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Xai Xai Winebar

369 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 541-9241
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Ranked #4,365 of 11,587 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Wine Bar
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 8th and 9th
Transit: C, E to 50th or 1 to 50th
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We already went to one of their other restaurants, Terra in Tribeca a couple of times and have always enjoyed the experience. Xai Xai however turned out to be quite the disappointment... We decided last minute to give this one a try and the food and wine was great. The service however was pretty mediocre and our waiter (the manager?)... More

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North Creek, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Can't say enough about the amazing menu/flavors/South African wines. Outstanding. Intimate, cozy atmosphere. However, I don't think the waiter cared much about our experience and the unisex yucky bathroom did not impress my friend. (I didn't go myself but she was grossed out.) So basically if you have wonderful company to dine with and have already hit the restroom, I... More

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Orange, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We dropped in after dinner @ Braai and we had a great time. We sat at the bar and were served promptly. We had several conversations with the management aka "described rude waiters/managers." I found them to be "proud" New Yorkers, all in good culinary fun. We sipped on pinotage and they were able to suggest some other options as... More

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Hellertown, PA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I had just returned from a trip to South Africa and we loved some of the wines there. We stumbled across this place and were thrilled to find a place that specialized in South African wine. Unfortunately they were in the middle of some renovations and there was construction going on in the street in front of... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Nice place and atmosphere, good food. But a very unpleasant waiter (maybe the boss) and a bill which doesn't match with the menu... ("Error on the wine list" he said). Not very fair...

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Great venue, wooden interior and candlelight made for a great setting to have dinner too! It was really loud but added to the intimacy as you had to lean into hear your partner. South African inspired menu was great the sharing platter was a good combination. Wine list was great and service, although only one server, was efficient! Would recommend... More

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Essex, England
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106 reviews 106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

we popped in on Christmas Eve for a drink and ended up having food. It was cold outside but inside had a warm relaxed & friendly atmosphere. Not pretentious. We had a friendly chatty waiter. We started with magnificent oysters & there shared a platter of tapas style dishes. All really tasty. Good choice of wine. Food & wine well... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I've been here a few times and it never disappoints. The restaurant is small and there is only 1 bathroom but the atmosphere is great. While the wine list isn't very extensive, I love it. They carry South African wine and a lot of it is hard to find in stores and other restaurants. You just have to know what... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

We were looking forward to a nice dinner. When the server thought my husband wanted a pear when he was ordering a beer should have known trouble was ahead. We ordered dinner and I ordered a starter for my entree My husband's meal came out in good time. I was not brought anything. We got up twice to request if... More

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South Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

The two of us came across this while searching for something different. We opted to share the mini plates. There were a wide variety to choose from, and every bite was delicious.

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Additional Information about Xai Xai Winebar

Address: 369 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: (212) 541-9241
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Wine Bar

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