Wine Maniacs Wine Bar & Bistro - Oconomowoc

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Wine Maniac’s Menu strives to be as unique and eclectic as our wine selections. Using fresh, simple ingredients, We will provide your palate with bold flavors from around the world, offering fresh house made Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Share Plates, Specials, Desserts & more. The menu is changed seasonally, providing our guests with a completely different experience during each visit.
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

But would let them know food was good but seemed a bit overpriced. They do give a good sized sample if you want to try a wine. Our server Ivy was very good

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monthly "date night" at Wine Maniacs. The monthly 3-course wine pairings menu is always amazing. Service is excellent. Can't wait to go back next month!

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M
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a "Top Notch" Saturday lunch dining experience at Wine Maniacs. The weather was perfect, which allowed us to dine on the outdoor patio in the beautiful sunshine. Our waiter, Rich, was very attentive and friendly.
We each ordered the lunch special with 1/2 of day's sandwich and a cup of soup. I had the white chicken chili, and my husband ordered the tomato veggie soup, which were both excellent.To complement our meal, we enjoyed a bottle of the 2016 Napa Cellars Cabernet; with enough left over for our dinner at home.
All in all, a great dining experience!!

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OT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this! Yummy food and great wine. Service was amazing!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. Tara and the Staff are amazing

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JT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sampled six different wines with helpful descriptions from our server. She also helped us pair our wine with dinner. Not many diners for a Friday evening, but the staff was very friendly and helpful.

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Before purchasing my Dine4Less I checked out the menu at Wine Maniacs. After I made the purchase and we decided to us the certificate we were surprised to see the menu had changed and the prices had gone up considerably. $20 of a hamburger is not acceptable. Waiter was nice but we just ordered enough to fulfill the minimum on the certificate and went down the road to eat dinner.

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WI
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always! Thanks Terra!

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WW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I especially enjoy the wine and food pairings! They are superb!

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

Jami, our server was extremely knowledgeable and personable. She gave us the full experience we were hoping for!
The pairing meal was exceptional!
The ambiance was comfortable and inviting.
We will be back!

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SH
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful wine list and excellent food!

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DS
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here every month for an evening of good food, good conversation (the waitstaff are all wonderful!), and most importantly GOOD WINE!

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JL
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing wine bar. Plenty to choose from with help from an experienced staff. Delicious meal and cozy atmosphere

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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and knowledge of staff. Very helpful and accommodating.

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S
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service and delicious food. Our first time at Wine Maniacs and definitely will return.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will definitely be back, hopefully soon, and often. The menu is very small, but apparently ever changing. Everything we tried was excellently prepared. I had lambchops, which were a perfect rare and delicately seasoned. My wife had a chicken marsala, the best marsala I've ever tried. The flavors were well balanced and complex.

As the name implies, they have wine. They brought several wines to taste with each corse. We let them stear, and they did not disappoint.

Our server was engaged, with a touch of sass.

They never rushed us, dinner took just over three hours. I'm sure they will pick up the pace if you are short on time, but the pace was perfect to truly enjoy a meal.

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G
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Server (Quinn) was great. Food took forever and was just ok. Ambience left a lot to be desired. There was a nice cozy, fireplace spot. Any tables away from there sub par. Tables, chairs cheap. Could “warm up” the spot and it’d go a long way.

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l
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and knowledgable staff, always a fun evening!

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BW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

They offer an extensive wine list and seem very knowledgeable around it. Unfortunately, the food was good, but not great. I ordered The Roman which was very dry. My husbands steak though was pretty good. We started with the cheese and charcuterie board and bruschetta trio which were both very good. For the prices I was hoping for great or at least very good food.

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p
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Everything was fine with the exception of a waitress that wanted to tell us all about her personal life including pictures of her dog on her phone. I went out to dinner to have conversations with the people at my table. She was friendly, but that was not the experience I was looking for. Also, a number of times I mentioned I was interested in the wine club and I thought someone would take the opportunity to tell me more about it. You missed the mark on this one. Not impressed.

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The menu did not offer variety, and really no items without carbs.

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TD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for a birthday meal with my boyfriend. We were beyond happy with our server, the food, and the wine. Everyone was extremely friendly and the staff was very knowledgeable.

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P
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are into good food and good wine then this is your go to place. Your server will be knowledgeable about the wines and will offer pairings for the food you’ve ordered. You might as well sign up for their wine club too. So much more than the wine.

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the wine samples offered and suggested by our waitress.

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EW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Jamie was so great!! Loved the atmosphere here! I had the nutty goat salad and it was very good. Great wine selections!

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WS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite for food and wine experience! Love the staff!

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GF
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here several times and the food is very well prepared and the service is great. The staff is knowledgeable and personable.

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s
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another splendid meal ! The perfectly executed beef tenderloin dish combined with the cooler outside temps was the perfect harbinger to the changing season !

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CL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I heard about Wine Maniacs on WISN and decided to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised that both owners were on site and visiting with each table. Our server, Tara, was beyond fantastic. Very knowledgeable about the wine, the food and the kitchen. She had a great attitude and went out of her way to make sure we had a great experience. On our way home we came to the realization that, beside the great food and wine, the experience was above all, FUN.

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AC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wine Maniacs never disappoints. Our food was particularly great and the servers are well educated in all things wine.

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AB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonight's dinner was one of the best meals my husband and I have had in a long time. This unpretentious restaurant in a sleepy outer suburb of Milwaukee competes with some of the best farm to table restaurants in Minneapolis where we dine regularly.

The cheese board offered something I haven't seen elsewhere: choice. You pick the exact cheeses you want from a list to create a custom selection of tasty creamy goodness. We enjoyed a very light bubbly white Argentinian wine with the cheese, and were given a generous sample before committing to full glass orders.

Appetizers continued with a baked brie/preserves combo and locally sourced mushrooms that were huge -- a bit unusual but a nice change from the typical mushroom presentation.

For entrees I had an amazing ravioli with beets and goat cheese. My husband had a different pasta with chicken. It was extremely fresh. By this time we were already full and it was hard to handle more. But the waitress offered us a sample of the restaurant's flatbread and a sip of chocolate wine. We ended up buying a bottle for home, since the restaurant doubles as a wine store.

And then there was the tiramisu. I've had it many places and it definitely ranks in the top 5 I've ever had.

Our server was very attentive, explaining the food and wine selections with enthusiastic detail. If there is any criticism to offer, I'd say it's the slightly long wait time we experienced for appetizers, and the timing we had between appetizers and entrees. This appeared to be a kitchen rather than server issue.

Overall a terrific experience that we will recommend to our friends who visit the greater Milwaukee area. We will definitely be back!

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s
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding dining experiance. We so look forward to our meals at Wine Maniacs. Of course we get to experiance great wines, but the real treat is the outstanding, creative, thoughtfully prepared cuisine masterfully paired with the wine choices that create incredible flavours. Well done, once again ! See you again, Tara!

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J
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it there! Jason the chef is so accommodating; Terra and Jamie are fab servers. Jeff and Debbie are hoots.

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DD
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable

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CR
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine and customer service!

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KZ
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Risotto of the day with adding shrimp was delicious. The warm hummus dip was not so warm. Duck sliders were delicious! Wine was great! Service was great!

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L
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are members of the "Cool Kids" wine club - great investment for fun, delicious dining and delightfully surprising wines!

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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy dining at Wine Maniacs. Great food. Great staff. And of course some great wines!

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LB
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great and very creative. It changes seasonally and sometimes daily. The wine selection is great and they offer samples before you purchase a glass or bottle. Our server Jamie was very friendly, she really knew the menu well and made helpful suggestions. We will be going back.

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L
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I have been going there about once a month for 5or 6 months. EVERY time the food has been incredible and the service skilled and very friendly- I believe they must pass a positive personality test to be hired. Inside or out the atmosphere is inviting. You won’t be disappointed!

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