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“Food and wine is great”
Review of Old Vine Cafe

Old Vine Cafe
Ranked #8 of 509 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $60
Cuisines: European, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Old Vine Cafe! We are open daily for breakfast and lunch, and Tuesday through Saturday for dinner! Stop in and join us, or call us about catering options.
Lakewood, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Food and wine is great”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Just ate at this restaurant and the food,wine and service was fantastic,but the noise level was unbearable. Go for the food and wine,but eat outside or bring ear plugs because the noise level makes the place unbearable. Four people at one table were basically yelling and when the waiter had to speak to them,he had to yell louder then they were talking. Either this place needs to somehow stop the noise or plan on going out of business because they will not get any repeat business.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Lezdar
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Cozumel, Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Love this place. Best breakfast ever. The southern brunch is my absolute favorite. Fair prices for high quality food!

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Stefani M
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New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Sunday brunch”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

$20 three-course prix fixe menu cannot be beat. The portions were generous and the food was delicious. The place is hidden away so it's a bit hard to find. The wait can be long, as the place is always packed. So either go early, or be ready to wait for 30+ minutes.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank zipbow
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Costa Mesa, CA
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is my favorite local restaurant for lunch or dinner. I rented out the entire place (it's not that big) for my 40th birthday party a few years ago. They have excellent prix fixe menus that include wine pairings. I always learn a little about wine when we eat there, as you are treated to a little explanation of the wine pairing as it is served. This restaurant is owned by two brothers -- one is the wine expert, the other is the chef. A great combination! Breakfast is also very yummy here, and is served through lunch time, I believe.

  • Visited March 2012
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2 Thank ABT70
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yorba linda
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best kept secret”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

I have eaten at The Old Vine Cafe many times now and each time I go it's a fresh experience. The menu is constantly changing with the seasons and the wine pairings are unexpected, well thought out and delivered perfectly. I've only had dinner there so I look forward to lunch and breakfast sometime soon!

  • Visited April 2012
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3 Thank onebigmark
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