Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.8
85 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Cuvée Ray is the relaxed upscale wine bar and restaurant in downtown Rehoboth that celebrates wines from around the world, great music, and inspired food. Offering over 170 wines by the glass, Cuvée Ray is a place for the casual wine lover and the experienced aficionado serving wines that are both exceptional and accessible.
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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed everything about our visit to Cuvèe Ray. We had an earlier reservation--it was quiet, the service was very attentive, and we enjoyed talking about the evolution of the restaurant with the owner, Ray. The wine selection was extensive, with many reasonably priced excellent choices. And the food was wonderful--we really enjoyed our appetizers (poached lobster and the beet salad), and halibut was outstanding--subtle and delicious! The band that was featured that night (Savannah Band) was terrific. We both really our evening at Cuvèe Ray, and highly recommend!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for the five star review and for your kind words. I am so glad you and your husband enjoyed your experience at Cuvée Ray and appreciate that you took the time to write such a nice review. Hope to see you again soon. -Ray

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TJ
Baltimore
73 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Service is always outstanding! Food is unique! Exceptional wine list!

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Responded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Cuvée Ray and thanks so much for the nice review! Very much appreciated. Hope to see you again soon. -Ray

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JS
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My vote for best of the beach. Great wine selection. Small plates very welcome in a town that is famous for over-sized portions of everything. Less is better sometimes. Prices on small plates are quite fair. Entrees $25 - $35. Food prep was visually appealing and tasted delicious!

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Responded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed our small plates and had a nice time at Cuvée Ray. I really appreciate the five star review and your very nice comments. I hope you visit us again soon! -Ray

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BF
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Celebrated our anniversary at Cuvee Ray and they gifted us with our choice of a complimentary dessert or drink. If you like trying different wines, this is the place to go. Unusually large number to choose from by the glass and several different flight options. Thought the happy hour drinks and bites were well priced. Food menu not extensive but what we chose was excellent.

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Responded on May 19, 2019

Brenda, thank you so much for the very nice review and for celebrating your aniverary with us. We hope you visit us again soon! -Ray

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GP
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were made to feel very welcome and everything was delicious!

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Gabbie, We very much appreciate your nice review! So glad you felt welcome and that you enjoyed the food. Hope to see you again soon. -Ray

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food! Good service. Just the right size portions. A little noisy in front because of acoustic singer but overall enjoyable and delicious!

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Responded on May 12, 2019

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Cuvée Ray! If you ever would like a quiter table when we have music, please let your server know and we will do our best to reseat you in a quiter location (we have plenty of seating in our beautiful back dining room!) Again, thank yo so much for the review and for dining at Cuvée Ray!!! -Ray

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NM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed the food, the service and the entertainment. Happy hour prices are very good.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Natalie, Thanks very much for the nice review. So glad you enjoyed everything and I hope you visit with us again soon. -Ray

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SR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the live music, attentive service, great wine flights and a very delicious meal.

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Sean, thank you so much for the 5 star review. I am so glad you enjoyed your experience at Cuvée Ray and hope to see you again soon! -Ray

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B
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal pairing appetizers and entrees with chosen wines - and a superb dessert of chocolate and panna cotta. Excellent and friendly service and very nice environment. We'll be back!

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Responded on May 5, 2019

So glad you enjoyed the wine and food pairings and that you enjoyed your experience at Cuvée Ray!! We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. -Ray

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary at Cuvee Ray. The restaurant was very nice and had a relaxed atmosphere to it. The wine selection was fantastic and so was the food. Our server Henry and the rest of the staff including the owner made our experience very wonderful. I would highly recommend Cuvee Ray to anyone!

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Responded on May 5, 2019

Matt, thanks so much for the five star review and for Celebrating your first wedding anniversary at Cuvée Ray!!! I will pass on your compliment to Henry and hope to see you again soon. -Ray

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HL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Responded on May 5, 2019

So glad you celebrated your aniversary at Cuvée Ray! I really appreciate the five star review and hope you will join us again soon. -Ray

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BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!👍

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Responded on May 5, 2019

Beth, I really appreciate the kind words and the recommendation and so glad you enjoyed the casual bar menu!! I hope to see you again soon! -Ray

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A
Pinehurst
15 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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Responded on May 5, 2019

Thank you so much for the nice review! I look forward to seeing you and talking with again you soon. -Ray

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. The dinner and wine were perfect. Cody was an excellent waiter!

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Responded on April 20, 2019

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

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HM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Responded on April 3, 2019

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

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PM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine and music. We love Ray’s!

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Cuvee! Great band, great food, and great wine choices...e excellent service by all...

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Responded on April 3, 2019

Donna, Thanks so much!! Hope to see you again soon! -Ray

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J
Baltimore
67 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Responded on April 3, 2019

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

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FJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Responded on April 3, 2019

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

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful staff , food great , wine list over the top

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Responded on March 28, 2019

Thanks so much for the five star review!! So glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon at Cuvée Ray. -Ray

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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food. The wine list is amazing. We have been to the restaurant several times before and loved it.

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Responded on March 23, 2019

Joseph, Thank you for the five star review and your kind words. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon! - Ray

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Responded on March 22, 2019

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

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TJ
Baltimore
74 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always have a great time! Excellent service! Creative food! Also enjoy the entertainment! Neighborhood gem!

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Responded on March 19, 2019

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

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B
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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!!

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on March 19, 2019

Bill, thanks so much for the really nice review. We really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again soon! -Ray

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BT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the new menu and the small plates that were offered!! The flatbreads were great, also the salads!

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Responded on March 19, 2019

Betsy, so glad you like our new menu! We are excited about it as well. Hope you visit with us again soon!! -Ray

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food quality was excellent.
Price of entrees a little expensive.

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Responded on March 19, 2019

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

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HS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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TT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

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.

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 20, 2019

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

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was very attentive. Ambiance was great.

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AT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine are fantastic! Just note that the dishes are smaller in size and more for presentation.

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WR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Responded on November 11, 2018

Wow, what a nice review. Thanks so much...it means a lot to all of us at Cuvée Ray. -Ray

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JA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second dinner at Cuvee Ray. This is such a unique restaurant with great food and wine!

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Responded on November 11, 2018

Thanks you so much for the very nice review. I really appreciate it!! -Ray

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LL
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Responded on November 11, 2018

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

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DA
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very good, outstanding brine selection.

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S
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 11, 2018

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

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AN
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Limited but excellent dinner, specialty drinks, friendly service. Live music was great, relaxing ambiance

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Responded on November 11, 2018

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

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TJ
Baltimore
74 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome evening out! Wonderful dinner! Creative food! Excellent service!!! Live music.

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f
Richmond
85 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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Responded on October 31, 2018

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

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great music

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OT
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally enjoyed the wine pairing dinner tonight. This restaurant is an experience for your tastebuds!

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