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the vine

214 S Main St, Elkhart, IN 46516-3172
+1 574-970-5006
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
214 S Main St, Elkhart, IN 46516-3172
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Quite a while ago My husband and I had an experience at the restaurant where We had been ignored and not served. I didn't want to go back to the restaurant but we really did like the food and this was the only bad experience...More

Thank G C
Jeanne K, Owner at the vine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make that up to you. It really was something that I hoped to make right! See you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at The Vine is very good. There's a friendly comfortable atmosphere. This restaurant is in an old building which was a bank. The vault is now used as a private dining room. I have had lunch and dinner there many times. Always good...More

Thank indianatraveler2015
Jeanne K, Owner at the vine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, but more than that, thank you for your patronage! I love that you say the food and service are ALWAYS good. We strive to consistently provide this.

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Staying in Nappannee, our food choices were limited, so we drove 20 miles to Elkhart and the Vine. What a great place--fabulous wine list, excellent food and service. If you are in the area, worth a visit. Downtown worth a stroll too--if you called Central...More

Thank TheOCIronMike
Jeanne K, Owner at the vine, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Hi Mike, Thanks for the glowing review, but just curious what kept us to a 4 rather than 5 star. With words like fabulous and excellent, I'm left wondering where we fell short. Pop me an email and let me know! vinedininginc@gmail.com

Reviewed 29 September 2017

My wife and I decided to stop overnight in Elkhart, Indiana, on our way home from a trip to the Northeast. We searched for a restaurant on a Monday night (September 25) which limited our choices somewhat. In any event, we chose to try The...More

Thank davelL582XF
Jeanne K, Owner at the vine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

What a lovely review!! Thank you so much for all the kind words, you really covered every aspect of what we strive for here at The Vine. We hope to see you the next time that you are passing through.

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Love this place great food, wine and atmosphere! Highly recommend! The moscato is the best! Will return

Thank jerilynnk2017
Jeanne K, Owner at the vine, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thanks for the review!!! Glad that you enjoyed and love that you recommend. Word of mouth is the best advertising.

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I feel spoiled as I was able to go here for business lunches twice in one week. The food and service is wonderful. I had the Mediterranean salad with mahi mahi the first visit. It was perfect! The second visit I had the bow tie...More

Thank Danielle M
Jeanne K, Owner at the vine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

I feel spoiled that you visited twice in one week. Keep up the good work!

Reviewed 28 August 2017

Had an excellent dining experience for dinner. My wife had the homemade Michigan cherry chicken salad, and I had the bowtie pasta dish. Both were tastefully and attractively prepared and presented. Our waitress was attentive, and so was the owner who visited our table. Definitely...More

Thank berlinetta66
Jeanne K, Owner at the vine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

It was nice chatting with you on your visit. Stop in again when you are in the neighborhood!

Reviewed 19 August 2017

We walked in on a Monday evening, not much else was open. What a find, we all had a delicious meal, interesting and well cooked food.

Thank sarahantrim
Jeanne K, Owner at the vine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

I am so glad you found us. Thanks for taking the time to review your experience.

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Had the Brie appetizer which was excellent. Service by John was amazing. He was very personable. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Terri C
Jeanne K, Owner at the vine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Terri, thanks for taking a moment out to review. Very glad you enjoyed the Brie and some time with John. He is an asset to our team!

Reviewed 10 August 2017

I always enjoy The Vine. You can eat really healthy or not. The food is fresh and there are good choices on the menu.

Thank gailsapple7
Jeanne K, Owner at the vine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

So glad that you enjoy and keep coming back! We strive to always provide fresh, delicious meals. Hoping to update the menu very soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 S Main St, Elkhart, IN 46516-3172
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Elkhart
  • Phone Number: +1 574-970-5006
  • E-mail
The Vine is a warm and welcoming venue right in the heart of downtown Elkhart. Elkhart Natives Jeanne and Tom Kern took over operations November 1, 2016 and are breathing new life into this establishment. They hired Executive Chef Brian Caplinger from Port Huron, Michigan. Chef brings years of experience to Main St. You will find fabulous features nightly, hand cut steaks, Wild Caught Salmon and so much more. Stop in and see what's new at The Vine!
Closed on all major holidays.
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