Xai Xai Wine Bar
Xai Xai Wine Bar
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Xai Xai Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.xaixaiwinebar.com/
  • Phone: 2125419241
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: African
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room
  • Private Party Facilities: 50 seated and 75 standing, space for 12 at the bar and summer sidewalk seating is scheduled.
  • Private Party Contact: Tanya Hira 2125419241

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th and 9th
  • Public Transit: C, E to 50th or 1 to 50th
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking or private lot.
A word from Xai Xai Wine Bar
Notoriously know as a great date spot, Xai Xai captivates and charms in true African style. A blend of rural and urban vibes mix with primal rhythms to create an enchanted experience that can be enjoyed over a glass of wine. Inside Xai Xai, high ceilings are streaked with wooden beams, supported by massive ancient cypress logs, rising from warm slate flooring. Textured plaster gives way to bone white driftwood and earthy brick walls are enhanced by recessed lighting and candle light.
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Xai Xai Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Amazing Food, Service Needs Help
    PapaJulietZulu
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    I took my girlfriend here on our one year anniversary (since it was our first date). The food and the wine are spectacular. A home run for date night. But the service was awful. We had to hunt them down for menus, another bottle of wine and finally the check. And whenever I did go find the waiter (who was 10 feet away) I always found him on Twitter on his phone. Still, the food and drink can't be beat. Won't say it's a bad review because of one overly lazy waiter. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    HappyCollegeFoodLover
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    Went here to eat before a date to see a show. We had an amazing time. Our favorites were the Sangria and cheese we got. 100% Recommended. Only tip, apparently the restaurant has trouble with getting the bookings from Open Table. If you are going at 7, or are in a rush call ahead to make sure they have your reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so sad to see what has happened
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2013
    I love Xai Xai and was excited to take my parents there-- perhaps I should have known better than to go on a holiday weekend, but the service was so poor that I was embarrassed to have told them I liked the place. The food was fine, but the ripped seats and completely uninterested or absent service made the experience a negative spot in our day. When the maitre'D is present, it remains a lovely place, but with just the bartender providing service-- don't go!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff was so warm it was like
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Staff was so warm it was like being in their home! Food was great and waiter kept wine flowing!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Safe spot for a quiet glass of wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    It's a great spot but doesn't seem like too many people frequent this place anymore. Decent wine list. Cocktails were mediocre. Food is assembled behind the bar so that's a turnoff that everything is precooked and just heated and plated for you.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Wine list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2012
    Me and my date ended up being there for some drinks. Must say, they have the best wine collection and server are very knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent and
    yumyum10
    Dined on 12/21/2011
    The food was excellent and great for sharing. Nice ambience too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Such a great find! Went with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/27/2011
    Such a great find! Went with two friends from South Africa. We each had a small plate and shared a dessert...they were very impressed! Staff was friendly, and so accomodating. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Really cool place. The staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2011
    Really cool place. The staff is very friendly and the food was just great. The small plates were filling, tasteful and a few adventuresome. Overall, definitely a place to return to over and over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was top-notch when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2011
    Service was top-notch when I went with friends this past June 2011. There are many small plates/tapas style dishes to choose from - South African specialties. Dessert was extraordinarily unique - again, a handful of South African sweets - Kook Sisters was what I tried. That was glorious. The wine selections here pair with everything supposedly, and yes, our server was absolutely right!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate