Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.6
154 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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Cuvée Ray is the relaxed 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb!!!!

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thannks so much for the five star review!! -Ray

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Bridget
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was bland and overpriced. The service was fine.

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 17, 2019

Bridget, I am so disappointed to see that you were less than impressed with our food but do appreciate the feedback. While the vast majority of our reviews are extremely positive, our goal is for every meal and experience to be great. We apparently missed the mark here but do hope you give us another try so you can hopefully experience what the overwhelming majority of other happy patrons have experienced. -Ray

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vipIsabelleB
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cuvee Ray is a must for wine and food lovers. Chef Joey Churchman is a star. We have followed him from his own restaurant, Bramble & Brine to the Buttery in Lewes and now Cuvee Ray. Every dish is beautifully presented. The deckle is a stand-out. We also had the charred Brussels sprouts, warm kale salad and Tagliolini pasta with asparagus and mushrooms. I appreciated options as a vegan. The back room features a private dining room for large groups. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights in the front room/bar. The service is also top notch so don’t delay!

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 17, 2019

Isabelle, so glad you enjoyed your experience at Cuvée Ray and we really appreciate such a nice review. I will certainly pass on your praise of Joe's efforts in the kitchen!! We look forward to your next visit. -Ray

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RitaC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

the scallops were the best ever!!!!!! and the wine values are just one more reason we keep coming back plus it's always a pleasure to get a table visit from Ray

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 17, 2019

Rita, thanks so much for such a nice review and glad to hear how much you like our scallops and that you appreciate the wine values we offer. Thanks for your continued support and look forward to seeing you again! -Ray

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vipFoodie
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting Cuvee. The food was wonderful, the service was excellent and the wine selection was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 17, 2019

So happy to see that you enjoyed your first visit to Cuvée Ray!! Really appreciate the recommendation and five star review and hope to see you again soon. -Ray

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socialPescatarian
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great small plates and interesting drinks!

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thanks so much for the nice review!! Hope to see you again soon. -Ray

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was our server and did an amazing job of explaining the wine flights and the different selections available. MICHAEL also was knowledgeable with regard to food prep and menu choices, attentive to our needs without being overbearing. Cuvèe Ray has an extensive wine list and menu to which the chef does not disappoint! Our meal with me at all that much better by the entertainment of Joey Fulkerson! We can’t wait to go back and bring our friends! Thank you Ray For the tour of the wine tasting room... perfect for a small dinner party.

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2019

I am so glad to see that you had a great experience at Cuvée Ray and very much appreicaite the five star review!! I enjoyed showing you the wine room and I will pass on your compliment to Michael. Joey Rocks!! Thanks again and hope you will visit us again soon. -Ray

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PatriciaS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are great. The band was fantastic. Will be going back

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2019

Patricia, so glad you enjoyed your visit to Cuvée Ray thanks so much for the five star review!! Look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. -Ray

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vipNancy
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine choices for Happy Hour.

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Responded on September 11, 2019

Nancy, thank you so much for the five star review! Hope to see you again soon. -Ray

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cuvee Ray’s is know on our “must go” list when we visit Rehoboth! Service is stellar - food AMAZING - especially the Deckel - and the wine pairings Ray suggested PERFECT!!! Over 170 bottles of wine available by the glass!!! We look forward to returning again and again and again!

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you so much for the five star review!! So glad you enjoyed your visit and really appreciate being a "must go" restaurant for you. We very much look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Rehoboth. -Ray

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vipGillet
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Great wine list. Excellent ambience there is a good vibe here. Our server was present but not obtrusive. Great night highly recommend will definitely go back

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 5, 2019

Gillet, I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you so much for the kind words and five star review!! We look forward to seeing you again at Cuvée Ray. -Ray

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine.

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vipMaria
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at Cuvee Ray, look at the reviews and decided to give it a try. Was not disappointed. We each had the Duckhorn sampler which consisted of 3 of their wines. My husband had the broccoli soup and scallops which he said were very good. I had the Beef cheeks (I know it sounds gross) it was exceptional, tender and favorable. Definitely have to try. Service was very good, nice friendly server. We will be back

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 1, 2019

Maria, thank you for giving us a try and so glad you enjoyed the experience! Really appreicate the nice review and look forward to seeing you again at Cuvée Ray. -Ray

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vipFunFinds
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a Sunday night and we were excited to enjoy some wine and good food. The live jazz music was a bonus. The bar dining area was crowded and when we were escorted to a corner high top, I was worried that we would be uncomfortable. Our server Michael took awesome care of us, including allowing us to take our time between appetizers and our meal. My husband had the pork chop which he claims was the best he’s ever had. I enjoyed a flavorful red snapper. The owner Ray visited everyone in the dining area and was visible all night...very proud and welcoming! May folks had their dinner at the bar, too! If you are visiting Rehoboth, make this a must-stop!

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 26, 2019

I am so glad you enjoyed your experience at Cuvée Ray and thank you so much for the very kind review! I will pass on your compliment to Michael and hope to see you again soon. -Ray

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CryssyE
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely excellent experience all the way around.

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Cryssy, so happy you enjoyed your visit to Cuvée Ray and really appreciate the five star review! Hope you visit us again soon. -Ray

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CherylD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine selections and a unique delicious menu

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Cheryl, so glad you appreciated our wine selections and enjoyed the food! Hope you visit us again soon! -Ray

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vipTbear
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our first time. Loved the food.; great presentation, and creative dishes. We’d go more often if parking inRehobeth wasn’t so hard!
Service was wonderful as well

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thanks for checking us out and so glad you loved the food. Really appreicate the nice review. Parking should be gettng better very shortly! -Ray

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vipTiffy
Orlando
39 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over-the-top fantastic experience. The wine, the food the service was first class and yet still relaxed. This is a must when in Rehoboth

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

Tiffany, thank you so much for the very kind comments and for the five star review. Most importantly, I am so glad you enjoyed your experience at Cuvée Ray!! I look forward to seeing you again next time you are in town. -Ray

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Highly recommend this place as a great escape from the noise and children of many of the Beach restaurants. Excellent range of properly stored and served wines. Many price points, so would fit all budgets. Shirt bit food list of well done plates. The duck was surprisingly good.

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Cuvée Ray and thank you so much for the recommendation!! It is very much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again. -Ray

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vipReginaB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food. The short rib sliders were memorable. Cocktails were excellent as was the wine list

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 16, 2019

Regina, so glad you enjoyed your experience at Cuvée Ray and thank you very much for such a nice review. We really appreciate it. Hope you come visit us again. -Ray

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vipRebeccaH
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Hair in the charcuterie board
Pasta appetizer was overly salty, tasted as though it was cooked in ocean water
Flounder Main was so rubbery that it was not edible

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 16, 2019

Rebecca, I am so sorry to hear about your experience at Cuvée Ray (we don't offer flounder but I get the point) but thank you for your input. I wasn't in the restaurant that night or I would have given you my apologies as the owner in person but please accept them now. We receive overwhelmingly positive reviews so this of course really caught my attention and I promise you that this is not who we are. Please call me at (302) 567-2942 as I would like to see what I can do to make this right. -Ray

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vipLovetampa
Kansas City
44 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous addition to the Rehoboth Beach restaurant scene. Lovely, interesting dishes, well conceived & beautifully prepared. Great wines, of course, and friendly upscale atmosphere. A must if you stay anywhere within driving distance of Rehoboth Beach.

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vipDerzingman
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was great.

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 11, 2019

Thanks so much!! Look forward to seeing you again at Cuvée Ray. -Ray

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Mina
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best wine selection and food in Rehoboth!

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 11, 2019

Mina, thanks so much for the five star review!! Very much appreciated and hope to see you again soon. -Ray

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JenniferD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meat and cheese board was delicious and so unique tasting paired with the flight of pinot noir wines I had. I really enjoy wine and cheese and Cuvee Ray was top notch in providing a wonderful and new experience for me while on vacation. I will definitely be coming back if I am in town and will have to try a new set of wines and cheeses. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys this type of atmosphere with a lovely staff and eloquent chef.

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 16, 2019

Jennifer, I am so glad that you enjoyed your meat and cheese board and the wine flight and thank you so much for the five star review!! I truly appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review. I look forward to seeing you again next time you are in town! -Ray

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Very disappointed tonight in the experience as there were big fails in service and the kitchen. Have been here several times before and been very happy with food, service and kitchen but not so tonight. The food was generally excellent. Disappointed that the pasta substituted the advertised pancetta with a tasteless sausage and more disappointed that that was not explained in advance or upon delivery. Also surprised that after a long wait for what was explained as newly printed dessert menus, and a wait after ordering we were told the strawberry shortcake (2 of our 4 orders) was unavailable. Water service was difficult to get even though we asked frequently and service just seemed very slow. It was a quiet night and probably too lightly staffed. Our waiter was pleasant and seemed to be trying.

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 7, 2019

I am so sorry to read about your disappointing experience. I am usually at the restaurant but wasn't last night but as the owner I of course take this very seriously... the things you mentioned should never have happened. Having visited with us before, I hope you can see that this is not how we usually operate. I assure you the issues you raised have been addressed. Please give me a call at (302) 567-2942 as I would like to see what I can do make this up to you. Thanks again for your input -Ray

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best restaurant experiences we have had in quite a while! Food excellent, knowledgeable server, charcuterie board and rib eye spectacular. One small complaint and partially our fault, we were surprised to see the 2nd bottle of wine recommended by our waiter was more the twice the price of the bottle that we selected. This was minor in light of our fabulous experience. Loved meeting Ray!!
Ilene Frame

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 7, 2019

Very happy to see that you had such a great experience at Cuvée Ray and thank you so much for the five star review!! Also, thanks for mentioning the price of the second bottle of wine recommended by the waiter. That shouldn't have happened especially without pointing out the price to you. This has been addressed with the staff and should not occur again. Thanks again for such a nice review and for your helpful comment. Look forward to seeing you again at Cuvée Ray! -Ray

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vipFoodieGirl
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious. Will return for sure.

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vipMDDE
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I know it's a wine bar/restaurant. However, the wines are too expensive. You should offer a larger selection of lower priced ($50 - $80) bottles (of Cabernet Sauvignon).
Service was fine but could use improvement, especially with plate clearing. With both the first course and main, one plate was cleared while the others remained on the table for a while ... but could/should have been cleared at the same time as we were all (four) finished.
While we didn't ask, there were (what seemed to be) bread plates on the table. However, we were not offered bread.
We will be back as the food was excellent.

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you for your input... all of which I personally appreciate as we want to address any and all issues to provide the best dining experience possible. I can assure you the issues you raised were addressed. As to our wine prices, next time you visit, please ask to speak to me as I would be happy to guide you to some amazing wines at very reasonable price points (we offer almost 60 wines for $50 or less). Look forward to seeing you again soon. -Ray

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JEBru
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Cuvee Ray. The food was EXCELLENT! Great wine selection. Staff was excellent! Got to talk to the owner for a couple of minutes. Will definitely be returning! Wine was priced fair. Wished we could have stayed longer - musicians were setting up when we left. Nice comfortable (not stuffy or pretentious) environment!

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 7, 2019

Glad to see that you enjoyed your visit to Cuvée Ray and thank you so much for the five star review!! We very much look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. -Ray

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vipAviddiner
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was tasty, several delicious options that we shared as a group of 7, including 2 young children. The staff was very accommodating and we were seated in the informal contemporary section of the restaurant, that worked well for us but the entrance to the restroom in full view of the table detracted from the ambiance

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thanks for the nice review! Whenever we are able, we try to arrange our seating to for the best ambiance possible but sorry about your seating in this instance. Please do come back and visit us again. -Ray

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KBH88
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice dinner with a few glitches, which were quickly remedied by the staff. Our party of five had a nice round table in the front near the bay window. We ordered wine and cocktails from the extensive menu. One diner received the wrong cocktail, but our server took care of the mistake immediately. We tried and shared from the small plate menu: the scallops and fried oysters, and the kale salad. We also shared entrees: the duck and the pork chop. All were delicious. The second glitch was that one diner did not get her flat bread. There were profuse apologies from our server, the manager who delivered the late arrival, and finally the owner. That portion of the meal was also comped, which we appreciated very much. Finally, we shared a couple of the desserts: lemon bar -- very tart and delicious. and We liked the many reasonably priced choices from the wind list and tried two bottles that we enjoyed. The night we were there was also the night of a jazz event in the back room, so live music is evidently sometimes available. One note, there are only two unisex bathrooms and the one in the back was inaccessible because of the crowd.

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thanks very much for taking the time to write this review. Try as we do for everything to be as great as it can be, despite our efforts, there are occasional glitches. I am glad to hear you appreciated our efforts in dealing with them. We actually have 3 unisex bathrooms and the two in the back should have been accessible despite the jazz event taking place in that area. Sorry for any inconvenience. We hope to see you again sometime soon (we do have live music Friday-Sunday.) Thanks again! -Ray

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vipJames
Baltimore
82 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. We arrived in time for Happy Hour. Great choices for both food and drink. Sat down for dinner and had a great meal. I had the Pork chop and mom had the barrel steak. Both were great. Dessert was spectacular too.

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 2, 2019

James, really appreciate the five star review and so glad you enjoyed Happy Hour and dinner with your mom. We look forward to seeing you again at Cuvée Ray. -Ray

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williamb
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Toothsome wines, Lucullan food, pert and knowledgeable service—what more could any diner ask?

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Responded on August 2, 2019

William, loved reading the review and so glad you enjoyed your visit to Cuvée Ray! Hope you will visit us again sometime soon. -Ray

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vipMartha
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Need more food options

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you for the review and the comment. We are continually trying to be the best that we can be and considering menu revisions and additions is part of that. Really appreciate the input. -Ray

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TaraO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! We got the private room for my sister's Bachelorette party! Michael, our server, was excellent!!!

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on July 30, 2019

Tara, glad to hear you enjoyed your time in our wine room and thanks for celebrating your sister's Bachelorette party with us! I will pass on your compliment to Michael. We really appreciate the nice review and hope you visit us again sometime soon. -Ray

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vipBWDover
Philadelphia
102 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the wine flight selection. There was also a large selection of wines by the glass. We tried multiple things from the menu and they were all good. I particularly liked the short rib sliders. The almond and Olive small plate was also excellent. You have the choice of small plates, appetizers and traditional entrees. We set in the rear dining room it was very quiet. When we arrived happy hour was ending in the front room was a bit loud due to the bar crowd. Both the owner and the manager checked with us to see how our meal was going over the course of the night. Overall I would highly recommend this place if you happen to be looking for dinner at the beach.

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on July 30, 2019

So glad you enjoyed the food and wine during your visit and thanks so much for the nice review and recommendation! Very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing again. -Ray

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vipCarlos
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another visit where both service and food were outstanding. First prize goes to the panna cotta dessert. Evidently, the chef at Cuvee Ray knows his/her business. Highly recommend for quiet dinners or groups.

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on July 23, 2019

Carlos, really appreciate such a nice review and recommendation! I will pass on your comments to our head chef and our pastry chef. We look forward to seeing you again at Cuvée Ray! -Ray

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We loved the concept and the wait staff but waited for over an hour for our food. Still the food was delicious. Difficult spot for people with small children but would try again without them and in hopes of more kitchen staff.

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on July 21, 2019

So glad you liked the food, concept and wait staff but please accept my sincere apologies for any delay in you getting your food. I can assure you that we have addressed the issue you had that night and hope you will give us another try sometime soon. Again thanks for the input. -Ray

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vipCathyT
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this spot. Food outstanding. Wine flights perfect. Great new place in Reho. Def recommend Will go back. Owner Ray came to the table. Great guy. Awesome evening.

Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant
Responded on July 21, 2019

Cathy, thank you so much for the five star review!! I really appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again at Cuvée Ray. -Ray

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Cuvèe Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.