Wine & Waffles

4.6
41 reviews
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Wine & Waffles offers a wide assortment of fine wines and unique small plates to choose from. For the beer lovers a selection of beer is available on tap. Enjoy a wide variety of special entertainment options from jazz guitarists, grand piano players, open mic nights and many others. As we are a wine bar, we are only able to serve guests who are 21 and over.
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BS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I were in Alameda to see a theatre show, and arrived around dinnertime (with a reservation). We were sat promptly. The service was excellent all dinner, and the food was incredible! Very good options for someone who can't even eat waffles! Note- the sweet potato waffle fries were excellent! Cheese plate was perfect, and sliders were filling! Overall, we would have stayed for dessert had we any room left :) We will definitely be back!

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NG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a great time, but it was definitely more of a wine bar than waffles for the dinner menu.

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VT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the ambiance! The food, the wine! It was all amazing. A perfect date spot

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M
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent and so was the wine. It was a bit noisy as there was a birthday party in the shared space. Our waitress seemed a bit confused and/or trying to do too many things.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly wonderful atmosphere good food value good customer service

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LL
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service. Good wines by the glass. I'll definitely be back again for dates or friends get together.

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LE
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is our go to spot for a nice glass of wine and a tasty meal after a movie at the Alameda Theatre. The waffle sandwiches are delicious and the ingredients in anything we have ever ordered are always fresh. They have a good wine selection by the glass or bottle, and friendly, casual service. A great date night pick!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Friday night so it was super busy as expected. They overbooked the reservations or people from happy hour stayed longer than expected. We got to hang out a bit and ordered appetizers and wine before our table was ready.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Love the creative concept of waffles and wine. Excellent food. Ambience was soothing to the eyes and relaxing to the soul. It was like we reserved our own room with a window seat, lovely music, food was fantastic. Service couldn’t have been better-Hannah made our experience special! What a gem she is!

The two nurses from Chico, CA

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OT
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Worth exploring. Good food made in Ole's kitchen next door. Not just wine and waffles but nice salads, appetizers and entrees. Five of us had a nice meal before an Altarena Playhouse show.

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L
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was attentive and friendly. Superior wine list and beer selections. Food was excellent.

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K
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wine and Waffles is a unique, cozy and welcoming wine bar that is a wonderful addition to Alameda's restaurant choices.
I have been there about 5 times; the servers were very knowledgeable about the wine choices, the food options complemented the wines, and it is a very comfortable place to sit and chat.
They have live music weekend evenings. Even though the choice of music is perfect for the setting, because the restaurant is small, often one needs to speak up to be heard over the music.
Special reward: if you are a guest there, you can purchase full bottles of wine on their menu for take-out at a 15% discount ! This is great because not all wines they feature are carried in area wine and liquor stores.

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K
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had a great time! The mood was great, the playlist that was being played was really good and the bartender/host/server even hopped on the piano and played something. Next time I’m in town we will definitely be back! It was perfect for date night and the wine selection was great.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food was mostly frozen and taste bland. The waffles were thin and did not taste fresh or like the flavor of waffles. It was not a good experience

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EB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot and we’ve enjoyed the food both times we’ve gone. They give you good portions too. Their cheese plates are yummy and you get a huge chunk of cheese. Great service and good wine selection. This will be a go to spot for us

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s
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

We have been there many times. There were 4 of us. Three of us ordered the chicken and waffle sandwich. My wife ordered the popcorn chicken. Our sandwiches came, but my wife's dish did not come until after the three of us were done eating. My wife complained to the waiter who just laughed it off. The live pianist/saxophonist combination was a nice background to our meal. It's just a shame that all 4 dishes didn't come out at the same time.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Will not be going back. After being seated, was "forgot about" by staff although seated right in front. Had to ask for menus and water. Calamari tasted like they were prob frozen. Looked like glorified onion rings from burger king. Steak crostini not good. Strips of poor quality meat o. Large pieces 9f baguettes-not toasted and much too thick. Wine was mediocre at best. VERY small selection if wines. No vintage yrs for the wine. Cannot pay me to go back

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J
San Francisco
108 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Fun experience but not a great experience. Menu options were hit and miss. Fried chicken and waffles were excellent, as well as the sangria. Very disorganized waitstaff. Saw lots of them chowing down in food at the bar and not washing up after. Oddest thing was dessert. Waffles with canned peaches and ready- whip, served with a spoon. When we asked for forks, our server said that the restaurant was , " unable to locate forks at the present moment."

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R
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very nice live music. Good happy hour pricing. Mainly fried foods/appetizers. Happy hour wine was fine.

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NP
Jackson Hole
45 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 5

Great concept..after all, who doesn't like chicken n waffles? Limited wine list, and they were out of two of three choices...really? Only one server for the entire restaurant...really? Far better choices in the neighborhood, so skip this place.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

This place is great for a first date it's quiet and has great food and drinks.

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a cute little place. I picked it off a Google search for something in the area and I'm so glad I did! We went at happy hour. I've never had luck with happy hour menus, but everything I wanted to try was actually offered as s happy hour special. It was delicious! Loved the Caesar salad!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice experience. Love the ambiance, the great service and the delicious small bites! I enjoyed my wine too! My best friend and I ordered the Meat and Cheese platter, shared the Lox Waffle and the S'mores Waffle! Everything was yummy!
This will now be my go-to-place to unwind with good friends who enjoy good wines, live music and delicious food.

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OT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The feel of Napa at it's best in Alameda. Second time at the Wine & Waffle. Ken and his staff makes you feel like your at hm in their living room. We tried most of their appetizers, calamari, fish tacos, waffle fries, lots more to choose from which are all delish. Thank you Ken for bringing the feel of Napa to Alameda. See you soon for the Mac & Cheese.

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San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a reservation for 2 before the Drake and Future Summer Sixteen show at Oracle Arena and needed a quick bite to grab as well as pre game on drinks prior to entering the arena.

Happy Hour menu is amazing and great portions, the wine flight mixed was awesome and I can only imagine the white one tastes like.

My husband got the local beer and had the chicken and waffles sandwich which was great. The happy hour timframe is very reasonable and we are definitely coming back here.
Service was great and they a very attentive.

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W
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Katrina was a wonderful hostess! Food and wine were excellent.

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j
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE! First time having Waffle and Chicken sliders... they were the BEST! Happy hour is great. So reasonable. Wonderful staff and great ambiance. One of my top choices in Alameda!

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San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long overdue review..
This is a wonderful quaint 21+ bar-restaurant in Alameda with the feel of being in Napa (wine country) From the time you walk in to the door until the time you leave you get sucked into the ambience. Great appetizers from the Ceasar salad, chicken waffle sandwiches, calamari, etc. To many to list, which are all delish. The sangria was to die for. The owners and staff alone makes you want to return.

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s
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I started out with some tri-tip on a crostini. Though this was an appetizer, they could have just kept bringing us those until we were full. I then had a tri-tip sandwich on waffles which was good, but paled in comparison to the appetizer. The appetizer was just that good. We finished it off with a "drunken monkey" dessert that was quite good - but not as good as the s'more one we had the first time we dined there. The servers were helpful to us in ordering and selecting our wine.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great live music for Wednesday.

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T
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When there for Son's birthday. Had a great time, good was different and outstanding. Music was good. Wine was good. really cool place. I will be going back

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S
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2015
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Ambiance is nice. Sommelier sounds like he has memorized the selections. We ordered the calamari and chicken bites. I enjoyed them at the time because I was hungry but the next day I felt like it was food out of a box

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C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful wine flights, and fantastic live music!!!

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LD
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2015
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Service is always good. My husband and I enjoy listening to the gentleman playing the piano. He has a beautiful voice. Food is good although our prime rib this time around was not seasoned as well as the first two times. But overall we always enjoyed our dinner at the Wine & Waffles. We like their wine choices, too.

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s
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wines and waffles? Together? Yes, it's a winning combination. They have a nice selection of wine to choose from. Rock Wall wines are quite good. Our main courses were very good, but the smore's waffle dessert was not to be believed. The waffle had just the right crunch. The marshmallows held it all together. The chocolate and whip cream were just the right amount of sweetness. My wife and I will definitely go there again.

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k
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I was blown away by the great service my date and I enjoyed here. Server Kira was SO great as was the other staff. There was some issue with our seats at first but everyone made sure we were okay and happy with things. The food and wine was good. I will definitely be coming back!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed it ! The staff was great and so was the food

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SN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food took too long. Service was very slow. The wine was good but I felt the glass portion was small

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A
Phoenix
65 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is our go to place for wine and small plates, their wine list is amazing and priced really well. We are always offered special wine selections they have and have taken them up on many occasions to be pleasantly surprised by them. They know wine!.

My wide and I order their cheese plate always, goes well with Chardonnay. They have dinner choices as well, plan to try that soon.

Go there and enjoy great wine and food along with a fun atmosphere.

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