Bistro Al Vino
Bistro Al Vino

Bistro Al Vino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://bistroalvino.com/
  • Phone: 3034003166x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Nicole Anderson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live music, salsa dancing.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E Orchard Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Bistro Al Vino
If you are into great wine, live entertainment and American Bistro fare with a neighborhood vibe, then this is the place for you. With over 100 wines by the glass and world class bands filling the air, Bistro Al Vino has it all.
Owner Al Schwartz welcomes everybody that walks through his doors with the same hospitality as if they were his own family. With his wife Brenda, son Adam, and daughter Alana at his side, this family-run bistro will make you feel right at home.
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Bistro Al Vino reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Great food! Great night!
    COdiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We love this restaurant/bar. The food is tasty and the wine list exceptional. Add to it great service and Phat Daddy (Band) and you have an unforgettable night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood GEM!
    Shay
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    What a great place for a Friday or Saturday night if you feel like drinks and dancing. The waitressess are on top of their game and very friendly! Al the owner makes sure he visits everyone and makes them feel very welcome! I recommend anyone looking for a fun weekend night to go there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jazzyjas
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Poor service started with the host. Food took over an hour and was cold. Music was great but that's it. Will never eat there again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 26 reviews are from the Bistro Al Vino reviews archive.
  • Great tucked away nightclub.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I love the high quality music here. Nice spacious dance floor and good service. Thanks for the many enjoyable evenings at your place Al ! Mike Tancock
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try this place
    5280chic
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    You won't be disappointed! Excellent food, great service, good music...even the TSL water is filtered. Hidden gem for sure! Make a reservation for a good table.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Live music, great drinks and wonderful gathering place for a large group of people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a place for dinner.
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Took my wife for a nice dinner out. This place was recommended to me by an Applebee's Regional Manager. That should have been my first hint. The Owner met us at the door, and promptly seated us for dinner in the bar at a high top table. The table was loose to the point of being unsafe for dinner plates. (They have a handful of booths for dinner, but it's really just a bar). For a wine place, the wine list was short on quality wines. The spring rolls were a" Chef's Specialty". I've had better out of the frozen food case at Safeway. Danielle was a nice server who should be working someplace better. This is a seedy place and we left after the appetiser. Pass this one up.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Time
    Chuckeeto
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    This was my 60th Birthday Celebration. Vivid Black was the entertainment. My party was welcomed by all. We had a great time. A night that will be remembered for years to come.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great band,fun environment.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Great band,fun environment. Dance floor. Had a great time. Good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bohemian oasis within suburbia
    drjbarrett
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Bistro Al Vino combines high quality live music, excellent personal service, and great food. When our very busy waitress brought me the bacon wrapped scallops by accident, instead of the filet mignon, I was so happy because the scallops were even better than what I thought I wanted. And the Rombauer 2011 Zin was awesome! We originally visited Bistro Al Vino in 2006 after being brusquely treated at the pizzeria next door, and it is one of the places to go/things to do that we know we need to do more of to be happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    80016
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I made a reservation for Valentines Day. I ordered a dinner salad and fish and chips, my husband ordered the ribs. After 45 minutes my dinner salad arrived. After about a hour we noticed a few dishes sitting under the heat lamp in the kitchen window since we were seated close to the kitchen. The dishes sat under the lamp for nearly 20 minutes with several people (including our waitress) taking a look at them without picking them up. After they had sat for nearly 20 mintues, the owner finally picked them up and brought them to our table. We mentioned it to the owner who said he would bring "fresh" ribs back. What we got was the same ribs reheated and tough as nails. Needless to say I do not think we will go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Gem Indeed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Al is an amazing host; Bistro Al Vino is an amazing place! With fantastic food, a wonderfully comprehensive wine list, great live music and an amazing wait/bar staff, Bistro Al Vino is the place to be!! You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fiiday Night Dancing
    NO1DANDY
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    This is a restaurant with emphasis on a wine bar. They have nightly entertainment. Gets very crowded at night. Wait staff has trouble with prompt service. Food is very good. Great place to dance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great venue!
    DenverRob
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    My group booked a table for a recent band performance. Bistro Al Vino went out of their way to give us a great table near the stage, and the service (even while packed with music patrons) was impeccable and the food and drink perfect! They go out of their way to make things work well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun place
    tfor2
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    this is a great place to meet people, group parties, dancing, conversation, good food and wine; overall a great place to just have fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is a bar that also serves
    KFDENVERVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    It is a bar that also serves food. Do not go for the food, go for the bar. That part is fine, the service is OK but the food is pretty miserable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice local place to have a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Nice local place to have a glass of wine and some appetizers or food. The menu is not huge but the entrees are delicious and not the usual fare you find at other places. My husband had the BBQ buffalo ribs - meat fell off the bones. I had the spinach ravioli, the tomato sauce had good flavor. The ravioli were 4 large squares, a decent sized serving.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not good
    Hondo
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Got there and No reservation which i had set up two weeks in advance........the good thing is that they did get my party a table and all ended well.....period and i do not know who dropped the ball but all went well as evening went on.....
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a wonderful time. Awesome
    WinoVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Always a wonderful time. Awesome owner. Amazing wait staff. Always a happy customer when I arrive and leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Energetic place... friendly
    Hondo
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Very Energetic place... friendly bar gem.....The Music is the key to Success...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place - food dancing drinks
    Tmochko
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    What's better then good dancing and drinks and its kid friendly till like 10!! Perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    Rory
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    It was my first time at Bistro Al Vino The food was great and the service was incredible Almost famous was a great band to see at the Bistro Had a lot of fun I will be a regular at the bistro
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Live dance music
    lovestodance
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    I love Bistro Al Vino for location and for having live bands. I had a wonderful time. Nothing like listening to the oldies and dancing the night away. Great service. Very friendly. Anytime they are having old school music I'll be there. They have a tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons. It is awesome!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great live band, Soul School.
    greatliveband
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Great live band, Soul School. The singing mics could have been louder. Our waitress was great except she couldn't recommend something to eat because "The food is so unhealthy here, I don't eat anything, but I can tell you what gets ordered alot'.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dance night Special
    TechGuy
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    Wildfire plays every Thursday from 7 pm to 10 pm. Great dance music, great wines and many friends for a very enjoyable evening for the older crowd. Good bar food and drink specials during happy hour! Have not tried dinner menu, but it looks interesting.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for senior singles
    Tjott
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    Good place for senior singles to mingle and dance but not what we were looking for. Menu overreached what the kitchen could do well. Good bar food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a great time. Tony
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    We had a great time. Tony David, Pam, etc. were fantastic as always! Would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVE IT!!!
    BCPC
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    This place is just a fun place to be! The food is very good and has the atmosphere is one that makes you want to stay longer than you planned and then return. The owner is a hoot and absolutely makes the evening. The wait staff seems to love their jobs and wants everyone to enjoy it as much as they do. They also have great bands and dancing. Love the place and will definitely spend many evenings there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Owner greeted my party and
    Hondo
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Owner greeted my party and I at the door and was seated right away. From there on the Fun was on till closing..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate