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The Fortunate Glass

££ - £££, International
29 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4463
+1 910-399-4292
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Wine Bar, International
££ - £££
29 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4463
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

I love to go here, but wish that they offered more food options. They have a tiny kitchen so even what you do order food wise take a decade to receive. Definitely do not arrive here hungry! The atmosphere is nice though and even though...More

Thank stepsmo
Fortunate G, Owner at The Fortunate Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Thank you for your review. I wish there was some way we could fix this issue. Unfortunately, the health department will not allow us to do more food due to the size of the kitchen. We cannot expand the kitchen due to the historical nature...More

Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is a great wine bar with great selections and a great atmosphere. The food is not bad but the options are limited. Don't go here if your primary objective is eating.

Thank davidG2575JS
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Small, lovely wine bar with huge selection of wine and beer. They also have a nice menu of small plates, cheeses, meats, and desserts. But clearly the wine is the star.

Thank NCTravelfan58
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We have walked by this place several times and finally, decided to give it a try. Excellent selection of wine. You do feel rather rushed to order or at least we did during visit. Small tables for food service as we noted. Food offerings are...More

Thank ThomasinNC
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We try all things new in Wilmington, but Fortunate Glass calls us like an old friend. This is a New York quality experience! Don't miss this stop on your Wilmington adventure!

Thank Harold and Nanc... D
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Walked past this place and it looked so cool that we just had to go in and we are SO glad that we did! Great atmosphere, wonderful friendly, very knowledgeable service and fantastic wines! They have a huge selection of wine (700 bottles) and at...More

Thank dasdale
Fortunate G, Owner at The Fortunate Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Thank you! So nice to get such nice review! We hope to see you again next time you're in town. Happy Holidays!

Reviewed 27 November 2016

Did not eat there, only had a few glasses of wine. Great selection of wines with half glasses so you can taste a large variety of wines.

Thank George R
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Cities ten times bigger than Wilmington do not have such a superb wine bar as this one. This time around three of us shared Italian cured meats, cheeses, and a couple of their small dishes as well as a bottle of Petit Verdot. The service...More

Thank George C
Fortunate G, Owner at The Fortunate Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

Thank you! Such a nice review. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I've been a regular for a long time and this is still my favorite downtown spot hands down!! Love the ambience and overall cozy atmosphere. Extensive wine list and truffle mushroom pizza to die for. If you haven't tried you should add it to your...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate to enjoy a wonderful sidewalk table for our antipasto with wine. Choices of imported and local cheeses and specialty meats, including duck sausage. Has over 50 wines by the glass, huge selection by the bottle and craft beers. Relaxing and service was...More

Thank Norine C
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I've always found them to be very accommodating and willing to make anything right.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Wine Bar, International
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
14:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4463
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-399-4292
  • E-mail
The Fortunate Glass Wine Bar focuses on wines from all regions, with 50 wines by the glass and approximately 350 wines available by the bottle - from some of the best boutique and cult wines to everyday values that work with any budget.
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