Corkbuzz Wine Studio

4.4
91 Reviews
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Corkbuzz Wine Restaurant and Bar is a lively communal dining room, serving sharable plates with a Mediterranean influence, perfectly paired with our extensive wine selection. Master Sommelier and Owner, Laura Maniec, carefully crafted a rotating list of more than 40 wines by the glass and upwards of 250 bottles- in addition to an impressive beer and cocktail menu.

Corkbuzz Wine Studio’s inviting, synergetic and cozy atmosphere lends itself as the perfect venue for approachable, yet thorough wine classes and winemaker dinners. Our adjustable partitions can accommodate larger or more intimate private parties, making our space perfect for your next special occasion.
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
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OmarS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2017
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I am a loyal customer of Corkbuzz, having visited at least 20 times over the past few years. This time, upon arrival for my 7:30 reservation, I was advised that my requested high table was not ready and was forced to stand waiting for over 15 minutes, as there were no other options. This is not the purpose of a reservation. The hostess simply disappeared and stood with the bartender, and was nowhere to be found even when new customers came in. A second hostess eventually sat us at a common table, which I mentioned that I did not request, and which was far too noisy. When a high table opened up, she did not offer to move us, and there was absolutely no effort made to make up for the problem, such as by offering a complimentary glass of wine or food plate. It was thoroughly sickening to be treated this way after years of patronage, and I will absolutely not return and dissuade anyone I know from returning (previously, I would highly recommend Corkbuzz to friends).

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Luckily they sat me but I was very disappointed to hear when I walked in that they had no record of my reservation because they are no longer on open table, even though I had made the reservation that same afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food! Service! The Beverage list and a team clearly passionate will come again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I read mixed reviews about this place but it seemed like a cute place to try for a Valentine's Day date- I was wrong. Neither my boyfriend nor I EVER get our feathers ruffled by a little wait, but we were completely ignored and talked down to the entire ordering process from wine to apps to mains. Our waitress was the most condescending person I have ever experienced and in between our ordering, we were paid zero attention. We literally sat there while no one came to take our order in between every single course. We had finished half a bottle of wine and our apps before she even came over to take our dinner order! Once we were finished we sat for about 30 minutes before she came to ask if we wanted the check. It was truly a ridiculous experience and that waitress should be fired. With that being said, the food was good but portions were very small. I am never going back and suggest you spend your money elsewhere.

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vipJennifer
London
98 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had an over-eager server. Shortly after I arrived, when he overheard me announce to my friend that I was pregnant, he muttered something along the lines of, "and tonight I'll be your doula." ?! I thought I'd heard him wrong, but when I asked, "I'm sorry, what did you say?", he said, "Oh nothing," smiled, and asked if my friend wanted another glass of wine. VERY weird and uncomfortable. The bar snacks were good, though the portions were small: fritto misto (small portion for $15), blistered shishito peppers, baba ganoush (was only ok; lacked flavor), and gougères (four tiny ones).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, a great night at Corkbuzz. They have the best homemade ricotta EVER.

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huskerevelyn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a fun roomy space with great options. Dessert was the miss or I would have given 5 stars. Service was fantastic.

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vipGloriaS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I have been to Corkbuzz several times and each time I had a great experience. The staff's wine knowledge is extensive and the service was fast and attentive. Great wine selection and I absolutely love their appetizers. Great ambience too!

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vipfreq7
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As one would expect the wine list is terrific and fairly priced.
the staff is knowledgable and friendly....
The Food is EXCELLENT and equal to the wine.

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vipcammarc
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The best thing about this place is the service!! Been here several times and never disappoints.

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vipLuis
New York Area
224 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall really good food. Very well trained server; he knew his wines. We might have expected a bit more "fun" over wine tasting, and broader options. In general, it was a good experience- but not outstanding.

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vipSal23
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for my birthday prior to going to hockey game in Brooklyn. Food was delicious the cheese meat platter was excellent especially the homemade ricotta. I had the Bourguignon burger which was very tasty. We shared the mushroom polenta and my wife had the Apple & Walnut salad. We did not have room for dessert. Requested iced tea and they fresh brewed a pot of tea for me. Service staff is warm, friendly and helpful. Great find!

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vipNYCSays
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There's a reason this place is always buzzing. Good wine, an on-the-ball staff, and way above average small plates. Wish Corkbuzz was in my neighborhood.

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vipDisappointing
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a good choice after seeing a play at Classic Stage. It's a destination for wine lovers with a varied and interesting list with choices at all price points.

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vipSuzy
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience1

although I have enjoyed Corkbuzz in the past, tonight it suffered from extremely inept service, and an unacceptable noise level. Food just okay. Sad to see this decline.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice ambience bland food selection of food/drinks but expect to pay more than average.

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MaryCameronT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints! The food the wine and the staff is all incredible and I truly cannot speak high enough about my experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the whole experience!

MW
MylesW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Love Corkbuzz. Great wines. Great food. It gets noisy, though.

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vipTrish31Tri
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love this place and it never disappoints. The wine selection is massive and the waiters help you pair the wine and food for the best meal!

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vipStefanieS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience2

For a place that prides itself on wine, it was surprising to have our white wines served in ice cold glasses. Seriously! They were cold to the touch. Would be nice if there were additional food options. Service was strange. The sommelier was there for a bit then disappeared and we had trouble figuring out who our waiter was. Overall service fine but in NYC you can definitely have a better experience for a comparable (if not better price).

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vipWilliamT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great space and wonderful wine list with great options at all price levels.

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vipglasbcy
Atlanta
66 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really great wines (more than 50 by the glass), but the best part was the server was extremely knowledgeable and interested in wine. And friendly! He didn't push anything expensive and made really great suggestions. We did the wine flights and they were excellent (and very creative). The food was tapas oriented, but very good. Would definitely go back.

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Kelly
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wine list and friendly sommeliers. Great place!

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vipJudy
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loved it. Sommelier was terrific - he MADE the experience. Loved the food tho $ a little high especially for the cheese flights! Need to increase the value of that.

We will go back for sure.

One other small complaint - chairs are REALLY uncomfortable.

DB
vipDaniB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2016
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Horrible experience...I used to love this place but not after last night. Had to wait forever to get plain bread which they charged for. I ordered the skirt steak and the portion was ridiculously small for $30. Not mentioned on the menu was the side dish with the steak was brussel sprouts which I had already eaten as an appetizer. Good wine selection but food and service are terrible.

GJ
GarrettJK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I work in the Union Square area and Corkbuzz is always a reliable and delightful stop for after work drinks with friends or with a date. Being in the wine industry it can be surprisingly daunting to find a well crafted and well priced wine list where the food is of equal quality (very tasty, everything I have ever had). Corkbuzz manages to achieve this. As an added observation, for the few years I have been going there I tend to see the same staff which speaks volumes to me in the highly competitive NYC market for great workers.

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JimL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value in NYC, food is as good as the wine list, which is outstanding.

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vipalan
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience5

you come here for the wine list. Amazing bottles. they know their wine here

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MarkY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had four adults and one very busy toddler. The staff (hostess/servers/etc) were patient and thoughtful about where they placed us and how quickly they served us. Food and wine were excellent. It was a great environment to have a nice adult dinner with a toddler in tow.

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viptransportedtotheisland
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

hidden gem inside chelsea market. nice people watching. great food and interesting wines. do a wine flight for more variety

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corkbuzz has an amazing wine list and very knowledgable staff. However, you are missing out if you don't stay for dinner.

What We Had:
- Homemade ricotta cheese and meats (Appetizer)
- Steak (Medium Rare)
- Smores Dessert (out of this world)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience in a hip environment that's still accessible.

MM
vipMeMeMe
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Went for dinner with a group of friends, and maybe the staff was tired from the Mothers' Day brunch crowd, but we were the only table seated in the dining area, and service was soooooo slow. Ordered a dozen oysters... got a half dozen. I seem to recall the food being tasty enough (though two at our table ordered the steak and were disappointed at the size and that it was presliced for them on arrival), but honesty I ate it so quickly because we had been waiting so long. No complaints about the wine, everyone found something they enjoyed (you'd hope so!), but I don't know what was going on behind the scenes.

MH
vipMartyH
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been doing Sunday brunch every once in a while for a couple of years now at Corkbuzz Union Square. Great brunch menu and 1/2 price champagnes. Great combination. And the staff is all so helpful navigating thorugh a list of champaignes that would be otherwise unfamiliar territory. We had a Champagne Piollot (mostly Pinot grapes), for example and it was fabulous. The shocker was how empty the place was given how great it is!

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vipPeter
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious, and wine excellent. Our server was very nice and friendly. I was seated along the wall a few tables in from the door. Each time the door opened a very cold wind would come into the restaurant making it pretty uncomfortable. My date and I each had 4 or more glasses of the Malbec, certainly a bottles worth. It would have been nice if we were charged for a bottle rather than per glass as a gesture since we ended up spending a few hundred dollars. I'd go back anytime in the spring or summer. But this may not be a great place to bring a date in the Fall or Winter unless they can keep the cold out and heat in.

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viplinda
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Who would have imagined that any restaurant would serve brunch until 9pm on a Sunday? I didn't. When we arrived at 7, the place was empty (no surprise) and we were handed a brunch menu. Why would anyone want to eat eggs Benny at night. We left without ordering and went out for DINNER.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great wine. Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and was able to recommend a great bottle of wine for us. Would definitely return!

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nyz31
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great decor and service, good spot for a date, but:
Seafood appetizer was premade and served to us within 60 seconds of ordering.
Main courses were bland.

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vipSharonC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for an early Valentine's Day dinner & it was great, the food was exceptional & really surprised us. The only negative was because it was cold & windy and we were sitting closer to the door our food got cold when people would go in/out. The wine was delicious!

We got the cavateli (YUM!!) and the skirt steak. It was a great place& we'll definetly be back, especially since they are consistently changing their menu

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