The Vineyard Wine Bar
The Vineyard Wine Bar

The Vineyard Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thevineyardwinebar.com/
  • Phone: 4435022551x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Wednesday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

    After 5pm must be 16 years old or older.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Jarrod 4435022551x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pennington Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Vineyard Wine Bar
Located amidst the antique shops, art galleries, bed & breakfasts, and marinas of Havre de Grace, The Vineyard Wine Bar is a convenient stop for a glass of wine, a light lunch or a rewarding dinner. Showcasing values from around the world and offering interesting and unique grape varietals, from Aglianico to Zinfandel. Our Bistro Menu offers an exciting array of tapas, light and healthy salads, “Flatbreads”, assorted fresh pate, an extensive selection of artisanal cheeses, and specialty desserts…all designed to accompany the great wine selection. Coupled with the wine bar, our retail shop offers an assortment of over 300 fine wines from around the world, specializing in wines that over deliver for the price.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Vineyard Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (66)neighborhood gem (58)fit for foodies (45)special occasion (34)romantic (32)great for lunch (26)great for outdoor dining (25)good for groups (17)late-night find (8)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (4)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Best Dinner I Can Remember
    FoodieIR
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I made a reservation for 2 and then needed to up it to 4. There were no tables, but the staff reserved us seats at the bar. I would highly recommend sitting at the bar. The waiter was outstanding. He was extremely knowledgeable about the wine list and made great suggestions for both the wine and the food. They offer "tastes" of wine for a much reduced cost if you want to try different things out. The Salmon Wellington was amazing as were the desserts. I can't recommend this restaurant enough. If I had one complaint it would be that there aren't enough tables; make your reservations early.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Adult Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We always take visitors here. Love the wine selection and sharing small plates. Especially love the pate!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Service was great from the minute we hit the door. Our server Brandi was very attentive. This sit has an extensive wine selection with great ambiance. Complimentary champagne for our anniversary. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommended
    LeahA
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Loved The Vineyard each time we visited. Amazing food - if you like small plates, you will like the food here. All employees are knowledgable about the wine and the food which is a big bonus. Will go back, of course, and would always recommend! Hidden gem :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Maryland and DC
    WilliamVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I work in Georgetown and live in Havre de Grace. I frequent DC restaurants--perhaps as many as 50 DC restaurants annually on OPENTABLE. The Vineyard is the best of the best. Reasonably priced, expertise in wine, helpful servers and charming owners. This is a destination restaurant for all of Maryland and worth the drive. My wife and I enjoy the tasting portions. They are small portions but we recently had three different whites and reds. Afterwards we were able to take some bottles home. How many times have you been in the wine/liquor store and reviewed the offerings without knowing what you are buying? The Vineyard solves that problem. Huge selection of wine personally chosen by the in the know owners. Excellent service and food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine bar
    WINETRAVELER
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    If you never went to a wine bar before, you are missing a unique experience. The food at this restaurant is wonderful. The menu is a Tapas style but enough food for 2 people to share each plate. You will not be disappointedin the atmosphere, the wine and definitely not the food. It is great for a special occasion, meeting friends for wine and a lite bite to eat or even a girls nightout. The area is very safe and parking is definitely not a problem. There are no negative sides to this wine bar/restaurant. Do not wait make a reservation for your next adventure and make it The Vineyard Wine Bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vineyard wine bar
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    A relaxing and intimate dining experience for couples or friends to enjoy a glass of wine and light fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    beryl1221VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been here one other time, and enjoyed it so much we returned. The food is amazing--we had the crab salad, steak flatbread, cheese plate, salmon wellington, and shrimp skewers. The food came out appropriately timed, hot or cold as it needed, and our server was perfect. He anticipated our needs but was never intrusive. Their prices on the wines are very fair and allows us to try ones we normally would not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite special occasion spot!
    Bill
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great place to sample many kinds of wines by the glass... Plates are the perfect portion (not too big, not too small). It's a bit expensive but not unreasonable. Vegetarian selections are a bit lacking though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • layout of restaurant
    shirlbac
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Loved the food. Waitress was great but seemed to be in such a hurry anorbit the right personality for the setting. She was always there to check on us. Maybe a little too much. The high bar tableus were not cozy and the tables were too close together. In your back room lounge I would put some sort of dividers between the sitting areas. Even if it was just a large plant. There was no privacy in that area. It is a very nice restaurant and would come back for the food and wine. But the seating use a touch of improving.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Commish
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    A unique dining experience. Simplistic sophistication.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 80 wines by the glass!
    WineguyVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Pair that with great food and a nice decor. Great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good meal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We love eating here when we have a sitter. The pate is delicious and we always try a new wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    JoeM
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was my second time eating at the Vineyard, and it really is a fantastic restaurant with great food, an excellent wine list and wonderful, helpful and knowledgeable staff. I will be sure to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful evening
    pdmt
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Four of us dined outside on a lovely summer evening. Our waiter was exceptional -- friendly and personable and knowlegeable about the menu and wine list. The latter truly a skill as they have an extensive wine list. The wines were well-priced too with most bottles in the $20 and $30 range plus offered by the glass or as a 3 oz. pour. It's a good place to try something you might not have tried before (or for wine novices). The menu is touted as small plates but we found the portions to be generous and more like a la carte than tapas. We were very pleased with our choice of restaurants! Note: They also sell the wines by the bottle for a bit less than on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding wine and food
    RKS612VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Happened upon this charming restaurant and was thrilled with the wine, food and friendly service. Small plate selection, creativity and flavors were extraordinary. Loved every bite and every sip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Find!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Wines we ordered were excellent, as well as the extensive selection. Food was great, would have earned a five, in my mind, if the food were more flavorful. The flat breads and small plates were what needed some fresh spices and/or herbs. The flavors they have in their descriptions couldn't be identified, but if they were more pungent it would have been outstanding. The salads were outstanding and did deserve a five star, especially the watermelon salad, exactly as described on the menu and you could taste the flavors very well. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good stuff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We visited The Vineyard Wine Bar last year with friends and were very impressed. When cruise friends from York, PA wanted a suggestion of a place to meet up with good wine, food, and service, there wasn't a seconds hesitation in recommending The Vineyard Wine Bar. This year we again selected the same local wine, but tried some other offerings off the menu. The salads and flat breads were just excellent. Presentation is just unbelievable. The service was the same superior level as the wine and food. You will have to really look to find a better place for wine, food, service and atmosphere. I would think it prudent to make a reservation to avoid disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant
    girlrunner123
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Had a very good meal at the Vineyard Wine Bar. Our server, Brandi, was helpful and knowledgeable. There were so many wines to pick from, I am glad that they served 3 oz tastings, so we ordered 8 of those and got to sample some wines that we wouldn't normally order. I am a vegan, so I had two salads to choose from. There were no appetizers, desserts or entrees that were vegan, and there is a note on the menu saying that the chef will not make substitutions, so I didn't attempt to try to order anything that wasn't on the menu. My friend had an appetizer, entree and dessert that were beautifully presented and he said they were were delicious. We also got on the waiting list for the wine club and we'll definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food!
    tempichanges
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Absolutely fantastic meal - wouldn't have changed anything about the meal or the wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of the way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We took a 40 minute drive on the recommendation of a friend..and defiantly worth the drive! The wine list is unbelievabl and everyone enjoyed there food! No one left unhappy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Must MD Destination
    KCGaul
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The place is quaint yet vibrant. Fantastic Food and Phenomenal Wine List. A Must for Foodies &/or Wine Lovers !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable as always
    winendine
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We had another excellent meal. Meat, some of us had lamb and others filet mignon, was perfectly grilled to warm rare. It is important to note for those who have not dined at the Vineyard that the portions are small which I enjoy. However, it is not what everyone expects particularly in this time of excessive portions. Service was very attentive but not intrusive. The restaurant focuses on being a wine bar and has the feel of a cozy neighborhood establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Havre de Grace's Finest
    Luv2Dine
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food selection, service, ambiance, friendly staff, and wine/beer selections make this a great place to frequent. One of our favorite places to eat and socialize.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunchalicious
    kingfest
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Went for lunch with a group of nine. Staff was very accommodating and attentive. We were in wine room with couches, easy chair and padded stools - very relaxing. Flatbreads and salads were excellent as well as wine selection and presentation. Definitely will return when in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect date
    DrYo
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here. We had a wonderfully romantic lunch served to us by a wonderful young lady, Brandy. We ate gourmet food, sipped great wine, listened to smooth jazz coming through the speakers, and were educated on wine's ins and outs. We spent over 2 hours there and could've spent more due to the European style seating. Incredible atmosphere. Intimate. Perfect for our day date.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best resturant ever!
    Emsmh2
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was my second time at this resturant, and once again everything was fantastic. The food was great! Huge wine list, and the wine is also very good. I recommend that you try this resturant right away!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We were a party of 4 last Sat night. The restaurant was crowded when we arrived. We were seated as soon as i gave the hostess my name. I made the reservation 30 minutes prior to arriving. So glad i did. Dinner was great. i will however say that the table we were seated at was too small for 4 of us. Table top was too small for drinks and plates for a party of 4.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Vineyard Wine Bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I really enjoyed the Vineyard Wine Bar. Great food, great wine, nice ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice surprise
    JTD443VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    You might think Havre de Grace is a sleepy little town but this place would make you think twice. The place was crowded for Sunday dinner. An extensive wine list and tasty tapas plates. There's an adjoining lounge if you want to stay and continue enjoying wine and conversation it's all hard surfaces though so it tends to get pretty noisy the night we were there it was crowded and with only two servers they seemed tired but managed to keep up
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary
    WilliamVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We live in Washington Dc and Havre de Grace -- and the Vineyard is the best restaurant we frequent. On this last Friday night it was buzzing and overflowing, but the service and quality of food remained excellent. We had been the the Vineyard the week before and enjoyed Joe's class on Loire and Champagne -- which is an extraordinary effort to "go round the world" over a two year period to teach wine. The unique thing about Le Vineyard is you can taste the wine (small glasses), compared different wines and vintages, have a great meal meal and "take out" bottles of the wine . And the price is reasonable. Also, very romantic and a great place for mother's day. Never disappointing! First place in Maryland and DC in my view.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 147 reviews are from the The Vineyard Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • our favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We've never seen such a wonderful wine list, even at other wine bars. The food is delicious, small-plate idea works great with the wine tasters. This is our favorite restaurant when we want something special.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine Bar says it all
    CharlIe
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Want to try something different for a change then go to the Vineyard Wine Bar. Nice selection of wines and beer along with new small plates of things to try. Restaurant is small and seemed to have just one service per table per night so you can make a night of it. Reservations a must from what we saw.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food & wine, but a bit pricey
    CVdubs
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I went here for a friend's birthday, and we all enjoyed the large wine selection. The food is tapas-style, and the food was delicious. We shared two flatbreads (cajun and pulled pork) as well as an antipasti platter and a baked brie. For three people, this was ok, but definitely not filling. Overall, it was a bit pricey, but this would be a good place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time success
    Jerry
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I usually won't write a review unless I've been to a place a few times because I don't want to base my judgement on a fluke, but in this case I don't think the Vineyard was this good by chance. The wine list is fantastic (If you want to pay $50 or more for a bottle - don't come here) all of the wine is available by the bottle/glass/taste and all very reasonable and very good. Our server was right there when we sat down and always checking at the appropriate times with a smile and a great attitude. Salads and flat breads were fresh and excellent. Our main courses (both fish) were also excellent. We drove an hour and 15 minutes to get there - well worth the trip. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most thoughtful wine list
    HealthMirror
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    They have the most thoughtful wine list, and with the tasting sized glasses, was able to drink plenty of different wines while not getting "toasted". Wonderful food pairings and cheese plates. Attentive relational non-annoying wait staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Friday night
    maznjimVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Very knowledgable and friendly server. Great wine recommendations and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Away
    Beth
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    This lovely little restaurant is hidden away in Havre de Grace. It has wonderful food, a pleasant ambience and very decent service. It's a great place to go when visiting with friends. Nobody hurries you, and staff makes you comfortable even after you've finished your meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the Vineyard!
    Mrsdstok
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We love this restaurant - such a breath of fresh air in our area. The wine list is certainly notable, and the service is always superb. My only complaint is that it is a little expensive for what you get. We tend to spend a lot more than we would for a full meal, yet we only get wine and small plates. The food and wine is outstanding, but usually we spend A LOT and leave kind of hungry:-) Regardless, we will go back time and time again to this unique hot spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visiting Annapolitan
    Annapolitan
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We love The Vineyard Wine Bar. My husband's mother lives in HDG and we like to periodically take her to dinner. HDG has many fine restaurants, but in our view, The Vineyard is the best. The food is outstanding, carefully prepared and delightful to partake. Incdredibly delicious. The portions are quite small, however, for what you will pay. Extensive wine menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate