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About The Wine Bar & Restaurant

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!

40 First Avenue
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 291-1377

Website:
http://www.ahwinebar.com/

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.

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!

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.

Public Transit:
The Wine Bar is located just one block from the Sea Streak Ferry.

Executive Chef:
Brian Imbriale

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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.

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Thu - Sat 6:00PM - 6:30PM

The Wine Bar & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Romantic (10)
Special Occasion (9)
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Good for Anniversaries (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Tapas (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Cozy (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Fun (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went for date night. Arrived prior to our reservation and was able to sit at bar and enjoy happy hour prices for a couple drinks and an appetizer.
We enjoyed our bartender and waitress. Food was good and creative. Love the ambiance of The Wine Bar!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Love love this place.. will be regulars and would love to have an event there..

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I have been to The Wine Bar many times and plan to return in the near future. The staff is friendly and helpful as well as polite and mannerly. While the menu is limited, the food is outstanding. I have yet to be disappointed.
There's a beautiful full bar to satisfy your thirst and a comfortable lounge area in which to sit and enjoy your cocktails and/or apps.
In my opinion, the only thorn is limited onsite and street parking. I realize there is a municipal parking lot a short walk away, but during a rain or snow storm or freezing weather, it's no fun.

To sum it up: Try it....you'll like it.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Service wasn't great but the food was all fantastic! We would go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had an enjoyable meal at The Wine Bar and Restaurant this weekend. Unlike so many other places, where the noise level is fierce, you could actually hold a conversation. I had the scallop risotto, which was very good and my husband had the pappardelle, which was a bit salty for his taste, but tasty otherwise. The bread was fresh. Our server was friendly and attentive. I would definitely go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Thursday night Happy Hour is a great deal. 1/2 proces apps and 1/2 price for 1/2 entrees. Great deals on select wines, beers and cocktails. Bartenders are always awesome.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

A wonderful fine dining restaurant with an excellent menu. Wine Bar is a must go to if you are in the area.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent food and very smooth service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

ALL of the food was amazing!
We saw Tapas on the online menu and assumed they were available for dinner, but they are targeted for the lounge. We were able to order from the lounge menu (Tapas) as our appetizer. We ordered six for the three of us, all were amazing. Dinner was fantastic also, my rack of lamb was the most tender and flavorful I have ever had. My guests loved their risotto and pasta dishes.
Our waitress was doing her best, but she was the only server handling the dining room of 17 tables, that had ten tables in use.
Bar did not have watermelon for the specialty cocktail on the menu, bar was out of ginger for the second drink, but sourced it from somewhere eventually. And the expresso machine was broke and could only provide decaf expresso.
Food and décor was great! If management could fix the other issues, this would be one of my top, go to restaurants, even though it’s a 45 minute drive for us!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Sophisticated experience. Music a little too loud for close conversation. Service a little spotty. Excellent tapas. Definitely recommend and will go again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The place is beautiful - but I wouldn't return for dinner. Come here and sit in the big, comfy couches - listen to live music - have some wine and eat some tappas. That's what this place should be for. The sit down dinner part of the restaurant was nothing special. Despite it being almost empty, service was not great and we were never told the specials - only realized it after we heard our waitress telling another table after we had finished!

Tags: Live Music, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We really love the food and ambiance here at the Wine Bar! It's a local GEM!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

My husband and I dined 7/22. We love the Wine Bar. It feels like NYC, but close to home. Amazing decor, awesome bar staff, terrific server (Sandra) and fantastic food. I highly recommend the White and Green Asparagus Soup, as well as the Mojito Pork Loin (so delicious!!). The Sweet Pea Hummus was also delicious. My husband loved the 10oz Sirloin with Port Wine Meunière sauce. Amazing. Always a great experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We love going to this restaurant. The food is excellent. Very creative dishes prepared well. The staff is lovely. It's also a beautiful restaurant!!
Definitely recommend!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

One of our favorites! The food, atmosphere and staff are all great. Nice place for dinner or just drinks!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Been to the Wine Bar numerous times always good meal and good service

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The food was very well prepared. Both my husband and I had a very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great atmosphere! Food was very good! Our server Katie was outstanding. Definitely recommend for a date, or drinks in the lounge.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 25, 2017

The Wine Bar Restaurant was truly a wonderful surprised. We visited on tasting menu thursdays and sampled a number of dishes. The lamb was cooked perfectly and the house rub is delicious. The seared sea scallops on risotto infused with bacon, peas and cheese was outstanding. The grouper served on a cauliflower patty with a tropical chutney was great. And the toasted sesame ahi tuna was superb.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was fresh, and cooked perfectly. Original combinations of veggies for pork dish.
Menu is not large would prefer if they had specials each night to add to the selection.
Attentive service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Our waitress was one of the best we've had in a very long time. She was so pleasant and sweet to all the tables around us. Having a great attitude doesn't go unnoticed and she will be a huge reason we come back to this restaurant. Besides that, the wine was delicious as well as the lobster and sweet pea ravioli.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

We usually love it here, but tonight was an exception. First night of the new menu, but items were not available. I ordered the Chilean sea bass and sent it back. It had an overpowering chlorine smell and taste. The waitress and manager apologized profusely and comped us, but it still put a dent in our evening.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Wine Bar has a great bar with couches and comfy chairs so plan to begin the evening with a cocktail or 2 before dining. Then dine in the dining room by the fire and enjoy classy, modern food with decent portion sizes. Desserts and cocktails are also delicious. Always a pleasant and yummy evening out!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2017

My boyfriend and I go out every Thursday and love trying new places so we're always researching. Many restaurants only emphasize the protein on the menu, making the veggie and starch just a simple addition. This menu high-lighted a lot of creative flavor pairings which immediately intrigued me(we eat with our eyes first). My experience there did not disappoint. The food was delicious, the service was great. I suppose my one disappointment was that I was hoping to have panna cotta for dessert, as it showed on the online menu and it was not available for order when I went for dinner. I hope it is next time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We enjoyed the bar scene immensely. Our server was outstanding - The crafted drinks were one of the best. The Restaurant food was very good, but can be found in most restaurants of this caliber.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

pleasantly surprised... food was outstanding. i had a rib eye and my girlfriend had grouper. we dine out often and this meal was one of the best we have had...

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went there for Valentine's Day. The food very good. I would of liked it to come out of the kitchen a little faster. The food server was very good and was there asking if we needed anything right when she was needed. We have been there a hand full of times and always had a great meal and great service every time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Wine list was great of course. The food is out of this world with a seasonal creative flair . I have been here for bridal/baby showers, drinks and apps in the past but never dinner. They started the meal off with warm bread and a merlot butter that was just wonderful. The apps and food where timed just right. Our server was very pleasant and tried very hard but clearly was in the weeds. We did have to ask to get refills on drinks a few times. Overall it was great dining experience and look forward to going back.

Tags: Quick Bite, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The food was great but they just didn't know we were there . I will try again

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

It was a valentine dinner and service was horrible our waitress Sandra and management didn't seem very concerned. The table next to me got their drinks late and their waitress said it was on her. After all our problems we were offered nothing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Always a solid meal. Love the atmosphere as long as they don't have any loud musicians playing.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Delicious food and presentation, pleasant service and a cozy room on a cold winter night - we enjoyed it very much! They also have an extensive wine list with selections from a number of countries and regions - it was tough to choose.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2017

The food was really good. We were there on a Thursday when you can get half portions at half price and the food was more than enough wth an appetizer and an entree. The wait staff was truly super, knowledgeable about wines and very friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The ambiance and service were both wonderful, but we were disappointed in our dinners. We had the special surf and turf and shared the pappardelle bolognese as an appetizer. The bolognese was very good, as was the filet mignon portion of our surf and turf, however, the lobster was appallingly bad. It was tiny (smaller than a large prawn), and the texture was mushy and very unappealing. For $55.00 (versus $38 for just the filet mignon), the special "surf and turf" was an especially poor value. I honestly wish we had just sent it back, but we were really enjoying the evening, and didn't want to spoil the mood. Anyway, we still had a great time and definitely plan to return, but next time, we'll arrive a little later (the live music began quite a bit later than we had expected), order drinks and appetizers at the bar and skip the lobster!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Had a 6:30 reservation, over an hour wait for our appetizers. Received the wrong salad, but no one even came to check if everything was ok with our order. Dinner did not arrive until almost 40 minutes after that. My dinner was cold. When we complained, they said they were short staffed in the kitchen. they did comp us for the salad and minus $6 for my cold entrée. Wish there had been some communication before we started to complain. As we left, noticed that there were dozens of dirty glasses on the bar. Very disappointed, not worth the money or time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Cool place to hang out and have drinks and some tapas with friends. We did not have dinner just the tapas but I would recommend the bacon wrapped dates, they were amazing. The atmosphere in the bar area is very nice, with little eating areas for separate groups.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2016

My Wife and I had dined at the Wine Bar previously and left saying it was quite possibly the best meal we ever ate. Thursday was no exception. The Chilean sea bass was incredible as was the octopus salad. We sat at the bar and had a $6.00 Martini before dining which was also great. It was a mild night and we loved that the windows were open. The entire experience was fabulous
including the service. See you soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Happy hour was good, food and service was good, except the food came out cold, and by the time our waitress returned, we had eaten it as we were hungry and it was 800. Our waitress was very good and I don't know why the food was cold. That was a disappointment. I would definitely give it another try. The food was good even being cold.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Consistently amazing!!! Worth the drive and the wine selection is AMAZING!!! Love coming here!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Went for dinner on a Saturday night- restaurant almost empty which was a pity as the food was excellent. Wish there had been at least one vegetarian option on the entree menu. Staff was very friendly but the service was slow- it wasn't the staff as the food was hot when served - I guess it was a good thing that the restaurant was quiet as I don't think the kitchen could have kept up. Bar area crowded with a birthday party... live music was great as well.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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