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Vertical Wine Bistro

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Wed, 6/19
8:00 PM

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CHARCUTERIE‎
Three 16.00
Five 23.00
Garlic Sausage | Italy
Three 16.00
Five 23.00
Serrano Ham | Spain
Three 16.00
Five 23.00
Duck Rillettes | USA
Three 16.00
Five 23.00
Chorizo De Espana | USA
Three 16.00
Five 23.00
Soppressata | Italy
Three 16.00
Five 23.00
Salame |France
Three 16.00
Five 23.00
Saucission Sec | France
Three 16.00
Five 23.00
Baguette | Dijon Mustard.
15.00
Three 16.00
Five 23.00
Chef’S Charcuterie Platter
ARTISANAL CHEESES‎
Three 16.00
Five 23.00
Truffle honey
Brillat Savarin Frais | France | Cow
Three 16.00
Five 23.00
Truffle honey
Bucheron | California | Goat
Three 16.00
Five 23.00
Truffle honey
Manchego | Spain | Sheep
Three 16.00
Five 23.00
Truffle honey
Pecorino Foglie Di Noce | Italy | Sheep
Three 16.00
Five 23.00
Truffle honey
Sao Jorge | Portugal | Cow
Three 16.00
Five 23.00
Truffle honey
Valdeon | Spain | Blue | Cow & Goat
Truffle honey +3.00
Three 16.00
Five 23.00
Truffle honey
Baguette | Berry Jam | Bell Pepper Mustard | Roasted Hazelnuts
SHARE A LITTLE‎
2.80 each
Oysters on the Half Shell
8.00
Shishito Peppers
Ponzu
12.00
Grilled Cheese of the Day W/ Soup
15
Fish & Chips
Mahi Mahi/ Pineapple Chutney
15.00
Lobster & Shrimp Roll
Tarragon dressing | fries
11.00
Crispy Calamari
13.00
Black Mussels
Chorizo | peppers | saffron
13.00
(3) Burger Sliders
Gruyere, cheddar, morbier
11.00
Meatballs
Chorizo |corn| cotija polenta | pesto
11.00
Pizza
Arugula, margarita, or chorizo
SHARE A LOT‎
39
Filet 8oz or 16oz Bone in Rib-Eye
16oz dry aged | zinfandel herb butter | fries | brussel sprouts & bacon
28
Braised Beef Bourguignon
Fingerling potatoes/ baby carrots/ lardon
25
Duck Confit Poutine
duck fat fries/ fontina fondue/ duck gravy/ fried duck egg
20
Seared Chicken Breast
Fall succotash- corn,  cranberry beans, applewoood bacon, red kuri squash and parsnips
24
Risotto
Wild east coast shrimp & wild mushrooms
26
Grilled Heritage Pork Chop
Sweet potato hash/ stewed apple & quince
28
Veal Osso Bucco
Pappardelle pasta/ rapini/ pomegranate seeds/ gremolata
27
Grilled Swordfish
Mashed potatoes/ tomato/ capers/ shallot/ lemon butter/ garlic toast & watercress
21
Vegetarian Dish of the Day
Ask server for details
9
Truffle Shoestrings
BEER‎
7
Avery | White Rascal | Whitbier
7
Momma's little yellow pils| Prima Pils | German Style Pilsener
7
Maui Brewing Co. | Bikini Blonde | Lager
7
Black Market | Hefeweizen | Bavarian Wheat Ale
7
Bear Republic | Racer 5 | IPA
7
Smog City | Saber-Toothed Squirrel | Amber Ale
7
Eagle Rock Brew | Solidarity | Dark Ale
7
Guinness | Dry Stout
7
Amstel Light | Pale Lager
7
Barbar | Belgian Strong Ale
WINE‎
NV Veuve Clicquot | France | Brut Champagne
22/90
2011 Schramsberg | California
Blanc de Blanc 18/69
2012 Cremont de Limoux | France
Brut Rose 12/45
NV Albinea | Italy
Lambrusco 14/52
NV Cristalino | Spain
Cava 12/42
NV Moscato | Italy
Moscato‎ 11/40
NV Tenuta | Italy
Prosecco 10/35
2012 Fazi Battaglia | Italy
Verdicchio 10/38
2009 Franken | Germany
Silvander 10/38
2013 Valle Reale | Abruzzo
Trebbiano 10/38
COCKTAILS‎
12.00
Kir Vertical
Champagne | st. germaine | mint
12
Moscow Mule
Ginger beer | lime | candied ginger
12
Wild Vitamin C
Tito’s | strawberries | basil | lime
12
Cantaloupe Martini
Tito’s | brazard melon | tangerine
12
High Tea Time
Tea‎ leaf infussion | lemon | honeycomb
12
Hendrix Elixir
Hendirx Gin | mint blend | lime | cucumber | St. Germaine
12
Dark & Stormy
Dark rum | ginger beer | lime | candied ginger
12
Sailor Jerry Hot Tottie
13.00
Manhattan
Rye | sweet vermouth | cherry | bitters
13.00
The Blue McCall
Bourbon | blueberries | lemon | combier
About
Wine Bistro serving California bistro- style menu. Over 420 wine selections, 50 by the glass and wine flights from around the world. Full bar and imported beers as well as draft.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $100
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Wine Bar, American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a social gathering with a full bar and nice variety of wines, plus upscale bar food or tasty dinner options.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 652rayq
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

Food was actually tasty, and honestly the Pan Seared Wild Sea Bass completely hit the top end of external food intake strata, but the place could have better servers and attention to detail ! Serious potential!!!!!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Clark G
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

This is a great spot to get a drink, meet with friends, and have a good meal. The ambience is excellent, with the noise level at a minimum. Very clean place and not crowded. I will go back again!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Riley M
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Firstly, I would like to say the food here was quite good. From the rib eye, to the salmon, to the beet salad, the food was excellent. It’s unfortunate that the experience was ruined by incredibly poor service. Our reservation was for 6 people @8pm....More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank 807erinq
Reviewed July 7, 2018

This is a great place for early evening dining that tends to stretch out until later. Menu choices are from bites to hearty meals. They have a full bar so a wide variety of cocktails are available.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Judy K
Reviewed May 9, 2018

We were in town for a couple nights and we picked this restaurant for our first night. We made a reservation on Open Table for 6:45 pm but found ourselves wringing our hands in the hotel at 5:30 so we went early. At that time...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank KenVicLee
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

They have multiple flights of wine to taste. Great appetizers, nice local beers as well. Nice jazz duo on Friday when I was there

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank kencufc
Reviewed July 11, 2017

A lively place with live entertainment in the bar upfront . The dining room in the back is quiet and nicely appointed . The food was excellent , well presented and cooked as ordered . Service was subpar due to staff shortage and could be...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank stmartinmd
Reviewed June 30, 2017

Went to Vertical (third time in about 11 years) on Thursday evening, food was fantastic. Had the Seafood Pasta dish and an artichoke appetizer. Cheesecake for dessert. Everything was wonderful. John was our waiter and he skillfully handled all of the curve balls thrown at...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank ncddavis3
Reviewed June 26, 2017

The entrance into this place is really cool, and I just loved the atmosphere once you get inside. The bar is really nice and the dining room is very modern and beautifully done. Those are the positive things. Although we had great service when we...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank CampingKatie
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There is none that i am aware of-we were both dressed in running clothes-the other guests were in casual attire.
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