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“Slightly below average” 2 of 5 stars
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Wine Bar
38 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
(207) 772-6976
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Ranked #303 of 535 restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Seafood
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Portland, Maine
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“Slightly below average”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

Overall assessment is that whole experience is slightly below average. They had an assortment of reasonably priced by the glass wine--all of which were pedestrian. We ordered an appetizer plate and a baguette with olive oil. I think the appetizers (olives, red pepper, artichoke hearts) all came from the grocery store--and I'm not sure how long the olives had been there since the were a little 'squishy'. Baguette was good. Olive oil was served in a cheap custard cup--very little flavor except for the full clove of garlic. Bartender served us-but not friendly. Next time I want to go to a wine bar I'll go to Conundrum--much, much better.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Fits a niche...the last...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2008

Fits a niche...the last place before heading home to chill out

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“Don't eat the olives!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2008

I ordered olives and there was a little space between the bar in which you could see into the kitchen...the bartender walked back there and proceeded to pick each olive out of a container with her unwashed hands..!!!!...I'm no health inspector but I cannot think of any circumstance in which this could be tolerated. Absolutely disgusting.

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“Great Atmosphere and affordable wines. Limited beer menu. Super awesome romantic couches and very nice staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2008

Great Atmosphere and affordable wines. Limited beer menu. Super awesome romantic couches and very nice staff

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“Name says it all.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2008

Name says it all.

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