Taste Wine Bar & Kitchen

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We’re not your average wine bar – we’re an urban Tasting Room with education, a place for people who enjoy wine, beer and cheese to hang out. We believe the more you taste and learn, the more your taste and enjoyment grows. To help you explore with confidence, our menu promotes sampling and “DIY” learning, and we also offer regular guided tastings and classes.
We are conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Boston.
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What 20 People Are Saying
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SJ
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation for a Saturday evening on Open Table. I received a confirmation. I even went in a couple times to modify it and received confirmations and reminders. When I arrived that evening for the dinner I had planned with 10 friends, the restaurant was closed, the lights were off and the phone went to voicemail when I called. This is a problem.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They were closed!

CB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately, when we arrived for our reservation there was a sign on the door saying the restaurant was closed. We had to find another place to eat.

KO
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening and look forward to returning many times.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent wine-bar. As foreigner and wine-lover I’m always looking for places like this in the cities I visit. The staff is very friendly and they patiently responded all my questions about the wines. They have a great by-the-glass selection and some food plates to share. Additionally they have a wine-shop near in where you can buy the same wines you taste.

Something to improve: I asked for some reserve-Coravine wines they had in the wine-list and were unavailable. In the same way I expected more wines from the United States but only few of them were listed.

MC
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great modern wine bar. More of a nyc feel then Boston. Surprised it was so quiet on a Saturday, but a hidden gem for pre-theater, movie or club. They said they're typically busier with the after work crowd.

KH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem of a place! If I could rate it 6 stars I would. Lovely ambience, fantastic, friendly service and great cheese board (and wine!). Will definitely be back

SL
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We got there and they were closed for a private event and we got a reservation on open table
They said they forgot to close the calendar

AD
New England
56 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff is extremely knowledgeable on the wine list and had many great recommendations. The food options are a little limited though but still worth a visit if you want to try a lot of different wines!

J
New England
47 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding wine selections; wonderful to be able to taste different wines by the half glass (create your own wine flight of sorts). Paul was amazing and most gracious at guiding us towards wines of interest, and making recommendations. Food pairings were sophisticated and fun (charcuterie platter, meatballs). The space has a modern and open decor; very cool ambience. My new fav!

LK
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, nice staff and great wine :) recommend their orange wine!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paul is fantastic. Perhaps the best service I’ve had period.

SB
New England
35 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was "fine." Fine. Cozy and comfortable, but not as special as I had hoped. With the amount of competition, you have to be special. I did like the space (recently won an award).

ED
New England
41 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Our service here was outstanding; very attentive, very friendly, very helpful recommendations. This place clearly knows their stuff when it comes to wines, and the wine was very nice. The food left something to be desired, unfortunately: small portions, under-seasoned. The service was so good that I might give it another chance, or maybe just go for the drinks and not food!

FB
New England
36 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Some of the food very good and some not so good. Waitress was very nice. There are never enough servers here. As we were finishing three additional people showed up. Had to wait 15 min from the time we ordered to get chip and dip. Did not want it all to come out together.

K
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The wine was awesome but the food was bad. It was overpriced and nothing like the description. The whole restaurant smelled like canola oil. Recommend if you’re looking for a good glass of wine but eat somewhere else.

RM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We made reservation on OpenTable because we had a show to go to and when we got there, there wasn't a person we could even talk to at the front of the house. We told the bartender that we had reservations on OpenTable and the response was a smile and a nod, and then we got ignored for about 10 minutes while she went around and served other people at the bar. The next person we found told us they were new to OpenTable and didn't actually have a reservation for us, but they could find us a place.

Once we were actually seated, the service was good and were able to get us the food quickly when we told them we were going to a show. It is a cool, well decorated place. Wine list was good, food was decent, but overpriced for what it was (stick to the small plates).

If we go back, won't be with a time deadline and not sure the utility of using open table.

NY
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place. We wanted a low key Sat evening had found it to be perfect. Got the gnocchi, iceberg salad and a selection of cheeses, paired with really nice wines. Two suggestions: 1) keep the kitchen open till 10p, at least for the simple stuff like the toasts and the cheeses, and 2) add one easy dessert like a chocolate mousse to the menu. Nonetheless, would highly recommend.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I’ve been here previously on a Friday with a Gilt Charceturie/Bottle of wine deal. Tonight I came on a Saturday and it was much more quiet. Charcuterie is a reasonable price, but glasses/bottle of wine are more pricy w/our a deal

P
New England
38 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, wine and service. A real enoteca in the heart of downtown. Will be back for sure