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American, Bar, Pub
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed October 21, 2020 via mobile

We found this restaurant online and the menu appealed to both of us. The restaurant was clean, warm and welcoming on a cool, rainy night. My husband had the tacos and i had a salmon special and both were fantastic. I had to take leftovers...home. We also had dessert - the cheesecake and bread pudding which were both delicious. The owner or manager came over to chat and was very pleasant, as was our waitress. We enjoyed our visit and would definitely go back. Too bad we live so far away!More

Date of visit: October 2020
HectorS1692, Owner at Tap & Vine, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2020

Thanks so much for coming in and for sharing your experience!

Reviewed September 19, 2020 via mobile

I haven’t quite found the right words to describe this restaurant/meal. We were at the shooting range around the block and decided we were in need of lunch. Admittedly, I know nothing about the restaurants in Wallingford, but we hit it just right. My wife...had the shrimp grits and loved them. I tried the quinoa pear salad and the Quinnipiac Street tacos. Loved the salad and was pleasantly surprised by the authentic corn soft taco shells. We kept saying “This is really good!” perhaps surprised by the unassuming atmosphere. In any case, we will be adding this restaurant to our list of regulars. Very excited to stumble onto another really good place to eat ( and drink... forgot to mention the craft beers).More

Date of visit: September 2020
HectorS1692, Owner at Tap & Vine, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2020

Thank you for your kind words! From the outside we look unassuming, but we work really hard to exceed people's expectations once they get inside. We're honored to be a place you'll stop into regularly. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed August 12, 2020 via mobile

Our friends took us to Tap and Vine for our 50th Anniversary. Due to Covid 19 there were only a few parties in the small dining room, which was perfect for us. We ordered drinks, then Mac n cheese and the Brussels sprout appetizers. Yum!...Both were excellent. One in the party didn’t really care for Brussels sprouts, but totally enjoyed this appetizer dish. So be sure to try it. All of our meals were good. Mine especially, the stuffed portobello with spinach and quinoa was excellent! Dishes are a bit gourmet, which is unexpected for the atmosphere. A nice touch are the cloth napkins. Our waitress was great. She timed our meal nicely as we mentioned that we didn’t want to rush. A slight observation was our complimentary scoop of vanilla ice cream with a lit candle for our event. Such a sweet gesture, but so tiny that we all laughed a bit at its size. As we left we took a look at their outdoor space which looked comfortable and inviting. The owner thanked us as we left, another nice personal touch.More

Date of visit: August 2020
HectorS1692, Owner at Tap & Vine, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2020

Thank you so much for celebrating your 50 years with us! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed January 18, 2020

We walked in without reservations at about 5 PM on a Friday and had a table right away. The restaurant filled up after we arrived. The host and our server were very friendly and spent time on menu specials and recommendations with us. Our daughter...and her friend tried a beer flight with interesting beers and a hard cider. The calamari appetizer was excellent and spicy! All of our entrees - burger, chicken sandwiches and short ribs were excellent. Will go back and would recommend to anyone to try it out.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

What a fantastic find... go karting in the area and found this great little place... cozy waiting area at entrance but there was no wait for us. The fine lady that waited on the four of us was super friendly, had perfect beer suggestions to...fit each of us... great local on tap! Chef made caesar salad that wasnt on the menu and the burgers were to perfection! Thank you Hector and your fantastic crewMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 10, 2019 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great beer and food, awesome service! I will definitely go back when I visit my daughter at college.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 11, 2019

Ten of us had dinner before an Oakdale Show and it could not have been more fun. Service was friendly and attentive, food was excellent and the atmosphere was wonderful - laughter all around.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 21, 2019

I like the location, close to our house. Outside bar was nice though some of the folks at the bar were pretty loud. Plenty of tables outside. Food was good, though a limited menu, at least for me. We will be back.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed September 25, 2019

We had an overnight stay in Wallingford and found Tap & Vine on Trip Advisor -- it was a perfect find. Great service, great food & drink and we really liked the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Next time we're in the neighborhood, we'll be back!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

HOME RUN. Small unassuming place with excellent food & drinks and equally superb service. Staff/owner greets coming in and leaving. Great and tasty menu. Specialty cocktails and German beer. Went back following day before we caught a show at oakdale. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Susan D
October 6, 2020|
Response from Tap V | Property representative |
We do accept reservations and still have openings at 12:00 this Sunday. We serve brunch exclusively Sundays from 11:30-2:30 and then our regular menu from 2:30 until closing.
September 26, 2019|
Response from kwagner258 | Reviewed this property |
It is about 10 minutes, depending on traffic. Make sure you make a reservation!
September 12, 2017|
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Response from mtfwhls | Reviewed this property |
They have both, apps and burgers & flat bread pizzas
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Tap & Vine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5