Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.7
464 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar is a small, intimate, upscale fine dining establishment while keeping a local friendly objective. We offer unique wines from around the world, a hand crafted menu with locally sourced foods when we can. A little off the beaten path, the Cork Room is an excellent way to escape the typical beach fare and step into a more sophisticated, personal atmosphere. Wine Spectator Restaurant Award Winner for the last eight consecutive years and People's Choice Award Winner for most "Romantic Dinner" by our local radio station. Definitely the Local's place you need to find.
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GregoryU
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service4ambience1

Thought I was going to a nice restaurant to enojy a great meal and great wine. Dining room was set up for live music that prevented any opportunity to savor a great meal. Would love to go back under and try it out under different circumstances--both wine list and menu looked impressive.

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JeanA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Brought some first time snowbirds to show them a local favorite. Did not disappoint! Love the smaller portions that are available as well as great appetizers when we do not really want a big meal.

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vipBay2
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lamp & Grouper were great. Live music was wonderful after everything going on this year. Service was spot on. Luckily we went on a Tuesday, surprised & grateful for the $3.00 house wine special!

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Hugbear
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Food was great and the music was the icing on the cake. Will be back when we visit again.

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vipLauraP
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant appeared to be very Covid Health Dept compliant. Our waiter was excellent. The musician was very good and fun. The food was outstanding. Two of us had the petite grouper which was perfect in proportion and taste. It was plenty of food. One person had the filet which was huge. She said it tasted very good. My husband had the shrimp scampi spaghetti and the crab cake. He, too, said it was really good. I highly recommend highly Sunset Corkroom.

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SpencerG
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice lo am place. Not really a wine bar but good food and a good Manhattan.

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vipsuperwoman
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was excellent. But the atmosphere was what made the night. There was a sweet man from Portugal that played the most romantic, relaxing music. I could have enjoyed the wine and music for hours.

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Brandy
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! The Sunset Cork Room is our new favorite restaurant in Gulf Shores.

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SilverS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, quaint place for Adults to enjoy a special dinner and a tasty cocktail or glass of wine. The menu is pricey, but worth every penny. The chef puts out some amazing food. This was our 6th visit (we are out of towners) and Sunset Corkroom is always a must.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice place with excellent menu choices.
Great wine list and knowledgable owner.

Highly recommend.

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RichardN
Mobile
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We try to wine and dine at this establishment any time we are down in Gulf Shores, AL. Ambience is nice. Tuesday nights $3 a glass house wines. Parking can be a bit challenging. Food selections are nice and very delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner. Great food, service and atmosphere. Enjoyed the singer. Very pleasant voice.

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Terrym
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our martini's were great. The cheese plat appetizer was excellent and the wine we selected complimented both the cheese and our entrees which my rack of lamb was exquisite. Will be back.

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vipBrianP
Tallahassee
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

very quaint place and nice wine selection. However I had the linguini and thought it came from a can of Chef Boy Ar Dee. The salad was great and my wife's entree - Salmon - was great

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KeithD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had the rack of lamb. It was cooked to perfection. The complimented the meat well. It was probably some of the best lamb I've ever eaten.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you so much for your review! We will be sure to pass your compliments on to our chef. We look forward to seeing you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you so much for your review!

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slm1
Mobile
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the filet tips and spinach dip as appetizers and each had the petite grouper entree. The food was excellent. Pete was a fantastic server!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on October 3, 2020

Thank you so much for the review! We will be sure to pass your compliments on to Pete and our Chefs!

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SarahB
Mobile
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Gulf Shores. Love the food, atmosphere and the service! They serve a limited menu but there’s always a dish that satisfies everyone. All four of us enjoyed our meal! It’s Great!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on October 3, 2020

Thank you so much for the review! We are delighted to be your favorite restaurant in Gulf Shores, and we look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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EmilyF
Baton Rouge
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow this was a little gem of a dining experience. Friday nights live music created the perfect romantic setting. The service was genuine and gave great recommendations. From appetizers to dessert the menu was so delicious & the drinks unique.
I definitely want to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite of ours at the beach!

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StLooTraveler
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We ate a table for two under Covid-19 conditions and servers were appropriately covered. One f the few restaurants where I have seen splits of prosecco and cava offered.

I unfortunately spilled a 16-oz. iced tea that soaked the table cloth, bread plate and the place setting - yes, my bad, but we had to clean up the mess ourselves. Our server, Abby did offer to change out the table cloth but we were more interested in getting a replacement bread basket, bread plates, and place setting. Abby seemed to be a little forgetful and forgot to bring back a replacement place setting, and did not remember to bring back replacement bread (which she said she would).

Meals were fine, as we ordered two Caesar salads, scallops and grilled grouper. Grouper came with a beurre blanc sauce that was good and the crab meat on top was plump and flavorful. Scallops could have been more plentiful - only 4 come with meal.

Temperature was fine and meals were flavorful. We'd go back, but not an exceptional meal as other diners have found.

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RobH
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I both love this local restaurant. There is live music on some days, which is always nice and never to loud or invasive. The food is well prepared, just like we order and plated beautifully! Our server was new to us and was excellent (Pete). He was there when we needed him and didn't bug us like at some other places. We highly recommend Sunset Corkroom and they want reservations. They actually seat you at your reserved time!

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TIMOTHYJ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was very original and good. The service was just okay. Our Waitress was also th bartender which kept her distracted during much of our visit.

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RichT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome. It is not for families of younger children but the food was great service great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner and reviews didn’t lie. Excellent little place off beaten path that is a relaxed fine dining experience without the high cost. Will go back again soon.

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vipFoodie615
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice ambiance with music. Food was good and service was awesome. Will be back.

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RexE
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ambiance, music, service and taste of food was excellent.
The cons were: lack of flexibility in allowing sides to be switched or food prepared differently than on the menu. Also I ordered the sirloin tips. There was no mention on the menu that it came smothered in mushrooms. I do not like mushrooms so this was not okay. Need better descriptions of food items.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for your review!

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vipTravelingGolfersHH
Birmingham
59 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our very favorite restaurant in Gulf Shores. We’ve eaten thrrr twice this week!!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

Wow! Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to be your favorite restaurant, and we look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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TroyByron
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends in a cozy booth with first class service was a pleasure. Everyone had high complements on the food. Planning the next visit.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our booth and our first class service! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The reviews were good, however our food was average. Oily taste on grouper, risotto was mushy and flour tasted. The people were nice.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

We are disappointed to hear we did not exceed your expectations. Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will give us another opportunity to wow you.

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tfish
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic find! Our first time dining at Sunset Cork Room and it was a wonderful dining experience! We will definitely return! The grouper was delicious. The live entertainment by Lisa Christian was a wonderful addition to our dining experience. Our server, Monique, was very helpful and offered knowledgeable suggestions from the wine list. Overall a great evening!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are excited that you chose to dine with us and that you enjoyed your dining experience as well as our live music. We will pass your compliments onto your server Monique. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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BradB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The prices were great. My son got the grouper and really enjoyed it.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our grouper. It is definitely a house favorite.

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love2eat
Memphis/West TN
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an absolute gem! We went on a Saturday night with another couple and everyone's dinner was great! There was live entertainment - a gentleman playing music on saxophone. The music was not loud and was a very nice touch to the dinner. The staff was attentive but not overbearing. We all discussed that we want to go back next time we are in town and we would order the same dishes!!!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

Wow! Thank you for your lovely review! We are so happy you found us and gave us a try. We look forward to having you back.

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Anniversary
Birmingham
52 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting while on vacation in Orange Beach and was very impressed. I had the filet tips and my husband had the grouper and both were delicious. My husband raved over his Old Fashion and my extra dirty martini was really good so I have to give the bartender some props as well. Great small off the beaten path location when you've had enough fried seafood.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for your review! Excellent choice; the grouper and the filet tips are definitely house favorites. We are excited to hear you enjoyed out cocktails, and we will be sure to pass your compliments onto the bartender!

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vipKodawg1980
Mississippi
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, this visit to Sunset Cork Room was wonderful.

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JeffR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great drinks. The music was spectacular. Great restaurant!

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imeldam
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was lovely and helpful. We sat outside. Quiet and nice atmosphere. Food was good. The hummus was amazing! Scallops were cooked perfect.... I feel the favor was ok. Red wines were great. Overall perhaps a little pricey compared to similar places I’ve been to.

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ShelbyP
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drink and dinner menu. Fresh seafood. Highly recommend the lobster bisque (when they have it, it goes quick!) Went one night on vacation with my family and we loved it so much we made reservations for another night of our trip before we even finished our meal. We saw two different performers. Had great conversations with both of them and even got to request a few songs. Will definitely go back if in town again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (251) 967-4773.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 464 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.