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Old Vines Wine Bar and Restaurant

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American, Tapas, Wine Bar
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173 Port Rd, Lower Village, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
+1 207-967-2310
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located in an antique barn in the heart of Kennebunk's Lower Village, Old...
Located in an antique barn in the heart of Kennebunk's Lower Village, Old Vines offers fine wines from small producers around the world, We offer a broad selection of local, domestic and imported beers, and handcrafted vintage cocktails. Enjoy our charcuterie, pizzas, salads and European-inspired small plates in our intimate dining room or on our seasonal outdoor patio.
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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Casually elegant and friendly atmosphere

What a friendly and welcoming place! We enjoyed the terrific wine selection and perfectly crafted cocktails. The food is great and the staff is genuinely friendly and inviting. This place is on our go-to list from now on.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

What a friendly and welcoming place! We enjoyed the terrific wine selection and perfectly crafted cocktails. The food is great and the staff is genuinely friendly and inviting. This place is on our go-to list from now on.

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Waterville, Me
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We were staying at The Boathouse and walked to Old Vines in just a few minutes. We were looking for a light evening meal. The menu is eclectic and impressive. We each had a cocktail called Lori 75 which was delicious. We ordered charcuterie and a cheese plate to start followed by the artichoke and kalamata pizza. Everything, including service... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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98 reviews 98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Its still a short walk from the middle of town, and worth every step. For any serious wine enthusiasts, this is a must try. Great couples night. This not a family place....its a bar

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Jon E, Owner at Old Vines Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words. We just added the 51st and 52nd wine to our growing list! Oh ... and families are welcome anytime. Our youngest fan, 3 months old, was in the night before last! Hope to see you back soon! More 

Kennebunk, Maine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Menu expanded a bit beyond tapas type offerings of past owner but this is still light eating which hit the spot recently for our foursome. Nice selection of wines and cocktails and enthusiastic staff. The happy hour is essentially half price off the menu and no doubt will be popular this summer. In fact most of the cars parked outside... More 

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Jon E, Owner at Old Vines Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review and kind words! The expanded menu has been a big hit, and we've got a few more things planned. Happy hour is 5pm-6pm every night, and a great opportunity to try some of our new menu items at 25-50% off. Hope to see you again soon! More 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had such a fantastic experience here. James is an impressive server/manager with a great personality and so knowledgable. The food was great! Loved the bacon onion flatbread! We highly recommend the cheese and charcuterie. Lovely outdoor fire raging and lots of happy couples. Great craft drinks, attentive service, We will return as soon as possible!

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Jon E, Owner at Old Vines Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

A huge thanks for taking time to write that review. James and the team have been working hard to get the 2015 season off to a great start. Hope to see you back at Old Vines soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I loved the casual feel in an intimate yet lively location. The food was amazing and they have a great wine list AND craft cocktails. Definitely worth a visit.

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Jon E, Owner at Old Vines Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review. Glad you love the new menu. We've got lots more planned ... Hope to see you again soon! More 

Kennebunk, Maine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I'm a local and was here the other night. Sat at the bar for a drink and light dinner. Friendly staff, warm atmosphere, fun cocktails, WONDERFUL salad and pizza. I highly recommend Old Vines.

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Jon E, Owner at Old Vines Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Really appreciate the post! We're glad you had a great time. Please come back soon ... More 

Kennebunks, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I visited old vines for the first time this season under the new ownership. I'd been a few times last year and loved it so I couldn't wait to see what was in store! I couldn't have had a better time! From the moment we walked in to the time we left we were treated with fantastic service. The cocktail... More 

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Jon E, Owner at Old Vines Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad you loved it! We've been hard at work evolving the menu, the wine list, and our craft cocktails. Come back soon! More 

Boston
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82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My husband and I had a lovely evening because of the inviting atmosphere and great service. The food was very good, not great, but that's cool. I acknowledge that it can take a couple of visits to a restaurant to ensure it wasn't simply your food selection rather than the chef's abilities that you're judging. Our complaint was the prices!!... More 

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Jon E, Owner at Old Vines Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking time to write. I'm glad you were mostly happy with your experience. Feedback from our first three weeks has been very positive. We offer 18 different wines by the glass, ranging from $7.00 to $15.00, and half glasses at half price. We feel these wines, from small producers around the world, offer a great experience... More 

Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We live in Kport but have Ben traveling. Just came back for a week and couldn't wait to visit under the new ownership. (Friends had raved) We were not disappointed. Great cocktails. Amazing small plates. The pizza was killer. Even the perfect little dessert was...well, perfect. We will definitely be making regular visits this summer.

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Jon E, Owner at Old Vines Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

And we're thrilled that you were thrilled! Seriously, we're glad you had a great time. We're excited to carry on the tradition with lots of new things to try. Hope to see you back at Old Vines soon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 173 Port Rd, Lower Village, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-2310

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Located in an antique barn in the heart of Kennebunk's Lower Village, Old Vines offers fine wines from small producers around the world, We offer a broad selection of local, domestic and imported beers, and handcrafted vintage cocktails. Enjoy our charcuterie, pizzas, salads and European-inspired small plates in our intimate dining room or on our seasonal outdoor patio.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?