Wine Market Bistro
Wine Market Bistro

Wine Market Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.winemarketbistro.com/
  • Phone: 4102446166x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am -4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
    Lunch now available for online reservations.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Chef Kevin Christian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: We have monthly wine tastings; sign up for our newsletter via our website to receive updates and information.
    www.winemarketbistro.com/events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lawrence Sreet
  • Public Transit: Baltimore's free bus service; the circulator banner route stops right next to our location.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking available right in front of the restaurant.
A word from Wine Market Bistro
Wine Market Bistro is a unique café, wine bar and wine shop all under one roof. We proudly offer over 30 wines by the glass and a 500 bottle selection in the wine shop. Most restaurants charge 300% or more for wine--at Wine Market guests can enjoy amazing wines for a small corkage fee ($10) over the retail price! This is a great savings for any wine lover. We feature a beautiful courtyard patio in the warmer months and a sophisticated Soho Loft like dining area inside all year. Reviews- Baltimore Magazine "Best Restaurants" 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009; 2011 Baltimore Sun rated us as one of the top 10 kitchens in all of Baltimore; Style Magazine listed us as one of their- "100 Favorite Places, People and Things." See website for more details.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Wine Market Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
150 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (116)notable wine list (96)neighborhood gem (96)great for outdoor dining (86)special occasion (62)romantic (55)good for groups (41)great for lunch (35)great for brunch (31)hot spot (25)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (8)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • The food was great!
    VeggieGirl
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The staff made sure that everything that I ordered was free of any meat products. They were very accommodating. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistenly Good
    Emily82
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Love the Wine Market. Have been coming to this neighborhood favorite for 8 years and will continue to come!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Never lets me down! Great food, great service and lovely atmosphere. Had the rare seared tuna wrap and fell in love with it! May be a new favorite sandwich. Friend had the lamb burger and really enjoyed that also. Thanks again.
    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, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • something different
    Accord
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Pick out your bottle of wine in the store and get 15% off if you are dining. The menu is not huge but has something for everyone and is not your typical American fare. The appetizers, salads and entrees our table of four had were all outstanding. Top level dining at a mid-level price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch for out of town friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We were served lunch at The Wine Market on Thursday, five women friends. It was a sunny day, although too chilly for outdoor dining. Since we had hoped to sit outside, the hostess sat us next to the open door to the outside dining area which was perfect. From start to finish we were treated with hospitable service. Served with time for conversation, we enjoyed salads and wraps, a good bottle of Chardonnay, and French press coffee. We shared a dessert which too satisfied us as we consumed it within minutes. The restaurant was not noisy, just enough patrons to make it very comfortable. We ladies who live in Baltimore will be visiting again very soon with our husbands for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine Market is awesome!
    ElleCritique
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Service: Fantastic! When browsing for wines, they were very attentive and explained a lot of the wine descriptions in a relatable way. They recommended an excellent, and affordable, semi-sweet red. There's something for everyone, wine lovers and newbies alike. In the dining room, our glasses were always full and they came around just enough so that we could still have a conversation without feeling interrupted. Food: I had the lamb burger and a side of the truffle oil macaroni and cheese. The macaroni and cheese is garlicky, creamy, cheesy, dense - a carb-lovers dream. Definitely worth the price, and you get a huge portion. I didn't notice the truffle oil. And the burger was seasoned well, just a little overcooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch!
    foodieforeverVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Delicious lobster bisque with fish and chips for lunch. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Wine Market Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I enjoyed my visit to The Wine Market Bistro. It's terrific having a bistro in the community that tries to approach food as if food matters. The staff were very helpful in seating our group (of three), but the service was a little slow given that our order was not complicated. The food was a tad disappointing - there was a slight sense that the website slightly overstates this aspect, but it was not poor by any means, just not quite as good as I had expected. Overall, we enjoyed the visit, the ambience and friendliness of the staff, and I will go back and explore the menu a little further.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Evening - A Few Mishaps
    WifeofWinesnob
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We dined early and the large, rustic dining room, almost empty upon arrival, filled quickly. Our waitress was friendly and attentive without hovering. Unfortunately, the kitchen sent out two incorrect salads, quickly correcting the mistake. We laughed. Then they sent out only three entrees. We stopped laughing. After complaining that I did not have my food, I was served a cup of excellent Lobster Squash Bisque to tie me over while they prepared my dinner, a perfectly cooked Salmon with Squash Risotto. The waitress apologized and insisted on desserts on the house. In spite of mistakes, the food was outstanding and service by our waitress was exceptional. Love being able to shop for interesting wine to enjoy with dinner at good prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Everything was fantastic! Highly recommend checking this place out. Service was friendly and approachable and the food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic dining experience
    Sumdawg
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    After a long day of work, Wine Market gave us just what we needed. A relaxing and unbelievably tasty dinner with my lovely girlfriend washed away the stresses of the day. Service was impeccable from the extra friendly hostess right down to the prompt refills of water from the busser. Our server was pleasant and attentive without being overbearing, very knowledgeable about wine, which was good because I am not, and we never wanted for anything. The food was amazing and will have us returning in the very near future. I especially liked the gnocchi appetizer and could have eaten a dinner's worth but was more than happy I had room for the chicken schnitzel. I highly recommend this spot for a date night or dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and lovely service
    SteakNWine
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This restaurant is a fantastic little bistro attached to a well stocked wine store. The food was top tier and the wine was delicious. Our server was extremely pleasant and very knowledgeable about the wines. Overall, I loved this place and am looking forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KenA
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great relaxed place with some original but not "weird" food choices. Wine selection great and fairly priced
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch
    Brunch
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I always forget about how wonderful the Wine Market is, but our lunch was a nice reminder. Our service was outstanding and food is always to die for. I will be frequenting this place more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't miss this one
    PatR
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This is our second visit to The Wine Market Bistro, and we were just as taken with the experience as the first visit. The food was out of this world and the wine complemented the food well. The Cod dish and the lamb shank were especially well done. We will be back soon and we intend to spread the word.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • recommended
    sushiloveVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A last minute date night led us to wine market on a friends recommendation and we were not disappointed! We will be back, food and service were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service with a greaat attitude!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a quick, very well prepared meal here prior to a performance nearby. If we should find ourselves in this part of Baltimore again, we would not hesitate to go back. Waitress suggested a house specialty, chicken schnitzel, telling us it would showcase the chefs talents, instead of one of the more mundane items on the menu--very nice suggestion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second Time as good as the first!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Came back for the dinner menu and was not disappointed. This place has my business. Had an early dinner this evening and was greeted by the staff with smiles. My companion and I enjoyed the same waitress as I had at lunch the day prior and the service was just as great. Food did not disappoint!
    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, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jubobVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    On that beautiful evening, we chose to sit outside on the patio for dinner. Our server, Erin, was very knowledgeable when explaining some of the entrees' being served. The food presentation was outstanding, and our evening out was a super success.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Recently moved to the area and this was my first visit to Wine Market. I'm hooked! Everything from the layout, the service, the food was fantastic! This was a business lunch but I intend to be back for a quick dinner tomorrow to check out that menu also. Looking forward to making this a regular stop for my dining out options in town.
    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, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed our meal
    Bruchwithfriends
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Grapefruit bellini was outstanding. Sunday brunch would recommend the break burrito or eggs benedict. Beautiful day but no available tables outside. Eating inside just as pleasant. Definitely would go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always a good meal
    WMColmes14VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went for brunch. The beignets with chocolate sauce are divine. Such a nice welcome. I had the custard French toast, which was light but sweet. Berries were very fresh. She had a chickpea/quinoa burger. A large portion. Service was fast and friendly. Sitting outdoors was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    ReubenVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    One of the features of this restaurant is the ability to browse their extensive wine collection, and if you want, be guided by a very knowledgable expert. She helped me choose an excellent, inexpensive, wine I hadn't tried before The server was friendly and helpful and not intrusive.The food was excellent, with interesting combinations and flavors (I had their watermelon and beet salad, their trout with "chow chow" and white corn, and then a delicious scoop of chocolate ice cream). But then I wasn't' surprised that I enjoyed the meal...its always been excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tried something new
    open4newfoods
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    As usual, our dinner was quite enjoyable. I especially liked the zucchini and mint soup and the buttermilk panne cotte. In the past I have ordered their ravioli dish and was never diappointed. This night there was a open ravioli that the menu discribed the filling with zucchini, tomatoes, porcini mushrooms in a corn sauce. Unfortunately my filling had nothing but carrots, celery and zucchini, no tomato or mushroom. The sauce was delicious, but there was some type of heat, which I discerned as some kind of hot pepper. The server said it was cruched red pepper, but the heat was greated than the red pepper flake can impart. And no visible red pepper flake. The trout was done well and flavors in the dish compimented each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good for wine aficianados
    AmateurSommelier
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    i loved the fact that the wine menu had 3oz and 6oz options - it allows you to try/pair different wines over the course of your meal. the wine offerings and prices were more than reasonable. the food menu offered a lot of variety; however, i was disappointed that the one item i wanted (the monkfish) was sold out that night. i ended up getting the scallops, which were prepared perfectly. the cost, however, was significantly inflated ($30 for 3 medium-sized scallops). the dessert menu left much to be desired, but overall i enjoyed my meal. having the wine shop on the premises and a discount for diners made the experience that much better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Specials
    GilletVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I ordered the Cod special on an Eggplant Ravioli, delicious. Great bottle of wine, great service. Will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing
    HanksparVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Party of four; two of us ordered the pork chop "special". Meat was too tough to eat. Sent back to be replaced with a steak salad, which was acceptable but the meat was chewy. Obviously using very cheap cuts of meat. One person ordered the monk fish; which was excellent, but the portion so small that he wanted to stop for a sandwich on the way home. Would love to love this restaurant, but it is now on the "do not return" list.
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  • Soangry600VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    there were 8 of us- 3 didn't get their entrees until the rest of us had finished our food. the entrees that did arrive were cold. we were so excited to try this restaurant as we are meat lovers and try to eest local, and farm to table as often as we can but will never go back to this place
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I live in the neighborhood and have been to the Wine Market several times in the past but it had been quite awhile since I had eaten there. I took my fiancé there for dinner for his birthday. The food was excellent. We both had an appetizer and an entrée and shared the homemade chocolate ice cream (decadent) for dessert. What I was most impressed with was the service. Jacob was our server and he was very polite, professional, friendly and had a great sense of humor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Going Strong
    out4funVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Four of us enjoyed a fine dinner at The Wine Market. We began our meal with appetizers, which included a creative and delicious chilled zucchini soup. Dinner choices included a delicious chicken snitzel, scallops, and beef medallions. We selected ice creams for dessert. Service was efficient and professional. It has been some time since I dined at The Wine Market, and it was nice to see creative cuisine still going strong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch and dinner spot
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Had late lunch to celebrate friends birthday. Food and beverages were amazing. Love that you don't have to commit to a whole 6 oz glass of wine but try a few 3 oz pours. Don't skip dessert. The perfectly sized portions were a great ending. Our friendly server was very attentive and able to guide and give suggestions with ease!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal from rest. week menu
    mmleach
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We got lucky that they extended their restaurant week menu!. Beet and watermelon salad very tasty. I had the 4 ounce filet mignon which was very good. The key lime and pistacio ice creams were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely return!
    NewToBaltimoreDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was excellent; the server was attentive, friendly and very helpful with suggestions. All in all, a great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!!!
    PatR
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was our first time at the WMB. All four diners were quite impressed with the Wine Market Bistro. The food was fantastic. The skate was the most delicious fish I have had in a long time, right up there with John Dory and Loup de Mere. The wine was perfect. Our server was personable and efficient; I am sorry to say I didn't hear her name. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal
    MoreBigCat
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The three of us had an absolutely wonderful meal off the Restaurant Week menu. We each had different dishes for each course and all were fabulous. I love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • recommended
    Robe
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We would certainly recommend Wine Market Bistro. Food was very good. Fried oyster appetizer was very nice. Seafood was fresh and well prepared. I had the chicken: nice crisp skin, tender and tasty white meat and leg. We didn't try the desserts. Nice wine options at reasonable price. The wines in the adjacent store were way overpriced. Small but nice outdoor dining patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Add to Your Favorites List
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We have been here a number of times and both the service and the food are worthy of a review. Unique menu items, excellent wine choices, right on portioning and friendly professional staff put this restaurant on our permanent favorites list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great yet again
    Lauren
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We've returned to Wine Market multiple times and have yet to be disappointed. There is always something new to try and it's always delicious. We still recommend it to all of our friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scotty
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Our dining experience during Restaurant Week at The Wine Market Bistro was wonderful. The service by our waitress was outstanding and the food absolutely delicious. We orderd the char and pork. There were four of us and not a bit of food was left on anyone's plate at the end of the meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Experience
    mikerVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Incredible meal and especially for restaurant week in which the selection was excellent and the portions were generous. Delicious fried oysters prepared gluten free as the appetizer. Everything on the menu was pretty much available to be made gluten free with some minor adjustments which is very accommodating compared to many other restaurants and gluten free requests. As usual excellent selection of wines by the glass and very satisfied with the entire meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate