Just thought I would let San Diego Chowhounds know about this new wine bar, just opened three weeks ago.
I was so happy when I saw there would be a wine bar opening here in OB, and I have not been disappointed by the Vine, after many visits. I was initially worried that they would call themselves a wine bar but then really be a cocktail bar with wine, or have a boring list. But the list is great. The whites by the glass include an Albarino, three Sauv blancs, Pinot Gris, Gewurtraminer... there are lots of reds by the glass but I would like to see them have a few more varietals by the glass eventually. All the wines are priced fairly, and then there is the food...
They have nice salads, three different cheese boards, some appetizers, and four or five entrees. I had a flat iron steak the other night with gorgonzola that was incredible, and only $10.95.
I am stoked this place is only three blocks from my house but it is worth a trip into OB. Nights are pretty busy, weekend days are dead (so far.) It's on Bacon at Niagara. If you see a woman with fuschia hair at the bar, that's me!