Vine Restaurant & Bar
Vine Restaurant & Bar

Vine Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vinesanclemente.com/
  • Phone: 9493612079x
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Vine Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (67)special occasion (55)neighborhood gem (55)notable wine list (43)romantic (42)vibrant bar scene (28)great for outdoor dining (12)hot spot (9)good for groups (8)late-night find (3)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • excellent, excellent, excellent ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went with my husband for our anniversary. As soon as we enter the restaurant we noticed that the place looks different... new owner! The decoration is very nice and cozy and the music is fantastic and the service really good and smily. The food quality and flavor is perfect. We talked with the new owner, Russ, very nice and friendly, he even gave as special dessert sample. We will definitely recommend it and go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Among the Best Dinners Ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We moved to San Clemente a few months back and had heard about the Vine but had not had a chance to try it yet. I was a bit disappointed that we were then seated in the bar area since this was our anniversary dinner. Not to worry, Sean our waiter gave great service and recommendations. We split a salad as an appetizer that had to be the best salad I have ever eaten, Watermelon & something :), the wife had Sea Bass that was the best fish dish she has ever had, including dining in New Orleans several times. I had the Mexicali Burger at my wife's suggestion since she wanted a bite and it was outstanding and do not be put off by the price, it is huge and Kobe beef. We were too full for desert but next time we will save room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful setting and food
    happycamper
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Loved the ambiance outside. The server and food were excellent! The server described the dishes perfectly and the food was more than enough to satisfy. The local beers were terrific and the server knew exactly what kind that I would like based on my description. There was another large family with small kids at the table which made the noise level increase. Other than that I would really recommend this restaurant to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Just an excellent night out. Food was fantastic. Service was tops. People very friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service fair'
    gilda
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service was polite and friendly but so slow. The waiter was informed about the food and descriptive. I scottish salmon I ordered was worth a return trip, however, my friend's cow au vin was so under seasoned it was inedible. They were nice about not charging us. If in the area I would give it another try.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very tasty foods
    MinCarlsbad
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Small local, but a gem in San Clemente. Specials were very tasty! Recommend the scallops
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience
    foodlover
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was very good. Fun evening with friends. My only complaint was with the wine. I told our waiter that we didn't really like it, but he didn't offer a solution. So that was a waste of a bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner!
    Lisalu1882
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We came for dinner and the service was exceptional. Our waiter told us all about the background of the restaurant as well as explaining the specials. Our dishes were made well and tasted great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent from start to finish
    Sandee
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I recently dined here with my husband and another couple. We started with a round of cocktails. Very creative concoctions and really tasty. For appetizers, the artichoke raviolis and duck wings were great choices. Each of us ordered a different entrée - schnitzel, scallops, sea bass and fish tacos - all were equally fantastic. The dessert was a chocolate soufflé - wonderfully decadent and enough for the table to share. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable and the atmosphere was fun and lively. I would definitely return to Vine Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Check out Vine - amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    If you are in San Clemente CA a must restaurant stop is at Vine on El Camino Real. Its that kind of place where everything is great - great service, great food, great atmosphere, great ambiance and decor. Its a real gem and highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had heard very good things about vine. All of them were confirmed and more. Very impressive wine list and menu. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lulu100
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant, it was very enjoyable, the service was excellent and good wine list.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine Dining
    SuzanneVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Knowledgeable server, interesting signature drinks, and interesting presentation of the food. My husband had the salmon and raved about the flavors. Upon recommendation by our server, I had the boulibaise and it had a wonderful tomato broth. If we loved in the area, we would certainly be back often.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old recipes were better
    richardVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    still a great pub but the food has fallen off, the old clean flavors are now submerged in dressings, sauces, spices, salt
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    MommaMaria
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Superb food and great service. Don't miss ordering their Coq Au Vin, delectably tender chicken & mushrooms braised in the best mushroom and onion sauce ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific food
    Grama
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This restaurant is a foodie Haven....the food is always outstanding as is the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service & atmosphere!
    luvz2dine
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My wife and I had dinner here for the first time and really enjoyed our experience. Would definitely refer Vine to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Everything was wonderful. Smart and thoughtful waiter. Owner involved and active in making everything perfect. Our party of five enjoyed a huge and very tasty steak, heirloom tomato soup, seared tuna salad, amazing hamburger, delicious lamb shank any very good wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow what a steak
    PaycheckVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have eaten at the vine on more than one occasion form it's inception to the now. And let me tell you the change is dramatic. the owner is present, the chef is inspired and the meal last night was mouthwatering. I would recommend this place to any of my friends, associates or happens by.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food and Service outstanding! Relaxed atmosphere specials are always amazing and the oysters the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fantastic!
    ForeverFoodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Can't say enough about Vines Restaurant. Familiar faces, fabulous food and a fun upbeat environment. Always great and they have a way of making everyone feel special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    WonderfulVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Vine is a wonderful find. Food was excellent as was the service. The wine room would be a great space for a private party. Excellent wine list. No on-site parking (not usual for San Clemente), so allow extra time to find street parking.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    lizzy
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Must admit did not have a good experience initially. They sat us in the bar with a reservation, I complained and we were moved. It impacted our experience. But Gregory made up for most of it. He was excellent and made great recommendations. The food was good. If you visit ask for Gregory.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    PKBearFan
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service, food and energy all great. We had the scallops special and it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a special occasion
    2awesomeforwords
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Celebrated our 15th anniversary with a very delicious dinner. Staff were very helpful and personable. Provided us with a complimentary dessert for our anniversary which was totally unexpected. Looking forward to another visit when we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • otis1
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food and presentation were excellent. Menu is rather pricey. It was rather noisy by the time we left.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    WineNdine
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • VINE DEVINE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • San Clemente Quality Dining
    peterg270
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    World class menu in an accessible environment. The right mix of French Brasserie and California Cuisine for any celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Gem
    FoodFiendVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    make reservations otherwise it's worth the wait. the tomahawk chop was like butter in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and Efficient
    The1gourmetmermaid
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We are locals and love this restaurant. Food is Great, service is Great, especially Michelle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food
    LNLady
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Restaurant
    TimR
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Luvtheeats
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Loved the food. It was absolutely delicious. The service was wonderful our waitress was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    gotheritage
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consitently Good
    imac
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing meal!
    luv2eat
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    DesertdinerVIP
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.