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The Vine Cottage

$$ - $$$
American, International, Wine Bar
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6062 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942
+1 619-465-0198
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a new French Japanese Fusion restaurant in La Mesa. They have, among other French dishes, ramen, yakisoba, and shumai dumplings. I was not expecting too much about this Ramen since the chef is not a Japanese. So the Ramen I received was a huge surprise. The noodle was authentic and had a texture of handmade. Soup was first... More 

Thank Kotaro N
San Diego, California
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136 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Tiny, CHARMING spot, perfect for all types of occasions. Who knew this corner of La Mesa hid such a gem? My husband and I went in decidedly different international directions for a Sunday lunch, but couldn't stop stealing bits of each other's meal. I had the duck confit salad which was near perfection, while my husband had the spicy miso... More 

Thank KatrinkaSD
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We used to love The Vine but it went downhill and we quit going. We decided to give it another chance, not knowing it was under new ownership. What an improvement! We sat near the bar. I had a glass of wine, my hubby a beer from tap. We shared a salad and two flatbread pizzas. Everything was delicious and... More 

Thank sassycindy72
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Wonderful find in La Mesa - good food and service with lots of variety - very surprising that we never heard about it before - will definitely return

Thank Suesan W
San Diego, California
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We have been here twice as a couple. It is a "date night" type of restaurant, smallish and with a choice of inside or patio dining. We started with deliciously fresh salads with roasted beets and arugula For an entree I had the flat bread pizza margherita, which was yummy and light. My husband had scallops. We both liked our... More 

Thank CAPoppy28
San Diego, California
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We dined at the Vine to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday last week. It was a last minute decision and we called ahead of time just to be sure we won't wait too long to be seated, the person I talked to on the phone was very accommodating and greeted us as soon as we entered the restaurant. This was our... More 

Thank Katherine C
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I don't know what the story is with this place. It has existed for years with shifting ethnic focus (French, Italian, Russian, Mediterranean) while keeping the same management. There are rumors the this is in reality not a food establishment but a gateway to a secret CIA office -- much like the cleaners at the beginning of the old Man... More 

1 Thank David L
San Diego, California
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Have been here a few times and each time the food is amazing as well as the dessert. While I had the creme brulee for dessert, the hazelnut chocolate terrrine that my husband has was exquisite. The sweet potato fries with sriracha sauce - amazing! Definitely will go back.

Thank Cora W
Escondido, California
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139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

The ambiance in this place is mellow and a little rustic and rough around the edges, particularly the outside facade, which we think would be the owner's number one priority - to fix the peeling painted outside. But, on the inside the food was tasty, the waitstaff friendly and all smiles. We thought the food was a little pricey and... More 

Thank FoggyMonday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I love this place! Food is excellent, everything we've tried is a hit! Servers are friendly and have time to chat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6062 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-465-0198

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