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Sundried Tomato American Bistros & Catering

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$$ - $$$
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31781 Camino Capistrano, Ste 302, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3226 (Verdugo)
+1 949-661-1246
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed tasty chicken pesto sandwich with truffle french fries after an adult cucumber cocktail at the bar. Bar and table service were prompt, courteous. Bartender brought drinks to our table 6' away. Lively vibe indoors.

Thank Terri N
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in San Diego and our daughter and son-in-law live in Irvine. The Sundried Tomato Bistro is our favorite place to meet for brunch and I love trying new brunch items every time we meet. I also take a taste from my family's selections so I have tasted a wide variety of their delectable delights! Make a reservations so... More 

Thank 2beans2000
Perris, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was delicious! It was a warm day and I still ordered their signature "comfort combo" of their creamy sundried tomato soup and one of the most amazing grilled cheeses (add the bacon) I've ever had! The business casual atmosphere was calming and a great place to be able to sit and chat with friends. They also had a really... More 

Thank Rebecca A
San Clemente, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place is a lot different than the san clemente location service was good food was tasty and the table location was shady cant wait to go back

Thank Kelly C
Irvine, California
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252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Quick dinner on a Sunday evening. Had a reservation but not crowded. Nice wine list, limited selection of beer, some interesting cocktails. Wife ordered the lamb chops, and I had the flatiron steak. Lamb chops came in a very tasty pomegranite sauce with chunks of sweet potato on the side. Cooked nicely and both were "double" chops, nice and meaty.... More 

Thank 65oski
San Clemente California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Not awful, but nothing special anymore. Used to be cozy, inviting, warm, with great dishes. Now, no tablecloths leaves it looking naked and empty. Food was ok but nothing like it once was. Based on my dinner, I wouldn't go back in a hurry. I hope they pick back up to the lovely restaurant they used to be. Disappointed.

Thank DonnaKarson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Cute cafe/bar. Saturday offered the brunch menu and had a lot of delicious options. I ordered a Bloody Mary (standard... Good but nothing special) and the Sundried Tomato Skillet. The dish was delivered in a cast iron skillet on a cutting board along side a small cup of fruit. The skillet was delicious and included two fried eggs on top... More 

Thank HalotusMargotAssayer
Oudenaarde, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

4 Belgians (Burgondiers!) in an American restaurant!!!4 filet Mignon bleu with pommes allumets!!!!Double check by the servants,the chef and the boss!!!!!!!and then the surprise!!!!!!!Perfectly baked filets mignon,supergood pommes allumets and roasted green asperges!!!! We where in heaven !!!the boss was so happy that he was offering us a nice dessert for free!!!Absolute good and friendly staff: a place to be... More 

Thank Raoul1952
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

They catered a wedding we attended just below their restaurant with over 200 people. Just amazing. We have eaten there before and always enjoyed the experience, but putting out quality banquet cuisine is hard to do and they did it perfectly.

Thank yogiacomo
Arlington, Virginia
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151 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We ate here before touring the mission. It was very good. I had a salad with sautéed mushrooms and goat cheese wrapped in prosciutto which was grilled. Really tasty. My husband got the half sandwich and salad. He said the grilled cheese sandwich was excellent as was the salad. The service was efficient. We can definitely recommend the lunch here.

Thank Pat D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31781 Camino Capistrano, Ste 302, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3226
  • Public Transportation: Amtrak/bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-1246
Upbeat California cuisine, served in a smart casual environment. The restaurant has a long and creative wine list at reasonable pricing, happy hour, brunch, and lovely patio seating. We hope to see you soon!

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