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The Hidden Vine Wine Bar and Bistro

Italian, Wine Bar
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1052 Main St, Ste 2B, Newington, CT 06111-2937
860-372-4560
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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: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic

The wine was good and the food was even better, As far as I'm concerned it worth looking for. It's hard to find but everything was so good I would urge you to find it

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Michael G
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Berlin, Connecticut
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always had good luck here but when I went tonight it was closed. What's up??? I was so looking forward to their steak tacks and delicious wine. There were newspapers covering the windows. I was so surprised.

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Thank JanJ50
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

I was a fan when they re-opened and chatted with the owners. I've been there 2 more times and won't go back! It's sad that our Newington establishments fail at providing an; ambience and great food. Tonight was awful. A waiter that didn't know the specials, drinks ordered were sent back and my meal was wrong. I told everyone to... More 

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Thank kathct4
Berlin, CT
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Spur of the moment decision to have dinner and try the Hidden vine. We were not dissapointed. Great small restaurant with wonderful atmospher. Our food was delicious and the portions just right. The restaurant is moderately priced

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Thank Sandy M
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

The wine was good and the food was even better, As far as I'm concerned it worth looking for. It's hard to find but everything was so good I would urge you to find it

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Thank Michael G
Newington, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is off the beaten path, behind restaurants that are on Main Street in Newington. Their Happy Hour offers great appetizers, some big enough for a meal. The dinner menu is very good. They have entertainment inside, and outside on the patio in the nice weather. Staff is attentive and service very good. Great place to see your friends... More 

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Thank Happysenior1
Newington, Connecticut
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Paul L
Bethel, Maine
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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2 Thank PVR75
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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1 Thank leeleebella
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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3 Thank Mark O
New Haven
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 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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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, Wine Bar
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?