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Best American Restaurants in San Clemente

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4.9
Exceptional(2894)
Price: Moderate
• American • San Clemente
Booked 21 times today
Vine Restaurant & Bar, located in San Clemente, is well-regarded for its fine American cuisine. According to testimonials, the food, drinks, and service consistently exceed expectations. Dishes such as the 8oz Filet Mignon with seasonal veggies, the American Kobe Wine Country Burger, and the highly-praised desserts like the Chocolate Soufflé are examples of the restaurant's culinary expertise. The restaurant's commitment to a premium dining experience is evident in every aspect, from the carefully curated wine selections to the attentiveness of the staff. It is highlighted as a top choice in San Clemente for its impeccable execution of 'farm to table Americana.'
A photo of Rancho Capistrano Winery - San Clemente restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(91)
Price: Moderate
• American • San Clemente
Booked 10 times today
Rancho Capistrano Winery, located in San Clemente, has been consistently praised for its stellar American cuisine. Customers consistently rave about the "amazing" food and "outstanding" service. From casual drop-ins to celebratory gatherings, the restaurant provides an appealing atmosphere and attentive service, with wait staff like Zack being commended for their patience. Menu standouts, such as the Salmon dish and the apple and gorgonzola flatbread, have received rave reviews from patrons, with one stating that the food is "well-prepared" and "definitely worth the visit." The Rancho Capistrano Winery's excellent food, service, and ample selection of wines have earned it the reputation as "one of San Clemente's best."
A photo of Fig 313 restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(765)
Price: Expensive
• American • San Clemente
Booked 4 times today
Fig 313, a standout gem nestled in the heart of San Clemente, is unequivocally a must-visit destination for lovers of Contemporary American cuisine. Acclaimed by visitors for its exquisite dishes, perfect ambiance, and top-notch service, Fig 313 boasts impressive variety and quality in the menu, featuring everything from superb Halibut specials to delicate sweet pea ravioli. The restaurant's resplendent setting, particularly the outdoor patio adorned with warm string lights, provides an ideal backdrop for a sublime gastronomic experience. Patrons highly praise the beautifully cooked steak and delectable beet and burata salad, while the culinary journey concludes with desserts like the velvety chocolate cake that melts in the mouth. Fig 313's elegant ambiance, complimented by an attentive and knowledgeable staff, ensures a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Riviera restaurant
4.1
Excellent(178)
Price: Moderate
• American • San Clemente
Booked 4 times today
Riviera, located in San Clemente, serves up American cuisine that regularly impresses its patrons. The restaurant has been hailed for its inventive dishes, exceptional service, and superior ingredients. Quotes from satisfied customers reveal high praise for the diverse offerings, such as the Octopus, Scallops, and Short Rib Pasta. The kitchen's creativity has even earned the term "a real chef's restaurant." The specialty cocktail, Attaboy, has also been described as an 'award-winning' delight. With its pleasing ambience and an acclaimed 'scratch' kitchen that promises fresh and high-quality meals, Riviera presents an exquisite American dining experience.
A photo of 501 Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.3
Awesome(7)
Price: Expensive
• American • San Clemente
Nestled in the heart of San Clemente, 501 Restaurant and Bar is where locals come to savor the best of our coastal cuisine throughout the day. From indulgent breakfast classics to innovative lunch creations and elegant dinner dishes, each plate is thoughtfully crafted by Chef Aron and his team.Start your culinary journey with our renowned crab cakes or crispy fried brussels sprouts, perfect for sharing as you immerse yourself in the laid-back ambiance of San Clemente. Indulge in our tender boneless short ribs or our signature Scampi Bagatta, a delightful twist on a classic favorite, or opt for our fresh and flavorful Fish Tacos, a true taste of the coast. Our Shore Smash Burger is a must-try, perfectly paired with stunning views and the relaxed vibes of San Clemente living.We take pride in hosting and catering your special events, bringing the flavors of San Clemente to your celebrations, whether it’s a wedding, corporate event, or intimate gathering with frien
A photo of Coastal Kitchen restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(4586)
Price: Moderate
• American • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 105 times today
Coastal Kitchen, situated in Dana Point, is a celebrated spot for genuinely good American cuisine. Customers continue to applaud its menu, service, and ambiance, calling it a "solid and reliable choice." The restaurant consistently impresses with its varied and superbly prepared dishes like the "unbelievable" USDA prime filet, the distinctive crab cakes with Asian slaw, and the much-lauded halibut entrée. The wine and cocktail selections are equally commendable. Guests extol the restaurant's welcoming ambiance, servers' professionalism, and the "breezy, beachy feel." They assure future patrons that every meal at Coastal Kitchen is a surefire hit of exceptional American cuisine.
A photo of The Tea House on Los Rios restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2384)
Price: Expensive
• American • San Juan Capistrano
Booked 66 times today
The Tea House on Los Rios is lauded for its exceptional Afternoon Tea cuisine, offering an unforgettable dining experience. Patrons sing praises of its "fabulous atmosphere" and "exceptional" food and service, many of whom return frequently to enjoy a "delightful afternoon tea". The Tea House on Los Rios is described as perfect for celebrating special occasions or simply for a comforting tea experience in a "storybook world". With high praises for their "delicious tea sandwiches" and "great service" in a "wonderful outdoor garden setting", it's clear that The Tea House on Los Rios is a beloved spot for Afternoon Tea enthusiasts.
A photo of Rancho Capistrano Winery - San Juan Capistrano restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(275)
Price: Expensive
• American • San Juan Capistrano
Booked 27 times today
Rancho Capistrano Winery, located in the heart of San Juan Capistrano, is hailed for its exemplary Californian cuisine. The diners rave about the local eatery's delectable food and extensive wine collection. With particular praise reserved for their specialty dishes such as the Brussels Sprouts, salmon, and rib-eye steak. Its outdoor seating area, often accented with live music, offers an enviably relaxing ambiance that is cherished by the patrons. Guests recommend the winery for both a casual day trip or a romantic date night, citing the lovely atmosphere, quality food, and excellent service. The venue's friendly and helpful staff further boost its appeal.
A photo of Bloom Restaurant + Bar restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(661)
Price: Moderate
• American • San Juan Capistrano
Booked 23 times today
Bloom Restaurant + Bar has garnered rave reviews for its excellent American cuisine. Located near the beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano, it offers not just delectable food but also a great ambiance, especially when the windows are open. Praises from diners range from the "fantastic" food - particularly the Pork Porterhouse, Chicken Sandwich, Tomato Bisque Soup, and Seabass entree - to the amazing service received from the staff including the owner, Kyle Simpson, who ensures their experience is top-notch. The restaurant is also recognized as a great spot for special occasions. The verdict is clear: Bloom Restaurant + Bar exemplifies the best of American dining.
A photo of Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point restaurant
4.4
Awesome(6040)
Price: Moderate
• American • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 75 times today
Chart House Restaurant in Dana Point is renowned for its outstanding seafood cuisine. Patrons rave about the restaurant's delicious dishes, particularly its seafood stew with shrimp, scallops, and mussels in a chorizo broth. Reviewers have also praised the clam chowder and the seafood sampler as being "prepared exceptionally well and nicely seasoned," with "fresh" and "perfectly prepared" seafood. The incredible view of the Dana Point Harbor enhances the dining experience, creating an ambiance that is unique to Chart House. The restaurant's commitment to excellent service is frequently mentioned in reviews, as is the addition of a welcoming fire at each table to ensure the comfort of the guests. With its high-quality food, stunning views, and attentive service, Chart House has well earned its reputation as one of the best seafood restaurants in the area.
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