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Wine Vault and Bistro

3731 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-3779
619-295-3939
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Ranked #253 of 4,094 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $20 - $25
Hours:
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Bistro, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Set off the beaten path in Midtown, this is a superior restaurant per San Fran foodies that rivals those in San Fran. The executive chef creates menus based on what's fresh, so the menu changes often. Often there is a fixed-price menu for a reasonable $25 or $30. Wine pairings are usually an even more reasonable $15-25. Since the food... More 

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San Marcos, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a no brainer review. Wine Vault is one of the best possible experiences one can have in dining. Their winemaker dinners are always fun, innovative, and well prepared. Chris and Mary (the owners) are so very friendly, and take a lot of pride in what they do. I have no hesitation sending my closest friends and family there,... More 

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California
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

but I think you'll really like it. This restaurant is a real find - great food, reasonable prices, great wait staff. The portions are small, but with the number of courses, there's plenty to eat. And, the neat thing is you'll try things you've never had - like the crispy duck tacos. The wines pair well with the food if... More 

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La Jolla, California
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I guess I would rate them with a C+, but I can't really rate them much higher. The fixed menu was good, but I wasn't impressed with the limited wine selection. The 5 wines on the tasting menu were the only wines we could get an individual glass of. I don't like whites or dessert wines, so that left 2... More 

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San Diego, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I live in San Diego and have been going to the Wine Vault for many years. Because the menu changes every week, it's like visiting a different restaurant every time you go, I haven't had the same meal twice in over 6 years of going there. Thye use the freshest ingredients, they use very creative ingredients, nothing necessarily out of... More 

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St Cloud MN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I must start out by saying our Prix Fixe 3 -course dinner and several appetizers were good. However, the service is what left a very negative feeling about ever returning to this restaurant. We (12 diners) waited a significant amount of time to be acknowledged by the wait-staff....plenty of time to determine 2 of us preferred to order a bottle... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This bistro is most of the week first and foremost a very good wine store/ eclectic wine tasting room (serving small plates) , but, on the weekend, starting Thursday it is a full fledged restaurant with a limited but fabulous menu created with fresh products of the week and served with absolutely perfect wine pairings that allow the guest to... More 

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Wine Vault & Bistro has become my favorite San Diego restaurant over the last year. Hidden away on India Street, south of Washington, you cannot go wrong with the constantly changing menus with wine pairings that are exquisite. The food is superb, the service is excellent and if you are a wine lover that enjoys wine pairings, you will be... More 

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El Cajon, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Went for Valentines Day with high expectations after good reviews from a friend. It was a special occasion, our anniversary celebration. If you are used to spending high prices for dinner, you probably will not be disappointed. The ad on the internet said $55 per person. It turned out to be $65 per person plus a 20% gratuity. The food... More 

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Went here for a special occasion dinner and had a fantastic time! This restaurant only operates for dinner a few times a week so make sure you have a reservation. We got the tomato soup with avocado, corn and chicken- even though the quantity was a little less the soup was delicious. For the entree I got the halibut with... More 

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Additional Information about Wine Vault and Bistro

Address: 3731 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-3779
Phone Number: 619-295-3939
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Bistro, Wine Bar

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