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The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

The Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.4
4.4
374 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Wine Bar is New Jersey's hottest new wine bar and restaurant. With an exciting wine list that features smaller estate wines, some great exclusive wines, and always great value wines, The Wine Bar has taken the traditional wine list to a whole new level. In addition to the spectacular wine list, The Wine Bar boasts a full bar with quality liquors and hand-crafted cocktails and martinis. But what better way to enjoy incredible drinks than with an equally impressive dinner menu. With only the freshest ingredients, The Wine Bar is offering seasonal menu changes and daily additions that are sure to please. Whether grabbing a bite in our beautiful lounge from the tempting tapas menu, to our full dinner menu in the exquisite dining room, The Wine Bar has something for everyone as atlantic highland's hottest new destination!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - close We are also available for private parties on Sunday through Wednesday, as well as Saturday afternoons
  • Phone number
    (732) 291-1377
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Brian Imbriale
  • Catering
    The Wine Bar offers a wide variety of menu options that we can cater off-site. From traditional dishes, to more elaborate selections, The Wine Bar can accommodate all of your catering needs, including staffing, setup, etc. Please contact Courtney Rosa at 732.291.1377 for more information on how we can help you with your next event!
  • Private party facilities
    private dining is available at the wine bar for small intimate dinner parties and for parties of up to 130 people. specializing in bridal and baby showers, the wine bar"s open floor plan is ideal for a private luncheon in our dining room, and retreating back into our lounge for the opening of presents. for rehearsal dinners, weddings, birthday parties, communions, sweet sixteens, bar/batmitzvahs, or any occasion, the wine bar can help you to customize your menu. utilize our traditional party package options, or we can sit down with our chef and specifically create an exclusive menu solely for your party. perhaps you'd like a specialty cocktail for all of your guests upon arriving, or an elaborate venetian table, or maybe just a small private five course wine dinner for two, there is no request that we would not consider. contact us today to start putting together the package that's right for you.
  • Private party contact
    courtney rosa: (732) 291-1377
  • Neighborhood
    Atlantic Highlands
  • Parking details
    Located on First Avenue, there is ample parking available. The Harborside Grill has a lot that our guests can utilize, or there are public lots located on Bay Avenue directly behind the Hesse building. Street parking is also an option. <br /><br />***Please be sure to use the number "1st" Avenue if using a GPS system, as some models do not bring you to the correct location. Feel free to call The Wine Bar for directions if you have any trouble at all.
  • Public transit
    The Wine Bar is located just one block from the Sea Streak Ferry.
  • Entertainment
    The Wine Bar hosts live entertainment of all genres. From a lovely pianist or our house music through our dinner hour, to some lively jazz, and even some blues, there is always a nice feel at The Wine Bar, where music sets the tone. Call ahead to find out our upcoming entertainment schedule or check our website to see if your favorite will be joining us.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 374 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 1.8Value

NoiseModerate

374 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were unaware of the full menu they had. We enjoyed a fresh delicious dinner by the fire in a quiet spot. The ambience of the bar area is so quaint and the couches make gathering with friends terrific.

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  2. Blackhorse

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to go for a quiet dinner. The food was excellent. They offer ½ portions on many dishes, so you can order halves of two different items, although the ladies found one ½ portion to be plenty. Great service. We'll be back.

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  3. jeanetter

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Brianne was exceptionally helpful and professional. Each of the meals ordered at our table for 4 was wonderfully prepared and delicious. They were very attentive to our gluten free require minutes.

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  4. MichelleGrace

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriends and I went here for dinner and drinks and we loved it! It’s great for a relaxing evening out for a glass of wine and dinner. Beautiful inside as well.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was adequate, food for Valentines Fay special was BAD. Was there 3 years ago, not worth the money, many more places much better

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  6. Pd077

    New York City

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been here before and it was always great , was there on Valentines Day. Not the best day to go out. , i was disappointed the service here is usually very good , that night it was they had an all new staff trying to find there way around the dining room. And it wasnt even busy yet a lot of open tables . I hope they straighten it out its a very nice place. Meals were excellent

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  7. ConnieM

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Wine Bar was very elegant and the food was quite delicious.

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  8. BarbaraS

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the ambiance and music. Food and service were very good.

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  9. FoodGuyPhil06

    New York City

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here on many occasions and will continue to come back as the food, service, and ambiance are always outstanding! Also love the bar/lounge section. Great area to have before and after dinner cocktails...

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  10. TheDude

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service and food. My wife and I go on Thursday evening to take advantage of the 1/2 portion, 1/2 price menu. The 1/2 portion is plenty of food for a normal appetite. There are usually very few other patrons on the restaurant side on Thursday so it’s quiet. The bar is a bit more crowded as they offer $6.00 martinis on Thursdays and it’s a stopping point for folks after work.

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  11. Renee

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful New Year’s Eve at The Wine Bar. The ambiance was great, the food delicious and we loved staying for the countdown to midnight. We have celebrated here before and are never disappointed.

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  12. KellyI

    New York City

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic meal and staff looked great dressed up in the roaring 20s!

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  13. Michael

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere for an early new year’s eve dinner.

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  14. PETERE

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at the best kept secret in Atlantic Highlands. You must go but let's keep it a Secret!

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  15. BillM

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Excellent server!!!

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  16. barfoot164

    New York City

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Bar loun

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  17. Skip

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a bit cold. My wife had to keep her coat on. Nice piano music, good menu

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  18. SebG

    New York City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it was fine but, the wine selection was less than expected. Wine by the glass had a good selection but only a few in the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. No flights of wine offered I wanted to do a wine tasting but it was not available. The lounge area was very noisy. The service was good so no issues there. I ordered pasta which mine was over done, and my friends pasta was dry as if it was around for a while. The charcuterie was disappointing with only a few meats and not very tasty. I would not order it again. The cheese board was also lacking. They could have done better. Nothing really bad but also nothing really special. Probably a good place to hang out but not for a special dining or wine experience

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  19. Nonna

    New York City

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and well prepared

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  20. anon

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing little gem I found while looking for a place with live music on saturday nights😊 Romantic comfortable atmosphere with amazing drinks and food! Will be back!

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  21. TheDude

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal and service. We go regularly on Thursday evenings for the 1/2 portion 1/2 price special. Their 1/2 portion is plenty of food and affords is the opportunity to go out more often. Staff is very professional. Have been there numerous times and always have a good experience.

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  22. Kathleen

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is gorgeous, romantic and staff very welcoming.

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  23. MiraW

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took friends for the first time to wine bar and they thoroughly enjoyed their experience!!

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  24. Prof

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was great, felt like being in New York. We were greeted immediately and seated in the dining area. Our server, Jen, was very welcoming. The menu selections were wonderful, making tough to choose, and the wine list had excellent selections. We were there on a Thursday evening when the portions could be half and the price was half. There was an ample sized half portion that was more than enough. The service was great. We were able to carry on a conversation without straining to hear. All in all we were very pleased.

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  25. ThomasH

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as always! Great place for family or friends getting together or a romantic dinner.

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  26. Phoenix2

    Naples

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A must visit for dinner if you are a connoisseur of fine dining. Ranks among the best on the Jersey Shore

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  27. FoodGuyPhil06

    New York City

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Similar to prior visits to The Wine Bar, food was excellent, service was excellent (thanks Brianna), and ambiance was excellent. See where this is going? Every time I've been to this restaurant, I've only had positive things to say. We were six people on a Saturday night. Restaurant seemed a bit quiet but it is the summertime. Anyway, that was to our advantage as the bar area was open allowing us to sit for a half hour for a round or two of drinks and we didn't have to share Brianna our server with too many other tables. I will certainly be back soon...

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  28. RonaldP

    New York City

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Did the lounge thing we were on a couch . Did the Tapas Menu and the Figs wrapped in Bacon “Awesome “, Filet Mignon sliders “Awesome too”. few other things and all good . Third time here .

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  29. TinnaB

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere, food and quality of service. The entertainment was top notch and extremely enjoyable.

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  30. DaddyMo317

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Diverse menu and all of the food was excellent. Great staff The bar/lounge area is roomy with either bar seating or couch/chair seating and live , mellow music.

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  31. Diand

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent; a bit noisy being open to the bar area. With having a large flight of stairs, wish they had an elevator for seniors, which I thought was the law for renovated structures.

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  32. JohnM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great staff was nice. I really appreciated the management and the way they took care of us.

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  33. JeffP

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun place to hang out. Our server was amazing! However, there was initially a little confusion. We didn't get our drink order taken for at least 15 minutes. Apparently there was some training going on, but that should not interfere with our order. Once that was accomplished, everything else was great. The pianist was outstanding. It was a very upscale casual place to stop in for tapas and a drink. There are lots of lounge chairs to eat in at the piano bar. In fact the next time we go, we're going to stay in the lounge.

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  34. Phil

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great except the portions were a little small for the cost

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great dinner and our waitress was wonderful !!

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  36. JWackrow

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful evening, great atmosphere and love the live music and lounge.

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  37. LFH77

    New York City

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    They seemed to only have one waitress and one runner. The poor waitress tried her best but was the hostess, waitress, and bartender.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure

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  39. BruceC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We very much enjoyed our dinners. Perfectly cooked fish and scallops along with excellent service.

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  40. RonaldP

    New York City

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From entering to leaving we had a very nice time at you establishment . The tapas we selected were all delicious .

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The Wine Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 374 OpenTable diners.

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40 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Atlantic Highlands
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - close We are also available for private parties on Sunday through Wednesday, as well as Saturday afternoons
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Located on First Avenue, there is ample parking available. The Harborside Grill has a lot that our guests can utilize, or there are public lots located on Bay Avenue directly behind the Hesse building. Street parking is also an option. <br /><br />***Please be sure to use the number "1st" Avenue if using a GPS system, as some models do not bring you to the correct location. Feel free to call The Wine Bar for directions if you have any trouble at all.
  • Public transit
    The Wine Bar is located just one block from the Sea Streak Ferry.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Brian Imbriale
  • Entertainment
    The Wine Bar hosts live entertainment of all genres. From a lovely pianist or our house music through our dinner hour, to some lively jazz, and even some blues, there is always a nice feel at The Wine Bar, where music sets the tone. Call ahead to find out our upcoming entertainment schedule or check our website to see if your favorite will be joining us.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (732) 291-1377
  • Catering
    The Wine Bar offers a wide variety of menu options that we can cater off-site. From traditional dishes, to more elaborate selections, The Wine Bar can accommodate all of your catering needs, including staffing, setup, etc. Please contact Courtney Rosa at 732.291.1377 for more information on how we can help you with your next event!
  • Private party facilities
    private dining is available at the wine bar for small intimate dinner parties and for parties of up to 130 people. specializing in bridal and baby showers, the wine bar"s open floor plan is ideal for a private luncheon in our dining room, and retreating back into our lounge for the opening of presents. for rehearsal dinners, weddings, birthday parties, communions, sweet sixteens, bar/batmitzvahs, or any occasion, the wine bar can help you to customize your menu. utilize our traditional party package options, or we can sit down with our chef and specifically create an exclusive menu solely for your party. perhaps you'd like a specialty cocktail for all of your guests upon arriving, or an elaborate venetian table, or maybe just a small private five course wine dinner for two, there is no request that we would not consider. contact us today to start putting together the package that's right for you.
  • Private party contact
    courtney rosa: (732) 291-1377
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