Vintage Lounge

4.6
43 reviews
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Wine Bar
Heralded as the “Jewel of King Street”, Vintage is a MUST for locals and visitors alike. As most recently featured in the likes of Conde Nast, The Wall Street Journal, and Hospitality Design Magazine, Charleston’s Vintage Lounge EXUDES sensuality and sophistication in its offerings. Vintage offers Charleston’s finest selections of wines, bubbles, & cocktails, paired with LOCAL specialty cheeses & charcuterie. Constantly reinventing small plates tailored to the wines of the season which pair perfectly with house specialty Truffled Fontina Fondue, custom dessert selections including decadent Chocolate Amaretto Fondue and Black Tap espressos to complete your intimate dining experience. Housed in an immaculately restored turn-of-the-century building, featuring both inside & outdoor patio options, Vintage is without question Charleston’s number one choice for date night, group outings, & live music nightly. We look forward to hosting you & making your Charleston expe
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Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wine bar with high volume sound. Food was interesting and mostly it worked. Wine choices Euro centric, some depth of interest, seemed to work with the crowd.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We arrived for our reservation and needed to wait at the bar for a table to empty. Later, instead of being seated at a dinner table, they sat us in the window seat that was rather drafty and difficult to eat due to the low tables. When a table did come open, later arriving guests were seated without it being offered to us.

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Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for delish wine and cheese

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great time! Thank you

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LW
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The manager was very accommodating when I called to see if we could reserve a spot for 14 people on a Saturday night. The wine selection was great and affordable in my opinion, and the cheese we ordered was fantastic. My only complaint was the service- we asked for suggestions on the cocktail list based on which liquor we preferred and our waiter didn't seem interested in helping. He was not very friendly to our group, therefore our overall experience was a 4 star, instead of 5. Hoping for a better experience next time.

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this spot! Perfect for before dinner cheese plate and cocktails! Service was outstanding!!

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

When ordering your drinks, if you don't specify "house" liquor then they will give you top-shelf without notice, until you receive the bill.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good ambiance. Located on King street which is getting busier these days but we went on a week night and had the place to ourselves. The cheese fondue platter was generous. The menu was clearly explained to us along with a few suggestions after finding out our tastes. Prices are very reasonable for a date night and the quality of the food was very good. So was the wine and cocktail. We both agreed we will definitely return

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Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Cool place, but prices were high. Service was ok. We were there on New years Eve so it might be different on a regular night.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance and great food and wine!

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fun. Loved the band

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It was ok,nothing special

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and had a blast! We came as a Bach party and were sat in the front window, which we loved. So cute inside and the servers were awesome and attentive!

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great place but parking is an issue in that part of town

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KM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb— recommend the lobster croquettes! Great ambiance and our server was outstanding.
Looking for wine and small plates with a side of friends in a cozy atmosphere—-Vintage is your place!

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Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice folks and very attentive staff. Beware of bottle price of wines not on the list, was told reasonable pricing and got the bill of $160 for a very nice champagne...shame on me for not having a reference $ amount for “reasonable “. I will ask price next time. I would go back.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meat and cheese with wine and fondue was my wife’s perfect menu for our anniversary and the atmosphere was awesome. Highly recommend this place

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Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday nights are a bust to get a true vibe of the place. We were the only people there at 7pm. Nevertheless, we stuck it out and are glad we did. The wine selections were great and based on what I told the waitress I liked, she found an even better option than what I had picked. She also encouraged us to try the various cheese selections and that was also a great idea. We ended with the chocolate fondue on a whim. Wow—it was just your basic fondue but the dippers were plentiful. Overall a fun experience and the private dining ended up being fun.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun place to meet friends and try out wines. Service is excellent! Try the mystery wine challenge.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT PLACE! GREAT FOOD! GREAT WINE! GREAT SERVICE! ....I feel like I didn’t say great enough...

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MM
Charleston
64 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Not the best place I have ever been but not the worst. The issue I have is that Vintage Lounge stands on the fact that they are a wine bar and all that know wine knows red wine is not served room temperature. Especially in the hot South. Charleston has too many other great restaurants to put VL on my must go back list.

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Greensboro
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very unassuming restaurant/bar with a varied wine listing as well as small plates and cheeses to chose from. It was a little loud when we first arrived due to a bridal party that occupied the front of the restaurant. The service was not overbearing however they were there when the wine needed to be refilled and were kind to ask if our wine temperature remained suitable for us while we ate. The seating is different multiple small table and then front window seating, however my husband thought the chair was one of the most comfortable ones he has sat in. The waiter took time to explain the menu as well as offer us a tasting of the wine prior to purchasing. It was a lovely evening and we enjoyed the evening and would be happy to return.

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JP
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoy going downtown Charleston and trying new restaurants. This was our first visit to Vintage and it was great. The service and food were really good. They have an outside patio in the back, however it was a bit too hot, but we'll be back to sit out there when the weather cools. Overall we enjoyed our visit to Vintage and we will be back.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a very nice new spot right in the middle of a lot of my favorite bars. The environment was warm and fun. Service was very attentive. The menu was great for a night out with a group of girl friends. Outside was really hot - I'll have to wait until it gets cooler to try that space.

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

There is a great wine list and it features some really intersting finds. Unfortunately, the red wine is served way too hot so the experience is lost.
The food is ok, but a little overpriced. Seating is close together so it can get noisy.
Service was good and server was knowledgeable about the wine list.

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CW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for dinner and wine. It was quiet on the back patio when we arrived and while we at the amazing fondue. After dinner we went inside, sat at the bar and enjoyed the live music and more wine. The whole staff was incredibly friendly!!

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AD
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back porch at night is fantastic. We wAtched the rain roll in and enjoyed delicious champagne and fondue. One of much favorite date nights in Charleston.

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Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place, great food, wine by the glass list is a little too short for a wine bar. Didn’t have the bottle I asked

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SB
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got seated early in the front and were greeted warmly by Danielle and she made great recommendations for wine and food. We got the charcuterie plate and fondue. Both dishes were excellent. Danielle took great care of us, as did her coworkers to make sure our waters stayed full. We will definitely be back!

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service and great food.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, delicious food, my fiancé and I loved everything about VL.

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1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The general feel was fun and energetic. Got pretty loud obviously toward later in the evening making conversations more difficult to have. Drinks and food good. Overpriced cheese board

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JR
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from New Orleans and know food — this place is EXCEPTIONAL!! The wine list is extensive and includes some of our favorite Chardonnays. The food was very fresh and delicious. The architecture has some of the original features of the building (cool arched ceiling) and decor was fabulous - tasteful touches of gold everywhere. Of all the places we ate on our visit, this was definitely our favorite!

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Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine selections in a variety of price ranges and delicious food pairings. The chocolate fondue does not disappoint!

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MC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First, we experienced great service during our visit. The wine selection was interesting and enjoyable. The charcuterie was excellent. It was difficult to narrow down our selections, so we went with recommendations from the staff - very nice waitstaff, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific spot for a post theater/concert drink and dessert.

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CK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New on the scene. We had a tray of meat/cheese which was most tasty. A little out of the way from the downtown area. This would be a nice place to pop in for a quick bite if you are shopping or going to the theater.

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AR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table wasn't ready for our reservation but the owner was very nice and accommodating. We had a wonderful time and the music was great!

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GO
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great environment and excellent food. Service was a bit slow but was very polite and courteous.

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EC
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Rude staff. Too loud. Waitress inept. Fondue cold.

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