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Northampton Wine Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner
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BAR BITES‎
$12.00
Charcuterie Plate
Guanciale, spanish chorizo, speck alto adige, finocchiona salami, cornichons, and dijon mustard
$5.00
French Olives
Ordanian Zatar seasoned black and green pitted French olives
$14.00
Filet Tips
Grilled beef tenderloin tips served with an Argentinean chimichurri sauce
$8.00
Hummus and Pita
Chick pea hummus with a touch of tahini sesame butter served with grilled greek pita wedges
$12.00
Grilled Danish Brie
With red wine Italian cherries compote, wild flower honey, maple-glazed nuts and french bread
$14.00
Lump Crab Cake Burger
Sautéed crab cake on a golden brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, and rémoulade
$14.00
Hot Chili Seafood
Shrimp, Massachusetts wild scallops and rhode island calamari flash fried and tossed in a spicy sambal-hoisin sauce
$12.00
Tillamook sharp cheddar cheese $+1.50
Prime Burger
Grilled half pound prime beef with caramelized onions, lettuce, and vine-ripe tomato on a toasted golden brioche bun
$12.00
Salami $+3.00
Seasonal accoutrements $+5.00
Cheese Plate
APPETIZERS‎
$12.00
Charcuterie Plate
Guanciale, spanish chorizo, speck alto adige, finocchiona salami, cornichons, and dijon mustard
$12.00
Steamed Mussels
Prince edward island mussels steamed with white wine, garlic, butter, pernod and fresh basil
$14.00
Lump Crab Cake
On a bed of baby mixed greens with rémoulade and fried capers
$12.00
Grilled Danish Brie
with red wine Italian cherries compote, wild flower honey, maple-glazed nuts served with french bread
$14.00
Hot Chili Seafood
shrimp, Massachusetts wild scallops and rhode island calamari flash fried and tossed in a spicy sambal-hoisin sauce
SOUPS & SALADS‎
$7.00
Cream of Mushroom Soup
With roasted garlic croutons
$7.00
Mixed Green Salad
Applewood smoked bacon, crumbled gorgonzola cheese and grape tomatoes on a bed of mixed baby greens with maple-glazed walnuts and pear vinaigrette
$7.00
Fig Salad
Dried black mission figs, crumbled goat cheese and candied red onions on a bed of mixed baby greens with toasted sliced almonds and balsamic vinaigrette
MAIN COURSES‎
$36.00
Massachusetts Scallops
Pan-seared sea scallops adluh mills cheddar grits and haricots verts with applewood smoked bacon and leek cream sauce
$28.00
Duck Breast
Pan-seared maple leaf farms duck breast and mashed sweet potatoes with a wild huckleberry gastrique
$28.00
Pork Chop Perperonata
Grilled bone-in center-cut pork chop with herb-roasted fingerling potatoes, and stewed sweet pepper trio
$20.00
Butternut Squash Ravioli
Roasted butternut squash, chèvre cheese, toasted hazelnuts and beurre noisette
$29.00
Scottish Salmon
Pan-seared scottish salmon filet with bamboo rice, snow peas and a wasabi-yuzu beurre blanc
$28.00
Braised Lamb Shank
New Zealand lamb braised in red wine, mashed yukon gold potatoes and lamb jus lié
$38.00
Norwegian Halibut
Pan-seared norwegian halibut filet with heirloom tomato chermoula, and israeli couscous pilaf
$26.00
South Carolina Quail
Pair‎ of grilled rosemary and garlic-marinated quail with adluh mills cheddar grits, haricot verts and bordelaise
$18.00
Veggie Plate
Bamboo rice, broccolini, mashed sweet potatoes, haricots verts and snow peas
$36.00
Filet Mignon
Grilled black angus beef tenderloin, caramelized shallots and bordelaise with herb-roasted fingerling potatoes
DESSERT‎
All desserts are made in our kitchen
$7.00
Mousse Au Chocolat
German schokinag chocolate with chantilly whipped cream
$7.00
Crème Brûlée
Vanilla egg custard topped with caramelized sugar
$7.00
Chai Spiced Cheesecake
Creamy cheesecake with cardamom, cinnamon and clove on a ginger snap crust with caramel and maldon sea salt
$7.00
White Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding
Golden croissants baked in vanilla-white chocolate custard garnished with berries and crème anglaise
$7.00
Apple Crisp
Granny smith apples baked with light brown sugar topped with a buttery cinnamon streusel served with a scoop of kentucky bourbon ice cream
$6.00
Ice Cream
Vanilla bean, chocolate, cookies and cream, kentucky bourbon, or van gogh double espresso
$6.00
Sorbet
Mango jasmine, morello cherry, green apple, or prickly pear
$12.00
Cheese Plate
House selection
$5.00
Seasonal Accoutrements
Fresh‎ fruit, orange blossom honey, guava paste and maple-glazed nuts
DESSERT WINES‎
$20.00
Michele Chiarlo, "Nivole" Moscato D'Asti 2010
Half bottle
Bottle $30.00
Half - bottle $18.00
Rosa Regale, Brachetto D’Acqui 2010
$3.25
Espresso
$3.75
Cappuccino
"GREATEST HITS" WINE FEATURES"‎
Glass $14.00
Bottle $56.00
Pouilly-Fuissé2010
Sous vergisson (chardonnay) macon-burgundy frence
Glass $9.00
Bottle $31.00
Pinot Gris 2011
"Mongris" collio italy
Glass $10.00
Bottle $37.00
Kimmeridgien 2010
Bourgogne blanc chardonnay (chablis-burgundy-france)
Glass $9.00
Bottle $30.00
Le Bouquet 2010
(Sauvignon blanc) val de loire (sancerre)loire-france
Glass $9.00
Bottle $30.00
Bordeaux Rouge 2008
Bordeaux supérieur france (merlot)
Glass $9.00
Bottle $29.00
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Red wine spain
Glass $10.00
Bottle $34.00
Pinot Noir 2011
Willamette valley oregon
Glass $9.00
Bottle $29.00
Cotes Du Rhone v. 2010
(Grenache/syrah) southern rhone france
ALSO AVAILABLE BY THE GLASS‎
$9.00
Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranches
$7.00
Manifesto Sauvignon Blanc
$8.00
Max F.Richter Piesporter Riesling
$13.00
Champagne Duval Leroy Brut
$11.00
Ancien Pinot Noir
$7.00
Revelry Merlot
$11.00
Rombauer Cabernet Sauvignon
$10.00
Worthy Cabernet Sauvignon
About
The type of cuisine varies from week to week, but mostly it's comprised of Napa/Sonoma Valley California type of food. This restaurant might want to remain unlisted on TripAdvisor, but I thought it merited singing their praises. The food is fabulous, gourmet style, James Beard would be proud. This is a place you go when you want to enjoy a glass of wine, learn about the wine and actually taste food, not have bland gargantuan size meals. It can be pricey if you go for dinner, but the inexpensive way to go is to go on a Saturday, eat from the lunch menu or go early on a Friday eat in the bar area and enjoy food off the menu. There is also relaxing outdoor seating which is a wonderful place to
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
American, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I and another couple dined here last night for Valentine's Day. They have their own parking lot right outside which is so convenient! We were seated at a table in a nook in the wine bar area. It was quiet and nice....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank txmom1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dinner before show with time to spare. Dining area is small so make reservations. Variety of food including wild game. Appetizer was larger then expected! Mini sample of three desserts. A wine list is available with dinner. If you prefer a different wine, you can...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Janet E
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Unfortunately, the bar/lounge space could be so much better than it is. There is no music playing and sometimes you can hear a pin drop it is so quiet in there. To have background music playing would add a nice touch. It also seems as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 480deel
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We sincerely enjoyed our dinner recently. Limited vegetarian options, but our daughter was satisfied with the Greek salad and Grilled Brie. My husband loved his order, even though he was only served 4 scallops for $35. My swordfish was tasty, but the olive tapenade was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank East_Coast_Foodie
Reviewed September 12, 2018

This is a special occasion restaurant for us. We have dined here several times and the food has always been first rate as it was this time. Same with the service. Wait staff is knowledgeable polite and attentive. This is the only restaurant we have...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Suzukaboy
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Very pleasantly surprised - so much more than a wine store. Met a friend for a casual dinner - excellent salmon. There were several other casual pairs, a business dinner of eight, and a festive table of about 20, many of whom brought wine from...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Nevertell2014
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

I was very excited to visit here because I love trying new places. I will have to say I was a little disappointed. 1st of all they charge a $10 cork fee for the wine you purchase from them. A friend's wine was screw top...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Cindy B
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Wonderful, wonderful place. We had booked a bordeaux wine tasting and decided to have dinner there prior. The restaurant attached to the wine store and tasting room is wonderful. Quite small, very upscale and fabulous food. It is on the expensive side, but well worth...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Paula35805
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

First time visit with friends. Good parking, wonderful wine bar and wine inventory. Dinner from limited but ample menu. Food very good as was wait staff. Would recommend to others.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank rogan p
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Like the idea of a restaurant attached to a wine bar and cellar that allows you to select your wine from their extensive cellar. With the help of the waiter selected a 2015 Santenay-Beauregard Premier Cru, which at $66 was a very good price (+$10...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Response from jimdK9002UK | Reviewed this property |
Bar bites, appetizers, soups and salads, main courses, and desserts are available after 5:00pm. Lunch is served Saturdays 11:00am-2:30pm.
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