The beloved and award-winning Old Vine Kitchen & Bar returns to the Orange County culinary scene by reopening on-premise dining on July 8, with an emphasis on staff and guest safety and an expansion of its intimate dining experience. In addition to Old Vine’s popular backyard patio, guests can now spend evenings enjoying two newly-acquired outdoor dining spaces: The Roof and The Stairway Patio.
Between these two spaces, over fifty new outdoor seats will be available in the restaurant. All three patios will offer a comfortable ambiance, populated with shady umbrellas, an abundance of greenery, and a series of art installations by Orange County-based artist and industrial designer Mark Gerardi.
“We’re excited to extend our signature Old Vine experience to two new beautiful outdoor spaces, The Roof and The Stairway Patio, which give our restaurant the space needed for social distancing and ensuring our guests’ safety,” said Old Vine Kitchen & Bar’s proprietor and chef Mark McDonald. “We are proud to welcome our customers back, knowing that our restaurant has fully implemented all city, county, and state safety protocols, and trained our excellent staff accordingly. Guest and staff well-being is always our first priority.”
Returning diners will be delighted to find brand new bar and dinner menus from Chef McDonald, who has helmed Old Vine’s kitchen for more than 13 years. From revamped old favorites, such as Old Vine’s Caprese of Burrata, to soon-to-be classics, such as a new, four course cocktail pairing tasting menu, guests are sure to savor his fresh takes on Old Vine’s signature regional cuisine, always crafted with top quality food products and now a totally scratch kitchen.
“Our whole team took advantage of this quieter time, and we all found new inspiration, whether in the kitchen, with the wine list, or behind the bar, ” co-owner Kate Perry said. “The result is updated bar and dinner menus, a range of new vegan and vegetarian options, and as always, a commitment to serving and building our Old Vine family.”
Old Vine Kitchen & Bar’s dinner menu is available Tuesday-Sunday from 5:00-10:00 PM. The bar menu is offered every day starting at 5:00 PM, going until 11:00 PM Sundays-Thursdays, and until 12:30 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. The Roof will be open seven days a week from 5:00-11:00 PM. Brunch hours will be announced soon.
Further information on Orange County’s guidelines for dine-in restaurants is available at https://files.covid19.ca.gov/