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The Wine Down Bar & Bistro

707 Bradford, Kemah, TX 77565
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Ranked #27 of 65 Restaurants in Kemah
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The Wine Down Bar & Bistro was literally right across the street from our Inn. It was maybe 100 feet from our room! Food is delicious! Our waiter helped us pick out "Le Creme" Pinot Noir! Such a great dinning experience. Their meat and cheese platter was plentiful! Highly recommend this dinning experience!

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Houston, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This was our first visit to this bistro and I must say we were pleasantly surprised. There are only a few selections on the menu but everything that we had was superb. My tenderloin may be the best I've ever had anywhere. My wife had chicken piccata which was also very good. We had the cheese and meat tray for... More 

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Clear Lake, TX
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is one of those restaurant/bars that you look at from the outside and wonder about the inside. Take a look inside and discover a cozy little wine bar that serves, not only hundreds of wines, but some good food too. The bartenders know their stuff, also. The brisket, pork and beef mixture for their 'sliders' is good and worth... More 

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Four of us (two couples) visited last week for a birthday. We found the decor charming and the service attentive, but not smothering. There are many wines to choose from and our server was able to advise us on some that we might like. We were allowed to taste and then choose the one we each liked. There are just... More 

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Seabrook, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

It was a girls night out but, when we opened the door we were hit with a horrible smell that about knocked us out! But we went in any way. Wine server was nice and very friendly. Wine was over priced per amount of wine they serve. We ordered the cheese tray it was very skimpy for the price. We... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Ok when we first walked in the place smell musty and mildewed. I know when the place was Madeline's they had trouble with the sewer and looks like it is still not fixed. We sat at the bar and ordered a bottle of wine and a meat and cheese tray. The wiine selection is good but a bit overpriced. The... More 

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104 reviews 104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I went with several lady friends on a Sunday night. The place was pretty much dead, so the woman behind the bar told us we had our choice of seats. The interior is very pretty - the main room is all wood and rich rugs with cloth covered tables. There's a lounge type room in the back with sofas and... More 

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houston area
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

The manager of this place is very arrogant and rude - the place is way over priced and the food was way below average. I came when they first opened - it was then but thought maybe it was the first week opening blues - but it was worse the second time around - and service was very bad too... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This place lives up to its name. A solid wine list with a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. This was our first visit and Chris, Larry, and Jen were gracious hosts and made us feel very welcomed. The homemade pasta is AWESOME! The bruschetta is some of the best I ever ate, the prosciutto wrapped dates with blue cheese mouse and... More 

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Seabrook, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We have eaten here several times and love it. I believe it is a work in progress but, in my opinion, they are doing it right by keeping the menu small and doing each item very well. The wine list is extensive for a place this size and they are extremely affordable. Chris is very knowledgeable about pairing his wines... More 

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Additional Information about The Wine Down Bar & Bistro

Address: 707 Bradford, Kemah, TX 77565
Phone Number: 832-236-1948
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Kemah
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Contemporary

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