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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 #49 of 2,001 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: Pizza, Tapas, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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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Delaware, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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

Redondo Beach, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My waitress suggested several wines to try but recommended a bottle that I bought, took home and am now convinced is the love nectar of the Gods! Try the Cusumano Nero D'Avola 2012 Terre Siciliane IGT...fabulous Red!

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

Haha...."Love nectar of the Gods". Amazing! That Nero D'Avola is a fantastic little wine. Thanks so much for coming in and writing a review of our place. Glad you enjoyed the wine! More

Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

By purchasing a tasting card you have the ability to try many wines. We were there on a Sunday night for half price bottles of wine. Our server, Lindsay, was very helpful with our wine choices. We only had dessert so can't speak much to the food. This is a nice place to relax, enjoy downtown and have great wine.

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

Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm so happy you stopped in and had a nice experience with our team. Hopefully we'll see you again next time you're in town. Cheers! More

Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in on Saturday afternoon for some wine and to relax after walking around downtown. I think the key to a great place like this having knowledgable and friendly staff, which this place succeeded on. When we picked our wine our waitress told us a nice little story about the vineyard the wine came from. The wine was good,... More

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

Thank you so much for visiting us here in indy. I'm glad to hear your experience was a pleasant one. We work hard to ensure our staff has a solid understanding of our extensive wine list, specifically the great stories that we hear from all of the producers around the world. So I'm very pleased that you found this to... More

South Bend
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is basically a tapas and wine tasting restaurant. The food was awesome; we had the fillet skewers, crab cakes and cheese plate. All great; the fillet rosemary skewers were to die for! As for the wine tasting; you could buy a card that ran a tab and you went to wine stations that dispensed 2oz servings for the price... More

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

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed the Filet Mignon Rosemary Skewers and had a chance to experience our Live Music on Sundays. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers! More

Fishers, Indiana
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stopped in during some down time, waiting for show time at the Hilbert Theater. Nice surroundings. Great place to taste a variety of wines without mortgaging the farm to do so! Great appetizers. Also, they have some wonderful "wine"-related artwork on the walls that is also available for purchase. My husband surprised me a couple of weeks later with... More

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

Thanks for the great review! We're so glad to hear you're getting to enjoy the artwork at home as well...hopefully with a great glass (or bottle) of wine. Cheers! More

San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

a great place to relax outside and watch the world go by. Nice wines and great small plates. The cheese selections are exceptional and generous.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It was a wonderful experience - comfortable leather chairs and couches. There was also bar seating. Stupendous wine menu. Excellent selections. Cheese/fruit platter was good. The service was very slow. We were there to relax so it didn't really matter to us. There was only 1 person on the floor and she was chit chatting with the bartender. Overall it... More

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