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Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro
Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro

Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tastingswinebarandbistro.com
  • Email: info@tastingswinebarandbistro.com
  • Phone: (508) 203-9463
  • Hours of Operation: Monday: CLOSED
    Tuesday through Thursday: 5pm-10pm
    Friday: 5pm-12am
    Saturday: 12pm-12am
    Sunday: 12pm-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Benjamin Lacy
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two options for private functions. Our private wine room seats up to 12 people. The room is surrounded by hundreds of bottles of wine and a wall of wine barrels. It is perfect for an intimate private party, meeting, or special event. Our heated outdoor patio has spectacular views of the ico
  • Private Party Contact: Scott Shoer (508) 203-9463
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment will be featured on select nights. Check out our website for up-to-date listings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gillette Stadium
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking available; valet parking is also available.
A word from Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro
Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro is a destination for fresh, creatively inspired American "haute farm" cuisine and fine wine from around the globe. Tastings goal is to bring you the very best globally inspired dishes utilizing local farm-fresh ingredients in a relaxing, casually upscale environment. Executive Chef Benjamin Lacy's cuisine will bring exciting new taste sensations to your palate. Ben's hallmark is the use of only the absolute freshest ingredients that are sourced from local farms and the waters of New England. The wine list covers the globe, and enables you to experience the best in flavor combinations. Introduce yourself to wines you've never heard of and some you may already love. Glass wines, flights, signature cocktails, single malt scotches, liqueurs, and a selection of fine beers round out a great experience. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "I have to say, the food at this restaurant was impressive! Nice presentation, good flavors, and a good selection of wine! Quiet atmosphere (it was a Friday night) and wonderful service!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great, the food tasted wonderful, the win selection is superb, loved my wine trio. Our waitress was very attentive and very good."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I checked out the menu before I made reservations and saw a few vegetarian options; however the online menu was different from the menu the night we dined. The one and only vegetarian main dish was pasta, which I was not interested in eating. The chef was kind enough to make something for me. I really like this place, but they definitely need more than one vegetarian main dish and the online menu should match the in-house menu. If you're a meat eater....you'll love this place. The service was very good, especially since it was a very busy Saturday night."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Here is my opening disclaimer- I brought my wife to this restaurant for her birthday using the "Dinner and a Movie" deal, which comes with a movie ticket, and a three course meal from a limited menu (Drinks are separate of course!) AT only $35 per person, it is a pretty good way to try out a new place. The wine menu was amazing, and as the name of the restaurant would imply, there were a number of tasting selections (3 two ounce pours of various wines to try). The food was delicious, and interesting... but a tad salty. My wife and I each ordered different courses so we could try as much as possible, and ultimately it felt like they poured on the fat and salt to flavor... but with other very interesting flavors. Worth a try!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We have come here several times in the past and have not written a negative review. Tonight we went again and we were underwhelmed. Our meals were sparse, uninspired and expensive."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we enjoyed the experience very much."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our experience was a very good one. The food is excellent. The service was attentive. The flights of wine are fun, but on the pricey side, as are their flights of liquor. But, where else do you get to taste a variety without committing to a whole bottle? The food, although good, comes in very petite portions. A party of four had to order two apps, and pricey ones at that. Otherwise, a very nice experience and would recommend if you're out looking for a higher caliber plate than your usual dinner fare."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great night out. Food was good. Nice selection of wine. Had a nice table ready for us to accommodate wheelchair."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is our third time at Tastings - and we always receive very consistent service. The wait staff really engages with customers and knows the menus/wine/etc. through and through. They are very skilled at making recommendations whether it be for the meal or wine and can tell you specific things about each menu item (where beef is from, etc). The food is always excellent. The new menu lacks a little of the "eclectic" feel that the old menu had - but the comfort food selections were nice. We shared the calamari appetizer and a selection of 3 cheeses - both were wonderful. The entrees and dessert also delicious. The pricing is fair - and I believe we racked up most of our bill on the wine. I would prefer slightly larger portions."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The tables are way too close together. There is zero privacy. The menu offerings looked great however by 6:30pm on a Saturday night they ran out of BOTH steak options. One of the specialties is the short ribs which my dining mate ordered and they were so dry he could hardly eat them. I got the chicken and asked to substitute the vegetable and our waitress reacted like I asked her to give me a million dollars. She was a bit of a know it all and made us feel like we were lucky to be dining in this restaurant. My $12 cosmo that I was assured was made with fresh lime juice, tasted like fruit punch...I sent it back. There are plenty of great restaurants in the area but this isn't one of them!! Will never go back and will tell friends the same."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Nice surprise to have good food, cozy atmosphere in, literally, the shadow of Gillette Stadium. Nice dinner experience with friends. Cheese and wine flights a plus."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great concept! nice idea local food from local farms....sizable wine list tiny tiny space slow slow waitstaff lots of room for improvement."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Enjoyable meal. Service good, not rushed. Food served hot and freshly cooked."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • ""Utterly disappointing." It was a comedy of errors right from the get go. We made a reservation on a Fri then learned they had a tasting menu so called to inquire about that for Sat and were told we were all set. A couple hrs before the reservation, the hostess called and was incredibly rude. She snapped that they didn't have the tasting on Sat and needed 48 (emphasis) hrs notice. We went anyway. We got there 5 min early and waited 20, even though there were 3 empty tables. We got the worst table, which wobbled terribly. The waitress was charming though. The cheese plate was good, the salad abysmal, chicken boring, server displaced food, didn't explain anything, nor fill our waters. The exceptional food was the filet and foie gras."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our server was fantastic! Our food was okay, it often tasted underseasoned. The pulled pork sandwich needed more seasoning and sauce. The toasted brioche it was served with was heavily buttered. The bottom piece of bread was so soggy you couldn't pick up the sandwich. The fries and the bone marrow and ranch popcorn were our favorite items. The cocktails were delicious. It is a nice space with an extensive wine list. Would like to go back and try some other items."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I always find this restaurant to be a delight. I can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Went to Tastings for Valentines Day. My fiancé and I enjoyed everything we ordered. The food is fantastic! The wine flights are a great way to try a few different types. Martinis here brought mixed reviews. Servers were helpful and friendly."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very delicious food. Love the cheese plates and great wine list. Only thing is I wish there were more vegetarian entrees."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Surprizingly quiet for a very pleasnat Valentine's diinner. Perfect portion sizes, not so large you leave uncomforatble and enough that feels like a value. Very pleasant wait staff. Bar appeared full, but very peaceful. We loved it. Thank you."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The wine list is amazing. I love the fact that they have a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. My friend had a wonderful NY Strip Steak, and I had the squab, which was wonderful, too, except that it felt like I was having an appetizer next to my friend's steak"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Can get pricey real fast but the food is more than worth it. outstanding food."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Overpriced. Good wine flights. Woudn't recommend chickpea pancake"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My husband and I visited Tastings on a Saturday night. Our server was lovely and very knowledgeable about the wine and all of the offerings. I enjoyed my wine flight to France although the third offering was much too floral for me. They replaced the glass with one of the other offerings which I thought was very nice. It would be a fun place to gather with the ladies for a wine flight and some of their delicious cheese pairings. My husband had the braised short rib and I had the striped bass. Everything is sourced locally and both dishes were delicious if not a little small. I like to be offered a salad or side with my $28 fish, I guess that is just the 99% in me :) Nice evening overall."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I wish I could give this place a good review as the atmosphere is cozy/nice and the staff was professional but the food is hit or miss - mostly miss and it's expensive to boot. That's a bad combination. If you want to go just for drinks and have limited expectations on food/appetizers go for it but if you are looking for good food I'm afraid you'll be dissapointed."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful experience at Tastings recently and would recommend this exstablishment to anyone."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the calamari Excellent preparation of the braised lamb"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Once the food order was put in...it took almost 45 minutes to get our food. That seems to be the norm there. It's too bad because other than that it's a great place to go! The food is excellent once you get it"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I came with my wife to celebrate my birthday. Don't go when they have a large party or company event... Loud, cold and the bus boy told my wife she was eating her food the wrong way... Really?! Don't be foodie snobs, bus boy...! On the ride home I discussed this with my wife and she agreed, great food, lousy environment. I will go again, but not with my wife. She isn't picky, she just wants to be comfortable (freezing cold) and satisfied (she ate her food "wrong") when she goes to dinner. Btw,..I spent over $150 WITH a coupon...... a miss."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "My girlfriend ordered the scallops that came in a sauce called an escarole fondue. It was a weird green-brown with an unappealing flavor. Our waitress had it re-plated with a turnip based puree that was terrific. A great bounce back from the chef and superb service from our waitress."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This was our 3rd time to Tastings - we had been for a beer dinner before. As was the case with the specialty night, the food was outstanding, the service was great, and everyone was very friendly. Will go again."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Quiet. Great food and service. The Duck Wellington was wonderful. The variety of wine flights with 3 samples each was a nice touch."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "We did the chef's 5 course tasting, it was fantastic! The service was impeccable, great meal!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Great food. Great service. Awesome wine list. Definitely worth the money spent."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The staff was friendly and the restaurant is near the movie theater. However, the service was very slow and the food was mediocre. Disappointing."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "I have to say that I am addicted to cheese and charcuterie platters and this place hit it right on the head. My girls and I enjoyed the food and the drinks. I would have to say I will come here again either with them or a date."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful date night! The food was excellent and we felt sttended to without being rushed. The owners came out to ask about the experience. Our one complaint is that our server was less knowledgable about our choices than the server for the couple at the next table. All in all, a very special time for us!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We went with a group of 6 early on a Sat. Food choices were limited. Chicken was undercooked. Twice we had to ask for pepper to add some taste to otherwise dull dishes. Thte ladies liked the pop corn that's served before the bread arrives. I don't eat pop corn so sccording to them I missed the best tasting part of the meal."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I took my fiancé out for a lil date night and had a great experience. Great wine selection even tho white sangria was on the menu, they did not have it. Food was excellent, would def go back again"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I love coming here for wine flights and small plates. Wines and foods are very well paired. Not sure why parents bring their kids here after 9pm, but there were quite a few."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "first time there and by far one of the best restaurant we have been in a long time would recommend hands down"
    Dined on 10/18/2013