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The Wine Bar & Restaurant

313 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
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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
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Phone number
(732) 291-1377
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Imbriale
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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.
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Private party contact
courtney rosa: (732) 291-1377
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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!
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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.

***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.
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Public transit
The Wine Bar is located just one block from the Sea Streak Ferry.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
February offers half price bottles in the dining room on Thursday evenings- this excludes holidays, and can not be combined with any other discount or coupon.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine


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What 313 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We thought the place was terrific until the bill came. The halibut Special was $55.00 for the entree. Shame on me for not asking the server when I ordered it and shame on The Win Bar for overcharging their customers.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The lounge area was 2/3 of the the room while the restaurant part was 1/3. There is no wow factor to the restaurant side as far as decor/ambiance. The food was a little on the pricey end, but was good enough. I thought the lounge side was very nice, but had 8:30 reservations on a Saturday night and was surprised to see that they had a nice baby grand piano, but no one playing it. I would not go back for dinner a 2nd time, but would definitely hang in the lounge area!

vincentc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

First time here & everything was very good. It's only open a limited number of days a week, but would definitely go back.

CamL (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Not a huge wine list but well price. Food is ok, stick with apps.

Skip (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, service and atmosphere

vipJerseyFoodie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The Wine Bar has the whole package - beautiful vibe, excellent service and great wines. The food was expertly prepared and delicious! We started with the Tuna Tartar and Sausage with Broccoli Rabe. The Lamb Chops, Rib Eye and Sea Bass were amazing!

FredO (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Fun place, upscale decor, great menu. Food was excellent

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was really just average nothing special. Atmosphere was very nice, the music was great but the service was terrible. Would recommend going for drinks if you can get a seat at the bar otherwise I wouldn't recommend.

GIna (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

This was my first visit to the Wine Bar and I was so pleasantly surprised at how beautiful it was inside. When you finally make your way up the flight of stairs (WHEW😜) you’re greeted with a beautiful lounge area filled with seating groups with couches and chairs set up around the bar and overlooking the windows onto First Avenue. To the right is seating in the dining room with a nice fireplace roaring against the back wall. There was nice ambient lighting and music.
We were seated by the hostess and greeted by our waitress who was very nice but didn’t seem very experienced. I would have scored higher on the overall score but the service was lacking and that dropped the score but it was just inexperience not inattentiveness or rudeness that was the problem.
Lastly, the food was delicious!! We ordered a special appetizer of filet mignon crostini with a horseradish sauce that was delicious and fried calamari which was also very good. Our dinners were equally as delicious with my husband ordering a special steak, my daughter ordered scallops with risotto and I ordered rib steak with risotto. The only thing I would say is that if my husband had ordered the scallops and had gotten the amount of food on his dish as my daughter he would not have been happy but everything was extremely tasty.
I would definitely recommend The Wine Bar and I will definitely be back.

Jimmy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was very good