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) #3 of 171 Restaurants in San Clemente $$$$ American, ,
211 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4714
+1 949-361-2079
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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17:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
211 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4714
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Reviewed yesterday

While we have had excellent food, both eat in and to go at Vine, our last few meals have be merely average at best. Not wishing to fight the crowds on father's day, my wife called around to see who was busy and who was...More

Thank RealRoadWarrior
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing! The food is beyond 5 starts. It is exceptional. The bar is absolutely amazing. Gabe, the owner, often works the bar and is a top-notch mixologist. This place is a must for a fun date night!

Thank Steph B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For my husband's birthday, we were hoping for a late afternoon lunch on the pier. Unfortunately reservations there were not possible, so we opted for a stroll on the pier and dining at Vine. GREAT decision. Every aspect of our meal was fantastic! Cocktails were...More

Thank DefyingGravity
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant in San Clemente. Food is wonderfully prepared and presented. The outside seating is intimate and great for small parties or couples. Overall a great experience.

Thank Eileen F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone has such passion for their contribution to this dinning experience and overall concept and it shines trough! Amazing food, atmosphere, and overall awesome team! You have to have one or all of the specials as they are always delicious. The food is always consistent...More

Thank Adrienne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for dinner, wonderful atmosphere, always fresh and the service is excellent. My personal favorites are the fried green tomato appetizer and the chicken Wienerschnitzel and let's not leave out the chocolate soufflé.

Thank Kerri D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu items are always great and you can't go wrong with any one of them, but the soup, salad, seafood and other specials of the day are amazing and creative. I have dined at the Vine often and every time the decision of what...More

Thank keith f
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is one of the nicer places in San Clemente. The food is consistently good, especially the Kobe Beef burger!

Thank marilynvalencia
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Vine--Never disappoints. The title says it all. A little pricey. You get what you pay for.Flawless, we have dined here a number of times. They always hit it out of the park.

Thank cjsc
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Fresh ingredients, nice preparations and excellent pricing (eg. veal shank for $26.50) make the Vine a very good value for casual fine dining. The only minor complaint was that the halibut was a little dry. Broad range of wines, beers and cocktails.

Thank Ken07960
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Certainly it can't be true that you overbook and then ask your guests to leave before they are ready as reported 2-3 times in TA? However, we believe that occupying a table after the meal is completed is quite boorish and actually selfish if others are waiting to dine. Therefore, for us, asking us to leave would be acceptable IF you informed us in advance by email or telephone as to our time limit and reminded us upon our arrival.
10 August 2016|
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Response from FromPlaya | Reviewed this property |
Same here … never felt rushed, even during prime time on a Friday evening. But I would agree, at a minimum, a heads up should be given when being seated (or sooner if possible) that things were overbooked, but being asked... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4714
    (Del Mar Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-361-2079
  • E-mail
VINE is an all-encompassing Wine Country dining experience, featuring a Wine Bar, Open Kitchen, and a Semi-Private Dining table in our Wine Room. It offers South Orange County residents a fine dining night out with a complete food and wine experience. VINE is a Wine Country Cuisine influenced by the Napa Valley and other wine producing regions. Our menu features exceptionally fresh & seasonal ingredients of the highest quality prepared daily from scratch. Menu selections include noteworthy meats, flavorful seafood, handpicked produce from our garden, and diverse beverage selections ranging from 8 craft beers on tap, signature craft cocktails, and over 25 worldwide wine selections by the glass.
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