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The Hidden Vine Wine Bar and Bistro

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1052 Main St, Ste 2B, Newington, CT 06111-2937
860-372-4560
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Today
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not so sure they still have the right combination

Admittedly it been a while since we dined here, but there seem to be some issues with the food and overall experience. The menu is very limited, as was always the case, but the signature dishes fell short of the quality and presentation of our previous experiences. This must be reflected in the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Paul L
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Newington, Connecticut
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Newington, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Admittedly it been a while since we dined here, but there seem to be some issues with the food and overall experience. The menu is very limited, as was always the case, but the signature dishes fell short of the quality and presentation of our previous experiences. This must be reflected in the number of empty tables on a Friday... More 

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Bethel, Maine
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Our party of six chose the Hidden Vine because we had all had good dining experiences back when it was first opened. We were excited to see the restaurant reopen. Unfortunately, our experience was not as good as the first time. We found the food to be slightly less than average and the service poor. We had to ask for... More 

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I stopped by for a quick bite to eat after work. I was used to the old menu, under the previous management. Then, you could find delicately prepared delicious little goodies on the appetizer menu.. I perused what they now had to offer under the new management and nothing looked special but I settled for a margarita flatbread. Big fat... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food was slow to arrive and nothing special at all. They don't seem to know much about wine, just use a few buzz words. There was freezer burn taste on the dessert. Pretentious Italian titles on the menu and supermarket-grade pasta. A dreary little outdoor seating area in a parking lot. Stay home and save your money.

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New Haven
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This wonderful upscale wine bar is family -owned and run by a most personable restauranteur, Josie, and her children....The former owner, Sal, was very welcoming ,Josie even more so. One feels like family and continues to enjoy a fine esoteric offering of Italian food .Ready to return....

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NJ
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101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

As I am not from this area so this may be acceptable for trattoria style food.... reading all the reviews it sounded like the place we should go to. Started with Fried Fresh Mozzarella (frozen?) in marinara sauce(tasteless) , Calamari (the accompanying fried peppers were better ) and Sole Florentine..NO...NO... Service was very good...but this is not a "wine"bar...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My cousin came down from Albany and we had eaten there under the last owner. I read that they had reopened under new management but the chef was retained! Yes! I read all the fabulous reviews and knew it would be wonderful! I love that it's family! Justin was our waiter and very nice! We met the husband, who came... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

If you are looking for a nice dining experience in the Newington, CT area try The Hidden Vine. It is a small family run place with the touch you won't find in larger "chains". The owners and their son, who manages, are omnipresent and give you that "at home" feel while still being served fine cuisine away from the house.... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The food here is amazing. They have different specials every night. One night they had a 16 oz boneless ribeye which was absolutely delicious. I've been here a few times already and the new ownership is doing a much more of an excellent job with all aspects of this business. The service was great, I was greeted right as I... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Absolutely faboulus. Nicest people. Great food. Never had a bad meal. Better than before Dec. 2013. Excellent service.friendly atmospher.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1052 Main St, Ste 2B, Newington, CT 06111-2937
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Newington
  • Phone Number: 860-372-4560

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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