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Old Vine Cafe

2937 Bristol St, Suite a-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5982
+1 714-545-1411
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“tasting menu” (11 reviews)
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17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
2937 Bristol St, Suite a-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5982
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a hidden gem. The food selections are very out of the ordinary with great taste and imaginative creativity in the preparation. The wine is some of the finest and good prices; ones that you don't see in the grocery store.

Thank John L. B
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Great menu for breakfast or lunch. Omelets, salads, sandwiches--everything looked wonderful. Went for lunch recently with some business colleagues and can't wait to return. Parking is a little limited so you might want to avoid peak times--come early or late.

Thank Shannydog
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We stumbled upon the Old Vine while shopping... to say the least it was amazing! The bloody mary is a perfect side with the Reuben omelet, and like others, get the pistachio butter on a homemade english muffin. You'll thank yourself!

Thank unclejimis
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a quiet Sunday afternoon. There were quite a few choices on the menu. I had a beautifully prepared and presented spinach salad. Lots of interesting fruit choices: fig, apricots, strawberries. Also goat cheese and almonds were plentiful. My husband had...More

Thank Crystalfree
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Came for early lunch. Good thing, the parking gets horrendous pretty quickly. Love the ambiance. We sat outside taking in the Camp. Small water feature that adds to the auditory ambiance. The service was great. Tried the blueberry french toast and the smothered. Warning: the...More

1  Thank nahlalee
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Pistachio butter. Nutty margarine. Not what I’d expect. But a beautiful collaboration; a culinary fornication. The spread was quite dense and chunky, as if those nuts had just been ground fresh. Unsure of whether I’d taste sweet or savory, I smeared a dollop onto the...More

Thank heymelissabrown
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Love at first sight. A tiny quaint restaurant full of character and ambience. Twenty feet off Bristol, but you feel like you are tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. They feature a great pairing/tasting menu. We created our own. Each dish was perfectly prepared. Loved...More

Thank Melvmfa212
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

As we travel the globe enjoying an eclectic range of food, we keep track of any eatery that stands out among the crowded arena of restaurants. The Old Vine Cafe is such a place. Chef McDonald's unique menu provides a culinary delight beyond description. Since...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 2 July 2017

What a great find! This small restaurant (~10-15 total tables, inside and out) had a great ambience, nestled amongst some other fine-looking eateries in a beautiful wooded garden enclave called the Camp. We enjoyed the biscuits and gravy, yummy sausages, delicious cheese grits, a biscuity...More

2  Thank olliesam
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Very quiet on a Wednesday evening. Service seemed slow, but maybe due to cooking, to order. Everything is ala carte.My gnocchi was not the best choice. Portion size was small, for the price.Salads , very big. The fish special was ample, but costly. Took forever...More

Thank Gloria S
Triper5554, Owner at Old Vine Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

I am very sorry that you felt that your experience was disappointing. Customer satisfaction is a priority at Old Vine Cafe, and my team clearly missed the mark. Please feel free to contact me directly via email so that I can do whatever I can...More

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Questions & Answers
9 February 2016|
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Response from Sugarfoodie | Reviewed this property |
Outside on the patio may work The space inside is a tad cramped
19 November 2015|
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Response from Geno M | Reviewed this property |
It really depends how warm it is outside...I would call them prior to going...just to be safe.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$60
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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