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Wine Vault and Bistro

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French, Bistro, 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

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Fantastic Experience in Quaint Setting

This is a lovely little restaurant serving great wines paired with professionally prepared dishes. What a find in San Diego! You’d think you were in Napa! Strongly suggest you give it a try.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
lawinmtn
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Laguna Niguel, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Laguna Niguel, California
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a lovely little restaurant serving great wines paired with professionally prepared dishes. What a find in San Diego! You’d think you were in Napa! Strongly suggest you give it a try.

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encinitas ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We have been to the Vault numerous times for winemaker dinners as well as Saturday nights for the 5 course prix fixe and wine pairings. Chris and Mary, the owners, are gracious hosts and have the art of food and wine perfected. Every meal we have ever had here has been fabulous, and the service is always great. If you... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I have been here for a few different meals and events and have loved all of it. Recently I took my mother in law for one of the prix fixe meals where you chose between a few options for a three course meal. We also purchased the wine pairing with our meals. The food and wine combo came to $50... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is an absolutely wonderful restaurant that is the best kept secret in San Diego. The unpretentious setting belies the extremely high quality food and service. We have attended the wine dinners and taken friends and family there and each time we were delighted beyond what have become high expectations. The Prix Fixe menus are wonderful, the serving staff is... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoy the Wine Vault and Bistro every time we go. The Saturday night tasting menu has never disappointed, and the wine pairing for every course has been superb. As foodies, we highly recommend the modern menu in San Diego.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I'm lucky enough to live only a couple of blocks from Wine Vault & Bistro, and it has quickly become my favorite restaurant in San Diego. Tucked away as it is, open for dinner just three days a week, and with seating available only by reservation, it took me a while discover the place but once I did, I became... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We drove from Orange County to visit the Wine Vault & Bistro for my sister's birthday. She had been there before; I had not, and i don't do steps very well. My sister called ahead and learned that they have a back door and to call upon our arrival and they will come and guide us in! This was just... More 

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Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Let me first start by saying that the Wine Vault enjoys a great reputation in San Diego and deservingly so. Four of us made reservations for their Cajun Tasting meal at $47.50 per person. The food and wine pairings were fun and tasty. Only one thing I didn't care for on a 10 course meal was the ham, but I... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I've been here several times. It's a great time if you know what your getting into. Let me explain... It's a very small place so you will get great service. Ideal for 4-6 people, not a large group. It's on the romantic side, So couples, yes, Friends yes, children.. I would leave at home. Every week there is a wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Owner greeted us with a flute of champagne, and the tone for the evening was set. It was all amazing. Enjoyed different paired 3 course dinners, and we were both very, very satisfied. My date's gnocchi was to die for.

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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, Bistro, 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?