropriate. Very friendly and efficient service.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM