Cork Wine Bar & Market
Reservations accepting for guests dining with us! No need to reserve if you are just coming in for a glass of wine!
The outside patio is lovely and much quieter than inside.
Great wine and food - always order the avocado toast. A must when I go to Cork.
Food was tasty and service was great. For a wine bar, we were surprised that the limited choices for flights. We wished that we could custom create additional flights.
It was the Sunday before Labor Day and we had booked dinner. The ambivalent host who could barely pull herself away from her phone informed us that the upstairs restaurant was closed due to lack of customers. Hmmm? We chose to sit in the back patio which is really just a large alleyway between the restaurant and the building next door. Service consisted of one waiter and was mediocre at best to begin with. The waiter wasn’t sure whether he had the wine we chose (no alternative offered), he had no “paper and pen” to take our order, had attitude when we asked for important implements such as silverware. On one occasion he actually yelled at a customer who asked where his food was. The food however was good with Burrata, Carrots, Rabbit Ragu all satisfying. Finally at the end of the meal a rather large rat was spotted by the bins towards the end of the alley. We drank up and departed, but again we had to search for the waiter for the check!! Is the lack of Customer a self fulfilling prophecy??
They were understaffed, could not get our orders right, the food could have been good but was tiny, way too salty and arrived cold.
Love the back garden at Cork. Asparagus salad was light and refreshing. The olives were delightful. The wine was perfect. It was exactly what we wanted before a night of dancing.
Server was visibly annoyed we were only having drinks.
Slow service, rude wait staff (as if we were inconveniencing him), multiple issues with the food (i.e., notified us 20 minutes after an order was made that a main ingredient was not available, the revised ordered did not include a listed ingredient (cheese) and the server questioned us if that was actually on the menu which we showed him). Don't plan on going back which is too bad.
Wide selection of wines, but expensive for the standard pour. I ordered a flight and was told it would equivalent to 1 and 1/2 glasses, but it was more like 3/4 of a glass.
Brunch menu was perfect! Food was great, Mimosa flight 💕!! Avocado toast, as always, my favorite!
We were disappointed in brunch. Our food was cold and not very tasty. We had great memories of Cork from years ago, especially ham and egg sandwich. Unfortunately, it did not live up to our memories. Maybe it was just brunch. The space is gorgeous and our waitress was very nice; the restaurant was understaffed though.
Used to love it, but never going back for dinner. I don't know what happened in the last year since I'd last eaten there, but Cork sucks now, which might explain why it was nearly empty on a Saturday night. Still the service was very slow for just a handful of tables. Our "chilled" red wine and white wine had clearly been sitting out too long before being served to us, as they were sweating and not cold enough (and took too long). The server was nice but struggling, made several mistakes and not the best attitude. Forgot the olives, left them on the bill, then asked if we still wanted them--after we were done. The manager came over and took the mushrooms we hadn't ordered off our table--after accusing us of ordering them--and brought them to another table--after we had tasted them (she didn't even ask and we tried to flag her down but were too late). Those were on the bill too. The bread sucks, could barely chew it. The rainbow carrots are not rainbow carrots, just orange carrots, and soaked in honey--almost inedible, an awful dish. The octopus salad was lovely! The avocado toast is very tasty and I enjoyed it, but needs a bit more pistachio. Then we went to le diplómate, where there were seemingly hundreds of people and still managed to have exquisite service and food.
Food and wine were great. Wine was affordable and fabulous. Food was overpriced for portion size.
The plates we chose were all equally delicious and the portions sizes were perfect to satisfy, but not overwhelm. We will absolutely be back!
Nice place. The food was just ok. I will go back, just not running.
Did not quite understand why: 1. On the reservation I wrote requesting a table by the window or corner and hostess said she did not have that detail. 2. The waiter came by evey 5/7 min asking if everything was fine. It was a bit too much as I was there to talk to my party and b ing interrupted so frequently turned out to be annoying. 3. Suddenly the waiter showed up with a water bottle from another table and emptied the bottle on my guest’s glass and left. We had out own bottle in the table, why he came to our table with somebody else leftover waterbottle and filled a glass already almost full just to emptly the bottle? Too much pressing presence from the waiter was not Appreciated. 4. No bread was brought on the table, but i guess we had to ask for that. Indeed we asked for bread and it arrived. 5. The octopus was way way was overcooked. A shame that a fish sacrificed its life to became a delicious dish, instead it was completely mismanaged by a careless cook. On a positive note: The female bartended really has a good eye: we ordered 2 glasses of wine and once they arrived one was much emptier than the other. I look at the 2 glasses and smiled: was not my intention to say something, but the bartender showed up with a fresh bottle and said: i still need to fix this glass and she topped up at the same exact meausre of the other. Kudos to a very good bartender with excellent attention to details.
The food was amazing, I always look forward to dining at Cork, plus the Brunch is incredible. The wait staff is super knowledgeable and was able to recommend cheeses that were so good we ended up buying some downstairs in the market.
Great service and helpful, knowledgeable staff. Patio is lovely!
I've been coming to Cork for years for their dinner but I never tried their brunch - it did not disappoint, their dishes were unique and very tasty. I'm excited to come back and try more. We had a server in training and she also did a great job!
Went back to an old 14th favorite for what I thought would be a nice dinner out but what a disappointment. Slow, poor service. Mediocre choices for wine by the glass. Laughably stingy cheese serving. Overpriced and forgettable small plates. So bummed to find what I thought was a sure thing turn out so poorly. Sooo many better options in dc - you can and should easily avoid this place.
Food and wine worth the price. Our server was fantastic but the hostess was very short and rude with us when we arrived, when we asked to not be seated under the AC, and she was the same way with every group she brought upstairs.
I go here for the wine. Hadn’t eaten in many years. Now I remember why. Food was just ok. Wine was delicious as usual!
Another small plate restaurant. Nothing to recommend on the menu outside of the avocado toast. The noise level was awful. 85 decibels. Really just a lousy experience.
Very good for wine, not so good for food (small plates, not great value)
My colleagues and I were very excited to try Cork. We made a reservation after seeing Tuesdays were "grilled cheese" night. Upon arrival, the hostess asked if we wanted to sit outside. The weather was awesome so we said yes. After sitting down/seeing the menu, we didn't see any grilled cheese listed so we asked one of the servers who informed us that "the grilled cheese is only available inside". This was confirmed by a second server (who was slightly friendlier about it than the first). My colleague joked with her about going inside, buying a grilled cheese and bringing it pack to the patio and the server said, "no, you can't do that". I know this sounds like a silly thing to focus on, but we were totally turned off by this. It was 5:00pm on a Tuesday. It wasn't busy at all. And just because we chose to sit out on the patio to enjoy the weather, we couldn't order grilled cheese. The food we did order overall was fine. Nothing super exciting. We did try to get some ketchup with the fries we ordered because none of use liked the dipping sauce and were informed they didn't have any.
Avocado toast was excellent, but Mushroom flatbread, risotto, brussel sprouts sub-par and bland. Did not have the wine on the wine list I wanted
good place for family reunion - very friendly and warm. good food and not too big of portions.
Excellent service. Enjoyable atmosphere. Will return to sample more of the deliciousness.
We thoroughly enjoy our evening at Cork. We went there for a fun date night and were not disappointed. We have a couple glasses of wine and several small plates. The waitress was knowledgeable and able to recommend wines - and they were very tasty. The food presentation was wonderful - and it was delicious. We ended our evening with some port wine and amazing cheese cake. A wonderful meal. We will surely return!!
Delicious food, sat on the outside patio and it was great! Would recommend!
While the wine election and food were good, our waiter was negligent though friendly. Our problem arose when the host came into the back room in which we had been seated alone, the only party in the whole room, and dimmed our lights to an absurd degree so we could not even read our menus. When we adjusted them to a level more conducive to actually getting our food into our mouths instead of into our laps, he charged back in and barked at us about the lights and the ambiance before giving us a scathing glare and pointedly dimming them again to a lower degree than the lights in the main dining room. What happened to the customer is always right? Especially as the sole party seated in a room alone, our needs should have been honored.
We had a wonderful 4 top by the front window and a fun, informed and helpful waiter. His wine suggestion was excellent and our food was excellent. While we enjoyed it a lot our fun got a bit ahead of our wallet.
Wonderful menu and great small plates. wide selection of good wines by the glass.
Great service team. The avocado toast is a "top DC dish." Branzino was excellent -- first time I'd had it.
El lugar bonito y buena atención. Los platos eran demasiado pequeños y el precio algo caro por la escasa cantidad de comida
We had a booth upstairs and the ambiance was very cozy and welcoming. We tried a variety of appetizers (the avocado toast and the chicken liver pate were especially good) and ordered scallops and fried calamari and shrimp to share as entrees. Our server, Kristina, was extremely attentive and the bartender Dmitri was very knowledgeable about the wine selection and had great recommendations. We would definitely come back to Cork.
Lovely wine bar with some exquisite plates to share and excellent ambiance.
Amazing as always! Love the new space and the service goes without saying. Our waiter was wonderful (totally blanking on his name gah, but great tats and from Boston!), my guests raved. Thanks for another lovely meal :)
Was very impressed with the value at Cork Wine Bar. The prices of the menu items are reasonable, and they are delicious. Flights are also very affordable. Great date spot if you want to impress and not spend a ton of money.