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Cork Wine & Tapas Bar

90 Front St, New Bedford, MA 02740-7262
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Ranked #9 of 222 restaurants in New Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In the short time that C o r k has been open not only have the customers come, from near and far away, but Co r k has received accolades and awards including; Yankee magazine (Editors Choice Award 2008), Rhode Island Monthly Magazine (Best Destination Restaurant 2008), Cape Cod Life Magazine (Best Restaurant, Best Place for Cocktails, Most romantic 2008/2009)Cork Wine and Tapas is located in the heart of Historic Downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts. Specializing in creative cuisine, we offer a dynamic menu which features both tapas & full entrees. An eclectic eatery, the Cork menu highlights our city’s love affair with the sea while also including a wide range of options for both vegetarian and meat lovers alike. Under new leadership and a new chef, we have created a unique dining experience which focuses on ambience, familiarity, and outstanding food. Cork hosts local musicians on a weekly basis and we take pride in our connection with the local theater and art community. Stop by on a “Z Night” and you will find tables packed with diners enjoying our special wine flights and meals of shared tapas before and after their outings to the Zeiterion Theatre. We also present varied programming on AHA! nights, a free arts & culture celebration which takes place the second Thursday of every month in Downtown New Bedford. Cork provides complimentary valet, as well as having an exclusive event space, with patio access & harbor views, which can be reserved for any event including private dinner with friends, corporate functions, bridal & baby showers & even wedding parties. Visit our website often for new menu offerings & entertainment schedule or join us on Facebook to be ‘in the know’ about our amazing weekend specials and other up to the minute Cork info.
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English first
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Had my graduation party at Cork in May and the food was absolutely delicious! Everyone in my group was pleased with both the food and the service. A definite must when in the New Bedford area!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Food just did not taste good. Only dish that saved the day was the flat bread appetizer. Scenic view was ok.

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We frequent a place Erin use to work, so we came here to see her, we have been before and enjoyed, but with the addition of Erin you can't lose! She is just an all around great bartender/server! She never misses a beat and knows to look at the big picture around her! She makes it look easy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

In a very old building across from state pier. The service was exceptional from the beginning. Denise helped pick a trio of tapas and her advise was spot on. Good portions at very reasonable price. The chef's choice of flavor were excellent.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Just around the corner from the Whaling Museum. The title says it all. We kept going back during our two day stay in New Bedford. Not our usual modus of exploring local cuisines. We sat at the bar for wine and tapas. Bartenders were friendly w excellent service. The tapas were amazing. We sampled a variety over our three visits... More

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North Smithfield, Rhode Island
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

There were two years between visits and Cork was great both times. A tapas is a unique style of dining for the area. The plates are generous and everything is good. We started out with the special of the day flatbread which was good because it was cheesy and thick, not the most flavor but still a good start. We... More

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We have gone to "Corks" three times Each time we go we try something different The empanadas are delicious and they change every time we visit. The orange and beet salad is a very unique taste, a must try. The scallops whether the meal or appetizer no risotto is fantastic scallops done perfect and tasty risotto. The cod fish is... More

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Marion, MA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We ate downstairs in the small dining room of Corks. The beer and wine list is extensive, and the tapas selection varied and uniformly tasty. Three of us had salmon and one had beef. All the meals were well-prepared and ample in quantity. The noise from the bar upstairs was mildly obtrusive but not bad. Service was friendly and efficient.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Visited Cork while in town visiting friends. What can i say---this place deserves a 6th star! Everything was great---the food, the wine, the service and especially the ambiance. The dim lit room, stone walls and music were just perfect! We enjoyed wine flights and shared several selections from the menu. Every single one was as good as the last. Cant... More

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Hockessin, Delaware
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My wife, daughter and I celebrated my birthday at this New Bedford waterfront tapas restaurant and wine bar. Our selection of tapas demonstrated good quality and creativity. The mussels were delicious with fresh baked crustini to soak up the wonderful broth. The sauce for the fried calamari/jalapeño was excellent. The tuna was perfectly prepared and veggie flatbread special tapas was... More

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