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Vine Restaurant & Bar
Vine Restaurant & Bar

Vine Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.VineSanClemente.com
  • Phone: (949) 361-2079
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner

    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday - 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, French American
  • Executive Chef: Jared Cook
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Del Mar Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking options include on the main street, Vine Parking lot behind patio, public lots across the street and behind the restaurant, and paid parking lot adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from Vine Restaurant & Bar
Welcome to Vine Restaurant and Bar located in San Clemente. We have a great selection of Wine Country menu selections! Our menu features seasonal ingredients of the highest quality and are prepared daily from scratch. Menu selections include exceptional meats, flavorful seafood, handpicked produce from our garden, and diverse beverage selections. We have over 25 wines by the glass, 10 craft beers, and a full bar featuring a wide variety of craft cocktails. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Food and presentation were excellent. Menu is rather pricey. It was rather noisy by the time we left."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We absolutely loved dining at the Vine restaurant. Everything we ordered was amazing. The handcrafted drinks, the various appetizers, main dishes and dessert were all outstanding. This was the best food we've eaten at a restaurant in a long time."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "LOVE LOVE LOVE this new find!!! Exceptional service and food!! The owners come by, say hi and introduce themselves, truly nice and very involved guys!!! Last but in no way "least" is the EXCEPTIONAL wine list and wines by the glass. The waiter, Gregory, is batting 1000 on all recommendations of wines by the glass to accompany the amazing food. Nothing but plus plus plus here, have been back over and over!!!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "World class menu in an accessible environment. The right mix of French Brasserie and California Cuisine for any celebration."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Where to begin... We've been coming to Vine for a little while now and everything has always been great. On this particular night, we brought my family so we sat at the communal table in the bar rather than our normal chefs counter (which is always great when it's date night). We started with a charcuterie plate that is superbly well balanced. Then we all went right into entrees. The halibut cheek special was unbelievable! It was melt in your mouth. The braised lamb shank falls right off the bone, no need for a knife. Delicious! The cocktails are always on point too, I really enjoyed the special "salty bangerang" they had. Definitely recommend it to everyone!!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "make reservations otherwise it's worth the wait. the tomahawk chop was like butter in your mouth."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We are locals and love this restaurant. Food is Great, service is Great, especially Michelle!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. We were a party of four with very divergent tastes and the Vine Restaurant had something for everyone. The Sea Bass and the Scottish Salmon was amazing. My brother-in-law ordered a hamburger and it was out of this world. As I said, they have something for everyone. The Mac and cheese is not to be missed. Our server was great. He was there when we needed him and gone when we didn't. You can't go wrong making a reservation at this restuarant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our first impression was that The Vine felt a bit upscale, maybe a bit pricey, so we decided that maybe we would go there for a special occasion. We went to The Vine for our 27th Anniversary this past Friday. When we were seated it felt like we were in the cellar of a winery. It has a rustic yet upscale feel. The service was excellent. We never felt rushed or pushed along in any way. Everything seemed to arrive at the perfect time. I enjoyed the New York steak with bernaise sause. My wife had the Halibut steak (one of the specials that evening). My steak was perfectly prepared and mouth-watering. The halibut was just as good. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fine dining experience in San Clemente."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I was in the San Clemente area for just over 24 hours and Vine received rave reviews both from locals and online. I ordered the pork schnitzel and dumplings with wild mushrooms, a dish about which the waiter was exceptionally enthusiastic. Unfortunately, it was a big disappointment. The schnitzel was pretty dry and there was almost as much breading as there was meat...the pork had been pounded excessively. As a result, it was difficult to really even taste the meat. The dumplings were also overcooked and very over salted. Oh well. My Romanian grandmother's schnitzel and dumplings could have easily outdone Vine's in terms of moisture and taste, I'm quite sorry to say."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Loved the food. It was absolutely delicious. The service was wonderful our waitress was delightful."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Loved the menue selection, beautifully arranged on the plate, very tasty food, nice flavors, no overwhelming spices but not blend. Excellent service, outstanding friendly and helpful. Great restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A local favorite for us. We enjoy the option of eating in the dining room or bar, both are nice but have different atmospheres. I also like their wine pricing and section both by the glass and the bottle - the mark up seems reasonable (vs. outrageous) and for this reason Vine is a great locals choice because Vine is equally great for a casual dining or a special occasion. We also like being able to have a tapas style dinner or full course meal."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "There are two sides to the restaurant, a quiet more romantic side and a side with a fun bar scene with high top tables. We have been here many times and love this place. This time they had a Spring menu and it was unique and delicious. We had the lamb cheek with eggplant and chickpeas, oysters, goat cheese pesto stuffed piquillo peppers and beet salad. All wonderful! And we can never go there without having the amazing chocolate soufflé. Great service too!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Went with two other couples and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Mostly we had halibut and schnitzel and both were perfect. Wonderful waiter and ambiance. A good time was had by all"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Booked a table after seeing all the other reviews. The menu is wide ranging. It was VERY loud in the restaurant. The service was great, but I found the food was a little overcooked. I had the pork schnitzel which was overcooked. My wife's sea bass was better. The Scharffenberger soufflé for desert was a little dry, but good."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We greatly enjoyed the pork schnitzel and this fish special (a variety of escolar?), but the wine, appetizer, and dessert were also superb. We definiitely plan to come again, perhaps with others."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "in this day in age of restaurants flipping tables every night it was a pleasurable experience 2 be able to take your time through several courses and several bottles of wine at vine. we were clearly dining on our own terms. We never felt rushed and we were made to feel right at home"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Vine is a small, charming, restaurant with an old world feel. Our waiter was ebullient, our busboy was attentive, and the host was very gracious. We ordered three appetizers and one entree between us. The Caesar salad came with fresh anchovies - a special treat. The clams and shrimp in a garlicky sauce were delicious as were the lamb cheeks in vegetables. The fresh sea bass was flaky and delicious. Every bite of each dish melted in our mouths. In addition, the servings were so generous that we were able to take food home for leftovers. Wines by the glass are excellent. My husband ordered a chardonnay and I ordered a pinot noir. We were both delighted with our choices."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Great spot with new owners that have taken it to a new level! The food is terrific and so is the service. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We went to check out Vine Restaurant and Bar for a date night and sat outside which is a little quirky but nice and comfortable. The service was slow but good - everyone was very nice and accomadating. My food was very good - sea bass but my husband did not love his - clams and shrimp. We both loved our appetizer - stuffed peppers and raw ahi. Over-all a good night!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended by our neighbor. They hit it on the mark. It was the perfect place for the wife and I to have a night out. Great selections and a wide variety of entrees along with an impressive wine list. Heading back soon."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great place! Food is always excellent and it keeps me coming back."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food was great, service perfect. First time , love it and will be back"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We go the bar side of the Vine frequently and have never been disappointed. Great food, great service! The fish tacos are awesome!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Definitely one of our favorites! The food is always new, exciting and DELICIOUS! Our waiter Greg is so knowledgeable and attentive. He seems to know exactly what you want even before you do! This is the perfect place for a special occasion as well as a quick bite with friends! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The Vine is our new favorite go-to restaurant for special occasions! The food was excellent and the service was great!! We will definitely come back!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great all around altho not cheap. Bar is as much fun for dining as restaurant."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "If you are a foodie this is THE place for you! The chef is very creative and the flavors meld perfectly. The server knows the menu very well and is great at recommending items. Great for a special evening."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The service was outstanding and the food made me exclaim, " WOW."because it was so good. Great dining Experience."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Vine was recommended by a friend. LOVED this place. Inventive food, lively, decent portions (how refreshing), and the service was top notch!!! Wow for the service. The staff treated us like royalty on a very busy night. We opted to sit in the bar area and though it was a bit loud, we are glad we did, as it fit our mood. Love the vibe here. We will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We've been to The Vine several times and have never been disappointed with the food. Thoroughly savored their scallops special the last time we were there. Cozy and intimate setting that we particularly enjoy on a quiet week night. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We've been here before and always liked the place. This time however the waitress was a little odd. She seemed to immediately dislike the couple who was with us and ignored me. The rest of the wait staff took care of us and the overall service was fine, just odd. My schnitzel was good, not great. I'm not a fan of lemon and the sauce was very lemony. Everyone else's food was excellent. My wife had the pulled lamb sandwich which she loved."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food is delicious. The service amazing. There are three different seating areas, all with their own special vibe. Mixed drinks were strong, flavorful and unique. Can't wait to come back again soon."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Vine is hands down the best restaurant in San Clemente. Whether you are sitting at a high top table in the bar area (louder, more energetic) or at a table in the formal dining room (quieter) you are in for an outstanding eating experience. The food is exceptional, the service is knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. Whatever you do, save room for dessert."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Vegetables were done to perfection and included seasonal selection not found in every other restaurant. Service and attention to guest was great. Have been twice now with consistently good food and great service."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "There food was AMAZING. I highly, highly recommend for a special dinner. The veggies are straight from their garden in the back. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Under new ownership. we were told both times by the same waiter it was the same and both times even after we noted with our waiter the last time was not at all the same, he assured us again it was the same recipe and would be good. So now bitten twice. It was like shoe leather and out of the area, however this is the second time (April 3rd) we have been back to order the weinerschnitzel since the we all ordered it and all came to the same conclusion and everyone said never again. it may be the same recipe but what is the cook doing with it.. We will continue to come back as the food and ambience generally is very good. Too bad brought a German friend and had to be embarrassed again."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Food is delicious. Had the fish special-was amazing. Don't forget to order your chocolate soufflé when you order dinner."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at The Vine. We were impressed with the menu variety, wine list, and best of all the service. We have lived in San Clemente for 10 years and this restaurant really set the bar for service and food selection. It is a little pricy, so we'll go back in a few months, but if you are looking for a restaurant to bring out of town guests, this is the one."
    Dined on 3/28/2014