Vine Restaurant & Bar

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$30 and under
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American
Welcome to Vine Restaurant and Bar located in San Clemente. Our menu features seasonal ingredients of the highest quality and are prepared daily from scratch. Menu selections include exceptional meats, flavorful seafood, handpicked produce from our garden, and diverse beverage selections. We have over 25 wines by the glass, 10 craft beers, and a full bar featuring a wide variety of craft cocktails.
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p
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good table, good service. Food very good. Somewhat loud when restaurant full.

WS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very good service about drinks but the food is average. Trying hard to be inventive, but generally over flavored.

JN
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastical

SC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We (two couples) were celebrating our 50th and 10th anniversaries respectively. We were seated in a private eating area at a table for four, we were the only occupants in this room. It was perfect, quite so that we could catch up on old friendships. The food and wine were delicious. Definitely will return there.

I
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So far the best American dining experience I’ve ever had. The service was simply exceptional. The dining room is run like a traditional classic with dishes removed quickly, drinks replenished almost unnoticeably and our service was not rushed at any point. Attention to detail was reminiscent of some of the best dining experiences of my life. The food followed suit. I had the homemade ravioli which was full of flavor and well balanced. My wife had the fried green tomatoes with Barrata and almost licked her plate clean. For entree we surprisingly chose the Chicken schnitzel for my wife and I went for the Mexicali Burger. Both were dishes we will remember and for that matter the entire experience. We will be back!

DM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant with an all around excellent choice of food and service that we've always enjoyed. Highly recommend!!

N
Orange County
212 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We previously had dinner here and unfortunately there was a misunderstanding with the bill which was graciously rectified by Russell, so we returned for another try and we enjoyed a delightful dinner served by an engaging, efficient server, Barbara. We highly recommend the short ribs and the poached salmon. Glad we went back.

PH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but great food!!! Recommended for nice romantic or chill dinner. Good wine offer too. Halibut with lentils and vegetables was exquisite.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marisa level of service was exceptional. Thank you!

RS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent, staff even better, thoroughly enjoyed everything, we will be returning and recommending to others.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Birthday celebration

GL
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Our waitress was not attentive, or pleasant. She did not want to work that night. Not a smile or any friendly conversation.

F
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really liked this restaurant. This was our first time and we will be back. The atmosphere inside the dining room was quiet and romantic, but a little too dark as I had to use my phone light to read the menu. The waitress was exceptional and the food very good. My husband and I had the chicken schnitzel while my son went for the roast chicken. I would say that the accompanying vegetable mélange was mediocre and it could have been great but was underseasoned and boring. Appetizers were very good, especially the duck wings. Desserts were excellent. A nice evening.

C
Orange County
66 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food as always but was a very hurried experience.

JR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time on a 1st date. Everything was great, especially the service. I would go back in a heartbeat!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and relaxing.

KT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner, the service was impeccable, the dining room was quiet which was refreshing as we could have a conversation without having to raise our voices like at some restaurants, and the food was amazing and the cocktails were delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food! Nice chat with Gabe, one of the owners, super nice guy! Definitely will be back.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the Chef and line cooks hit it out of the park! Every dish was perfectly prepared and loaded with flavor. The servers are friendly, courteous and professional and add great value to an already outstanding restaurant. It’s quite apparent that a great management team is constantly at work behind the scenes at Vine. I hesitate to write such noteworthy comments as I fear I won’t be able to get a reservation the next time we go, but the entire staff at Vine are to be commended for their superb work.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent but very rushed service! We were only ones at restaurant when we left at 9:30PM so we were a bit surprised!

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very romantic restaurant with a wide range of menu selections. We’ll definitely be back!

o
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our first experience there. We loved the ambiance, the creative composition of each dish ingredients, their quality, and the resulting flavors. We also loved loved our waitress Lauren who was so personable & hospitable. It was a ten!

OT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. Has been consistently great! Food, wine, service. Last night had the cauliflower appetizer. Absolutely delicious. Great for a special occasion or really anytime.

M
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, very good food and very good service. The chicken schnitzel is delicious and a favorite of mine. Tonight's special, sea bass cheeks, were wonderful.

LC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is as others said. Great for a special date night since it is a little pricey. My bone-in Rib eye was excellent and cooked just as I requested. My husband had the nightly special which was braised lamb shank. He said it was very meaty and excellent. For a starter we had the roasted brussel sprouts with pork belly. Even though the pork belly was mostly fat, my husband inhaled it. I only got a couple. The cream brulle with berries was as good as I have ever tasted. We would definitely go back for a special occasion. The Sunday evening was quiet and the service was great.

CR
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the dishes were well-prepared and delicious. Service was friendly and attentive. Prices are reasonable. Cool decor. Great place!

g
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Reservations for 7:30 and didn't get seated until 8:15. Food and service was great. The manager provided free appetizers for running so late. A great gesture! Will be back.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service excellent food

JN
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vine is always outstanding. Great service combined with great food. San Clemente staple that we go to at least 1-2 times a month.

H
Orange County
60 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice experience on Friday night and the food delicious

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, food is delicious and artistically created. Service was just as great per usual.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for our anniversary and had a wonderful dinner. Food and service was great. Connor at the bar was awesome!

N
Orange County
212 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience3

We've always liked this restaurant, which is why we chose it to celebrate a birthday. The bar was great, the service by Adriene was good & the food was okay but TAKE THIS AS A WARNING: Don't tell them it's your birthday!! After we finished our entree, we ordered a Creme Brulee, for which we expected to be charged - it was $10. They stuck a candle in it and when we got home, we noticed they charged us an additional $6 for a Celebration Dessert - which we never received, so I guess we got charged $6 for a candle stuck in the dessert we paid for. WATCH YOUR ORDER RECEIPT! Sorry we didn't, but we won't have to worry about it because we won't be going back.

ML
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

k
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! The food was excellently with some really unique combination. Atmosphere was really nice, especially outside.

L
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our visit. The Vine is one of our favorite restaurants. Cocktails are great and we love the large ice cubs. Food this visit was good. We ordered the brussel sprouts and pork belly for an appetizer. They were too overdone and too burnt for our taste. Dinner of halibut and ribeye was very good. Overall recommend. Service was good too.

e
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, outstanding service and overall awesome evening! Thanks so much for making my father in laws birthday so special!

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Excellent food and service. Will definitely be back. Thank you!

KC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints.
Enjoyed more than 1 "ONE & DONE" cocktail and will be back for more

MF
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food! Great service too! The pork shank special was fabulous!