My first visit to the Cork Wine Bar was mostly enjoyable! The food was delicous (pasta with shrimp and a Kale salad) and the wine was excellent as well. The service was a little slow. The downer for the evening was a guest at the next table who found something unfoodlike in her chickpea stew.
My second trip to was less enjoyable. The Eggplant Pizza was a misnomer as not a piece of eggplant could be found. Instead, the eggplant puree that can be found in a jar at Trader Joe's formed the sauce.
The wine was confusing. There were three of us. One person ordered the 3 ounce glass of wine for $3.00. The other two of us followed suit and ordered wine, failing to specify the 3 ounce choice since the other person already had done so. When our wine came, we saw no discernable difference between the 3 ounce glass and our glasses. We continued on and ordered a second round when asked. Imagine our surprise when we found that we had been served two 6 ounce glasss of wine - or at least charged for the 6-ounce glasses ($6.00 each). The price for the wine was extremely reasonable for happy hour prices, but I would rather choose to spend $12.00 on drinks rather than be surprised when the bill comes. And I really am not a big drinker and tend to order a smaller glass.
At that point, the wine was gone and there didn't seem to be any evidence left to dispute. Why the waitress didn't clarify what we were ordering, I'll never know. It wasn't busy when we were there with one other table - possibly two and that is all.
It is a shame that both of my experiences have been poor as this is a lovely setting and serves a niche unfilled by any other local company. I would be interested in stopping in for music and a glass of wine (that I have confirmed the size of), but I will have to consider eating there again.
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