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Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro

50 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Downtown Indianapolis)
(317) 423-2400
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Ranked #60 of 2,013 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: Pizza, Tapas, Bistro, Wine Bar
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: Tastings is a one-of-a-kind wine bar offering new levels of experience to everyone from the novice to the sommelier. With over 200 wines in stock, Tastings boasts one of the largest selections in the world for wines-by-the-taste and the largest selection in Indianapolis for wines-by-the-glass. The entire selection is available by the 2 ounce taste, glass and by the bottle. Tastings offers a bistro & tapas style menu with a large selection of cheese and charcuterie plates, flatbread pizzas, crostinis, salads, sandwiches and desserts. We also maintain a full bar with premium spirits and beer. Our entire wine selection is available for carry-out at retail pricing or can be enjoyed on premise. Tastings is also one of the best places in the city to people watch on one of our two outdoor patios.
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Statesboro, Georgia, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

My colleagues and I met here while we were at a conference across the street and it was the perfect place for small bites and good wine. I had read previous reviews, so knew to order the sparkling shiraz, it was divine. Our server helped us order the cheese plate (big) and the Mediterranean dips (pass on those). Our friends... More

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Indiana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The place is bustling, but I managed to find seating for three on a Saturday evening. The service was excellent, the food was good, and the wine selection was extensive. There's a bit of a "hip pick-up" vibe (at least on a Saturday), so if you're into that, you'll probably have a good time. My group and I ignored it,... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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135 reviews 135 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was totally drawn in by the concept of Tastings: Put money on a card, go to wine machines, fill up on what you want, enjoy! It's great fun and gives you a lot of options for the wine you would like to taste. The food/appetizers are also very tasty, and you can easily pair them with the kind of... More

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Seattle, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went to this fun place tonight after our work training. Prepare to spend about $40 for about 4-5 2oz pours unless you like cheap wine. However this is the wrong place for that anyway. Must bottles were $45-$89 meaning the pours were about $7.50-$14. It's a fun way to experience the higher end bottles!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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137 reviews 137 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Our group held a fundraiser reception here. Great concept. You get a card and can go to one of several "wine kiosks" (for lack of a better term) organized by varietal or other similarities.Put in your card, choose the wine to dispense for a tasting, and the card is debited. You can refill the card if you need/want to. Great... More

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Boston, MA
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140 reviews 140 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were staying at the Conrad, so this home base restaurant was a good spot for cocktails prior to dinner, or for a nightcap. The prices are ridiculous, especially for Indy. We had apps one night, and both the cheese platter and small flatbread were very good. This would be a nice date spot as you can hear conversations easily.... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We came in on the tail end of a VIP party and enjoyed some complimentary apps and tastings. Once it ended, we stayed and ordered off the menu -- glad we did!! The menu items were all very good. We chose the barbeque pizza, roasted tomato and goat cheese dip and the crab cakes. I maybe wouldn't get the crab... More

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Delaware, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It's fun! There are always new wines to try and we have discovered many new favorites! The food and service have always been great! The first time we went the plan was to try some wine and have some appetizers. The appetizers are really good and there is quite a selection so you don't need "dinner" afterwards. We stayed at... More

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Greenwood, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Fun experience. Put $100 on o card a taste multiple wines. This gives you the opportunity to learn about wines you will want to purchase. Great atmosphere and first class appetizers. Enjoy sitting outside. Staff are very helpful . This is a Must Do in Indy

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Greensburg, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is my second time at Tastings. The first time we had an overall nice experience but definitely not this time. If you are under 25 and want to be treated as an adult, this is not the place to go. The staff was utterly rude and we felt as if we were just not good enough to be in... More

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Ross B, Owner at Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

I want to thank you for your repeat visit to Tastings, and I personally apologize that your second and most recent experience was not a positive one. Our management team met early this morning to discuss several options and procedures for improved handling of the issues that you presented in your review and in the emails that you sent to... More

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Additional Information about Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro

Address: 50 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number: (317) 423-2400
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
Average Prices: USD 5 - 19
Cuisine: Pizza, Tapas, Bistro, Wine Bar

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