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Old Vines Wine Bar and Restaurant

173 Port Rd, Lower Village, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7735
207-967-2310
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Ranked #1 of 50 Restaurants in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Tapas
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Old Vines openned last spring. Wonderful, cozy, European style wine bar which serves a menu of "small plates" and great wine list. I go there often and love it. Its been well reviewed in local paper and Portland (ME) Press Herald. If you list it, it will get reviews as it is popular with local residents and visitors.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Old Vines openned last spring. Wonderful, cozy, European style wine bar which serves a menu of "small plates" and great wine list. I go there often and love it. Its been well reviewed in local paper and Portland (ME) Press Herald. If you list it, it will get reviews as it is popular with local residents and visitors.
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English first
Astoria, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I had a great dinner here. The food consists of delicious small-plates, the wine is very good and the ambiance is trendy. On top of that, it was one of the cheaper meals we had in Kennebunkport. I full recommend Old Vines. We had three dishes, which I will describe briefly: (1) Seasoned mushrooms -- good but... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went to Old Vines for a late dinner. The staff let us know there would be a wait on food, and were very apologetic, but we were in no rush and they preoccupied us with really great cocktails, so it was all good. We sat outside by the fire and enjoyed the trendy playlist. Service was good! We had... More

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Awesome drinks - professional, creative and hand crafted! Loved the bartenders - Izzy and Charlie. We wish we lived closer!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The bartenders know how to mix a cocktail. Ask for Ben and watch him work his magic pouring or picking fresh mint from their herb garden...whatever your taste might be, Ben knows how to make a drink and welcome you like family.

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Sydney, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Dinner-time took on a whole different calibre of food and ambiance at Old Vines Wine & Tapas, back in the lower village of Kennebunk. The renovated barn couldn't be any more cosy. Great music, candlelight, open fire, friendly service and a nice selection of vino from family-run vineyards. Not to mention the cocktails. The tapas concept extends as far as... More

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Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stopped in after reading reviews on Yelp...SO THANKFUL we did!! This place is small and cozy, exactly what we needed after running in the rain to get there. It was fairly busy on a Thursday night, but we sat at the bar and the waitress/mixologist came right over. She was so helpful and informative...obviously knows her drinks!! It was... More

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Farnham UK
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114 reviews 114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A minutes walk from the main street means this place feels more relaxed and not a trace of lobster in sight. Outdoor seating is good-parking alongside and in doors a cosy wine bar. Good choice of wines from both US and further a field and some nice small tapas plates- we went two nights running we enjoyed it so much.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My wife and I sat on the beautiful outdoor patio near the fire pit. Our server was very friendly and sat down at our table for a minute to go through the menu when we told her it was our first trip. We started with some small items - marinated mushrooms, cheese, and Portuguese sausage. All of those were excellent... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Try the flatbread pizzas! I had a white pizza with fresh arugula on top. It was hot and tasty and just the right size you'll have plenty to share with your friends too. Not only do they have a great selections of wine and cheeses, the bartender creates some fabulous mixed drinks too. I had the Rusty O, perfect for... More

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New York, New York, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Not just your typical glass of chardonnay or pinot grigio. Good choices of different wine styles especially whites, such as Gruner Veltliner, Rose, etc. Get the Roasted Chicken Meatballs, great flavor with a bit of a kick.

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