The Wine Kitchen on the Creek
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thewinekitchen.com/
  • Phone: 3016636968x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm (Seriously Delicious Sunday Brunch form 11am - 3pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Contemporary French / American, American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Beard
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We are able to offer small-scale catering with appropriate notice. Please contact John McCain or Mary Downs at 301.663.6968 to inquire about potential catering opportunities.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private dining room that will comfortably seat 22 guests. We offer a variety of menus for our Private Dining Room and can accommodate special guest requests.
  • Private Party Contact: Mary Downs 3016636968x
  • Special Events: Winemaker's Dinners, Beer Dinners, Holiday Paired Menus, Local and Community Events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Take a right off Market St. onto Carroll Creek Way
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a parking garage at the end of Carroll Creek Way on the left hand side. Just before you take a left into the parking garage on Carroll Creek Way you will see two doors on your right below the number 50. Once you park use these doors to take the elevator up one floor, exit out the front of the lobby and take left and our door is directly on your left. There is also on street metered parking along Market St. and Patrick St. which are the two closest streets to our location.
A word from The Wine Kitchen on the Creek
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek is a restaurant – wine bar featuring all that is good about food and wine, and specializing in what is great about sharing them together with friends and family. Our Seasonal American Bistro Menu prepared by chef Jeff Beard highlights the bountiful resources found in and around our region. Our mission is to search out the highest quality, freshest, most delicious ingredients, and prepare them in their most honest form. Eat, simply. We search high and low to find outstanding wines that are true representations of their place and varietal, then pour them for you. Drink, simply.
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek offers sublime ambiance in a relaxed and casual environment where we take our food and drink just seriously enough to make it fun for you the customer. We open our kitchen to you to come and enjoy our food and hospitality.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek reviews from OpenTable diners
186 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (140)notable wine list (140)great for outdoor dining (134)neighborhood gem (105)special occasion (95)scenic view (89)romantic (65)great for brunch (62)great for lunch (52)good for groups (50)hot spot (49)vibrant bar scene (29)kid-friendly (26)late-night find (7)Show More
  • Great Wine Selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The wine selection was amazing...I had the roll out the red tasting and they were all excellent. The food was just ok, it wasn't bad but it didn't live up to my expectations given the price tag. The service was attentive and right on target. The atmosphere is relaxed, a bit rustic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    GBova
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    One of the best restaurants I have been to. Amazing food! Amazing service! And the idea of wine flights at a restaurant is awesome! I definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Our favorite spot in Frederick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    It's amazing how good the food is here. Carefully prepared, well described and interesting without being pretentious. Our server, Matt, was great, helpful and not intrusive. He knew the wine list top to bottom and made good recommendations. You must give it a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Among Frederick's Finest
    JJMDVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The Wine Kitchen never disappoints! From the Fried Green Tomatoes to the seasonal bread with pumpkin butter to the Pork Shoulder and Apple Mousse, the place offers truly distinct flavors and amazingly well-prepared food. Our out of town friends requested another visit to the WK and they loved it just as much this time as they did before. Add the wait service of one Jack C. and you have the perfect night out in downtown Frederick! Truly, the menu here remains one of the heartiest and flavorful, making it my go-to spot for fine and fun dining! Ask for Jack if you truly want the best waiter in Frederick to take good care of you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    ekaviraVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Fantastic food, excellent service and wonderful wine, overall a great experience dining in Frederick.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but not worth the money
    CJen
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was delicious. However, the plates were not worth the money. You pay 30-40$ a plate for 3 scallops?! That's a huge rip off no matter how tasty the food was.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent meal and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Wonderful meal and an excellent server with much knowledge. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Had a wonderful experience with amazing cuisine and wine. The only minor complaint was the proximity to other dining parties. The tables were so close you were able to be part of everyone's conversations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time....still good
    Longtimelocalgal
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We went here for our anniversary and we had a good experience. The food was yummy and the wine was good. My husband recommends their Bloody Mary. It was different yet delucious. The couple sitting next to us was from out of county and had never been there. They were surprised at how good the food was and that Frederick had so many good restsurants in general.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit & Miss
    SD21704
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The fresh oysters were very nicely presented, but my dining partner cast aside the extra little garnishes from his share. The chicken entrée, mashed potatoes & carrots were delicious. Rack of Bore was a special and was very disappointing, the presentation was lovely but the meat was tough. Prior to ordering I questioned the server about the preparation (brined and recommended at med-rare) and stated that from past experiences I knew the meat could be on the tough side. The server spoke with the chef and assured me that the meat would not be tough due to being brined. While trying to chew the meat I began thinking about alternate ways to prepare the meat to make it more tender; maybe slow cooked for chili or stew would make it eatable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    On paper, this place looked great and is in a lovely location next to the stream in downtown Frederick. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed with our overall experience. We had a reservation and were seated promptly, but things went south from there. Service was slow ---we waited over 20 mins for our order to be taken. When the food finally arrived, it was tasty but the portions were small for the price, the mashed potatoes that accompanied the meat dishes were cold, and the "rare" 2009 Bordeaux we ordered from the wine list didn't taste any better than a $15 bottle of red from a liquor store.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The Wine Kitchen is an excellent restaurant in downtown Frederick, easily in the top 3 in my opinion. The food is great and changes regularly, and the wine selection is very good. Expensive, but for what you get, I would say it's very reasonable. Well worth a trip whenever. Could no recommend it any more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a great Anniversary!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We took the drive from Baltimore to Fredrick and would gladly do it again sometime soon! Everything was well prepared and very enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Trip
    UltracsicVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This time we returned with our son and his wife after we had built the place up after our first visit. It was even better this time. Nice wine choices and a good selection of entrees. From the burger, which is excellent; to the pork shoulder; to the filet. All were very content with their meals. Everyone attacked the cheesy fries that were too much for my wife. Then we shared a superb desert made with pears, like an apple crisp. I'm sure we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Brunch
    lajumpVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My husband and I went to The Wine Kitchen for an anniversary brunch. We'd never been or heard anything about it, and therefore didn't have any expectations. It was absolutely superb. The food was amazing, and the service fantastic. The location is charming ... we were able to sit outside on a glorious early fall afternoon. It was as romantic as a Paris bistro. Thank you for a wonderful celebration.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome stop.
    Newbie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were on our way through Fredrick and happened upon the wine kitchen. It was fantastic. Can't wait to return!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food - a bit noisy though, so not a good spot if you like a good conversation with your meal. That energy level carried through into the service such that I felt the wait staff was a little flustered at times. Wine flights are fun thing though - great way to try things beyond your usual go-to wines. We'll definitely go back, just not for an intimate dinner. (Although we were there prime time on a Saturday ... maybe it's quieter mid-week? Might be worth a try.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service, loved wine flights
    Ltmd
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Went to Wine Kitchen on advice of our bnb proprietor and were very pleased. It was our 25th anniversary and the staff was so nice about everything, even brought a celebratory free dessert. Our favorite part of the dinner were the wine flights, the funny and spot on written descriptions of each wine (the owner who writes them should be famous), and the charcuterie platter. Entrees were really good, but we found ourselves wishing we'd done more wine flights and small plates. Next time! Worth the trip from DC or Baltimore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem!
    Nicole
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Awesome place! Amazing food! So glad we found this little gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the trip
    tripmaker
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I visited Frederick MD for vacation and the Wine Kitchen was one of three or four recommendations of the owners of the Bed and Breakfast we stayed at. I can say it made the trip worthwhile and one of our most enjoyable nights there. Excellent service, excellent food excellent drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our server was amAzing and knew soooo much about the menu. He was very knowledgeable and made our first experience there memorable. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with a friend
    Radep
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This was my second visit to the Wine Kitchen and while the steak salad was good, it was a bit lackluster in presentation and taste. The outdoor seating was nice though and our server was friendly and attentive. The food on m first visit was excellent so I'll go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Surprise!
    IggerdiggerVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The service we received from Will, who was knowledgeable and personable, was stupendous. The food unique, carefully prepared, and over-the-top fantastic. The "banana split" dessert was anything but ordinary. It was possibly the best flavor explosion ever! I looked over at our friend's face as he was eating the dessert and he looked like he was in heaven. I wish I could have had a picture of it! My friends commended me on my choice of The Wine Kitchen on the Creek! Magical experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First visit
    Gf123
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was out first visit to The Wine Kitchen and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was over the top and the selection of wines in flights was impressive. The food was top notch. We will definitely be back for a return visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine Food at the Wine Kitchen
    JJMDVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Wine Kitchen's menu always delivers! Their appetizers were amazing--I think the Papperdelle is my new favorite! We had the Scallops and the Peruvian Chicken and both were well prepared and just rich with flavors. I also love the Two Vintners Zinfindel wine--it's really a rich and superb wine that goes with just about any meal. The Banana Split and Strawberry Shortcake are amazing desserts--leave room for them! Only issue this time out was that our regular server was off and we had a new person who just didn't seem to have the best sense of timing. I' commented about this to the manager and hopefully this individual will improve over time. Otherwise, the Wine Kitchen on the Creek still remains a local favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love, Love, LOVE this place!
    SandiLB
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    You know you've found a true gem when it's wonderful EVERY time you go! What a great place :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful brunch
    marylandbrunch
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Lovely outdoor seating area facing the creek and flowers. The service was outstanding and they have a great brunch menu with lots of interesting choices. The food is very fresh and I liked how relaxed the atmosphere was, we never felt hurried. Great place if you like wine, as they have wine flights allowing you to taste several different wines for the price of one glass. We found this restaurant due to the Farm to Fork in Frederick weekend advertisements and are glad we traveled from Kensington for this delicious meal. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary, almost the last
    Normallylikeitthere
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I made a reservation for outside, stating it was our anniversary. They even called back to confirm. So far so good! Arrived, they started to show us to our indoor table. I'm like "what?" So 40 minutes later we were outside. Not the best start for 16th anniversary. Oh, well! This is a place for wine and cheese. Dinner is very limited. My husband hated his meal and his eight green beans.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our second visit to this restaurant. We have enjoyed the experience both times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had an amazing experience at the Wine Kitchen during Frederick's Farm to Fork Restaurant event, we selected to dine from the specialized menu and were incredibly pleased by the variety of favors and the amazing selection of wines. The Charcuterie was to die for; head cheese, pate, !!!!! Matt, walked us through very aspect of the dining experience and was filling with little tidbits about the wines and food. We will return as soon as possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWESOME
    sunshine
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was my 2nd visit but first time for brunch. Food was outstanding. The service is better than a 5 star eatery
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Now our favorite in Frederick
    Brian
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Second time my wife and I have dined there. First time was outside, this time inside. Both areas have a great feel, but when the weather is nice, outside can't be beat. I am no expert on food, but all the dishes we have had (steak, chicken, sangria, salad) are prepared very nicely and the taste is outstanding. Can't wait to try a wine or spirit flight in the future. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it, with recommendations
    olneylocal
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Loved this place. It was wonderfully romantic, service was great. My only issues were the Heirloom tomato salad had overripe tomatoes, and the flourless chocolate cake was not very chocolaty nor very tasty. I did order the tuna, but they were out and recommended wahoo...not a good substitute at all! So asked for halibut prepared the same way, then they charged me for the halibut rather than the tuna. Otherwise, it was a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal and fantastic wine - highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • charm on the creek
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We have eaten at The Wine Kitchen many times and have never been disappointed by the food, service or atmosphere. It is wonderfully located, close to parking and all the comings and goings of the Carroll Creek park in downtown Frederick. It is our go to spot.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    RickT
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Found this gem when visiting my sister in Frederick...my wife and I took her and her son out on our last night in town. If you love "farm to table" restaurants and great wine, you must try this place! We sat outdoors on the canal patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frederick's Finest for Lunch
    JJMDVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Lunch at the Wine Kitchen offers great food--their fixed price menu is one of the best values in town! I had their Fried Green Tomatoes, Pappardella and Pork Belly. My companion had the Mac and Cheese and Steak Fries. All our food was simply excellent. The Flourless Chocolate Cake was a great ending to the perfect lunch on a nice summer day. WK is truly a great establishment, run with great care by John McCain, their General Manager. He takes great care of his customers, as does Jack, a young waiter who is polite, courteous and highly professional who is one o the best waiters in town. If you want to taste the best Frederick has to offer, head to the Wine Kitchen on the Creek!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Room for Improvement
    VAdiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Lovely, interesting food. Uneven portions--mine was generous, my husband's was tiny. Despite reservations, were asked to wait for tables to be cleared (OK) but then were not seated until we asked--and then in a fishy smelling corner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic evening
    BishopE
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Took advantage of restaurant week and were throughly surprised by the food, wine selections, and overall top notch service. Hadn't heard much buzz down in the Bethesda area about the wine kitchen but looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    Acmaz
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The restaurant week meal options offered were great and did not have any limitations, considering the use of the existing menu with supplemental charges for some higher priced items. Food was absolutely delicious and perfectly portion sized.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.