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The Wine Bistro

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American, Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
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34091 La Plz, Dana Point, CA 92629-5548
+1 949-489-7809
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09:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 01:00
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

With a bias towards rye, the wine bistro has a nice mix of drinks. The General Mezcal has a rich, smokiness that was great. Wines are good

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Thank Bootdr1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

First time and we were quite impressed. Interesting Brunch Menu and excellent service. The eggs were perfectly pouched, the pancakes and French toast were very tasty.

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Thank yogiacomo
Dana Point, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I love the burgers and adult mac & cheese here. FYI The adult M&C is nothing like an orange velveeta pasta dish. Actually everything I've had here so far has been yummy.

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Thank CapoBeachCat
Dana Point, California
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Wine Bistro is a relatively recent addition to DP - great cocktails, good wines by the glass, nice outdoor patio, some great eats - the short rib flatbread is to die for, good steaks. They also have live music some nights - go to hear Josh Liberio when he's there, great voice, actually performed on the TV show "The... More 

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Thank mmmincalif
Sedona, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I totally plan to come back. allie was so sweet. The salmon benedict was perfect. The bloody was too spicy for my stomach but the long fin lager was perfect. Totally comming back!

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Thank AidenDaxx
montebello
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Was there for Mother's Day and expected long waiting for anything. Wrong! Table was ready on time and their special menu for Mother's Day had a great selection. And the bottomless Mimosas never went dry. Best of all, was the attentiveness by our waiter. Especially on such a busy day. Only the loud music playing next door ruined the ambiance... More 

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Thank ernest s
laguna beach, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! Located on the Plaza in Dana Point next to Hennesy's Tavern. We chose this location as there is less traffic and parking directly outside ( which proved very convenient as it rained hard when we chose to go.). Next door was noisy with loud conversation and Televisions blasting. We were grateful for this quiet oasis. There... More 

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Thank beachbabelagunabeach
SoCal
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Went here twice (once at lunch, once for dinner) and both times was not impressed. Soft drinks are typical watered down mix from bar. Food was very iffy - was the chicken even fresh? Not much of a vibe here, either, although it's an attractive main dining room and nice outdoor patio on La Plaza (not on the water). Disappointing... More 

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Thank ocnative1874
Laguna Beach, California
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377 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

The wine list for being called wine bistro was not very good and the menu was not anything special. I had a Fettucine which was just OK and a very small portion some of the other people had the fish tacos and they were about average.Te service was excellent but not really enough to make me want to come back

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Thank Ed P
San Clemente, California
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

This is a restaurant and bar located on PCH mid-Dana Point, California. The food is a little above average. The service is excellent and friendly. Most restaurants in South County close by 9-10pm. For anyone who wants to eat later, this is a great option (outside of substandard fast food). There is an outside bar/dining area, a large inside dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34091 La Plz, Dana Point, CA 92629-5548
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-489-7809

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