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“Like a Good Wine, Quiet and Subdued”
Review of The Terrace Wine Bar and Bistro

791 SE Fidalgo Ave #104, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
360-720-2322
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Ranked #5 of 70 restaurants in Oak Harbor
Price range: $2 - $8
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance
Description: The Terrace Wine Bar & Bistro is Whidbey Island's only Napa Valley inspired wine bar. We offer a relaxing, comfortable and elegant atmosphere perfect for relaxing over a nice glass of wine of a selection off our bistro menu. Every one of our guests is treated like family. Stop by and enjoy the warmth of the fireplace room, or the fun at the bar!
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Good for: Romance
Description: The Terrace Wine Bar & Bistro is Whidbey Island's only Napa Valley inspired wine bar. We offer a relaxing, comfortable and elegant atmosphere perfect for relaxing over a nice glass of wine of a selection off our bistro menu. Every one of our guests is treated like family. Stop by and enjoy the warmth of the fireplace room, or the fun at the bar!
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“Like a Good Wine, Quiet and Subdued”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is a place to relax with a good glass of wine. Very simply. Small, relatively intimate with a fireplace room (comfy chairs) off the bar area. No sports channels on the one TV monitor, just intelligent conversation by the (new) Brian who took over for the (other) Brian. We were offered plenty of samples before deciding on the right glass of wine for our mood. Besides wine, there is a variety of small plates available that change daily. Tough to find. If you're walking Pioneer, enter through the Harborside mall, then back up the stairs, otherwise, the smart patrons park in the lot behind the mall. Opens at 3 except Sunday.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Adorable little setting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

We <3 wine! So when we finally arrived at oak harbor on Friday night I typed wine into my google maps app to look for a wine bar nearby. We had a HECK of a time finding this restaurant! We went to the website, but there was no address on the website. Finally, we located the phone number via their Facebook page, and we spoke with the owner who was kind enough to give us directions.

A word to the wise, if you are using your iPhone, the address is off by a few blocks! Hopfully they fix that as we almost gave up and it was already 2130 in this sleepy town.

Finally found this cute little gem of a place! We were greeted by the owner and shared with him our woes of location. He recommended a bottle of wine which was very good, and we had a few appetizers. We had the artichoke, bacon, and Parmesan appetizer. The bread was tender yet crisp. There was a large price of bacon on each piece, and the were nice and warm. W also got a meat and cheese platter. It looks small, but there is more than enough cheese on it. And the cheese isn't subtle, so this little plate is more than enough for 2 people. I wish it had a bit more meat to keep up with the cheese though.

The owner Brian is very nice and helpful for people like us who were new visitors to the island. We visited many of the places he recommended and enjoyed them all! If we are ever back in town, we will definitely hit this place up!

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“Hard to find but excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The owner was super-friendly and very knowledgable. Made good recommendations on what to try and spent a good, honest few minutes with us talking about what to do around town. Atmosphere was nice, quaint, comfortable...menu looked tasty although we didn't try anything. If you like wine and you are in Oak Harbor, this is your choice, hands down...

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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“Nice Atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

You will enjoy a relaxing glass of wine in a very nice atmosphere. Choose to sit at the bar and talk to the owner, Brian, or gather near the fireplace on the chairs and couches that feel just like a friend’s living room. The wine choices change all the time so you never get bored and Brian is very good at making recommendations plus he offers a few good beers. As you sip a nice glass you can also enjoy a variety of cheese plates. Brian can even whip up a tasty salmon salad or pasta dish. My friends and I go at least once a week!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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