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“Great for wine by the glass” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Orange House Wine Bar

The Orange House Wine Bar
320 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
+1 941-505-8233
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Ranked #1 of 121 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Cuisines: Tapas
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Punta Gorda, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great for wine by the glass”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is a relatively new wine bar where they have over 25 wines by the glass plus a great place to meet the locals.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
USA
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Turn your neck and look for the orange House in Punta Gorda !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is the place Punta Gorda needed. Nice, small with a lot of personality of the owner, Ruth and Bob. Sure, not forget Karry (spell ?). The wine list, for those are the "wine connnaisseur" can have a little from here and there.
The food is light and goes well with the wine and the tasty Cremont.
A wonderful place to meet friends or meet new once.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great wine list and wicked good tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The title sums it up, food and drink-wise, but the greatest assets are Ruth and Bob. They are the owners and are wonderful people. Ruth is very knowledgeable about her wines and Bob turns ot wonderful small plates of food. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and we can hardly wait for them to reopen after their vacation. That will be on the 17th of September and I will do my best to return on that date.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“fantastic place for an evening out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This place has hit a home run. Beautiful and meticulously designed space is so welcoming when you walk in, you instantly relax. Outstanding wine list with something to satisfy every palate. A varied menu of small plates that very nicely compliment their wines...order multiple items and keep trying them with your wine...you'll discover new flavor profiles you weren't expecting. What truly makes this place special are the owners, Bob and Ruth. These people are genuinely warm and welcoming and create an atmosphere that you just don't want to leave. Thank you for providing us with a finely polished wine and tapas bar and gracious hospitality.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lovely for a nice, quiet evening.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I had heard about the Orange House from my girlfriend's mother. Since then my girl and I have gone many times.

Foods: Tapas style plates, menu in a constant rotation. The cheese plate and meat plate are constants. There is also a combo meat/cheese plate. We have also had prosciutto wrapped dates, shrimp cocktail, hummus and tabouli, and steak skewers. Some of the dishes really blew me away, and it's rare when I get something that I feel is just average. 4 out of 5.

Drinks: I'm not a wine guy by any stretch of the imagination but I hear nice things from my friends who are. I do like a good port of which they carry one or two. They have a small, but nice, selection of bottled beers and all of their prices are good for the area. 4 out of 5.

Service: Shining! Bob and Ruth are two warm, inviting, and entertaining people. You have to meet them to know what I mean, and if you go in you will. 5 out of 5!

Atmosphere: Quiet, Dark but in a romantic way. Good place for a date after dinner or before a movie. Comfy seating at the bar, and an amazing section of couches/chairs off to the right of the entrance. I'm not a fan of the music (jazzy, slow, background type) but it is a great fit for the atmosphere they convey. 4 out of 5.

Overall: The orange house is a great little spot in Punta Gorda - if you can find it (it's only painted bright orange). The service will keep you coming back again and again, and there's always something new to try whether it be a drink item or a new plate of food! 4 out of 5 with a two thumbs up!

Note: If you would care to contact me about anything I said in this review feel free to contact me through trip advisor, or email me at ferrellchristianr@gmail.com

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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