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Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar

622 Penn Avenue, West Reading, PA
610.373.4907
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Ranked #9 of 24 Restaurants in West Reading
Cuisines: Wine Bar
Description: Welcome to Winedown Cafe, Berks County's premiere destination for people who love wine, cheese and great gourmet snacks. We serve real wines & cheeses crafted by passionate people. We seek out the best products from around the world. Our ever-changing wine menu is complemented by our great appetizers served tapas style. Cocktail Lovers and Beer Heads, we've got you covered too!
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Description: Welcome to Winedown Cafe, Berks County's premiere destination for people who love wine, cheese and great gourmet snacks. We serve real wines & cheeses crafted by passionate people. We seek out the best products from around the world. Our ever-changing wine menu is complemented by our great appetizers served tapas style. Cocktail Lovers and Beer Heads, we've got you covered too!
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English first
Wernersville, PA
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Tried this place last night with 2 girlfriends. Extremely small tables. Wait staff tee shirts and sneakers. Limited WINE list????? Is this not suppose to be a wine bar??? No Pinot Grigio, no dry white wine??? WHAT? Ordered some food appetizers and sandwiches/salads. All came out at the same time. No room on the table. Asked waitress if we could... More

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Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Sorry dme625, we pride ourselves on our quaint and comfortable restaurant. We are sorry that you did not find a Pinot Grigio on the list, but we do have seven dry white wines that you could have picked from. Next time, please ask to see the wine specialist on staff to help you choose your wines better to your liking.... More

Reading, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a wine bar that also has great food and WONDERFUL staff. Great selection of wine, we always find something we love.

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Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, Sherry! We're so happy to hear that you enjoy our food, wine selection, and service. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Ben (Owner) More

Reading, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you love a good glass of wine from people who know what they are doing.... you must go to the Winedown. Also, they have some beer. We go like a few times a month. My husband loves the fresh sliced Italian meats. He says it is the best salami he has every had. My favorite are the vegetable egg... More

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Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments, Monie! We're thrilled to have earned you and your husband's loyalty. We love hearing about our customers' favorite, so thank you for recommending our Italian meats and vegetable egg rolls. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Ben (Owner) More

Reading, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Great experience. Everything about this place is done right. Great wine and beer list. Food menu is limited, but the quality makes up for that. Went with friends and we will definitely be back.

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Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, Brandi. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and were pleased with our wine and beer list. Can't wait to see you again soon! Best, Ben (Owner) More

Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nice place to wind down but don't expect a full dinner menu. Light fare offered. Waitress versed in suggesting the right wine for dessert. Best suited for small groups of 2 people.

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Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Eriegirl1963. We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit and were pleased with the knowledge of our staff. We hope to serve you again soon! Best, Ben (Owner) More

Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I stumbled upon Winedown while searching for a place to have dinner before visiting Koziar's Christmas Village in Bernville. From the moment we walked in the door until we left we felt like valuable customers. Our server was warm, inviting, and knowledgable about all things wine & cheese. She recommended several things we ended up ordering and LOVING! We started... More

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Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Kaitlyn! It’s always our priority to make our guests feel welcomed and valued, so we’re thrilled to hear how much you, your sister and your mother enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for sharing the details of your order — we love hearing your favorites! We can’t wait to serve you again. Best, Ben (Owner) More

Sinking Spring, PA
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We went to try this place last night based on all the great reviews. First, it is extremely dark. The waitress brought us a small flashlight so we could read the menu. The wine selection was fine. The food (snack) selection was meager. We were unimpressed. Sorry, but this place is overrated.

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Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you were not impressed with your visit, jr4div2. We do our best to provide an enjoyable, relaxing atmosphere for our customers and are disappointed that we were not able to meet your expectations. We choose to serve more of a tapas-style menu, in that our selection of cheeses, snacks, salads, sandwiches, pizza, desserts and more is... More

PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

SUCH great service, very professional. If you're part of a couple, they are very attentive but stay in the background as to let you enjoy your conversation. But if you do converse with the servers, they are extremely engaging, personable, and willing to joke around. Also, this is not a place run by wine snobs. They are well informed, but... More

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Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful comments. We strive to provide only the highest level of service, and we’re glad to hear you’ve been so impressed! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Ben (Owner) More

Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Great wine and great vegan options like hummus, olives, and tomato basil flatbread pizza without the cheese. Comfy seats and atmosphere. Great service.

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Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, Bari. We’re so happy to hear you share our dedication to great wine and food! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Ben (Owner) More

Reading, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The atmosphere is great and desserts are awesome. THe waitstaff is knowledgeable but the portion sizes are tiny and the price is expensive for what you get. Cheese plates are great but really not meant to be shared by more than two. Wine prices are good. The white sangria was awesome! We go here often for girls nights and my... More

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Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, Abby. We’re glad to hear you love our white sangria! Many of our menu items are meant to complement our wines, beers and cocktails, instead of being a single, standalone meal. If you’re feeling hungry, though, just tell our staff what you’re in the mood for, and we’d be happy recommend one... More

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