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C'est Le Vin Wine Bar
C'est Le Vin Wine Bar

C'est Le Vin Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cestlevinrva.com/about.html
  • Phone: (804) 649-9463
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:00pm - 12:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Carly Herring
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Dancing, Entertainment, Late Night, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a wonderful space for events - - rehearsal dinners, bridal/baby showers, office/corporate soirees, etc. Please contact the talent & event coordinator for more information & details.
  • Private Party Contact: Genet (804) 649-9463
  • Entertainment: Every Wednesday--"A Class & A Glass"--Argentine Tango lesson from 8:00pm-9:00pm, Tango Milonga from 9:00pm-11:00pm $12 includes the lesson and a glass of wine 1st & 3rd Friday--Wine Down--DJ prolific spins the ones and twos for urban professionals--9:00pm-Midnight Fri/Sat--Wine Tasting 5:30pm-8:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E Franklin St
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is also lot parking available
A word from C'est Le Vin Wine Bar
We at C'est Le Vin know the art of relaxation rests in the small things in life. That's why we've created a cozy spot where wine can be sipped, food can be savored, and friends can always be seen. With our passion for all things wine, we've handpicked a widespread list of affordable wines from around the globe meant for the newbie and connoisseur alike. And we didn't stop there; We also have a flair for food. We take pride in our menu of carefully selected dishes, including select cheeses and mixes of handmade ingredients to create something special. So, whether you're trying a complex red or a crisp white, our unique art, distinctly flavored small plates, and relaxed atmosphere will be sure to compliment.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The title says it all. Polenta is a must-try, as are roasted potatoes and white anchovies."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "If you like to try different food, this works well. We only had one which was less desirable for our taste. The others were really good. Service could have been more attentive."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "From the outside, it doesn't look like much but your impression will change as soon as you step inside and see the gorgeous interior and artwork. The server was nice and helpful. We had a bottle of wine from Jacey Vineyards, a flaming cheese plate, a Spanish tortilla, veal meatballs, garlic shrimp, and chili chocolate creme brûlée. After using a $30 groupon, our bill was only $30. It was a great value for amazing food."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This place is fantastic and the only complaint I have is that I didn't go there sooner! I will definitely be a repeat customer! Loved it! The food was amazing, the wine list was good, and they have a beer list too (you have to ask for it though). Small or large plate tapas and a few daily entree specials, including a vegetarian option, are all on the menu. I highly recommend the cheese plate and bread and butter for the table. Excellent excellent excellent!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We had tapas and wine to sample both food and drink for an upcoming engagement party at C'est Le Vin. The waiter and owner were very hospitable and attentive to our needs. We tried many dishes that were all very good, and this was the best polenta I have ever eaten!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I've been here about three or four times and I've always had great food, great service and a great time. I chose C'est Le Vin the other day for a romantic Valentine's night dinner and was very pleased with their truncated menu for the occasion. The menu's selections and wine pairings were just the thing to kick off a great night. Their regular menu features a broad range of delicious tapas and, of course, wine. I would recommend C'est Le Vin to pretty much anyone."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Perfect. We were a group of 6, shared six of the large plates which was perfect. Every dish was very good. Check it out."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I had a unexpected free night out, so we remembered this place. We love wine and small plate servings, we loved it. The service was great they offered a sample of all the wines we wanted, this lead to a notice bottle of wine with wonderful food. We highly recommend a visit here!"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Reasonably priced with lots of options for non-meat eaters. Sangria was tasty. Ambiance was sparse but the walls were covered in art for sale, which is always fun."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "Been here a couple times and absolutely love it. Order tapas one or two at a time and enjoy them as they come out. They have an awesome wine list too!!"
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "My husband and I have been there 3 times now. We get cravings for this place! First off, the owner and staff are always so wonderful and make you feel welcome. The wine list is amazing and they give great recommendations. The tapas are fantastic and we always share a couple and leave full and satisfied. I love the uniqueness of this restaurant and how much thought goes into each piece of food. Of course we will continue to come back!"
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "This was our first visit dining here. The wait staff was helpful in explaining the menu. The tapas was very good and is offered in two sizes. We went on Friday evening and were pleasantly surprised to have a jazz band."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "I'm pretty picky about tapas but was extremely pleased with the food we were served. Every single dish was enough for two people and absolutely delicious. My only complaint would be the random assortment of seating they had at the tables. For the style restaurant you'd expect the tables and chairs to fit however they did not. Hoping that they're going to fix this soon. Outside of that little complaint I'll definitely be returning! The prices were super reasonable for what you were getting."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "This was a GREAT place for food in Richmond. Quiet setting and attentive service. We kept the waiter surprised with each "round" of small plates we ordered. All of them cooked perfectly and came to the table in a timely fashion."
    Dined on 7/11/2013
  • "Very good food. Great atmosphere with very good music. Service could be much better."
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "Tapas are delicious! Very laid back atmosphere and very busy on Friday nights."
    Dined on 6/1/2013
  • "My first time at C'est le Vin with a small group of friends. We went on a Wednesday night and were treated to a live music show. The band was excellent, but it was a little loud and slightly difficult to talk during dinner since we weren't expecting the performance. The food was excellent and having the choice of small or larger portions was great. The waiter was very helpful and friendly. My glass of wine was corked and when asked for a new one, he gladly opened a new bottle for me. The beer selection is decent, but are all in bottles; the wine list has more character. Unfortunately Richmond does not have cheap tapas, so the bill was a bit pricey. Going with a groupon special helped immensely. Recommended for special occasions."
    Dined on 5/15/2013
  • "Nice location in Shockoe Bottom. Server was very good. Wine was good. Food was awful though. Nothing was freshly prepared. Meatballs tasted as if they were microwaved with sauce added on top. The crab dish was not much better. Would not recommend or return until new chef comes on board."
    Dined on 3/2/2013
  • "The tapas was good but the service was terrible. Our waitress was new, which she told us, but it was unreasonably slow. The other waiter seemed to be relatively quick so I do not think the problem (or at least the entire problem) was due to a slow kitchen staff The utensils were so cheap and lightweight I think they were from the Dollar Store. The chairs were horrible chairs you see in a Holiday Inn meeting room. They band was okay. Didn't set foot on the bar and merchandise side so I cannot speak to that. I usually do not give a poor review but I had to in this instance."
    Dined on 2/23/2013