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“Not impressed” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Vino124 - CLOSED

Vino124
124 E. Main Street, Front Royal, VA 22630
540 635 2812
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Price range: $5 - $20
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Vino124 is a casual, family-owned and operated restaurant in downtown Front Royal with a daily changing menu focused on local ingredients & eclectic comfort food.This down to earth restaurant features 3 dining areas & a lounge. The main dining room has a casual cafe feel and seats up to 20 people. The side room is a cozy spot with banquette seating and spots for up to 12 people. There are also 2 outdoor patio tables that allow for dining directly on Main Street; great for people watching. The back of Vino124 has a small, but vibrant lounge with sofa & bar seating.Our open kitchen gives our customers the ability to peek at our chefs as they work to create a menu utilizing produce and meats raised locally, as well as international cheese and charcuterie products and fresh seafood. The eclectic, comfort cuisine served at Vino124 is influenced by the staffs travels and homes in Italy, the Mediterranean, and the US Southwest.
Key West, Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My crabcakes were underdone, the steak fries weren't seasoned. The waitress didn't check on us during our meal. We were the only patrons in the restaurant. Had high expectations after seeing other reviews but I left disappointed.

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English first
North Carolina
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118 reviews 118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Best in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

One the best meals we've experienced that was not in a resort area. Just a small place on main street; with food that is fantastic. Home style cooking at its finest. Our 4 person party enjoyed each plate, accompanied by fine wine and non-intrusive service. Reservations are highly recommended here on weekends as it is only open for 4 hours and is not very large. Bring and good appetite and enjoy. Chao!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I still can't believe the fabulous meals served by Vino124 are prepared in a kitchen with 1 oven and 2 electric hot plates! Three of us literally stumbled onto this restaurant looking for a bite to eat after 8:00 PM on a Sunday night in Front Royal. We had the meatloaf, the crab cakes, and the potato & leek soup. Each dish was excellent! The meatloaf is the best I've ever tasted and I've tasted a lot of meatloaf in my 66 years! We were on our way home to Arlington and decided the 2 hour round trip drive would be worth it for another meal at Vino124. We will be back with more friends. Almost forgot to say that the service was great! As was their selection of wines.

  • Visited September 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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McLean, Virginia
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105 restaurant reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Just as great the second time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We arranged to swing through Front Royal just to eat here again, as our first time was fantastic, and we were not disappointed. More amazingly, a lightning strike nearby had knocked out their computers, but they were not rattled, and still produced fantastic meals in a timely way. We had a nice bottle of Viognier for $25, a couple of very fresh and interesting salads, the quail with a white bean casserole, and the coq au vin. Very reasonably priced for such a high quality meal and Christian came by to say hello, and as usual, Brooke was charming, knowledgeable and fun. It's a great place to have a meal if you are in the neighborhood...or even if you're not.

  • Visited September 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Great Leisurely Lunch in Front Royal, Virginia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Four wine tasters with a pooch in West Central Virginia...where the heck are we supposed to get lunch this far from Charlottesville?

Vino 124, of course.

Proprietor Christian is an excellent host, full of character and snark. We just loved this guy. We had the quail and cassoulet, red snapper, crab cake, and coq au vin. Quievremont table red and their rose made everything go down a treat.

While it took a while for the food to come, when it came we were over the moon with the quality. The bread with dipping oil is a great way to start, and we should have asked for that to begin with. It's excellent. The Virginia rose from Quievremont was ideal for a hot summer day.

If I were to return to Front Royal, Virginia, there isn't another lunch spot I'd go to. This is the place. Take your time, sit outside, and soak up the day with friends.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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