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Cork Wine & Tapas Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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90 Front St, New Bedford, MA 02740-7262
+1 508-994-9463
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great evening experience. This little place was filled. Had a couple of glasses of wine and tapas which were great and tasty. The bartenders were vibrant and the Service while a little slow was still fine due to the many patrons. A little noisey but acceptable for the room and crowd size.

Thank uphamkw
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Cork several times when visiting New Bedford on business. The small plates combine to make a fabulous meal, and the bar pours an excellent Manhattan. Service is attentive without being fawning. Try the calamari! Cork is right on the New Bedford waterfront; more intimate and affordable (and open year-round) than Black Whale across the street.

Thank David L
Rhode Island
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This downtown/ waterfront restaurant is located in a beautifully rehabs very old building on a cobblestone street. The fishing vessels are visible across the street The food here is more typical of bigger city menu. Local New Bedford scallops are right off the boat, seared, served on Risotto, and flavored with joy. Other dishes observed appear creatively presented. This is... More 

Thank D5937WNcharless
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Love the appetizer menu here and can always find a great entree meal as well. The atmosphere is beautiful and the service has always been top quality.

Thank Luna418
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Cork is a great place for a drink after work or on weekend! Great atmosphere and lighting! Lots of fun drinks too

Thank SailynnD
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We went here with another couple for dinner. I didn't realize it's a Tapas restaurant so the bill added up quickly but everything was excellent. I would suggest getting 5 or 6 appetizers. A great place to go after work or before a show. Loved it!

Thank 411jwp
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Nice menu of tapas and specials well prepared and well served by friendly staff. Stone walls make this restaurant very noisy so that conversation even between two people difficult. A group of 4 is nearly impossible to carry on a conversation. The atmosphere is enjoyable, food is well prepared, and the wine list reasonable in selection and price. Valet parking... More 

Thank trimyway
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I was a bit disappointed with this restaurant, first they claim to be a tapas bar but their tapas are so big you can't really order a lot of different options because you will be full with just one plate, tapas are supposed to be small. The food was actually good, however I had to change my order a few... More 

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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Love to eat here! Fun to order well selected flights of wine and pair them with the charcuterie board or other tapas favorites - empanadas. Cool building right on the waterfront makes this a fun experience all year round.

Thank Kvargy
Cranford, New Jersey
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Everyone ordered what sounded good and we all shared. Enough food for all the folks with us. If there was a big eater, portions might have not been hearty enough.

Thank gramb1227

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $24
American, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Front St, New Bedford, MA 02740-7262
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 508-994-9463
In the short time that C o r k has been open not only have the customers come, from near and far away, but Co r k has received accolades and awards including; Yankee magazine (Editors Choice Award 2008), Rhode Island Monthly Magazine (Best Destination Restaurant 2008), Cape Cod Life Magazine (Best Restaurant, Best Place for Cocktails, Most romantic 2008/2009)Cork Wine and Tapas is located in the heart of Historic Downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts. Specializing in creative cuisine, we offer a dynamic menu which features both tapas & full entrees. An eclectic eatery, the Cork menu highlights our city’s love affair with the sea while also including a wide range of options for both vegetarian and meat lovers alike. Under new leadership and a new chef, we have created a unique dining experience which focuses on ambience, familiarity, and outstanding food. Cork hosts local musicians on a weekly basis and we take pride in our connection with the local theater and art community. Stop by on a “Z Night” and you will find tables packed with diners enjoying our special wine flights and meals of shared tapas before and after their outings to the Zeiterion Theatre. We also present varied programming on AHA! nights, a free arts & culture celebration which takes place the second Thursday of every month in Downtown New Bedford. Cork provides complimentary valet, as well as having an exclusive event space, with patio access & harbor views, which can be reserved for any event including private dinner with friends, corporate functions, bridal & baby showers & even wedding parties. Visit our website often for new menu offerings & entertainment schedule or join us on Facebook to be ‘in the know’ about our amazing weekend specials and other up to the minute Cork info.

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