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Vine

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Californian, Contemporary
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211 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4714 (Del Mar Street)
949-361-2079
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice upscale dining

This is a very attractive and fun restaurant with awesome menu and attentive service. The owner is always around and is very kind. The bar area is lively, energetic, very cool.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Roberto C
,
Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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English first
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a very attractive and fun restaurant with awesome menu and attentive service. The owner is always around and is very kind. The bar area is lively, energetic, very cool.

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Hubby ordered schnitzel and I ordered lamb shank. We shared a beet salad and a chocolate souffle for dessert. All were excellent. Service was outstanding! Ate outside on their little patio; but our waitress gave us a tour of the inside and their back garden before we left. Drinks and wine were excellent too. One of the owners selected the... More 

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San Clemente, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Vine has a fun drink menu, solid and fun food and a good vibe. It's a little pricey, but worth it. Their menu is not tailored to vegetarians, but they will be flexible to accomodate.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If not, he should have. Everything the waitress recommended was very good. Schnitzel (pork) was what I ate and it was gooood. This place arguably is the best restaurant in San Clemente. Recommended.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a small owner-operated restaurant with a good vibe and excellent food. Loved the salmon and other seafood dishes. The chef is creative without being over-the-top. Foodies will like this place.

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Carlsbad, California
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374 reviews 374 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had a Thursday night dinner at Vine in San Clemente. It's along the crowded, busy downtown portion of El Camino Real and parking can be a problem. We were shown to our table immediately with no delay. Our server, Kirk, was courteous, friendly and accommodating. Some of the tables (including ours on this night) are side-by-side along a bench... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I can't say enough great about this restaurant. Food & wine were spectacular, wait staff were friendly & knowledgable. Very romantic setting

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Dana Point,
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We have been dining here on and off over the years. It is without a doubt our go to place when we want delicious food. The Chef Jared is back, hooray, and his culinary expertise is evident. We especially like the seafood boulibase, just the right amount of everything thrown in and lots of hot fresh bread to dip in... More 

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San Clemente, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have enjoyed eating at the Vine since moving back to San Clemente last year. True to it's name the restaurant reminds me of one you would find in Napa. It's food is hearty, creative and delicious. We had the pleasure of meeting Russ the new proprietor of two years or so. He took the time to decant our wine... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We hadn't booked a table at the Vine as we only arrived in. San Clemente that evening. It was very busy and at first we were told they didn't have a table. The girl on the desk called us back after finding us a table and was really helpful. The food was outstanding, we had the hake and a desert... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 211 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4714
    (Del Mar Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: 949-361-2079

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?