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Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar and Bistro

718-720 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
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Ranked #12 of 1,607 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: This beautiful two-story building was erected in 1809 by Antoine Angué where he opened the Vieux Carré’s first Creole Bistro called, The Restaurant d’Orleans. Today, the property is owned by the noted local business team of Pam Fortner and Earl Bernhardt. Lovingly renovated with its prestigious past in mind, The Orleans Grapevine continues the tradition by offering discriminating diners the best in fine dining and an extensive wine list in a beautiful, intimate yet relaxed atmosphere. We feature many unique and seasonal special dishes & specials.
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91% Recommend
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Melbourne, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This time ion New Orleans we re-discovered this tiny wine bar again and were not disappointed. We ordered the sampler cheese plate and wine by description (told the waitress what attributes I'd like) and we received just what we ordered. If you've never had chocolate cheese - please try it. It is awesome! I highly recumbent you give this place... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We made reservations for dinner at this restaurant on a tip from a local. When we got there the place was not real big and not a large crowd. I really enjoy lamb when it is prepared right, and was told this place knew how. I will tell you it was fabulous, and served just right. I have been in... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This place is a hidden gem! Great wine menu and beautiful courtyard! They have an amazing goat cheese salad and their BBQ shrimp are phenomenal! Sunshine is a bartender and her bloody marys are some of the best I have ever had!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We found this amazing place through Trip Advisor and I have to say the food is magnificent and the chef is an artist, beyond words.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have already dined here twice during our stay in the French Quarter and plan to go back again before we leave. The food is absolutely wonderful and you must try the desserts. Each time we have chosen something different and have not been disappointed. The service is wonderful and the atmosphere is lovely. Yes, it's pricey but everything in... More

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Newmarket, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Best Gumbo in New Orleans! The food and atmosphear are the best. I highly recomend this place, don't leave without trying this place.

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

This place was across the road from our hotel and I saw it on trip advisor and decided to give it a go . We went in pretty late at 930pm on a Wednesday night so we pretty much had the courtyard to ourselves . The staff were very friendly and the complimentary garlic lemon butter and bread were really... More

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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Happened to be staying across the street from this place and was excited to give it a try. The entree menu is a little pricey but everything and I mean everything that hit our table was excellent. The have good deals for happy hour, but we were a little to late for that. The complimentary bread was terrific with the... More

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Rockfall, CT
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Read a review on TripAdvisor and decided we should try this place out for an early dinner. The menu is very limited for food but it is a wine bar after all. The warm bread and flavorful butter is great. Hubby had the gumbo and I had oysters with melted cheese and smokey bacon. I never had oysters before and... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Went here a couple of times for a glass of wine. Loved that they served strips of bacon as a bar appetizer! Good wine, nice atmosphere with player piano, and friendly service. Nice little courtyard. Decided to have dinner and we were very disappointed. Food was very lacking in flavor. However, the place was always packed with what appeared to... More

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Gerald G, General Manager at Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in. Im glad you enjoyed our bacon happy hour and super friendly staff. I apologize for the food not meeting your expectations. There are nights when our chef is physically off. On those nights our assistant chef takes over. We had a packed house that night and had no other complaints about the food. We want... More

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