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Wine Vault and Bistro

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French, Wine Bar
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3731 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-3779
619-295-3939
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 51
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    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
Beaujolais Nouveau Day-GREAT!

We just so happened to be in San Diego for Beaujolais Nouveau. I found the Wine Vault at the last minute and reserved a table. Lovely place, great staff, amazing food, GREAT wine!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
wheelsUpMama
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San Diego, California
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108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to most recent WVRW last weekend. Based on our previous experiences, we hesitantly brought along several friends and all had the wine pairings with dinner. As usual the wines were excellent tasting, well matched and represented good value. The excellent Cava served was comped and very good value. The atmosphere and service were excellent with soft lighting and multiple... More 

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Thank pinacoleggo
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just so happened to be in San Diego for Beaujolais Nouveau. I found the Wine Vault at the last minute and reserved a table. Lovely place, great staff, amazing food, GREAT wine!

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Thank wheelsUpMama
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122 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Was VERY excited to try this place. Went with my husband and another couple who have been many times before. I enjoy prix fixe menus so was eager to go. We were sat in a tented area on garden type furniture. The first course was wonderful. The main course average and the dessert was honestly the worst any of us... More 

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Thank Babycakesk
San Diego, California, United States
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place is hands down my favorite restaurant in San Diego. I've been coming here for a few years and they never disappoint. The food is always prepared well and of course the wine pairings are fantastic! Wine Vault's menu is always changing (which is great) so you should check their calendar to come on a day that suites your... More 

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1 Thank Erica O
San Diego, California
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150 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you want a romantic, all adult dining experience, with a sophisticated clientele and environment, you choose Wine Vault. The menu is planned ahead, depending on seasonal specialties, and served in three or four courses--with optional wine pairings. The price of dinner, although the plates are small, and wines is reasonable for the care in preparation and service. I just... More 

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1 Thank patient111
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Trip Advisor asked me to rate my favorite restaurant in San Diego, and, without a moment's hesitation, it is Wine Vault and Bistro. I have eaten here a dozen times over the past several years, and I have yet to have a bite of food that was not wonderful. Their culinary staff is incredible, and the wine pairings are spot... More 

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Thank Keith B
San Diego, California
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This gem is not on many peoples minds, thank heaven! It is a family run French restaurant which doesn't much care about promoting itself. It is, in my opinion, probably the best restaurant in San Diego. We have been going here for many years and have yet to be disappointed (except on a Saturday night once). The owners are delightful,... More 

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Thank BubblesinFrance
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

I visited the Wine Vault with 3 friends whilst on a weekend trip to San Diego. We had not booked but still got a table at 8.30 ish. The menu is mercifully short unlike many American menus which offer all kinds of over complicated options. 3 courses were $30'with an extra $15 for wine pairings. The whole thing was great... More 

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Thank Bowth
Valley Center, California
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Altogether unassuming yet simply elegant, Wine Vault and Bistro delivers a meal so satisfying that part of the experience is the lingering afterward for pleasant conversation, smiling the whole time. A thought-provoking 3-course prix fixe dinner is offered--only the talented chef knows how all the imaginative flavors are able to blend into one symbiotic luscious dish. Each offering sounds intriguing,... More 

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Thank itropicbird
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is by far my favorite restaurant in San Diego. I've come with friends, family and my husband and not only have I never had a bad meal here, it is consistently one of the best as far as creativity, food and wine selection, service and value. The menu is constantly changing and is full of fresh and delicious options... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3731 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-3779
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-295-3939

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?