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Thu, 2/22
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8:00 PM
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Tastings - A Restaurant, Wine Shop & Wine Bar

4.3
121 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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When Tastings started in 1990 it was the only fully integrated Wine Shop/ Wine Bar/ Restaurant on the East Coast. About twenty years later, there is still only a handful of establishments in the U.S. such as Tastings. Besides being an outstanding wine shop in its own right as well as a fine restaurant, Tastings offers a large selection of wines by the glass. Wines are offered in flights for experimentation with a meal for a modest fee over the retail price of wines in the shop. Tastings' restaurant serves simple, direct cuisine that allows each customer a gustatory and educational experience in a friendly but professional fine restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(434) 293-3663
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Tastings does cater locally. Contact 434-293-3663 for a personal consultation or email Bill at billcurtis@tastingsofcville.com.
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What 121 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
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vipuvamam (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

This place seems like the restaurant is more of a hobby in relation to the wine shop. The food is good but not amazing. Fried oysters delicious but served with mayonnaise and cocktail sauce. Brussels sprout “salad” was roasted, not shaved and served warm. And $18 ! For “large” serving of “salad”. Server very nice - but food was slow coming out. Wine selection is awesome though. I remember why I don’t come here regularly. For the price many better restaurants in Cville.

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Cvillefood (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The mushroom soup was superb and his wine options are unbeatable.

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johof6400 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Disappointing meal last Saturday: fatty Hot Pot meats, tasteless Texas Red Deer special, odd "mushroom soup" that was more French Onion and soggy bread than mushroom. Salads were simple but perfectly chilled and refreshing, roasted veggies with deer were delicious. We opted for a bottle that the owner, Bill, suggested, but were disappointed (flat taste, thin feel). I'd advise ordering by the glass.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Dinner was absolutely delicious and the wines amazing.

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JamesO (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food, service, and wine suggestion

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vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

First time visit and it was great. Entrance is through the wine shop and tasting bar. It is small nut very comfortable. Menue was limited nut there are specials posted. Had scallops which were wonderful. You can ask for a particular wine to go with the meal, ask for a recommendation and try some samples to see what you might like. Can get a glass or half glass. That was a fun aspect of the meal. Really lovely service and evening. Definitely going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and a great way to try nice wines that you wouldn't otherwise want to pay for. The owner recommended some great wines to go with our meals. We all got flights so we could try several different wine options. It was great fun and we'll definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Nice spot. A bit dated interior. Great service and food was very tasty, however portions a bit too small for price. Great wine options.

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
4.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

As the name would imply Tastings is attached to a wine shop. Flights are readily available & happily customized. The food is consistently excellent with an emphasis on local, seasonal ingredients. My only complaint is that the restaurant area is a bit tired & dated.

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LynnieC (Nashville)
2.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Food portions very small and overpriced. Only one server who seemed stressed and over worked. Waited 40 min just for appetizer the waited another 30 for the entree.
Nice people poorly run restaurant

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