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  • JudyM
    Orange County •13 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    My first time to dine st The Vines. The food was delicious, my friend had the Halibut and was very pleased with her selection. I had the short ribs, which they call Stroganoff, but it was not the traditional dish prepared in a sour cream, wine and beef gravy along with noodles. This had a large amount of beef—tender and not too fatty, large delicious noodles and a variety of vegetables all served in a bowl. It wasn’t what I was expecting but it was wonderful. I would highly recommend the Beef Stroganoff and the Vines. The hostess was welcoming and very friendly. Our waiter was well informed about the entrees, happy to make suggestions, when asked, but not pushy. All in all it was a great experience.
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    Vine Restaurant & BarPrice: Moderate• American• San Clemente
    4.8
  • GrantJ
    Orange County •6 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on May 19, 2024
    Good food and service! Try the wine flight of 3 to pick your favorite l
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    Rancho Capistrano Winery - San ClementePrice: Moderate• American• San Clemente
    4.7
  • OpenTable Dinervip
    Orange County •11 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on May 19, 2024
    Gorgeous patio/garden as I never seen before. Beautiful plants and the ambiance. Food was good and flavorful with nice presentation. Service was on point, attentive and knowledgeable. Prices ware reasonable for those unique dishes and really good cocktails. Best in town !!
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    Fig 313Price: Expensive• Contemporary American• San Clemente
    4.8
  • ElizabethM
    Orange County •13 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on May 14, 2024
    The Belgian fries are always perfect! Great , friendly service. The bread is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. It’s amazing when dipped in the garlic butter sauce served with the escargots. The beef bourguignon is consistently good. Love how it’s served piping hot in a Le Creuset pot. Small but good happy hour selection.
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    Brussels Bistro - San ClementePrice: Moderate• Belgian• San Clemente
    4.8
  • MartaB
    Orange County •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on May 5, 2024
    Service was fantastic. Our waiter Luca was on it. Amazing waiter. Great food and very much authentic. We had the swordfish, Beriia , ceviche and shrimp. However, we were seated outside when I was thinking we were going to be inside and no one told us that. I saw the photos online and loved the ambiance So we did not get the feel of the ambience which I was very much looking forward to for our special occasion. So next time, I’ll make sure to ask!
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    GemaPrice: Expensive• Contemporary Mexican• San Clemente
    4.6

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San Clemente is located in the rolling hills of Orange County. Cross-cut ribs are particularly popular at bistros and small restaurants here. More generally, steakhouses dominate the culinary industry. These steakhouses range from upscale establishments to smaller eateries that serve homemade foods. Chefs use beef from local ranches, guaranteeing freshness for all cuts of meat. Indian food also has a surprisingly large influence. On the West End, Indian restaurants form a small community that shares facilities and staff. The food here has been lauded by critics who recognize its authenticity and complex flavor. Overall, San Clemente has luxurious food in casual environments, an awesome combination that leads to a unique cuisine.

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Dog friendly restaurants in San Clemente include Rancho Capistrano Winery - San Clemente, Vine Restaurant & Bar and Fig 313

Child friendly restaurants in San Clemente include Buona Forchetta San Clemente, Brussels Bistro - San Clemente and Fig 313

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