Public Wine Bar

4.5
82 Reviews
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Delectable wine bar in the heart of the SoNo neighborhood. Come check us out for good eats, drinks, and live music events!
What 82 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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John
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoy coming here anytime I’m in Norwalk. Great atmosphere and food.

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vipShannaA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable brunch with friends. The waiter was friendly and attentive. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great tapas. But music choice was too techno and too loud. I think they may have turned it down later; but my wife was considering leaving due to it as soon as we got there. The food was delicious.

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TC269
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great wine selection and good food. Lamb was especially delicious.

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BrunaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Took very long time to receive our food. Dinner was not as expected. Steak was very over cooked. Went there for my birthday, but I was Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried to pick every single one of those categories above because it’s great for every day dining it’s great for special occasions it’s great for a date I love the music the food is consistently delicious and the service is like a fine restaurant except they make you feel like your family and you’re always welcome it’s the best

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Plexi-glass between the tables, COVID safety precautions were followed. Food and service were great!
A new favorite for us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal and Service was great will definitely be back again. Also great wine selection and my dad said the bourbon selection was great too.

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vipgreat
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular place great food and even better service

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Murph
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We went for lunch. I understand we’re in the middle of a pandemic, but there was only one person there to seat people, wait tables and tend the bar. He was very polite and conscientious, but because he was alone, the service was painfully so low. Everything else, including the food and ambience were good. Post pandemic, I’m sure the service will return to normal. I would still recommend the restaurant. .

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AdamC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, service, menu, and atmosphere. Food took a little longer than anticipated but was completely worth it. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was cozy and very well done. We will definitely come back to this restaurant.

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AnnieH
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Public Wine Bar. It is our go to in Sono for a wonderful meal and great experience. Warm and friendly, lovely ambience....and the best steak tartare you will ever taste!!

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GiancarloR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and the staff and owner was very friendly.

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vipgreenwichNYC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful staff, food amazing! We will be back! Risotto cake with truffled brussel sprouts, wild boar ragu with pappadelle and broccali rabe were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Burrata was served on half a hamburger bun, tuna tartar was purple and fishy, and the special aged porterhouse smelled and tasted weird. Willing to give it another try since we loved it the first time, but a disappointment this time around.

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KathleenT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was on it and we will be back

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LucieD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we had a wonderful time! Great staff, delicious food and amazing cocktails!!! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first return after the start of Covid and we were pleased to see (& taste) Public Wine Bar again! Although there were only a few diners when we were there, the food was still delicious and the service was attentive. They installed plexiglass dividers for socially distant dining and they were effective and unobtrusive. Their famous ‘happy hour’ is due to resume this week and this will make this good dining spot ever better!

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BarbaraH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, in service was even better👍🏽

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vipYummytummy
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio. Our server was very attentive and nice; took good care of us. Tables were spaced out and everyone working was wearing a mask; they followed covid protocols. Food is delicious! We had arancini, calamari and a side of Brussel sprouts; generous amounts. We were there for a few hours since our friend joined halfway through and we never felt rushed. Would definitely come back!

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ThaliaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service ! Seafood was great. Sat outside

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vipMia327
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful. Skip it. Food took hours and was terrible. Really low quality place - I’m actually embarrassed I picked it for our group of 4.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So relaxed with great service and good food.

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Cece
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great once again! And the Manny is great!

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vipSTEVEY
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT CONSISTENT MENU ALWAYS A PLEASURE GOOD ATMOSPHERE

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Cece
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manny way great! And so was the food!
I really enjoyed my self and can’t wait to go back.

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vipNikkiZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, did not feel rushed, everyone spaced out appropriately.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great. Don’t think the pisco sour was made correctly but replaced it with a margarita which was very yummy. It was our servers first day but he was awesome! Will totally come back

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vipJoEllenH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family had a fabulous experience. The ambiance, the food, and the service were all amazing. A truly great place. We will definitely be back.

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vipJD23
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best chef’s around and tremendous ambience. Would recommend everyone to try!

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vipSTEVEY
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been Here Numerous Times. Get Great Service and Food is on point. Nice variations to the menu.

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vipKristenP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service to a packed house on Valentine's Day

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CaseyD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time here for Valentine’s Day! The space is quite small, so be prepared to be within inches of the people dining next to you, however we didn’t mind at all! Service was fantastic, food was amazing and we will definitely be back!

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vipMichaelD
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here, place was empty on a Sunday evening. Service was a bit slow, but food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The place is cosy with great ambiance and our server was great. I ordered halibut which was very dry and drenched in way too much of a heavy sweet sauce.. Was billed as nut crusted but there was no evidence of it. My friend had clams which looked light and fresh and steak which looked pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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ClaireH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, good food, charming service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The service was spectacular, the drinks were spot on, and every dish was very tasty. The entire experience was perfect.

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KirkS
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Public Wine bar consistently has great food, excellent service, and is a very comfortable restaurant; nice decor, and not too loud. They have an excellent menu with a wide variety of dishes and we recommend it to all our friends.

FAQs

Public Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 939-9995.

Public Wine Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.