Southern California’s Wine Bistro Appeals to the Entire Family

Dana Point offers views, SoCal weather, and one of the best wine bars in the area

The American menu at the Wine Bistro isn't limited by its 'wine bar' moniker.

Most of the time when I hear the words "wine bar," it conjures up an image of a wall of wine bottles, intimate seating, and a light menu of small plates and appetizers. The Wine Bistro, in Dana Point, California, abandons all preconceived notions of a wine bar and even offers a selection of beer and liquor so everyone can have their beverage of choice.

Swing by throughout the week for specials like half-price bottles of wine or whiskey happy hours. Finding a great restaurant with live music (Thursday through Sunday) that we can enjoy both as a couple and with our children is treasured!

We dine out often as a family and also have food allergies, which can make a restaurant experience stressful at times. Not the case at all at The Wine Bistro. When I asked to modify a menu item, our server responded with ease and acceptance each time. Better yet? The chef made it exactly as requested. Our server even offered suggestions to help add flavor to my modified dish.


The Wine Bistro is ideal for a couple's night out or an evening with friends; there’s even a kids’ menu. The ambiance is down to earth with subtle touches of rustic glam that make everyone feel welcome.