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“Lovely place for a glass of wine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Wine Bar at Old Town - CLOSED

The Wine Bar at Old Town
Price range: US$9 - US$28
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, After-hours, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Description: We have a great selection of retail wines (over 300). 30 To 40 wines by the glass, wine flights, a great bar menu and a full dinner menu. Full Bar and craft beer for those who prefer not to enjoy wine. Live entertainment.
Palm Desert
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely place for a glass of wine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

My husband & were greeted upon entering. The owner Joan was helpful in choosing a white wine for a warm evening. They had accoustic guitarist playing classic rock...great evening with a cozy feel. Try the roasted beet salad with grilled chicken...delicious!

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Scheshire6
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English first
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131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Charming and unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

A local friend and I ate here at his recommendation. We ate in the bar area which we thought less crowded than the dining area. Excellent experience. Fun atmosphere.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank RittSq
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very dissapointing.....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

.....we had considered eating in this Bistro on a number of occasions and finally decided to go for dinner. The menu is very limited but that a side, when the food was brought out to us it we were both very disappointed. The food was ok tasting but lacked imagination and presentation. With so much strong competition in the area I would suggest they need to do more to attract and get repeat customers.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank 123Timeout
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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Come to drink but forget the food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed picking out our own bottle, Force of Nature, sitting down to a table catching up with some friends in from out of town.The wine was priced at a premium but far better than a typical restaurant would charge.

Our mistake was in ordering food. The tri tip sandwich consisted of a rather small piece of thinly cut meat placed on a large bun served with a side of plain potato chips.

We sat on the patio to "enjoy" the second hand smoke from the man puffing a cigar next to us. This was too much and a health hazard for the four of us.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank SBRnewport
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Mt. Pleasant, SC
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A gem in Old Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

Stopped by this inviting place with high top tables, a bar, and outside seating for lunch. The place is a restaurant/bar on one side and a wine shop on the other. The servers were very friendly and the experience was positive enough that we came back the same night for dinner. The lunch and dinner menus are limited, so if you don't want a salad, sandwich or flatbread, this is not the place for you. They have a great selection of wines by the glass, and of course, many more choices if you opt to buy a bottle (no corkage fee).

For dinner, two of us had paninni's (ham/cheese; chicken/avocado) and the other had the meatloaf sandwich. All came with kettle chips. We were very pleased with these sandwiches, and my husband raved about the unique meatloaf sandwich. We were there on a Friday night and live music was being played that we thoroughly enjoyed. There aren't too many tables, so it's quiet enough that at you can carry on a conversation with your table mates, even with the music playing.

It wasn't warm enough to sit on the patio, but if it warms up, we'll go back again and sit outside. All-in-all, charming place, with good food/wine, and very friendly servers.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank SCCarrie
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