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Wine Vault and Bistro

#361 of 3,739 Restaurants in San Diego
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3731 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-3779
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was invited to join my friends for a five-course dinner with matching wines, all for about $80 per person, including tax and tip. What a deal. The food was marvelous. Unusual flavors complimented nicely be each paired wine. Two hours of delightful dining with verbal descriptions of each course before it was served. This place offers different dinners on... More 

Thank RBinDC2016
San Diego, California
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192 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We go here fairly regularly for the Thursday-Saturday menus, but the WineMaker dinners are really special. The restaurant holds these on Sunday nites usually, and if there is reason they will do second ones on Monday nites. These are special menus paired with the featured wines and there are usually 6 or 7 courses. The Executive Chef is brilliant and... More 

Thank Mal H
Giessen, Germany
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173 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This was my second meal at the Wine Vault and Bistro (on 2 April 2016), and it was great again! The service was excellent, hostess and waitress very friendly, quality of the food was excellent, and the wine-pairing worked for me! We were a group of eight. I definitely recommend the Wine Vault and Bistro in San Diego!

Thank RoryMorty
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Wine vault and bistro Third floor of a gray house in a cool area off of India avenue. Relaxed, casual, welcoming atmosphere. The entire front of house was warming, informed and wonderful. Selected the 3 course tasting menu/ prix fixe with wine pairing. So glad that I did... Bright, crispy sweet tart Brussels sprouts in a zesty garlic chili sauce.... More 

Thank Aaron W
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Outstanding 3 and 5 course price fixe meals with well matched wine parings. Course options are well thought out and all are unique and excellently prepared. Wines are uniquely selected to tie to the food theme (i.e. Argentine wines with an Argentine bill of fare). You might want to take a taxi or Uber since the wine parings are plentiful.

Thank Michael J
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

I cannot say enough great things about this restaurant. Haven for food and wine lovers, Wine Bar & Bistro is an oasis of good food, great wine, affordable pricing and customer-centric owners who are proud of what they have built and grateful for their customers. From a restaurant perspective they are unique as they are only open 4 days a... More 

Thank DanoUSA13
San Diego, California
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110 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

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 

Thank pinacoleggo
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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!

Thank wheelsUpMama
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129 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Babycakesk
San Diego, California, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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

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