Sundried Tomato American Bistro - San Juan Capistrano
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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
Location just a two minute walk from the train station makes it accommodating to those arriving by train. Many food options available to suit a wide range of tastes. All in party are always walk out very satisfied. Seating is comfortable and not noisy. Option to sit outdoors and people watch is great especially on warm evenings.
Always delicious food! Service was excellent. We were there for my friend’s birthday and they were wonderful about bringing a complimentary dessert.
Birthday lunch was delightful.
It was delicious and the service was amazing. Overall a great experience!
The food is amazing love you on the streets and you can look after you're finished with delicious food you can walk around such a great place would recommend
Mother’s Day features a special menu, which we’ve had before. The menu still had a good variety of choices. All of us had more food than we could eat.
We were seated in the bar area, but it wasn’t noisy.
First time at the establishment with wife and another couple. Excellent seating outside and they were able to accommodate a dog that was with us. Enjoyed excellent wines and appetizers before our meal. Presentation of each meal was outstanding as was the quality and creativity of each dish. Will be back soon.
Hadn't been to Sun Dried in several years, but on the glowing feedback from a co-worker, my hubby & I decided to try it again.
Lovely little restaurant on the main drag in downtown SJC. Street parking (but on a Fri. nite I parked in the convenient parking structure close to the train depot). Seated right away and our very kind server Alex tended to us immediately.
My husband had their clam chowder and salmon, and both were wonderful. I had their half rack and loved the delicious sauce they use on their ribs. Fall off the bone meat; tender & delish!
My husband's Kamakazi had some issues, but we do understand it's a retro drink, and many are not familiar with the recipe. He ended up with a IPA that was very good, and I have to give kudos to the manager Kelly and Alex who made sure he ended up with a good second choice.
There is outside dining, which is helpful for folks who enjoy have their puppies along during a meal.
Thank you Sundried for a lovely evening out!
We have been dining at this restaurant for years. The food has always been consistently delicious. The servers are friendly and attentive. We will continue to frequent this restaurant. Also, the baked artichoke is not to be missed!
Service was outstanding. Timing was perfect. Food was absolutely delicious!
Had Caesar salad...produce was very fresh, dressing was tasty. Bringing friends next week. Very good!!
Sundried Tomato has been a family favorite for the past 3 years and the food just keeps getting better!
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.
Nice and cozy restaurant where good food and ambiance go together.
The food is absolutely scrumptious. Hands down the best soup I’ve eaten in a long time. Highly recommend.
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.
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...
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.
Excellent service - great suggestions and very personable server!
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.
Too noisy for my husband. He could hear the conversation of ladies two tables away but not people at our table
Monday in afternoon. We had very little attention from our waiter. The food was excellent.
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!
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.
Very good food and friendly staff ! A little noisy but still comfortable. We are going back.
Celebrating a birthday!
Great service and the food was outstanding. Worth going back!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Incredible thoughtful service! We appreciated the birthday treat! Food was also delicious as always.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent brunch and lunch menu. Service very good and great variety of dishes
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.
As always. Great food, great service!
Very friendly and attentive staff. Bar drinks and bartender outstanding!
Christmas Eve dinner with family - lovely experience start to finish.