Special birthday night
It was my husband birthday and the night was perfect. The tab was pretty high but worth it ;)
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The decor is great; love the
The decor is great; love the "fire wall". Food was delicious and uniquely prepared. The only downside is that the music from the bar is so loud that it is very difficult to have a conversation at your table - even from the middle of the dining room. This is a place to go for the bar more than the restaurant.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
the food was really bad, the
the food was really bad, the crab cakes need to come off of the menu or find a better cook! i asked for crab cake not crab salad it was way to mich granish i hope when i do visit for dinner agin the crab cakes are much better!and the fried shrimp was awfull to much battar:( not a happy camper
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food - fun place - very
Great food - fun place - very expensive...and that's by Orlando terms
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the first visit since
This was the first visit since they moved to their new space and WOW what an experience. Everything was superb. Alex are waiter and Eddy his sidekick did a fantastic job, very pro. and knowledge about both the food and the wine. We will definitely be coming back again.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful experience.
Had a wonderful experience. Good food, great service and wonderful live jazz. Was special bday.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Southwest Orlando Gem
It is a simply wonderful gem. The food, service and music is excellent. It is where you go with special friends or that special someone. It's where you take yourself even if you are alone to relax and enjoy the ambiance while sipping some of the finest wines in town. You will not be disappointed.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is so perfect for an evening out with anyone. It has live music, great ambience, excellent wait staff and food that is cooked to perfection! I can hardly wait to go back.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Must get the Waugu Filet!
Must get the Waugu Filet! excellent. Desserts were so so. but octopus app was phenomenol! loved the carpaccio as well!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
In Orlando and took some customers last night to this restuarant - great choice!! Excellent service, steaks, wine selection, and close everthing. If looking for a great meal with a customer or special person this is the place to go - not a "chain" steakhouse. The bar area was nice too with a jazz ensemble playing - mature crowd at the bar 45+.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm so glad my husband and I got to dine here, it was everything I wanted for our anniversary dinner. The service was amazing! And I loved the music!thank you so very much for a wonderful evening.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
James and Eddie were just
James and Eddie were just terrific! James suggested a nice bottle to my husband and it turned out to be a perfect match with our dinner. Their attention to detail and understand of the menu was well worth the evening. This is our second visit to the new Vines and we will be back.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and enjoyed a wonderful evening at Vines. We enjoyed the crab cake to start. It was fantastic and a generous portion. My wife loved the filet and I had an 18oz Wagyu ribeye that was unbeatable. This was hands down the best steak I've ever had the luxury of eating. The server helped us select a wonderful bottle of wine as their wine list is quite extensive. The carmel popcorn cheese cake may have been the best cheesecake I've had as well, although I'm not as sure about that as the steak. I finished everything off with a smooth scotch, which the server also help me select. They had a fine selection of scotches. This may have been the most expensive meal I've treated myself to, but I hope I will again find such a bargain.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great time took my girl there for her birthday the live music was nice and we had a great view inside from our table.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vines would run a close second to Ruth Chris. Second only because the steaks at Ruth Chris are amazing. The food at Vines was outstanding and the wine list extensive. Wait staff was terrific. Would definitely go there again.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best places in Orlando.
Want great dinner, excellent service and killer wine list all mixed with outstanding live jazz or blues? Then this is your place. I make it a point every trip to Orlando to dinner here at least once during my visit.
Excellent as it always is.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
family of 4
Service was extremely slow. Excellent service when they did attend to us. I think because we had teenagers in our party we were kind of discriminated against even though appetizers and deserts were ordered by all. For an overall check of almost $400.00 I would expect service to be better. We dined here 6 months ago and it was a completely different story. I don't know if we just hit an off night or what. Food was excellent for three of our diners. I did not care for the salmon and my waiter asked if it was okay and when told I really didn't care for it, nothing was done.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The outdoor patio is perfect for a per dinner cocktail or appetizer. The wine list is phenomenal & service exceptional!.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Expensive, but great for a
Expensive, but great for a special nigh out. Live music, wonderful food and service.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the steak but $42 was
Loved the steak but $42 was expensive. Loved our bottle of wine for $75 but it too was expensive. Did not care for the lemon cake because it was dry & thin & didn't have much taste to it. My husband's cheesecake wasn't that great either. The desserts were free since were celebrating our 25th anniversary! Loved the jazz band! That's what attracted me to the restaurant for our special occasion. Loved the fake fireplace on the wall TV's and the service was outstanding! Since our bill was over $200 I will only be able to come back again on special occasions.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated our anniversary.
Celebrated our anniversary. Food was excellent and jazz band played good music. Good place for special occasions. We also saw large groups that seemed to enjoy their evenings as well.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food and Service
Went there with a friend, we had a good time; waitress was very knowable on the food and wine menu. This place is a must; don’t doubt about it you won’t regret it.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food needs to catch up with service
Perhaps it was the issue that we went on a Monday night, but food quality should be consistent throughout the week. We went for the wine list, and were not disappointed. Service, too, was exemplary. The bread was delicious, although the seasoned butter served as a side really didn't strike me as being more than whipped butter. And that was the issue with my appetizer and fish entree - just seemed tired and lacking in flavor, especially given the prices of the dish. My husband's dish, a steak fillet, was cooked perfectly. And perhaps this is the point. It's a steakhouse. They do have live music, which is terrific, and not overly loud. Ambiance is good. Service was excellent, and if anything, overly attentive.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Wines, Even Better Service
This was a great find thanks to YELP and OPEN TABLE. The wait staff was superb. The food was great - we got every side and appetizer on the menu + a salad. No main entrees, but wow! What great food. The wine menu was diverse and we enjoyed a great bottle of Cab Franc. Two thumbs up. Wonderful restaurant.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was an outstanding restaurant,
It was an outstanding restaurant, great food, and service. I will be visiting the Vines again!!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
J was the absolute best knowledge level was through the roof confident about everything and the food is to die for. The prices are a little high but the end result far exceeds anything about the bill
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of 5 for a company dinner. We are from California and only had one free night for dinner. Vines Grille and Wine Bar did not disappoint. The Carpaccio appetizer, Waygu Filet Mignon, and Lobster Mac & Cheese were all so delicious!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
All the wait staff was very
All the wait staff was very attentive and the food was excellent but pricey.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food and exceptional
Awesome food and exceptional service! My only problem was price. Save it for a special occasion as it is a wonderful experience.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Our dinner was a birthday celebration. The steaks were the best. The service was the best. It is a bit pricey but for special occasions it is a great place for a great dinner.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Energetic vibe, great jazz, great food, except would not order desserts here -- overpriced for the quality of the desserts. Everything else is superb. Get your steaks with a seasoned topping/crust, otherwise it is just the pure steak itself. Would return for seafood/steak, wine list, and the grilled octupus which is a unique appetizer here.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took a group of clients here for dinner and we were all thrilled. Excellent service. Friendly atmosphere and great food. Definitely recommend the side of Daphene potatoes. Not low calories but worth it. For dessert they have the best key lime pie.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've had dinner at Vines a
I've had dinner at Vines a number of times and have yet (knock on wood) to have a bad meal / experience. The grilled octopus app is a must have - the best anywhere - and whether you're feeling carnivorous or seafaring, the choices are prepared to perfection and served in a most pleasant presentation. The staff is terrific, the live jazz music is usually good and you'll have a good time
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
...of cordial hosts/hostesses, wait staff; food cooked to perfection and live jazz. It made for a delightful evening and the Cioppino while it was something new for me it did not disappoint! It was even better the day after. The musicians were impressive, and I enjoyed their style of jazz--light and entertaining. It was a very good experience.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, Service and entire experience was fantastic.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the 12 oz filet. It was cooked to perfection. This was a full flavor, mouth watering steak. The wine pairings can't be beat. I highly recommend this restaurant.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Johnny and Angelo
Two exceptional restaurant professionals. Ask for them by name! Food was terrific. Must try the Octopus app! Small venue, but feels as though you are in an exclusive club.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service here was exceptional. The waitstaff are friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The pace of receiving our courses was timed nicely and we felt neither ignored nor rushed. We like our meat charred on the outside and medium rare inside. That's exactly how it was served. Excellent warm bread to start and perfect classic creme brule for dessert. Nice decor, very energetic atmosphere and they were busy on a weekday night. Our waiter Johnny made an excellent wine recommendation. We will return.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Service with great food
Wanted to find a great venue to provide a fitting climax to our trip and the Vines did not disappoint. The staff were very knowledgeable and steered us well through the menu. They warned us portion sizes were large, so splitting an entre was no problem - they even asked if we wanted the kitchen to plate it for us.
Having read other reviews I picked the Octopus starter - the reviews were not wrong - simply outstanding. the rest of our choices lived upto that, would certainly go back again.
As has been commented the noise level is energetic - but not overbearing.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service great (stan/Jay), food great, music great-what else do you need to say
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but loud
Good food, wine and jazz, but a little loud to accompany fine dining. Expensive. Great ocotpus appetizer. Knowledgeable servers with an interesting menu.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visiting from Chicago and found this place on the internet. The live jazz was great! Outstanding wine list, and the food was fabulous! We will be back!!!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and even better service
The food was outstanding. The wine even better. And to top it of Jay was a great server. When you go ask for him.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfect! Jay,
Everything was perfect! Jay, our server, was incredible. One of the best steaks I've ever had. Apps and sides were incredible. We couldn't finish, good amount of food. Great wine list. Pricey but worth it.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Make reservations weeks ahead as they fill up quickly. The place is located on what they call restaurant row; bit of a strip plaza with a bunch of restaurants of both high and low class fare. The service here is absolutely top notch and extremely attentive. Actually the best I may have ever had. They're always there the second your water or wine is low in the glass but you never see them. The food was so tasty it's difficult to compare. The plates came out hot and beautiful. I doubt there is a wine list anywhere in the country that compares. The live jazz is a great touch. It was a great experience and would go back in a heartbeat. Still thinking about the food days later.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lamb chops and salad. Great service. Very nice atmosphere
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the waygu filet...
We had the waygu filet... it was very pricey but absolutely delicious....
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
They go the extra mile
I took my wife here for her birthday and they made it a night we'll never forget. The service was fantastic, the food is incredible and the experience was perfect.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again Vines produces a great dining experience with excellent food, wine, and service.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just a discover! Very very good!
For shure I can tell, one of the bests restaurantes in Orlando area!
Steaks was the best!
Wine list tremendous!
Service just could not be better!
Yes, it is expensive, but expected to be.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM