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About Sundried Tomato American Bistro - San Clemente

Situated in sunny San Clement, The Sundried Tomato Bistro welcomes guests to enjoy picturesque views, and delicious food on the elegant patio and modern dining room. Decorated with sleek lines, an outdoor fireplace and modern furniture, the patio provides guests with an excellent area to enjoy great food and company in a lovely environment. Inside, the charming dining room offers a mature and comfortable atmosphere for patrons to enjoy. The Sundried Tomato Bistros menu is full of fresh and seasonal delicacies. Specializing in both traditional favorites with a new and creative twist dishes are created with only the highest grade meats and seasonal produce. The Sundried Tomato Bistros menu is extremely rich in variety and serves a multitude of dishes, including panko-crusted crispy calamari, strawberry spinach salad, root beer-marinated baby back ribs and green beans/pancetta/pine nut piccata.

821 Via Suerte, Suite 101
San Clemente, CA 92673
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday 11am-10pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-10pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Sunday 3pm-7pm

Cross Street:
Vista Hermosa

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 388-5757

Website:
http://www.sundriedtomatobistro.com/

Catering:
CATERING pick up now available in Talega! Also offering free delivery Monday - Friday. Experience Sundried Tomato Full Service catering with our professional servers & chefs we can prepare everything on-site.

Executive Chef:
Rodrigo Victorino

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sundried Tomato American Bistro - San Clemente Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (209)
Great for Outdoor Dining (150)
Fit for Foodies (149)
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Great for Lunch (132)
Good for Groups (101)
Kid-friendly (84)
Special Occasion (76)
Great for Brunch (68)
Vibrant Bar Scene (68)
Notable Wine List (58)
Hot Spot (50)
Romantic (33)
Scenic View (29)
Late-night Find (15)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 15, 2016

Amazing food great service. Kid friendly.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on March 11, 2016

We got there early and they accommodated us understanding that we were in a hurry and had to be somewhere in an hour. We got our appetizers and food very quickly and our waiter was wonderful. She was attentive and knowledgeable. Very good experience with the food and dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 6, 2016

We ate at Sundried Tomato once about 3 years ago and enjoyed the meal. This time was a different experience. The restaurant was very crowded and the noise level is quite high, which is tolerable if you're prepared for that. Service was fair and the food mediocre. Spring roll appetizers were too crunchy and nearly flavorless. Lamb chops were tasty but the accompanying potatoes were under-cooked and not very tasty. Overall a mediocre dining experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 30, 2016

We wanted to go to dinner near the beach, but all of the restaurants there were crowded. So we put in open table and Sundried Tomato came up. I didn't know there was one in San Clemente. It was a bit of a drive inland, but was just what we were looking for. No wait, good food and quiet place that we could visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2016

Britney is the best ever!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2016

14 of us gathered for Sunday brunch. The food. selection was diverse, tasty and well priced.
We were able to hear each other speak as the noise level was just right. The service was right on.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 9, 2016

Excellent brunch choices! We ordered the Omelet with Brie and Carmelized Onions! Delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2015

I started with the bacon wrapped scallops. They are always very good. I had the shrimp pasta in a cream vodka sauce that was amazing. Very good dining experience for the price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2015

We went for thanksgiving at the last seating, so we felt a bit rushed. The wine did not arrive until we were almost finished our entree. Food was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2015

The food wasn't good and wasn't tasty at all, and the ambiance was depressing and dark without any decorations.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2015

Food was decent. The chicken spring rolls are fantastic also the French cat martini is delicious! Calamari had no flavor and artichoke was overlooked.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2015

2 hot teas, 4 street tacos (2 plates) and one cobbler with ice cream split, no appetizers and no alcohol = $60.00.

Location is convenient and staying open late is a good feature. I will come back because of the location, but the meal was very expensive for the food we received.

Food tasted good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2015

I've been to this restaurant twice and both times the food was not prepared correctly. My steak was well done instead of medium and my husband's burger was well done instead of medium rare. Not worth the $ they charge. We won't be going back.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 6, 2015

I had the lamb chops this time and they were great. For an extra 5 bucks, I added a chop. More than enough food. The chops were served with green beans and mashed potatoes. All was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 6, 2015

Always excellent in food, ambiance and service. I ordered the Daily Lunch Special which was recommended by our server, Ruben. The Clam Chowder and Lobster Tacos were delicious! Ruben is the best server! Will always return to Sundried Tomato!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 3, 2015

really enjoy the food & service here
Never have to wait very long & the staff is very attentive

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 24, 2015

The Seared Tuna steak over mashed potatoes was phenomenal. I was cooked perfect and a nice portion. I was very hungry and was opting for a steak. But they were out of New York strips. This was a great choice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2015

We don't live in San Clemente, but were looking on Yelp for a place to meet half with with our north OC family. The reservation was easy to get and the entire evening was a pleasant surprise. The menu was excellent-something for everyone. The outdoor patio was lovely! Our server was knowledgable and attentive! If we lived closer, we'd frequent here often!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2015

We always enjoy it here as the service and food are great. We are never disappointed. Its close to home and among our favorite go-to places as the ambience is nice and we always leave happy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 11, 2015

This was my first time dining at Sundried Tomato and it will more than likely be my last. I ordered the chicken and pesto sandwich and it left much to be desired. It is sort of my go to sandwich if I see it on the menu at lunch or early dinner. I don't know how they messed up something as simple as chicken and pesto but they did. My friend had a burger and said it was ok but could get the same quality and taste at a less expensive establishment. We both enjoyed out fries and drink, I had red wine she had a sofa. We ordered the seven layer chocolate cake for dessert and that was good, however the scoop of ice cream on the size was freezer burned. Our service was good, he came around enough to keep us refilled on beverages.
Maybe this place is better if you're just going for drinks and appetizers, but not for a meal.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 4, 2015

My wife and I just love their lamb burger! Everything is always wonderful rarely do we have to wait to get in, love this place!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 18, 2015

Server was a little slow but very nice and courteous. We got our wine before our water and bread. Had to ask twice for water. Don't like that. We had the bacon wrapped scallops as an appetizer. Had the New York strip Special with mashed potatoes and asparagus. It was excellent. I love the peppercorn sauce they put on it. Wife had the seared tuna as usual. Had a side salad but got the wrong one. We ordered the ceasar and got the mixed greens. Rather than wait to get the right one, she just ate it. He apologized, but he should have taken it off our bill. My son had the ultimate burger for Hamburger week. Very good! We always love this place but it was a little off this night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 9, 2015

Our server, Ruben, was fabulous! We were a group of 14 Tennis Ladies there for lunch! Service was perfect as always. Food is always consistently good. It's great to have a Sundried Tomato in San Clemente!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2015

This is our favorite go-to place when we are not up to cooking or have something going on and want to have a fun time out where we know the service will be good and the food great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 30, 2015

Enjoyed the Brie & carmelized onion Omelet! Delicious and served with slice avocado and roasted potatoes. The Brunch Menu is wonderful. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 15, 2015

I thought I was going to be disappointed since this was not located by the beach. We were pleasantly surprised. Light breeze on a very hot day, made us a fresh pot of coffee instead of giving us the bottom of the pot. I was disappointed at the price of just a regular cup of coffee...$3.50!..we ate off the brunch menu and had a fried egg sandwich which was exceptionally good....cooked just right and our servers were great.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 12, 2015

Took my mother to Sundried for a last minute dinner. She had the lamb chops at 25 dollars. Only two chops. but for 5 dollars more you can add a chop. I liked that because two is not enough. She loved it and it satisfied her appetite. As always, everything else was wonderful. The scallop and poke appetizers are amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 28, 2015

Delicious food and the service was fantastic. We arrived during happy hour so we enjoyed half off a great bottle of wine also!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 24, 2015

When it's too hot to cook we head to ST. The happy hour menu is available restaurant wide until 7:00 pm and there is a nice selection of appetizers and smaller entrees. The staff have always been friendly and professional.
P.S. If it's cold and rainy this is a great place too. The tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich will warm you up.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2015

Whenever we feel like going out locally this is among the first picks! We always have good food, the location is nice AND the service is always always exceptional!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 24, 2015

Whenever at the last minute neither one of us wants to cook dinner, we are lucky to have Sundried Tomato almost in our back yard. The food is always very good. We prefer to eat outside as inside the TVs are all on and the bar is noisy. The server and kitchen staff is always VERY good about avoiding onions due to allergy one of us has. Great deals on small plates during Happy Hour.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 21, 2015

The family got together for father's day. We sat on the patio and Brittany was our server. She memorized our orders for 5 people and got all of them and our little requests (dressing on the side) right! Food and ambiance were great too! I will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 31, 2015

We've been to Sundried Tomato several times and are always pleased. The menu offers quite a variety of unique meals that are always so delicious! And it's a great place for a big group to meet. We've met here often for family birthday celebrations.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 30, 2015

I have had dinner and lunch at Sun Dried and its now open for brunch on the weekends. The food is great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2015

Here you can always expect excellent attention, excellent food and overall inexpensive and great dining experience! You can go outside if you like which is always nice AND Happy Hour is throughout the restaurant so you don't necessarily have to be at the bar, which is great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2015

We found this place via OpenTable, as we'd planned to be in San Clemente but knew no restaurants there. We weren't expecting it to be in the midst of a small mall and worried the place might not be special enough. (We were taking relatives to supper.) But it was perfect! The food was delicious, from the salmon with quinoa to the mac and cheese for the child to the signature burger with the works. We tried the sinful homemade potato chips for an appetizer, and shared two desserts--the crème brulée sampler and the . . . was it? . . . caramel cake--both too much for one person but both delicious. The service was lovely. We would certainly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2015

This place always offers good food and outstanding service . It never fails to provide an overall excellent dining experience. It's a GREAT Go-To place!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 10, 2015

We came here for their Mother's Day brunch buffet. There was a nice variety of food. Most of the choices were winners, especially the pasta salad, cream cheeses for the bagels, crab cake egg item and desserts. The french toast and waffles were tasteless, even with syrup, fruit and whipped cream! They did have some delays in keeping items stocked, but overall it was a pleasant time. It would be nice if a non alcoholic beverage would be included in the price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2015

Happy hour has great options and value. We like that they offer organic chicken. Lots of vegetarian options, too. Service is usually good, though there has been the rare occasion where we get a slow server.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 3, 2015

Nice spot to have a casual dinner. We had grilled cheese and tomato soup with potato chips as a starter.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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