Vine Restaurant & Bar

4.8
1710 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
What 1710 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SandyK
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent
Drinks too pricey

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ShaunP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the short ribs. Order a smoke show. Go home and sleep.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Vine. Food is consistently amazing as is the staff. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The outdoor patio was warm and comfortable

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missy
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I went with three friends to celebrate two birthdays. We started with four appetizers, mac & cheese, brussel sprouts, fried green tomatoes and a Caesar salad. All four were delicious. The entrees were good, but the sides were all lukewarm, the polenta, mashed potatoes and pasta that came with the entrees. The one entree I was excited about, the bone in rib eye was a disappointment. It was not tender and not seasoned enough. Other than that, we enjoyed the night. We were comped with a delicious creme brûlée and chocolate cake which were good.

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AngelB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I had been there and it was a lovely experience. We had oysters, the pork belly and the fried green tomatoes appetizers and they were all delicious. For main I had the sea bass and it was cooked perfectly. This is a great place, can't wait to go back.

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franiaz
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the Vine, I indulged the chef specialty.

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richj
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

evening specialties always excellent canot go wrong on the chicken

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viphighexpectations
Orange County
112 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always great all around

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a nice time that our friend want to fly his wife in and take her here to show her how cool San Clemente is.

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vipGrantW
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went there for our Anniversary, our first time there. We sat at the bar and was serviced by the best bartender ever!! His name was Chris. He doted on us and made our dinning experience the best!! Food awesome. Service awesome. Atmosphere awesome! A definite must try! We can’t wait to go back!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Foods good. They got a few things wrong on our order an

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was delicious

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vipreh1166
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our meal at Vine - go, it’s wonderful!!!

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vipJulieS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joshua was our server and from the moment we arrived he ensured we had a lovely evening. We had two birthdays at our table and he made sure that they received just the right amount of extra attention.

The food was excellent. I had the trout special. Others had the salmon, always a good choice and the short ribs, equally delicious. The Vine is my favorite special occasion restaurant and they did not disappoint.

I also felt they took all COVID precautions and it was a safe dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sea bass was good, special rock Cornish game hen could have been cooked more

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vipBrandtA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around! Food was great, service was great.

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Friends
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outdoors in their covered area. Very nice setup. Cozy. Food was outstanding. One of our party got the sea bass, one got the salmon and the other two got the special which was a short rib ragu over pappardelle. All were excellent as was the meat and cheese board and the cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasant experience dining at Vine

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!! Ate outside and felt well spaced. Perfect weather too! Food, as always, was wonderful. Had an appetizer with goat cheese, apricot and balsamic vinegar that was fantastic!!!

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ChrisD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing!
Never disappointed with this restaurant.
Lots of temporary outdoor seating for COVID-19 restrictions.
Can be noisy inside when full because dining area is on the small side.

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AndreaC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joshua was our waiter and he was wonderful. We were treated like valued customers even though it was our first visit. We will be going back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Margaritas we ordered for $14 were extremely underwhelming. Honestly didn’t taste any tequila. My wife’s scallop plate was really good but the short rib plate had absolutely no seasoning and was very bland. I wanted to say something but I didn’t and now I regret it. Very disappointed, especially with how pricey their food and drinks are. Probably won’t be going back for a long long time. Bummed because we were very excited to eat there.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome variety and preparation of food, great service. Waiters were on top of everything and food was fresh and perfect. Excellent cocktails and selection. Highly recommend

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BStyle
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, great food, the pumpkin ravioli appetizer was amazing, the scallops were perfect, and I always love a good Rescue Dog.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, celebrating 23 yrs and from beginning to end was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going to Vine and it won’t be the last.
Service was above and beyond and very helpful and knowledgeable about the Wine and foods on their menu. The Chilean Sea bass was cooked perfectly and was very tasty. Their outdoor dinning area was set up very nice and that ambience made you forget that we were sitting outside in what used to be their parking lot.
I excellent experience!!

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AshleyM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for special occasions! The service and food was delicious.

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vipSterlingP
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vine is always one of our favorites in South Orange County.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with excellent food and service! Outside patio area is very nicely done.

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PeteC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I get it. COVID-19 has affected dining. I went to Vine to enjoy dinner with my family. We were seated under an “easy up” in the darkest corner of the parking lot. Chairs had no padding and were uncomfortable. Appetisers were tasty but took a lengthy amount of time to arrive. After a long wait our waiter came back and asked if we wanted desert. I said we would like our dinner. Perhaps he was over worked or had a bad night. Main course was good but I’m not sure we will return.

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austinp
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great going to the vine! He’s tonight out in a long time.

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vipBenjamin
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It took 23 mins ( I timed it ) for a server to approach our table to even place a drink order. I was just about to walk out until a waitress noticed our table and jumped in. Our waitress was fantastic and made a birthday dinner very special and made up for her slow runners and host putting her in the hot seat. Ill be back though.

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TheronN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fresh and delicious. I eat here every chance I get with friends and family.

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LiseG
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Joshua was our waiter...very knowledgeable about the menu, wines and beers. Very personable. A really great experience!

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ElizabethT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the outdoor seating arrangement. We were halfway through our appetizers before we realized we were sitting in the former parking lot. I hope they keep it this way- it's nice to be able to eat outside. Food was delicious- just wish they had more vegetarian/vegan options.

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Rick
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Under these extreme circumstances it was fine. Sitting in the parking lot was ok, but our table was up (touching)against an adjoining wall where a drainpipe allowed ants to freely walk around on our table during dinner- nobody’s fault but there it was. They were especially obvious on the white table cloth. Also, we immediately noticed the strong smell of the dumpster in these hot weeks 25 feet behind our table- again, no where else to put it & I get it. Food was great, service great, and again - under the circumstances - hats off for pulling it all together- we’ll be back.

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Delaney
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

great food. however we had a reservation and were told our table was given away so we were seated in the bar. it was so loud. people kept bumping us. and it took over an hour to get our main course. it was really yummy when we got it tho. service was eh

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They observed COVID-19 safety guidelines well. The food was very good and so was the service. I’d recommend a visit.

FAQs

Vine Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 361-2079.

Vine Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1710 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.