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C'est Le Vin

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15 N. 17th St, Richmond, VA (E Franklin St)
8046499463
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2:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Private Dining

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good service, good food, good wine... where are the customers?

As my husband is a big fan of small plates and wine, I thought this place would be a great stop after our canal cruise. For a nice, convenient location in the 17th Street Farmer's Market area, I originally was worried that I did not have a reservation for dinner on a Friday night. But when I got... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
OrangeReverie
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Richmond, Virginia
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

At Cest Le Vin, everything is Great! Atmosphere, Tapas, wine, and service are excellent and prices are very reasonable…we love going there!

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

As my husband is a big fan of small plates and wine, I thought this place would be a great stop after our canal cruise. For a nice, convenient location in the 17th Street Farmer's Market area, I originally was worried that I did not have a reservation for dinner on a Friday night. But when I got there, I... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

First Tapas experience for us. Waitress, Genet, was pleasant, patient, and informative. Food was delicious. We had the garlic shrimp, pancetta tortilla, empanadas and shrimp brochettes. Small plate enough to share. Every dish came from kitchen piping hot. We ordered 2 items at a time. Meal nicely paced. Also, one of the few restaurants we've visited lately that has a... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I'm kind of on the fence between 3 stars and 4 stars. C'est Le Vin came so close on so many things, but didn't really nail any of them. Ambiance: Love the decorative ceiling. Love the rotating art gallery. The table cloths are in desperate need of an iron/steamer, and the banquet chairs don't jive with the rest of the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Service was terrible. I don't know if the server there was left stranded, but she was worthless. We walked in and stood at the front for far too long before she seated us. Sat for 10 min before bringing us water and menus. water had floaters in it, and when I asked for new glass of water she brought back... More 

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South of Boston
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My daughter and I really enjoyed our February evening at C'est Le Vin. Our server was attentive, we ordered four different tapas/appetizers and enjoyed all three. The wine (which I unfortunately cannot remember the name of) paired beautifully. This would be a really fun place to go to with a larger group, and there was a group of about 10... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you are looking for the only place to find amazing tapas and great wine in Richmond look no more, you have found it. This place offers everything you need from variety of wine, menu items, including gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, meats ( chicken, pork, etc,) to seafood. You can't go wrong.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Nicely hidden yet public. Fun band, great local art, scrumptious groupon deal and food. Great for a date night if you want something cute different upscale feel without being stuffy.

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Newark, Delaware
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

1) Red wine should NOT be served at room temperature!! Particularly not in Richmond, Virginia in July, and especially not if you call yourself a wine bar!! If you can't afford a proper wine cellar, at least store the wine in a dark place and chill it slightly before serving it to get it down to cellar temperature. A few... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I usually love visiting this wine bar for my voulet. It is owned by a mother and son I lieve. The mother is very nice and usually make me feel welcomed. My last visit, the son waited on my dinner party and was extremely rude to the customers. I was shocked and disappointed to say the least. He was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 N. 17th St, Richmond, VA
    (E Franklin St)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 8046499463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
2:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?