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Old Vines Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar
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173 Port Rd, Lower Village, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7735
+1 207-967-2310
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service fantastic, great staff, made our extended family feel warm around the ooutdoor fire pit. This is a great late night destination also for sure.

Thank fred m
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been here several times. Great food and service. Need to get the fire place under control. Maybe a better fire pit.

Thank 270MaryA
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This wine bar was so wonderful, that we had to go back a second night. Loved the atmosphere. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The wine was excellent and the food was exquisite!!! They also have outdoor seating with a real wood fire pit. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Rockinredhead72
Jon E, Owner at Old Vines Wine Bar, responded to this review

Rockin - thanks so much for coming in (and coming back!) Our patio is a great spot to spend a cool fall evening. Thanks for the kind words, and hope to see you back soon. More 

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a little chilly to sit outside, even with the blazing and welcoming fire. But we found a cosy corner inside, where we could watch people enjoying themselves. The idea of the place is clever, with modestly-priced small plates that tempt you to eat one and then try another, so that you end up paying as much as for... More 

Thank WardenRon
Jon E, Owner at Old Vines Wine Bar, responded to this review

Ron, thanks so much for taking time to write, and for giving us a try. While I wish we could claim credit for the "small plate" concept, the Spanish invited it back in the 19th century! Seriously, our customers love both the variety of foods and the ability to order as much or as little as they like. In the... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My partner and I (who are used to European sized-meals) are often dismayed at the portion sizes in US restaurants. Luckily many restaurants allow sharing with no problem. Here the restaurant specialized in 'small plates' which allows each of us to order individually and still not be faced with the 'doggy-bag' situation, something that is generally not very convenient when... More 

Thank DonaldLeB
Jon E, Owner at Old Vines Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and for sharing your thoughts. We love small plates, too! Hope to see you back at Old Vines soon... More 

Rochester, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered 4 small plates- but only 2 were even edible. The artic char was salty beyond belief and the wild mushrooms were basically raw with the tough stems still attached. The beet salad and pomme frites were decent. Would not recommend this place!

Thank vilewi
Jon E, Manager at Old Vines Wine Bar, responded to this review

Vilewi - I'm sorry we missed the mark and I've shared your comments with our kitchen team. I'm disappointed you didn't enjoy your experience. We're in the midst of rolling out our fall menu with new dishes and updates to some of our favorites. I do hope you'll give us another chance. Thanks again. More 

Munich, Germany
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place for young and old with a really cool vibe. We had appetizers and an amazing crab and sweetcorn flatbread. There was an interesting cocktail menu and great wine list. The atmosphere was very relaxed, the staff very friendly and the wine bar bistro feel was just right for a Friday evening. Outside they have a large... More 

Thank sineadbrowne1972
Jon E, Owner at Old Vines Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in and sharing your thoughts! We hope to have you back at Old Vines soon ... More 

Meriden, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third visit to the Old Vines over probably four years. We greatly enjoyed each meal and it is obvious that their reputation is growing judging from the size of the crowd. I would note that many of the patrons are locals. Service has always been terrific. Friendly and knowledgeable and certainly willing to assist the novice with... More 

Thank MeridenTravelers
Jon E, Owner at Old Vines Wine Bar, responded to this review

Meriden - thanks so much for coming back for a third visit. Since buying the business two years ago, our team has worked very hard to provide a casual but elegant experience for locals and visitors alike. Thanks so much for taking time to write! More 

Beach Haven, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It got dark early, and I had already eaten, so I stopped her for 1 drink. Nice atmosphere, and friendly servers. Just wish there were some TV's to stare at since I was alone, but instead ended up talking to person next to me, so that was nice. Very inviting place

Thank Amy W
Jon E, Owner at Old Vines Wine Bar, responded to this review

Amy- thanks for coming in. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us. Old Vines is a great place to connect new people. PLease come back soon. More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a chilly evening and chose to eat inside but probably would have been warm enough in the outdoor dining area around the cozy fire pit. Food and service were excellent. Our table of 4 tried a variety of share plates and loved everyone of them (olives, flatbread, chicken meatballs, mushrooms and lobster salad!). The bar offers an... More 

Thank SMC917
Jon E, Owner at Old Vines Wine Bar, responded to this review

Wow! My team and I can't thank you enough for taking time to write ... and for all the kind words. Please come back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Wine Bar
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 173 Port Rd, Lower Village, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7735
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-2310
Located in an antique barn in the heart of Kennebunk's Lower Village,
Old Vines offers fine wines from small producers around the world,

We offer a broad selection of local, domestic and imported beers,
and handcrafted vintage cocktails.

Enjoy our charcuterie, pizzas, salads and European-inspired small plates
in our intimate dining room or on our seasonal outdoor patio.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?