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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 - 9:30 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: Late Night Food, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Exceptional food & service

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Sarah D
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Rancho Santa Margarita
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Rancho Santa Margarita
Senior Reviewer
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
8 helpful votes 8 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
Senior Reviewer
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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San Clemente, CA
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Lively and small, there are three sections: a small bistro style restaurant, an inviting bar and an outdoor patio. There is a large circular table in the restaurant for a group. Not "quiet and romantic" but rather "fun and romantic." Our meals were wonderful visually and to the taste; the short ribs were especially tasty and the sea bass was... More 

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Frisco, Texas, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The couples met here as sort of a half way location. The men had worked together 30 years ago so it was a reunion. We had a table in their wine room that was perfect for our group. The food was outstanding - we all were in agreement and the service was as good as it gets. Anyone looking for... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have sat at the bar and dined four or five times now. Every meal has attention to detail, Gabe the bartender, is busy but still finds time to learn your palate. Does get crowded so be ready to wait but people are friendly and the staff always has a smile. Food has flare and wine variety fits all levels.... More 

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San Clemente, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Luna oysters were superb and the Coq Au Vin was to die for!!!!!!!! The creme brulee is about as good as it gets!

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Roxborough Park, Colorado, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

OUTSTANDING food and service. The menue satisfied every palette and the wine list had wonderful choices. The service was excellent as well. Love the restaurant!!

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San Clemente, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My wife and I decided to try this unique restaurant in our home town. It was so very charming, and we're greeted with a wonderful smile. We were sat at a very nice table, service started immediately. Wonderful wine list, and appetizers. Wonderful beet and goat cheese salad, my wife had cream of mushroom soup, very delicious. She ordered the... 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: Families with children, Romantic
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?