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“New location is great”
Review of Vining's Bistro

Vining's Bistro
Ranked #44 of 67 Restaurants in Chatham
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Berwick, Maine
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“New location is great”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

the food has always been excellent and did not disappoint again. Their new location is very nice and relaxing.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Denman Island, Canada
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Cosy place”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

This restaurant has good food although fairly expensive. They also have outside seating if the weather is warm enough. If can be difficlt to find as the adress is the main street but it is really back off the street in a square, which has a pizza place on the corner of it and the main street.

Visited September 2013
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upstate ny
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“nice restaurant week find”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

No reservation was necessary on this columbus day monday but while we were there the restaurant filled. Bistro ambiance with nice subtle decor gave a nice feel to this Monday night. Cocktails were well made and delicious. My only real complaint was that no bread basket appeared. I had read that the breads were delicious and only assume that because we ordered the 3 course fixed price menu no breads were available. Wine list has some reasonable choices. Among the appetizers the small Caesar salad was outstanding with a subtle dressing, lots of Fresh Parmesan and white anchovies. We also shared the Jerk chicken quesadilla which was also very good with just enough heat and a nice spinach salad with pico de gallo. There were lots of beguiling menu offerings and we chose the Chatham cod and the swordfish. Cod was served in a frying pan with rice and grilled veggies (Broccoli rabe was a nice addition but was inadequately cooked), very hot. The swordfish although nicely seasoned was only room temperature; veggies were good and the deep fried polenta cake was outstanding. Desserts were coconut fried ice cream in a kind of phyllo shell which was good but the tarte tatin served in a bed of caramet sauce was wonderful!!!!!!

  • Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Each bite and sip was better than the one before”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Fabulous drinks, fabulous, inspired cuisine! The rib eye ( with portobello, reduction etc) was phenomenal, the house smoked salmon was melt in you mouth fabulous.

  • Visited September 2013
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Chatham, Massachusetts
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126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Better than Ever”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We've enjoyed eating at Vinings in the past but the new location is even better than before. The tables are nicely spaced apart and the decor is simple, contemporary and elegant. The menu seems to have expanded offering a nice variety of smaller dishes and appetizers for those of us with smaller appetites.

The mussels appetizer was ample for a light meal as was the bowl of pasta. They offer a good variety of craft beer and wine and reasonable prices. Vinings new location seems to be a formula for success and as locals, we plan to make this a regular stop for us.

  • Visited September 2013
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