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Wine Vault and Bistro

3731 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-3779
619-295-3939
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Ranked #332 of 4,053 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Bistro, Wine Bar
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
La Jolla, California
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
166 helpful votes 166 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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La Jolla, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We have been to Wine Vault a few dozen times for their amazing wine maker dinners, and their exceptionally high quality wine and food pairing dinners, which are one of the best values in town at the same time. Given the intimacy of the venue where we could seat up to 96 guests, we rented the Wine Vault out for... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

This was my first trip to San Diego, and I am now completely spoiled. It was the best meal I have had in a long time. The wine was exceptional, the food fresh and unforgettable, and the service was helpful and friendly. Make a reservation and go.

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Turku, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We did a road trip with my boyfriend around Labor day and San Diego was our starting point. We chose Wine Vault and Bistro largely because of the good reviews on Tripadvisor, and it was definitely a good choice! It was Friday, so we had the 3 course dinner for $20, and it was probably the best value we've ever... More

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