Here’s what some of the folks in the press are saying about WV&B. Please keep in mind that some of these articles were written awhile ago and that, while our menu format has been pretty much the same since almost the beginning, some of the prices quoted in the articles have changed!

San Diego Reader

By Ed Bedford, August 2019
Celebrate any special occasion at the Wine Vault and Bistro’s wine pairing dinners, held every Thursday through Saturday. The three- or five-course prix fixe menu changes weekly, so you may find yourself dining on delicacies such as …continue reading…

San Diego Reader

By Ambrose Martin, August 2016
I came for the wine: so well-chosen and well-priced and expertly served. I stayed for the owners: Chris and Mary Gluck, the sort who knew who you were and when you had dined there last, who asked after your family because they …continue reading…

The San Diego Union-Tribune

By Michele Parente, July 2015
As the recipient of hundreds of emails every day, nothing makes my eyes glaze over than a subject line like “Can Meditation Save Your Marriage?” Or “Make Labor Day Leftovers Last!” Zzzzz But week after week, I perk up …continue reading…

North County Food

By Sheen Fischer, July 2015
When foodie friends Jess and Leo invited us to the latest wine pairing dinner at the Wine Vault and Bistro in Mission Hills this past Sunday evening, I somehow thought I was going to enjoy a night off from …continue reading…

San Diego Home & Garden

By Janice Kleinschmidt, March 2015
As we imagine listening to a jazz band in New Orleans’ French Quarter while drinking a Ramos gin fizz or envision a Tuscan sunset while savoring a Brunello, a couple of local restaurants are offering their …continue reading…

San Diego Reader

By Barbarella Fokos, March 2013
It seems David and I only get to Wine Vault & Bistro when our friends Hannah and Allard invite us, even though they live all the way across town in Kensington, and David and I are close enough to walk there. It’s not continue reading

San Diego Magazine

By Candace Woo, June 2011
If there’s one restaurant that should be part of your regular repertoire, it’s this India Street gem. Operating as a well-kept delicious secret since 2005, their current executive chef, K.C. Howland, is a true find. Working continue reading

San Diego City Beat

By Anders Wright, January 2011
It was a good get, as far as I was concerned—10 courses, paired with five different wines. I’m a fan of the place and its tasting dinners (check the website for upcoming events), because the food is excellent, the presentation continue reading

By Bayley Simon, May 2009
It seems the winning formula for restaurant success in this economy is a dual equation of innovative conception and affordable pricing, and San Diego’s Wine Vault & Bistro has done their math just right. Open only continue reading

By Kevin Leap and Steve Persitza, April 2009
A dear friend of ours has been telling us about Wine Vault & Bistro for months. It’s not that we balked at the idea; it’s just there’s so little time to visit so many great places to eat. Well the fates finally got their stars continue reading

San Diego Magazine

By Robin Kleven Dishon, July 2009
Tucked into a cozy indoor/outdoor space on India Street, above Saffron restaurant, the Wine Vault & Bistro has an easily missed location and a name more suited to a wine bar. Truth is, it’s a full-service restaurant continue reading

San Diego Reader

By Matthew Lickona, September 2006
“This is why we’re different,” says Chris Gluck as he emerges from the kitchen of Wine Vault and Bistro. Gluck is carrying a ramekin, which contains a deep-orange mush. “We’ve started doing some spirits tastings,” continue reading


With “scrumptious, thoughtfully prepared” Eclectic fare, “well-chosen” wine pairings and “bargain” prix fixe meals (no à la carte), “you can’t go wrong” at this “hidden treasure” in Mission Hills; diners feel “great continue reading