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“Good food, great service, needs a better room...”
Review of C'est Le Vin

C'est Le Vin
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Ranked #838 of 1,603 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: US$30 - US$30
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Dining options: Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: E Franklin St
Richmond, Virginia
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good food, great service, needs a better room...”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Visited on Friday date night, early before a movie. Greta small plates and interesting wines. We split the cheese plate, the seared polenta and the seafood lettuce wraps. All were nicely presented in perfect tapas portions. Lots of places claim to be doing small plates these days, but there's a difference between small potions and a tapas menu meant to share. Washed it all down with a nice Albarino. We were wanly and got seated right away, our waiter was attentive but not over bearing. He brought the food as we ordered. Overall a great experience. I just think the room could be a little nicer, maybe put in some booths. It kind of looks like an empty space converted to a restaurant by putting in cheap tables. Definitely could do away with paper napkins! I'll leave judgement on the artwork on the walls up to individual taste, but it's not something that I'd hang. Overall, a good food and wine experience, but more upscale ambiance is needed to match both the service and what's coming out of the kitchen.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank BernardAugust
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wine bar needs to know wines”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Interesting location, the food is good but the service very poor. A lot of wines on the list not available, the waitress knew nothing about wines. The evening was saved by the manager.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank VG73
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Richmond, VA
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4 reviews
“Great date night spot!”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

My fiancé and I have been to C'est le vin two times now, and both times have been superb. I love the tapas style of eating, and being able to sample tons of items. Don't miss the cheese plate or the amazing garlic shrimp. It's has great ambiance and is the perfect spot to be able to talk without it being too loud. We've had great service so far (but not intrusive like some places). Highly recommend!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank AnnaEW
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Horrible, decided to check this place out this spot on Free poetry night. The waitress was extremely...RUDE!!! As I was listening to the poetry...the waitress told us if we did not order food we had to leave. Ended up walking out!
Would not recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Cute, but simple.”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We made reservation for Friday night at 7pm. We were seated right away. The interior is simple and could use a bit ambience. The hostess was super sweet and we were provided a flight tasting after we checked in using yelp!
The menu comes in small plates and larger shared plate options. The food was good, but not amazing. What was amazing were the prices on the wine list! Wow, delicious bottles for $25? Amazing.
Also, during dinner there was a small Spanish guitar band that played lovely music.
We enjoyed our meal here, but could have used something a bit more lively with the crew we were in.

Visited April 2013
Thank ChicagoAly
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