Le Rouge Wine Bar & Tapas
Le Rouge Wine Bar & Tapas

Le Rouge Wine Bar & Tapas

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lerougewinebar.com/
  • Phone: 4073700909x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday : 3 pm-12 am
    Friday - Saturday : 3 pm- 2am
    Sunday : 3 pm- 12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Faisal Sultani
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dr. Phillips Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Le Rouge Wine Bar & Tapas
"My concept for Le Rouge is to bring the essence of European casual lifestyle to Orlando. Many of you may know, Le Rouge is the French word for the colour red, which is often associated with the word passion. One thing I know and love about Europe is.... Passion for Life, Friends, Wine and Food.

We have combined our experience and success in creating casual environments for you to savor our collection of cheese and charcuterie. Explore new cultures through the different flavours in our lounge atmosphere, all focused on comfort, intimacy and warmth. I look forward to seeing you at Le Rouge, where we will know your name, welcome your friends, serve you
outstanding wines and beers from around the world and pair it all with good, simple food."

- Mounir
Continued
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Le Rouge Wine Bar & Tapas reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (4)notable wine list (4)romantic (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)good for groups (1)hot spot (1)great for outdoor dining (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Perfect Evening
    wJR3VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I was out of a first date and had been to this restaurant several times before. In her words "the evening was perfect!" I don't need tosay anything else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Le Rouge
    Angie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Once you add up all the costs of each individual glass of wine and appetizer, it can be a little pricy, but the food (and wine) were excellent! Highly recommend the mac and cheese, and the scallop dish was excellent, as was the chocolate crème brulee. We went on a Friday night early, and were surprised that it was almost empty, but as the night wore on, more and more came in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 39 reviews are from the Le Rouge Wine Bar & Tapas reviews archive.
  • A great meal of shared plates
    Judelval
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Le Rouge is a long and narrow space, with comfy chairs for sharing a glass of wine up front, while tables line the wall parallel to the bar. It was a quiet Sunday evening. Service was attentive, and the food was very good. Noise level was moderate, and there was a TV playing over the bar. We ordered a few different glasses of wine, and five or six plates throughout the evening. Flavors and presentation were impeccable, and I'd happily recommend friends to this location if they were staying in Orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grumpy waiter
    MargeVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Had been here before great service and atmosphere. Returned this trip all the great white couches were piled in a corner. No more great wine flights either. It was very quiet few tables filled we had a waiter who just was so unpleasant it was an effort for him to wait on us. Food was very good by surly waiter ruined the night.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • worst time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This place was very poor service and lack of real managment. I had a reservation for vday of 2014 and i called in at 753pm to let then know i was running late dur to traffic and would be there at 825 i could not hear anything. My reservation was set for 815 after trying to get to the person on the line to inform then of my late and getting no where due to outrageous noise in he back ground i get there to undertsand why the person could not hear me hey had a
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant surprise
    Monch
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Overall great ambiance and good food. Wine list complemented the food but expected a larger selection from a 'wine bar.' Will come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was awesome! They
    Patsfan
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    The food was awesome! They have a really good happy hour!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Heaven on Earth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    The food, the ambience, the wine... It all came together perfectly at this little out of the way gem. From the excellent knowledge of our hostess to the sublime taste of the food, we were wowed! Their signature Truffle Mac and Cheese is delectable and the Ahi Tuna Tartare with red onions, jalapenos, soy, sriracha, avocado puree was out of this world. We also had the Escargots Bourguignon, the Wild Mushrooms with fresh herbs and garlic and the Lamb Chops with Parsnips puree. My friend had the wine pairings which were very well thought out and a flight of white wine satisfied my taste buds quite nicely. Friendly atmosphere, comfy couches and a welcome from locals made the experience one we look forward to having again on our next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was at LeRouge in December
    Sandi
    Dined on 2/23/2012
    I was at LeRouge in December with my husband, and enjoyed the food so much (the 3 course pairing was fantastic); my girlfriends and I were in Orlando for the Disney Princess Half-Marathon and we HAD to make LeRouge the first evenings' meal.....it did not disappoint! The food was fantastic, terrific wine pairings, and knowledgeable staff. We also got an extra portion of the phenomenal truffle mac and cheese............it is an absolute must try!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time! Great Food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Had an excellent time there with friends on Valentines Day. The food was amazing, small portions but that's tapas for you! They had live music that night, not hardcore rock and roll, more like Frank Sinatra. The service was excellent and they worked with us since they only had a Special running that day. I highly recommend Le Rouge.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go for the truffle mac and
    Harley
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Go for the truffle mac and cheese, keep going for the... truffle mac and cheese. That isn't to say that other unique items (Escargot Bourginon, for example) are not equally fantastic -- many of the dishes are not traditional tapas items, but they are incredibly flavorful and the "small" portions very satisfying. The restaurant itself is very tiny and intimate, and at the time we dined, uncrowded, which allowed for excellent service. While the price might keep me from going back regularly--a bottle of wine and modest tapas for two will run about $80--I would certainly recommend it about all the other tapas bars to which I have been, simple for the experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went on Saturday night with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    Went on Saturday night with a group of 4. We had a really nice time, and the food was great. They reduced the size of their menu and simplified it. It made it much easier to choose the food we wanted and were not overwhelmed like we have been in the past. The tuna tartare was really tasty!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kind of misleading that this
    DinnerDate
    Dined on 12/17/2011
    Kind of misleading that this is a restaurant. The size is pretty small, good setup to hang out and have drinks. Not the best place to go have a meal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was pretty good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/30/2011
    The food was pretty good, especially the truffle mac and cheese. Only complaint is that the service was kind of off, I didn't get my entree until after my boyfriend had finished his.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • i was initially attracted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/2/2011
    i was initially attracted by the ambiance and menu of the restaurant. The service was good. The menu looked ok, a bit outdated, but the tapas composition of ingredients seemed appealing. The quality and preparation of the food were horrible. I ordered pork belly and it came out as if it soft. I told the manager and he brought me another one, this one was cooked some more but was still improperly cooked. I was extremely disappointed. The corn that came with my (tiny) seared scallops was clearly frozen corn - disappointing. My fiancee's tuna sliders were fresh and very tasty - by far the best thing we ordered. The wine was the only thing which kept me from not complaining about everything to the point that it would have ruined my tim
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant had a saxophone
    ahartpenceVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2011
    The restaurant had a saxophone player by the front door. We were seated in the back and the noise from the sax player was overwhelming horrendous. I had to cover my ears several times. If this guy is playing go someplace else. The tapas were not original and poorly prepared. Scallops we had were tough and over cooked. As I sit here to write a review I can not remember the other items we had. That is because I have tried to put it out of my mind. Terrible is all I can say...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great local spot for oenophiles
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2011
    This was the second time we've been to LeRouge, and we will definitely go back. The wine list is fantastic, and the small plate choices are terrific. We had a cheese & meat platter, chicken panini, garlic shrimp, and mac n cheese. They all tasted great, and there was enough to go around for 4 of us. What was not so good? The strawberry cheesecake. What made up for it? Our fantastic wine flights:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My second visit to Le Rouge
    OctDiner
    Dined on 6/26/2011
    My second visit to Le Rouge and it was every bit as spectacular as the first. The food is stunningly good and the small plates are just the right size to focus the palate and concentrate the flavors. And the wine list is just outstanding with great selections from top to bottom. Le Rouge is rapidly becoming my favorite place when visiting Orlando, and very conveniently located, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • More of a bar than a sit down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2011
    More of a bar than a sit down restAurant. Food was good and wine list was great as one would expect. Waitresses seemed preoccupied and the in-house entertainment was ... Mediocre. Would be a better place for groups of friends to meet up at after work. Decor was very urban and chic.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • enjoyed this wine tapas bar,
    rhodaVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2011
    enjoyed this wine tapas bar, very nice and welcoming. Food is also very good, we had the crabcake sliders, beet salad mussels and a crostini with tomatoe and basil. Everything we had was great and all the food we saw being served looked great as well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food selections
    wellyVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2011
    Wonderful food selections as well as wine and beer. Very engaging staff. As a new restaurant (just 6 months in business), we hope the locals catch on to keep it in business. It is off the tourist radar and definitely worth a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a poor experience with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/18/2011
    We had a poor experience with the service, but I think they were overwhelmed by the conference in town and weren't prepared. On a regular night, I am sure it would be much better. Great wine, food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place with great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/16/2011
    Went to Le Rouge with a group for a business dinner and was completely blow away by the food. When we first walked in we were a bit worried since there were not many people there but it proved to be the highlight of our visit to Orlando for a conference. The group we took talked about how it was for days!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, Good wine, Growing Pains
    JL84VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    It's great to finally have a tapas spot in Dr. Phillips. The menu has enough breadth to make the meal interesting, though some dishes surpass expectations while others fall well short (pork belly with roasted apple and pickled jalepeno should never be bland). The sauteed spinach with pine nuts and currants was steller, while the asapargus au'gratin was all asparagus and no cheese (also wasn't hot when served, was warm/sitting). The pan con tomate was steller, and the goat cheese that shows up in several dishes is textural and flavorful perfection. The desserts (nutela sandwich and gelatos/sorbets were stellar. Service was friendly and attentive, though timing was a repeat issue. Woth a repeat visit, but it needs to better prove value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For the ones young at heart
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/6/2011
    Great ambiance, live music, good food. Tapas style dishes is great allowing us to try different things in the menu without overindulging. Definitely try the truffle mac and cheese, it was delicious! The crowd is mid 30s and up, and it looked like mostly locals. It worked for us the fact that they were open until 2am since we flew in so late. The service was good, knowledgable of the menu, and the wine selection, although not extensive, it was good, the wine we requested wasnt available but the suggestion by the owner was surprisingly delightful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a find! The food was
    OctDiner
    Dined on 5/1/2011
    What a find! The food was fabulous, as was the superb selection of wines. It'll be a permanent fixture on my must-visit list in Orlando. Just outstanding - as good as I've found in Orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We really enjoyed our visit.
    pickydinerVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2011
    We really enjoyed our visit. Food was exceptional. Service was excellent. The live music was the only shortcoming and we would have preferred the music that was on when he took a break. We will be back and hope to have another great experience. Oh, the wine was very good and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • solid tapas & wine list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2011
    solid food....service. music a little loud, but definitely wouldn't let that keeping me from going back. If you like tapas & wine, you'll love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Authentic Tapas, but V. Good !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2011
    Not 100% typical Spanish Tapas, but excellent small plate based menu offering innovative tastes. Probably $100 for party of two with two glasses of wine each, and 4-6 dishes to share. The wait staff and kitchen did an excellent job of modifying a couple of dishes to remove any dairy contents, due to my wife's lactose intolerance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place was great. We dined
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2011
    This place was great. We dined on the early side, so had the inside area to ourselves. Our waiter was helpful and attentive, and the food was delicious. Crab cake sliders, goat cheese crostini and mac and cheese are all worth a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were there too early (8p)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/18/2011
    We were there too early (8p) to note whether there was a bar scene or if it was a hot spot. However, it started filling fast as we were leaving so I would assume it was. The food was very good and we had a nice time. Of the six restaurants we visited while in Orlando this was our second favorite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Restaurant in Town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    My mother and I were looking for a great restaurant and luckly stubled across this gem. From the second I entered the restaurant I knew it was going to be a fun night. The decor of the restaurant was plush and chic and there was a live DJ in the corner, however the Dj was not playing the music too loudly. The food was so amazing, everything i put in my mouth was the best I have ever tasted, and I have tasted some pretty amazing food from all over the world. My Mother and I ordered the 6 tapas dishes with 6 wine pairings, which was totaly worth the $75. The wine master and chef choose your food and wine for you, and let me tell you they didn't disappoint. However, the service was the most outstanding. By far the best I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second visit, second great
    Becky
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    Second visit, second great experience. This time we brought a guest along with quite discerning taste, and he raved about it as much as we have been doing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Le Rouge is a nice little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/11/2011
    Le Rouge is a nice little place with great food and wine, but the service was lacking (granted, it was a busy Friday night). We were seated in a timely manner, but waited a while for a waiter to serve us. Our food was slow to come out; we had to ask about one of our main dinner items. After asking, it came out quickly. As for volume, it was also difficult to talk over the loud live music but was reasonable in between sets. Despite the disorganized service, the food and wine was fantastic. The restaurant is very posh and presents itself as a chic, modern establishment. I would go back, but probably not on a weekend night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best Tapas selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/25/2011
    We went for the tapas and we were not dissappointed. They have a great selection and the prices were very reasonable. We felt this was more of a bar than a restaurant. It was a bit noisy at first for this senior couple ( I think this was a younger crowd spot) but soon we adjusted with the good service, friendly waitress and guitar music, right next to our table. We spent over 2 hours and enjoyed every minute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We prefer to frequent independently
    Becky
    Dined on 2/13/2011
    We prefer to frequent independently owned restaurants, as we like to support our community directly. We also have discriminating tastes. Le Rouge is a local restaurant, independently owned, that we will be recommending to everyone. The decor is trendy and unique. The wine list is extensive, and the proprietors are true oenophiles, capable of making great recommendations. They are also very attentive. The food? Well, the food left us almost speechless. The Black Truffle Mac n' Cheese is a must, but then again, everything we tried is a must. This makes us think that we should ultimately try everything on the menu, so we'll be back over and over again to do just that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Menu was fantastic and the
    NytomkeVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    Menu was fantastic and the wine recommendations great. They had a dj sat night who kept the night moving
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A break from the ordinary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/10/2011
    Wow this was a great find for those of us who love wine and don't want to eat big, heavy meals. The tapas are excellent. We tried the ahi tuna appetizer and a cheese/meat selection which was just right. We were in town for just a couple of days but not looking forward to the standard, chain restaurant fare available in Orlando. Le Rouge was a welcome experience. We will be back next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good and interesting,
    DFromOrlando
    Dined on 1/29/2011
    Food was good and interesting, service was very good, I will go back for sure
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hip, Cool and Delicious
    mamamelisVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2011
    Great spot! Not the typical Orlando restaurant in terms of ambiance and food. A very nice change. And the food is really good. The ahi sliders and mac & cheese are to die for! Service was excellent. And of course, great wine selection - lots of varied types and prices. My only recommendation would to do wine tasting flights so that you have the opportunity to try more when you are there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate