Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
The food was amazing, almost too pretty to eat! Wine list was incredible. We loved all that we tried. Service was great. Thanks for helping us celebrate our anniversary!
Great dinner! Three of us ordered from the casual bar menu- more than enough food! And delicious. We sat in the back- lovely room. Quieter than the front, but the vocalist in the front room that night was excellent and we said we’d return when he was appearing there again. Over all, a great dining experience- would highly recommend Cuvée Ray!👍
Wonderful new restaurant! Tremendous wine selection and unique menu items of great taste & presentation. Spoke to the owner (Ray) about our wine preferences and he had outstanding suggestions. Can’t wait to return!
Excellent. The dinner and wine were perfect. Cody was an excellent waiter!
Thanks so much for the five star review!! I will pass your compliment on to Cody and hope you come see us again soon! -Ray
Outstanding. We each had two different wines, a red and a white. All 4 were excellent and at happy hour pricing. I enjoyed the Rib Eye and my wife loved the Octopus. The have some special deal nights like: Sunday, buy one entree & get the sesond at 50% off. Friday, wine flight of 3 wines normally $27 is $15. Wednesday, the 170 wine list is 1/2 off. These I think are off-season specials.
Harris, thanks so much for the such a nice review! Yes, we have a number of off-season specials from half off our featured wines on Wednesday to BOGO half off on Sunday to Friday Flight night, etc. Hope you come visit again soon! -Ray
Great food, wine and music. We love Ray’s!
Loved Cuvee! Great band, great food, and great wine choices...e excellent service by all...
Donna, Thanks so much!! Hope to see you again soon! -Ray
It was the first time going since the new menu debuted. We all really enjoyed the variety small plates. The food is outstanding at Cuvèe Ray. Happy hour is great too.
James, We really appreciate the very nice review. So glad you like the addition of our Cuvée Casual Bar Menu and we look forward to seeing you again soon at Cuvée Ray!! -Ray
What a great time we had there Friday night. Scallops appetizer was one of the best scallop dishes we have ever had ... really fantastic. We shared the eggplant and halibut entrees and very pleased with both of them. Our server was excellent and we enjoyed the musician and his song choices. To top it off, we can the front window table. Many thanks to Ray and his team!
Frank, so glad you had a great time at Cuvée Ray!! We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review and hope to see you again soon!! -Ray
wonderful staff , food great , wine list over the top
Thanks so much for the five star review!! So glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon at Cuvée Ray. -Ray
Really enjoyed the food. The wine list is amazing. We have been to the restaurant several times before and loved it.
Joseph, Thank you for the five star review and your kind words. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon! - Ray
Fantastic meal. We asked Ray to pick our two bottles of wine. The two he picked were amazing.
We started with wine and cheese, that was delicious.
For appetizers....We shared the foie gras and charred deckle appetizers. Both were delicious, however the deckle was a standout. A signature dish.
For dinner we had the halibut and the octopus. Both were amazing.
We were treated like royalty.
Thank you everyone at Cuvée Ray. We can’t wait to come back!
Thank you so much for the five star review!! It was a pleasure chatting with you and so glad you enjoyed everything. I look forward to seeing you again soon at Cuvée Ray. -Ray
Always have a great time! Excellent service! Creative food! Also enjoy the entertainment! Neighborhood gem!
So glad you had a great time and thanks so much for the very nice review. Very much appreciated and hope to see you again soon! -Ray
We enjoyed a lovely evening at Cuvee Ray. Great wine selection with assistance from our waiter to help choose the best glass to fit our taste. Food was creative and delicious! Menu has options for small plates as well as entrees. Service was excellent, and the live music added to an enjoyable night out! We'll definitely be back!!
Bill, thanks so much for the really nice review. We really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again soon! -Ray
Love the new menu and the small plates that were offered!! The flatbreads were great, also the salads!
Betsy, so glad you like our new menu! We are excited about it as well. Hope you visit with us again soon!! -Ray
Food quality was excellent.
Price of entrees a little expensive.
Thanks so much for the five star review! Please note that virtually everything that we serve, from our bread and desserts to the sauces we use, are painstakingly made from scratch by our talented kitchen staff. Please try our new Cuvée Casual Bar Menu with a variety of choices and price points! Hope you visit with us again soon!! -Ray
We tried Cuvée Ray for my husband’s birthday. We were attracted to it for its extensive wine by the glass list. The wine menu did not disappoint! The dinner menu was creative and everything we chose to order was exceptional. The owner himself poured our wines and chatted about them with us. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates well-executed dishes and loves wine as much as we do! Well done, Cuvée Ray! I hope you stay in Rehoboth for many years to come!
They have a huge wine list sold by the bottle and each bottle is also sold by the glass. How can that be we asked? Simple. The wine bottles are marked up 5X or higher over the full retail price. Shameful to price gouge customers like that. Some people may not realize it but many will see wine bottles that they buy frequently and realize the ridiculous price hikes on the wine bottles and wine by the glass. A wine bottle that they charge $1600 or $475 by the glass PLEASE give me a break. We picked out several bottles of wine we buy on a regular basis at retail, one for instance we pay $50 at full retail they have the bottle priced for $250 and $75 by the glass. We have travelled the world and ate at 5 star restaurants and restaurants at $500 or more a couple and no one's wines were marked up this way in the USA or Overseas. The norm in the USA is up to 2X the retail price in restaurants. The food as we rated it above was poor and overpriced. The menu has a miss spelled word for a very popular Italian dish. Don't serve Italian dishes if you do not know how to spell, pronounce or cook the dish. One of our guests ate it and it tasted horrible, was cold, overcooked and sitting in an inch of water from not draining the water out before serving it. Oh and it was prepared wrong with missing ingredients. Oh maybe because the ingredients got washed into the sitting water at the bottom of the bowl. THIS PLACE WILL NOT LAST - Do Not Waste Your Money.
Sorry for the delay in responding. I have been racking my brain to see how you figured our wine pricing. With all respect, you are mistaken. We receive many compliments on our wine pricing and if you like, I would be pleased to discuss wine pricing with you. My email address is on our website (Opentable will not let me type out my email address). I am truly sorry about the dish that didn't work. If you email me I will arrange for a gift card to encourage you to try us again. Thanks, Ray
Food was delicious. Service was very attentive. Ambiance was great.
The food and wine are fantastic! Just note that the dishes are smaller in size and more for presentation.
Great for wine and innovative food. Excellent all around. Ray is very wine knowledgeable and is a treat to talk with. Chef Joe Churchman is creating some really fine dishes. We loved the jazz on Sunday night. If you are anywhere near Rehoboth Beach, don't miss Cuvee Ray. This is our new favorite restaurant and we plan to make it a regular stop. Really nice!
Wow, what a nice review. Thanks so much...it means a lot to all of us at Cuvée Ray. -Ray
This is my second dinner at Cuvee Ray. This is such a unique restaurant with great food and wine!
Thanks you so much for the very nice review. I really appreciate it!! -Ray
Far from the norm restaurant. The food was fabulous and just the right portions. The owner Ray was there and gave us a tour of the restaurant and a little background about his journey from the law business to the restaurant business. There was also live music which was enjoyable. Absolutely worth the drive and we hope to make it back again.
Lisa, Thanks so much! I am so glad you took the time to visit and really appreciate the kind words. Hope to see you again sometime soon! -Ray
Food was very good, outstanding brine selection.
The food was very good but if you don’t eat vegetables it is slim picking. I had the scallops which were excellent but came only with a pickled vegetable side. There was not a starch available. No potato, rice or anything else. Wine selection was well above average.
I had high hopes for this place but I will not be back.
Glad you liked the food but sorry about your take on our vegetable offerings. Please check back with us as we are always striving to do all we can to make Cuvée Ray as good as it can be...and we change our menu, including sides, often. -Ray
Limited but excellent dinner, specialty drinks, friendly service. Live music was great, relaxing ambiance
Anthony, Thanks so much!! Please check our our continually changing menu , including our addition of an array of small plate selections. Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Ray
Awesome evening out! Wonderful dinner! Creative food! Excellent service!!! Live music.
Great service! Very nice atmosphere with an awesome singer. Food was good but not alot of options to choose from. Entrees were pricey. Good place for happy hour but not for dinner.
So glad you enjoyed your visit to Cuvée Ray. We are expanding our menu choices, including an array of small plates and wine pairings and hope you will try us for dinner! Thanks again for visiting. -Ray
Totally enjoyed the wine pairing dinner tonight. This restaurant is an experience for your tastebuds!
First time since they opened this past summer. Food was great as was the service. I would say it was on par with the best restaurants in Rehoboth. It’s not inexpensive but it was very good.
With family visiting for the week, we wanted to try a new experience. There were 7 in our party, made reservations but not necessary as the restaurant was empty. The atmosphere is very warm and inviting and they have an impressive wine list. The food needs help! Two in our party had to send food back as it was not warm (warm) and it came back 20 minutes later not any warmer. One of our group was not able to eat and ate dinner after at another restaurant. The check was split 2 ways and for a dinner that cost over $260 for 4 people, 2 of which didn't eat, is absolutely absurd. We will not be back and I would not recommend this restaurant for more than a glass of wine at the bar. Be sure to take your phone so you can research the wines as the staff is not as knowledgeable as one would expect with this variety of a wine list.
Great find -- recommended by a friend. Extensive list of house cocktails and fine wines by the glass. Nice atmosphere. Great menu, both small plates and entrees. Service attentive, without being over-bearing. Our server, Garrett, was a real gem. We were there on Sunday evening and greatly enjoyed the music of Rhonda Apple, Dale Britt and Mike the drummer playing great jazz and American Standards. Will definitely return the next time we are in the Rehoboth area.
Excellent meal, beautiful presentation. Modern decor. Definitely worth a visit
The bar was fun and the mixologist serving cocktails was very friendly. The food was excellent and served hot. The menu had interesting options for the more adventurous. The service was attentive without being over-bearing. My only concern was that the tables were very close together so it was hard to have a private conversation (and we went early in the evening so there was the opportunity to spread people out).
Birthday celebrations in the wine room—great evening!
I’m sure the kinks in service we and many people seated around us experienced will be worked out in time as the restaurant is new. The food however was exceptionally fantastic. Very limited menu, but every dish my table ordered was beautifully presented and delicious.
Disappointed and not worth it. Typical "upscale" restaurant that is run by someone that isn't qualified to open one. My wife and I call these "used car salesmen" restaurants. Just because a restaurant has good wine and rabbit on the menu, it doesn't make the place upscale and qualify it to charge $30-40 an entree (upscale prices). Its about the ambiance, food, wine, and service. Ambiance is ok (not overwhelming) and the wine is great...those are the positives. The food has potential, but is very schizophrenic. Presentation is good and the Beckel and all of the "sides" were delicious. However, the Octopus and Rabbit seemed to have been prepared by someone else....very bland and under seasoned (especially the rabbit). However, what made our experience 2 stars was the service. Upscale "used car salesman" restaurants forget about service. I know this is the beach and I don't expect New York 5 star service, but for what they charge, every person should be treated the same and each server should be trained and professional. My wife's actual quote while we were dining: "It seems like they ransacked Chili's for their servers and hired my wine-loving Uncle Fred as their Som." Ouch! We had a server who literally did not know anything about the restaurant, the food, or the wine. When we asked about the 1st Course and wines, she literally took the menu from my wife and read it out loud. We were amazed and actually felt bad for her. This falls directly onto ownership and management. How can they put someone as server in an "upscale" restaurant without knowing, tasting, or memorizing the menu (and it's not a big menu). Now to be fair, similar to Chili's, there were a few professional servers on the floor. So, I'm guessing all of the other good reviews got them.
The wine selection was excellent. Waiter was very knowledgeable. Food was outstanding and dessert was out of this world. I had a Chianti that was wonderful. For my entree I had the pasta dish with pork ragu that was delicious. The dessert was goat cheese cheesecake that still is making my mouth water just thinking about it. CuVee Ray is definitely on the top of my list. Look forward to coming again.
A fantastic wine list and cellar with mostly all the wines proposed by the glass. The menu is elaborated as well as the proposed pairing. Very friendly service and if you are lucky to meet Ray, the owner, he will share with you his passion for wine.