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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
5:30 pm - 10:00 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Fantastic Restaurant

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Maureen L
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Jersey, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Jersey, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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
79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Harbert, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The food here is over the top good.You can order anything on the menu and your experience will be somewhere between "really good" and "wow." One problem is they take more reservations than they can honor. Like American Airlines, except they don't compensate with bonus miles, they just expect you to wait. Or leave. They seem to think their market... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Between LA and SD. Pros - nicely cooked meat, affable staff, good vibe, owner paying attention. Minor con - truffle oil in mashed spuds - so passe!

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San Clemente, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a great hide a way in San Clemente Ca. There is not one bad thing I can say about this restaurant. The staff , the owners, the wine, the food and the chef is Amazingđź‘Ť. Very small and a neighbor gem. Anyone that wants a treat you have to stop by and try this restaurant.

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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, Romance
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?