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About Bernards Inn

Two magnificent dining rooms and a warm clubby bar with Jazz Pianists are apt settings for the outstanding American cuisine of Executive Chef Todd Mark Miller. The impressive wine cellar with selections from all over the world encompasses over 1,500 different labels. A six course tasting menu is available with or without wine pairings.

27 Mine Brook Rd. (Route 202)
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation

Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am
Saturday: 8:00am-11:00am
Sunday "A La Carte" Brunch: 9:30am-2:30pm

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Route 202 & Quimby Lane

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 766-0002

Website:
http://www.bernardsinn.com/

Entertainment:
Live Piano Music Friday and Saturday evenings as well as the first Wednesday of each month.

Catering:
Our catering department can accommodate parties or all sizes with the award winning cuisine and service The Bernards Inn is renowned for. Contact our Director of Events Andrea Testa at 908-766-0002 ext. 155 for details on how we can create or enhance your special occasion, event or meeting.

Parking Details:
Our private parking lot is located on Quimby Lane right next to the Bernards Inn.

Public Transit:
NJ Transit Train to Bernardsville, Peapack Line, station is across the street.

Executive Chef:
Todd Mark Miller

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Celebrate the holiday season "Inn" style!

Join us for Breakfast with Santa on December 10th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Along with your favorite brunch menu foods, there will be special holiday treat tables for children. Enjoy live holiday music and take photos with Santa Claus to top off a perfect family brunch! Tickets are $35 per adult and $20 per child, 2 to 12 years old.

Choose from one of our two dining options for an unforgettable Christmas Eve. Either a three-course prix fixe dinner featuring Executive Chef Todd Mark Miller's special holiday menu for $95 per adult and $45 for children 12 years and younger. Or, an elaborate buffet featuring a generous assortments of salads, fruits, chilled seafood, pasta, hot entrees, carving stations and a dessert station; adults are $75, children 6 to 12 are $35, and children 2 to 5 are $15.

Call (908) 766-0002 for additional details and reservations.

Specials

The Jazz Supper Club Series

Thursday Nov 30, 2017 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Breakfast with Santa

Sunday Dec 10, 2017 from 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

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Specials

The Jazz Supper Club Series

Thursday Nov 30, 2017 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

Join us for a lively evening of wonderful jazz from New Jersey's Brynn Stanley Quartet. Enjoy fantastic music, delicious food and spirited cocktails as The Bernards Inn Great Room transforms into a jazz club for the night. - http://conta.cc/2ycRIP6. Excludes Tax and Tip. Tickets $15 Per Person 2 Item Minimum Per Person Call 908.766.0002 to reserv. Special valid on Thursday Nov 30, 2017 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Give thanks at The Bernards Inn this Thanksgiving. Enjoy a 3-course prix-fixe dinner with a selection of appetizer, entrees and desserts. Seatings are from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will include chef selections from our fall menu including organic Griggstown Turkey. Adults $79 | Children $35.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Celebrate Christmas Eve this year "Inn-Style". Enjoy a sumptuous 3-course prix-fixe dinner with a selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Seatings are from 4 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will include chef selections from Chef Todd Mark Miller's holiday menu. Adults $95 | Children $45.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the new year "Inn-Style". Enjoy a sumptuous 3-course prix-fixe dinner with a selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Seatings are from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and will include chef selections from our holiday menu. Live piano music & champagne toast at midnight. Adults $125.

Breakfast with Santa

Sunday Dec 10, 2017 from 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Details

Enjoy a festive Breakfast with Santa buffet. Meet and take photographs with Santa.Special holiday treat tables for children will feature gingerbread and a selection of holiday cookies, cupcakes, candy canes and more. $35 adults $20 Children 2-12. Excludes Tax and Tip. Please call (908) 766-0002 for reservations. http://bit.ly/2iH0PAY. Special valid on Sunday Dec 10, 2017 from 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM.

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Sun 5:30PM - 9:00PM

Mon 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 9:00PM

Tue - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM

Bernards Inn Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.5

service

4.5

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4.5

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3.9

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (18)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
Cozy (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Business Meals (7)
Authentic (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Live Music (2)
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Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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 (Caribbean)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service,the good was very good.The wine list has a marvelous selection.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

I was underwhelmed. I live nearby, and Bernards Inn has lost its 5-star luster. Much better places for a $100 pp experience.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Lunch was very disappointing. The menu didn’t have enough light choices. My chicken dish was tasteless and my coffee was luke warm.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Consistently good. Love the ambiance and the wine list while not extensive but has some great choices. Food is solid (4 out of 5) but not the draw (at least for us). Generally a high quality piano player providing an interesting sound track for your dining experience. I noted the bar scene...for an older crowd. The Bernards Inn is solidly in our rotation.

Tags: Live Music, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very nice evening of fine dining with great food and wonderful ambiance

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Everything was perfect for an enjoyable. David, Terri and team made it a perfect evening! We'll be back, Just not an error in their execution and delivery.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

It’s fun to get dressed up and Bernard’s Inn is the perfect spot for that. The presentation of the food was fantastic. Taste matched the presentation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

This a special place for a special occasion. The food was excellent. My scallops were perfectly seared and my wife, who only has salmon rare, was not disappointed. Service was outstanding and the wine list extraordinary. It was a great way to celebrate our anniversary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Ordered sirloin steal and duck. the steak tasted like it was sitting under a fluorescent light while the duck "cooked". Duck was undercooked and not tasty. Thought this would be a romantic setting but tables were too close together for that.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Last two visits to Bernards Inn have been disappointing for food and service . Service in this case applies to wait staff not the sommelier. Wait staff is slow and seems bothered or overwhelmed - in both visits. For the food, I had the tuna appetizer which was fresh, but otherwise no flavor -sauce or additional texture and the filet mignon which was cooked as requested (I asked for modification), but the overall dish had little flavor with the single potato slice and minimal dry vegetables. The Bernards Inn was always a "count on" place for special occasions or a "splurge". The value is not there at the moment. Hopefully this will change!

Tags: Live Music, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went to the Bernards Inn to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The bar area is lively with a piano player and we enjoyed a pre-dinner cocktail that was expertly prepared. The dining room was well appointed and very comfortable. The service was extremely attentive and professional. We found the sommelier to be both knowledgeable and approachable. The food was excellent in both quality and presentation. We will certainly be returning.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Beautiful setting! Both dining rooms are well designed. Service is very pleasant & attentive. Food is delicious. Slightly pricey but the food is really good. Bring your favorite people here. Lunch is a good deal. Menu is nice.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Met old friends for lunch! Wonderful atmosphere. Truly great service. No rush, just a leisurely time.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food. Great service. Great venue. Consistent over the years. Old school elegance but not stuffy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The food was awful,the staff is wonderful,such a sgame

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The food is good but a bit pricey for the portions you receive. The staff is friendly, courteous and extremely professional.

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent in ever way! Always consistent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The yellow tomato gazpacho was the best I have eaten. Every dish is beautifully plated. Careful thought to every ingredient. Everything is just perfectly delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We had a wonderful evening celebrating our 47th wedding anniversary at Bernards Inn. The food was wonderful....I highly recommend the grilled watermelon with burrata, which was fabulous. Also the scallops served on a bed of lemon risotto with asparagus. To die for! Our desserts were great and had happy anniversary written on the plates. The entire staff was professional and friendly and they all wished us happy anniversary and gave us a card signed by all as well as a box of chocolates as we left. We had a great celebratory dinner!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My husband and I were married at the Bernard's Inn last year, so we came back on our anniversary to dine at the restaurant. Frankly, the service was awful. Our server was impersonal and abrupt, and he barely came to check on us. We opted for the tasting menu and when the cheese course came out, we asked the server to tell us about the cheese. He literally said "the menu has the names of the cheese (but never got us a menu to reference), and said "this is like a blue cheese, this one has the consistency of a provolone, and this one has the consistency of a brie". We asked to speak to the sommelier when we sat down at 7:15 and by 8:00, after being served two of the tasting menu courses, she STILL had not come. We finally ordered a bottle of wine we had before (though we really wanted to celebrate with a new bottle we had not tried before). Service was really awful and we were really upset by this. We thought that we would go back to the Bernard's Inn each year to celebrate our anniversary but are certain that we will never be back given how awful we were treated on our anniversary dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Everything at Bernards Inn, from the decor to the food to the service was perfect! Couldn't have asked for more.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Best restaurant in NJ, wonderful setting, Sevice, and food! Extensive wine list.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food is excellent. We had a 5 course dinner and it was fantastic. I would say the individual meals were just a little too big . the appetizers had the right size, but course 3 and 4 was too much. So a little bit smaller portions would be great. I know it is pricy and maybe people expect bigger portions but personally i prefer smaller ones.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

As always, a lovely meal here. 'Ambiance' is a challenge to review as we took advantage of the lovely weather and sat outside...having sat inside plenty of times, I can say that the atmosphere is lovely...except in the room with the tile floor, as it is quite loud. But the library/bar area is nice (more contemporary) and th formal dining room is fantastic (traditional fine dining style and quieter). The menu is always interesting, the quality of the ingredients is without parallel and if you even like soup a little, this guy is a true genius with soups (best lobster bisque on the planet). Some dishes may seem a little 'weird'/CIA, but trust him...they flat out WORK. Highlights include butter poached lobster (lobster foam was exquisite!), grilled watermelon (just try it) and, believe it or not, amazing fish n chips (light batter, halibut, amazing!).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great waitress, ambiance and food.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience. Food was amazing!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

lovely historic building, very enjoyable ambiance and well prepared entrée dishes. The salmon was prepared as requested and it was exquisite. The pork porterhouse was also very tasty and prepared perfectly! The key lime dessert left something to be desired as the dessert chef would not leave off the berry topping.

We did not appreciate that we were put in the back dark room with only two other sets of diners

Tags: Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Enjoyed the tasting menu with wines package. The television was on in the adjoining bar, which took away from the ambiance . There was a talented pianist playing a lovely selection of music. Most of the food and wine pairings were spot on.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 28, 2017

My husband and I ate outdoors on the patio. Despite being right off the road, the patio is charming. Since we were not too hungry, we chose items from the bar menu. It is really nice to have this option. I started with an interesting craft cocktail. I then had their signature farm to table salad and it could not have been fresher nor more attractively presented. I followed the salad with the crab cake which was excellent! Very moist and delicious. Over the years, dining at The Bernard's Inn has always been a wonderful experience. The food is always fresh and never overlooked. The artisanal breads are delicious. Our server was a very polite and attentive ( not overbearing) young man.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The Bernard's Inn is a flashback to old world charm and service. From your very arrival, you are treated like a gentleman (or lady) of yester-year. We were met in front by their valets who held umbrellas for the ladies and assisted them up the stairs. After being received by the concierge, we proceeded to the Library Bar where cocktails are not only unique, but expertly crafted. Once we were ready for dinner, a waitress carried our cocktails to our table. Each course is served in coordination (if you have a party of 6, 6 waiters / waitresses will place each plate down at the same time), a throwback to old world service. The menu is very seasonal and unique with wild game options. Each meal is meant to be eaten as a totality (each ingredient on your fork for each bite). Complimentary soup shooters and cookies were provided by the chef. Everything from their bread to their desserts are made in house and are always consistent and delicious. Spend a romantic evening at the Bernard's Inn and you wont be let down.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Outstanding; I enjoyed the whole dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Always fantastic!!
Bring back the Cardamon ice tea

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We tried testing menu, seafood was good, but not steak very dry even when it was ordered at medium.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Quite disappointing. Maybe the issue was a Sunday night-dining room closed. Had to ask for a seating change away from server's area. Crab appetizer uneventful/overpriced. Garden salad appeared not to have any dressing. Had to ask for our wine several times. Entrees were good-but not overwhelming for the price. Nice job recognizing daughter's birthday.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

It's always a treat to go to the Bernardsville Inn. It's an elegant place without pretension. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and seem to enjoy their work. The food and wine list is really wonderful. We had our wedding at the Inn and they handled all the details. We asked for a specific cake we liked from another bakery. They asked us to bring in a piece of the cake, and they made it for us. The bar scene is always lively and sometimes there is a piano player. Today we sat near to a mother with her 2 young girls and their grandmother. It's a nice atmosphere for young and old.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

well prepared delicious food served in elegant surroundings. Service was excellent and we were not rushed

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary at The Bernard's Inn...lobster bisque was wonderful. The dry aged sirloin with the tomato jam was amazing. Strawberry shortcake was top notch. Overall great experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We went to the Bernards Inn for the first time in many years for our 45th wedding anniversary. We were the first to be seated in the dining room, so it was very (almost awkwardly) quiet. As other guests were seated, they smelled of old money. Our waiter was excellent -- very much on top of things, but not hurried. The sommelier was around, but didn't offer help with the wine selection. The wine list was extensive and expensive; our David Bruce Pinot Noir was very good. The salads we chose were good, though I could have done with fewer beets. The entrees haddock and lamb were both excellent, but I could have done without the kale. The s'mores dessert we chose was great and the anniversary inscription and the extra candies were a nice touch.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Superb food and fabulous wine. Excellent service. One of the best!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Went here for our anniversary and to celebrate Father's Day. Appetizer was great and left me with lofty expectations. Main course was mediocre at best and came with a NYC price tag. Our waitress was constantly elsewhere, making infrequent hectic stops at our table. Wine list offered some wines by the glass options - but at a steep price. The restauarant will not let you bring your own bottle of wine and pay a corkage. Isn't it time all restaurants offered a corkage option?

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