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Old Vine Cafe

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2937 Bristol St, Suite a-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5982
+1 714-545-1411
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09:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Camarillo, California
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My friend and I were visiting the area and decided to stop in at Old Vine for dinner. The ratings don't lie. The ambiance is fantastic and the food was amazing. I'm fairly confident the pasta I had was made (I'm taking about fresh handmade pasta) minutes before it was served to me. I only give the four rating because... More 

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Thank cbun08
Huntington Beach, California
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That being said, I'm a bit disappointed with the food. Two in our party ordered the Original Tasting Menu. The pasta dish was very sweet, too sweet for our taste. It was a tomatoe base with lovely home made pasta. The meat portion was a 4oz cut.... that's very small! And again, the sauce was a bit to sweet. The... More 

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Thank Lisa M
Irvine, California
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Cute little place with very nice service. Great wine list and at very reasonable prices. At first we decided to skip wine that day, but waiter/ wine specialist insisted on us trying some wine...it was great, and we ended up ordering wine with the dinner. Food was good, but not fantastic. Antipasto was good, I just wish it had more... More 

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Thank Diana K
Roseville, California
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466 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Hearing the lines could be long at this popular little cafe, we arrived early at the unique Camp shopping center, an eco-friendly place. Parking—sometimes a challenge—was easy at 8:45. We got good outdoor seating which is limited to ten diners. Maggie the mutt was with us, and they brought a little bowl of water for her. Elsa from Long Beach... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The wine parings are really lovely and the food itself is outstanding. Be sure to order the mac'n'cheese no matter what you are getting. It's great on its own. All in all not too pricey as well. Nice surroundings in a funky, but fun shopping center, The Camp.

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Thank Debbie R
Irvine, California, USA
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80 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My wife and I went there for dinner last night and the place was about half-full. It has been quite a while since our last visit and we wanted to try the a la carte menu instead of the fixed menus that we usually ordered from. We tried the octopus, the egg plant and burrata, the beef tongue and the... More 

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Thank pwkl
Triper5554, Owner at Old Vine Cafe, responded to this review

I am terribly sorry that you did not have the experience the other night that you remembered having during your previous visit. I will certainly address the service matter with my staff. I appreciate your business and your feedback, and take the level of my client's satisfaction seriously. Please feel free to reach out to me privately at: oldvinecafe@yahoo.com as... More 

Wildomar, California
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Place is hard to find, the seating is a bit tight, the menu was limited and the food subpar. Large portions and really good service... otherwise another overpriced diner in So Cal

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Thank FrankCimino
Bothell, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The food out amazing! The service and cleanliness of restaurant was great! Several tasting menu options for different palettes. Would definitely dine here again.

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Thank juleeautumn44
Costa Mesa, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I was surprised to find a delicious Indonesian Curry Shrimp alongside a Papardelle with a Pork Ragu and English Peas. The Focaccia Bread was "pillowy and unique" and the Salad with bleu cheese and crispy shallots was exceptional. My party and I shared many plates and they were all so "delish! We also had 2 bottles of a dry white... More 

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Thank simpsonkim
Long Beach, California
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351 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

It's fun wandering through The Camp and finding Old Vine Cafe. Old Vine Cafe is relatively small and great for conversations. The staff is amazing and knowledgeable. The food...There are selections for various tastes and palates - sweet, savory, and comfort. I can't wait to go back and try dinner.

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Thank gmeredith

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$60
Cuisine
American, Cafe, International, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Monday
09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2937 Bristol St, Suite a-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5982
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-545-1411
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.

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