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Sundried Tomato American Bistro - San Juan Capistrano

4.2
446 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top Tags:
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 661-1167
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Reymundo Pinedo
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Catering
Do you know we cater?
Sundried Tomato Catering has over 20 years' experience and can cater just about anything, anywhere. From small, intimate dinner parties or corporate lunches to charity fundraising galas or high end events at one of our preferred venues......the possibilities are endless.

Contact our catering office today for more information.
(949) 661-1299 www.sundriedtomatobistro.com/catering
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Cross street
Verdugo & Camino Capistrano
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Parking details
There is plenty of public parking available in downtown San Juan Capistrano along with street parking.
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Public transit
We are located just a short walk from the San Juan Capistrano train & bus station.
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Special events & promotions
Stay up to date with special events, promotions, new menu updates by signing up for our E-club
http://sundriedtomatobistro.com/eclub/
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for a delicious Mother's Day Brunch! We will be serving a special three course brunch menu and a special little tomatoes menu as well. With specials on Bloody Marys and mimosas and a face painter for the kids you won't want to miss it! We look forward to your visit!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 446 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

They were going to seat us outside, but the music (using the term very loosely) from the Swallows bar across the street was unbelievably loud and annoying. I had to be moved inside. Everything else was fine.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food isn’t that great for the price .. the service was the only thing I enjoyed .. won’t come again .

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Prompt and attentive service and a menu with great variety. Intimate and nice and quiet.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

One of my favorite places to eat. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food and service! Went there 2 nights out of 3 while in the area.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This. Restaurant never disappoints- I love their tomato soup and the jalapeño soup was delicious as well.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Orange County..love the fact that it’s a cozy feel and the food and drinks are delicious! I went there for OC Restaurant Week and every dish was a delight, very flavorful and perfect portions. The server was very attentive as well. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This was an enjoyable meal. Tomato soup was especially memorable. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

fabulous experience, really good food. i went for a buisness lunch & enjoyed conversation & wonderful food ! service was consisent & always came to check on us, really appreciate that . we made sure we let the servers know we appreciated the service . than you :)

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Love the trademark sun dried tomato soup. The night we were there a large table of guests (looked like business people) were quite loud and that was a distraction as we were there with friends we wanted to talk with. It is a small place, so the noise was amplified. We were not greeted by any of the first 4 employees who passed us waiting at the host desk and service was a bit slow- I didn't get my soup first as I requested.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The mussel appetizer and tomato soup were delicious!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We ordered one of the specials / ono fish. It was not good - a hunk (thick) piece of fish that was not tasty at all

Butter cake was good

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We decided to head to the beach for my birthday and I came across Sundried Tomatoes. It looked perfect! A great SF type of restaurant.

Food was amazing (the best truffle fries I have ever had) and the service was great. It was comfortable, relaxed, yet classy enough for a birthday brunch!

We walked around town for a bit, before heading to the beach. The location couldn’t be any better. Easy parking and cute shops to go in. Of course, there is also the Mission.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

4 of us went for a spur of the moment dinner. We told our waiter that we had a deadline and he was very accommodating to make sure that everything was taken care of on time. We were also able to get in on a earlybird wine special which was great. Wonderful dinner!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service and delicious food. Came back the next day to order their food to go!!!!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a great Date night spot.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Service friendly but with a few mistakes

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was just ok. Would not make the drive back to eat here again.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Wash great

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We were impressed during our initial outing at Sundried Tomato American Bistro, enhanced by the unique food and first-rate service. The occasion was a joint birthday celebration, which they acknowledged with complimentary brownie sundaes. Overall, a delightful culinary experience - we'll definitely return for an encore. So many yummy-sounding menu items, there are more we'd like to sample.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2018

My food was very good. I had the calamari small plate and a small salad.
Calamari excellent, salad was missing some ingredients(hearts of palm).
Asked for dressing on side. Salad was dressed.
Food came before I got my drinks
Had to ask.several servers for water.
The server never came back to table while I was eating and brought check before I asked for it. No chance to.order coffee.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Enjoyed our dinner and like new items on menu. Carrie (sp?), our server was personable
and helpful as she has been every time she helped us!

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Disappointing. Dinner took over 30 minutes to arrive and then was mediocre. Shame because I like this place for lunch.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

My friend arrived by train and we had only a few hours to dine and enjoy our conversation before she left. I walked around and looked at 5 different restaurants before I selected Sundried Tomato and made a reservation. Thomas C. was an excellent server, patient, answered all our questions and gave us time to study the menu. The food tasted fine but was a bit pricey.
We arrived when the restaurant opened and it was quiet but then a party of 8 sat next to us and the noise level was beyond normal. Completing our meal quickly, we walked to Starbucks and enjoyed our coffee there.

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2.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Didn't enjoy my meal.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We decided to have an early New Year's Eve this year. We went to Dana Point Harbor right before dusk and watched the Christmas lights come on and then drove to Sun-dried Tomatoes in San Juan Capistrano for a 5:45pm reservation. Our table was ready and all four people in our party enjoyed the time we spent at the restaurant. We all loved our meal--even though it was a special (somewhat smaller menu), we all found something we liked. I ordered the lobster tail and it was delicious. We might do this again next year!

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3.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Overall fair meal and beverage selections.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

I suggested SunDried Tomatos to my girlfriend. I had not been there before but she had and she raved about it. Had a very romantic table near bar area. Wine was very good and waiter never pressured us to order. Was told Tomato Soup was outstanding and it was. We split lamb chops and a pasta dish. Very good. There 2 1/2 hours and time flew by. Great restaurant-don’t change a thing.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

We live in SJC and enjoy going to local restaurants. I have a special diet and they were able to accommodate me!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

My young friend and I were on a writing journey from Los Angeles on Metrolink and we stopped in San Juan Capistrano for lunch before our return to L.A. We had reservations at 12:30 and were seated promptly with a choice of indoors our out. The hostess and servers were friendly and attentive to our needs, but did not hover over us. My friend had the lamb burger and I had a spinach salad and half chicken pesto sandwich. Both were exceptionally delicious--a definite cut above. The half portions of salad and sandwich were more than ample. I was concerned about the timiing, because we didn't have long before our return train, but service was excellent and we had time to stroll around Rios Street as well. I hope to come back with my husband for a romantic lunch. With the train station a five-minute walk away, it's the perfect date without the hassles of traffic!

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Tasty food! There signature soup really is amazing. Great setting for a family catch-up. Service over and above; staff apologised for slow service and even discounted our bill! Definitely going back.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Very unique menu items and very delicious!

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3.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Have been many times. Quality of service & food not what it used to be. Disappointed. Not sure I would go against

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Pleasant atmosphere with pretty decent brunch. The vanilla french toast was delicious and succulent however the grits from the blackened shrimp and grits was somewhat bland. Overall good dining setting. Setup is good for daytime and nighttime dining however nighttime dining may be a time for a more intimate setting. Great customer service. Thank you for a good dining experience.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Very good service and good. Went for a birthday celebration ..

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2.0Dined on January 6, 2017

Food was uninspiring. I felt like I was dining at a coffee shop. The banquette we were seated at had about 4 5 inch tears in the upholstery fabric. Won't go back.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2017

The food choices were good and the quality of the dishes we chose was very high.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Many folks find this spot to be great, in fact, my wife absolutely loves it. I am actually a very simple guy that would rather spend an evening at Selma's or Lucille's so my review probably isn't really fair to the restaurant but, just being an 'ol basic country boy, it is a bit out there. However, their Sunday Brunch is outstanding...the braised beef, goat cheese omelet is the best. Dinner, well, if you love it, you love it. If you don't, you probably only go because you need points with the wife.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Excellent service! We were never rushed through our meal in spite of the fact that it was busy during the lunch time hours. That meant a lot to us because we were dining with relatives from Chicago whom we had not seen for a while.

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2.0Dined on December 28, 2016

When we arrived we were told we would have to sit outside in the cold since our reservation were made by OpenTable. Or we could wait 15-20 minutes for a table inside. Funny a table was available almost immediately. Then the fries and soup were cold. The waiter brought new fries and the soup was heated. Also one burger was ordered medium rare, but the wait staff said they were all the same. After we started eating we found the medium rare burger was given to the wrong person. Otherwise the food and service were good.

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