Sundried Tomato American Bistro - San Juan Capistrano

4.4
528 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Sundried Tomato specializes in New American cuisine and we are committed to offering the freshest quality ingredients on every plate. Due to our intimate setting we kindly ask that for parties of 7 or more you contact us at the restaurant directly.

Let Sundried Tomato Host your event! Celebrate with us for your next baby shower, birthday, rehearsal dinner or any other special occasion.

We look forward to serving you soon.

Specials

Social Hour Everyday!

Get social and enjoy food and drink specials anywhere in our restaurant from 3-6:30 daily.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 24, 2019

Ends: February 25, 2118

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-6:30PM

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Come celebrate Mom with us! We will be offering a special 3 course brunch menu for $30 per person to help celebrate the occasion. A separate "little tomatoes" menu will also be available. For reservations of 8 or more please call the restaurant directly at 949.661.1167

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 528 People Are Saying
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GH
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Caesar salad...produce was very fresh, dressing was tasty. Bringing friends next week. Very good!!

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OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Sundried Tomato has been a family favorite for the past 3 years and the food just keeps getting better!

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DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening, food was great, root beer ribs, flat iron steak (tender and delicious) and the Halibut special were all fantastic. Service was very good, responsive, timely and very polite. We will definitely go back in the near future.

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T
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and cozy restaurant where good food and ambiance go together.

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CD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely scrumptious. Hands down the best soup I’ve eaten in a long time. Highly recommend.

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BA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Started out good, but the hostess did not smile or offer any warm greetings... just sat us. Waiter came right away to take our drink and appetizers order....and we never saw him again until he presented the check. In between we had the manager finally have our drinks delivered, then take our dinner order, but our appetizers never arrived. When we asked about our app, they had forgotten, but our dinner was ready,so they brought entrees, then app finally arrived in the middle of dinner. The entrees were really good, so at least the cooks/ chef know what they're doing. Manager said she wouldn't charge for the app, but guess what? When our original waiter presented the check, it was still on there!?! We just paid and left. No one offered us dessert.

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t
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was terrible. I have dined there many times and was joined by a friend this time that had never eaten there before. I doubt she will go back so that is why I would not recommend it to a friend. My chopped salad with salmon was good, the salads are always good. However, our waiter was so unavailable, it made the experience less than desirable. We were sat at the table with water and 15 minutes went by with no waiter. I finally flagged down a hostess to order an iced tea. The waiter came and asked if we were ready to order and didn't even bother to ask if we wanted something other than water to drink. He brought the wrong food to our table. Then later a different waiter brought our food. Our waiter never followed up once our food was delivered. The next time we saw him was to bring us the bill. And the restaurant wasn't that busy for him to have been so neglectful...

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KL
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service. Knowledge of specials, menu outstanding. Did not lack attention from servers.
Constant presence, and professional courteous service.
Lunchtime, noisy. Small closed-in seating area.
Rich, well flavored comfort food. Not your ordinary cheese and tomato soup.

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BF
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service - great suggestions and very personable server!

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ML
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner at Sundried last night. We went the route of ordering a handful of small bites. Beef and Chicken Sliders were great, so were the homemade chips and Panko Crusted Calamari. We'll be back for sure!! Thank you for a great experience.

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g
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Too noisy for my husband. He could hear the conversation of ladies two tables away but not people at our table

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f
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Monday in afternoon. We had very little attention from our waiter. The food was excellent.

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G
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was so good to have the delicious lamb burger again--better than ever. Outstanding service from our patient, gracious waiter Christopher. I miss the Laguna location, but it's worth the drive to SJC. Rob continues to provide a great dining experience!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Birthday. I took two bites of my brunch choice and didn’t like it. I wasn’t asked why I wasn’t eating and was only offered a box. Service was VERY slow. It took 45 mins to get our appetizers and they were really slow with bottomless mimosas.

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CO
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food and friendly staff ! A little noisy but still comfortable. We are going back.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday!

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I
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and the food was outstanding. Worth going back!

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MP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

With the exception of the wilting Caesar Salad, the food was excellent. The wait staff was particularly attentive to two of our party who needed to avoid the stairs in the restaurant.

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TP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken pot pie is a winner! Great service and excellent spot to grab something to eat when you're in San Juan Capistrano. The recipes taste great and add a twist to some of your typical food choices.

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MA
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Sat night, 1/19/2019 6:45. Food was good, usually is. Service was almost non existent. Never could find the/a server. Had to ask for utensils and napkins after the food was served, etc. Very expensive given all that.

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S
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Didn’t have enough servers for the full house they had. Our server was nice and adept, but with too many tables to service and non-exists bus boys, she was overwhelmed. The overall service was poor. Unfortunately, my lamb chops were not edible. Asked for mgr, who apologized and took lamb off bill.

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S
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible thoughtful service! We appreciated the birthday treat! Food was also delicious as always.

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DB
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A little hard to find. Food was good but menu a bit limited. I had a pot pie, my wife a pastrami sandwich - both $20.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The server kept coming back to ask what we asked for on a few different occasions throughout the evening even though he wrote it down. After asking for something or ordering an item weather it be from the drink menu, appetizer, entrée, or side the server would then take other order and have conversations with other tables without putting our order in... timing was very bad! When we did get our items they were brought to us by other staff... good team work however why were we the pushed aside table for the evening. Both entrées were, “not great”...
The pasta-less Lasagna was burnt on the bottom. My husbands fillet mignon steak was unevenly cooked with a lot of gristle. He had ordered medium -pink through out... it was grey in spots. Lastly the cake topper was the lobster. It was sadly rubbery an over cooked on one side and slimy on the other. Not sure if we are going to give this spot another another chance.

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CC
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything❣️

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CR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The steak was unbelievably tender and tasty. Soup and sandwich we delish - and enough that my wife took home half of her sandwich and enjoyed it for lunch the next day (yes, it held up nicely). Service was just right and very attentive without being too attentive.

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m
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch and lunch menu. Service very good and great variety of dishes

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MH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have dined at Sundried Tomato for at least ten years. It is a very good restaurant for lunch and we enjoy the great menu variety, comfortable atmosphere and good service.

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CP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always. Great food, great service!
Very friendly and attentive staff. Bar drinks and bartender outstanding!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Christmas Eve dinner with family - lovely experience start to finish.

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KB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner date with my hubby! The service was prompt but not rushed. The food was so yummy and hot!!!

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OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service! Love the Sundried Tomato!

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G
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is the fourth or fifth time we have been to this little gem. Found it in Laguna Beach, then lost it and found again in San Juan Capistrano. YUM! Love the olive tapenade & goat cheese & pesto appetizer. Soups are delicious. Lavender lemon drop martini, thumbs up! We usually have the sampler for dinner as we are already full of appetizers. Service is excellent. All staff very friendly & accomodating. Will be back. It is a favorite.

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MM
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Seats not comfortable and cool in restaurant. Pricey

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KW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We had the “Happy hour menu “which was good , but service was seriously slow and it was SO LOUD we couldn’t hear each other talk . We had to wait for water and our & drinks .

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KM
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome artichoke. Best tomato soup ever. Truffle fries yum.

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OT
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I am a big fan of lamb chops and have tasted all near and far, and can safely say that Sundried has the best. Be sure to order an extra chop, drink a nice red wine and let the chef cook at the temp that they know as the best.

Bon Appetit.

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SG
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always enjoy our visits to Sundried Tomato. Food does not disappoint.

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YC
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice venue with great menu and excellent service. They have live sports at the bar as well.

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BS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful way to do Thanksgiving!

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