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Sundried Tomato American Bistro

31781 Camino Capistrano, Ste 302, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3227
949-661-1246
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $40
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Verdugo
Transit: Amtrak/bus
Description: Upbeat California cuisine, served in a smart casual environment. the restaurant has a long and creative wine list, at reasonable pricing. Black and white photos of Hollywood gone by adorn the walls while jazz and aromas of garlic waft through the air.
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English first
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Pretty good italian food, Their soup starter is definitely a good choice, Had Pasta with Italian sausage. Slightly heavy I thought, Wine (malbec) was good. Service ok, Was outside seating, and chilly enough in evening (April).

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Thank you for your feedback and patronage! We hope to improve upon your experience and truly appreciate your review. More

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

yummy food - nice atmosphere and you can walk across the street to Swallow for some real cowboy dive bar fun.

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Thank you so much for your patronage! More

San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very good food and great Happy Hour! A lot of unique dishes and tasty salads, excellent wine list and martinis.

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Rachel G, Manager at Sundried Tomato American Bistro, responded to this review

We at Sundried Tomato are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience, thank you so much for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon! More

Sanderson, Texas
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Sat outside and the atmosphere was great- very nice day to sit outside and enjoy beautiful California. The food was good and the service was okay.

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Thank you so much for your feedback! More

Rye, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Went to lunch at this small bistro and it was delicious. Staff dressed well and extremely courteous and attentive . It was a little cool outside and they brought out a heater. Had their special of asiago Sundried tomato soup/half sandwich of grilled asiago Sundried tomato. Yummm. Would definitely go back.

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Rachel G, Manager at Sundried Tomato American Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage, we look forward to your next visit!! More

Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Read other reviews on this and decided to try it. Loved the menu - a little pricey, but excellent, worth the money. We ate outside and the service was great. We both choose the 1/2 sandwich and soup listing. We both had the tomato soup - it was super creamy and great tasting - our sandwiches were great, the bread... More

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Rachel G, Manager at Sundried Tomato American Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we are so very happy you enjoyed your experience! More

Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We had been patrons of the Sundried Tomato in Laguna Beach during our visits to the area over the last several years. We were disappointed to find that it had been closed. We then decided to combine a vist to the Mission with a nostalgic lunch at another SDT in St Juan Capistrano. The setting is very similar to that... More

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Rachel G, Manager at Sundried Tomato American Bistro, responded to this review

I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our San Juan Capistrano location! The closing of our Laguna Beach location was a difficult decision and we were sad to leave our Laguna Beach family of patrons. Thank you for your continued patronage. More

San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Full service that's not too "uppity"...the food is good, the service is good, the prices are reasonable. A good place to have lunch after a visit to the Mission.

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I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience! Thank your for your patronage! More

Poway, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I loved, loved, loved this restaurant the first time I lunched there. However, this visit was so awful that it seems like two different restaurants. I have never in 61 years waited so long for food and beer. It took my boyfriend's beer 45 minutes to arrive. Forty-five minutes? The waitress said the bartender was accessing this brand as we... More

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Rachel G, Manager at Sundried Tomato American Bistro, responded to this review

I am so very sorry to hear about your lackluster experience at our restaurant. We pride ourselves in having the highest quality food and service and I can see that you received neither on your last visit. I hope in your future visits to San Juan Capistrano you will give us another chance to redeem ourselves. More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Been bringing family and friends here, for lunch or dinner. Love all the foods they have on the menu's. A good place to eat, good to set outside on the patio on summer time. They have variety of wine selections, always seat at the bar for happy hours and have margaritas.

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