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 WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Vine Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (63)neighborhood gem (58)special occasion (46)notable wine list (45)romantic (39)vibrant bar scene (31)great for outdoor dining (14)hot spot (13)good for groups (8)late-night find (4)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Vibrant, fun spot with great food and service! All the staff are professional! Always a special experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still a solid product...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The Vine has been a favorite of ours for date for many years. After Justin sold and Vince left we were really kind of bummed and haven't been nearly as often, but I have to say the food is still great. We really miss Vince the old manager (he just added something - he was like Matthew McConaughey's hipster brother with the perfect wine pairing recommendations), but I can't think of a single complaint about the food or the service - really good - and it is always a pleasure to see our favorite busser Javier. Brought the kids for their first time on Friday night for my wife's birthday and sat at the communal table - we had a blast. Along with Cucina Enoteca I think this is their new favorite place. Man, that's going to cost me...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Consistently great food and drinks! Service and staff are always friendly and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Surprise
    sanclementegriffVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    It's been a while since we ate at the Vine. On previous occasions it was just too noisy. This time we had the opportunity to eat on their patio and it was wonderful. The ambience was great-the service the best we have had in a long time and the Jajori Chicken outstanding. Not sure if the menu has changed but I think so-and for the best. Great experience and we won't stay away so long this time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Vine -- a good vintage
    csflca
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The Vine is a great part of the San Clemente restaurant scene. Warm and welcoming, with an interesting menu and great libations. Excellent service and memorable indeed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    Pornelas
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Free parking about a block north. The sign is small so keep your eyes open. Great food. Rib eye is enormous. Pumpkin Ravioli was delicious. Good selection of reasonably priced wines. Good variety on beer list with some local choices. Excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bob and Charlene's favorite
    Charlene
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The Vine is our favorite restaurant. First, the service is superior as the owners and staff always ensure our complete satisfaction. Second, the food is delicious. Among our favorites is the lupe de mer (please pardon my spelling), schnitzel, and hamburgers (but this is not a hamburger joint!). Took my in-laws there Saturday night and started with a delightful mixed drink, Hey Jude, named after an owner's mother. We started with pumpkin ravioli and fried green tomatoe appetizer, both we presented beautifully and tasted great. That was followed by a tasty ceasar salad, delicious beet salad and butternut squash soup. The beef straganoff and fish tacos entree's we also delicious. The restaurant is walking distance from home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of San Clemente's Best
    lovetoeatinSC
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The Vine is without a doubt one of the best restaurants San Clemente has to offer. The service is the best in town, hands down. The restaurant gets busy (do make reservations) and gets crowded quickly, but once you get seated you are in for a great meal - no matter what you order. Do save room for dessert. This is my favorite in town and I'll definitely be back. P.S. Try one of the seasonal specialty cocktails - you won't be disappointed. I highly recommend Love Potion No. 9
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vine Restaurant is Divine
    1BeachLady
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It was our first visit after hearing several great reviews & we were not disappointed. From the hostess Jordan who was gracious, the server Barbara was exceptional, the chefs perfect presentation & preparation of our meal, the pleasant atmosphere of the dining, all made our visit perfect. The bar side & outdoor dining had an entirely different vibe, all good but for our special celebration that night we were thankful for the dining room. Go to Vine Restaurant it is good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome, once again.
    Jamie
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This place has the most amazing food, and fantastic service. We both chose the specials - my wife had the Diver Scallops and I had the Short Ribs. One of the best meals I've had in a long time. Paired with some great cocktails and a complementary birthday dessert for my wife, couldn't have asked for a better night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Vine Restaurant in San Clemente
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Never have had a bad meal here! The Schnitzel is to die for and of course the Scharfenberger Chocolate Souflee!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dissapointed
    Nettie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This was the second time we have eaten here. The first was so delightful...but we only had wine, great cheese platter and desert. The second time we had dinner. Drinks were good, cheese platter wonderful, Duck legs were greasy. Scallops were over powered by the sauce as was the rib eye steak. Desert was a delight at the end of this meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vine
    Hunter
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The only weak spot was the food. Both of our dinners were extremely salty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Paughs
    Goodatmakingres
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We had a wonderful evening at The Vine. Our dinner was wonderful and complimented by impeccable service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy Bistro in the main dining room
    savorerVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We loved the food, the service and the ambiance. The only flaw we could find was that the music played throughout the restaurant was very raucous for fine dining. However, when we asked for it to be adjusted, the staff was very accommodating. We didn't realize until we left, that the bar was full of young people watching sports on TV and eating while sitting on tall stools at bar tables. The restaurant serves two totally different types of clientele.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent, excellent, excellent ...
    MendoWine
    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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Love the location and the food was excellent. Definately returning again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Among the Best Dinners Ever
    Sanoboardrider
    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
  • I knew it would come back
    PaycheckVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This place has been open for some time, but never treated with any love because the previous owners just got lazy and non existent. I personally know the new owner Russ Bendell, a restaurant man from a long lineage of restauranteurs. the attention to detail, food, wine, and service is so refreshing in a small neighborhood restaurant but this place now has a personality, a life, a following of loyal guest. Try it out, I implore you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.