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“Nice Wine, Overpriced Food”

Tastings A Wine Experience
Ranked #41 of 2,344 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
Description: Tastings is a one-of-a-kind wine bar offering new levels of experience to everyone from the novice to the sommelier. With over 200 wines in stock, Tastings boasts one of the largest selections in the world for wines-by-the-taste and the largest selection in Indianapolis for wines-by-the-glass. The entire selection is available by the 2 ounce taste, glass and by the bottle. Tastings offers a bistro & tapas style menu with a large selection of cheese and charcuterie plates, flatbread pizzas, crostinis, salads, sandwiches and desserts. We also maintain a full bar with premium spirits and beer. Our entire wine selection is available for carry-out at retail pricing or can be enjoyed on premise. Tastings is also one of the best places in the city to people watch on one of our two outdoor patios.
Arlington, Virginia
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249 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Nice Wine, Overpriced Food”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Really long wine list - great selection. Nice place to sit outside.

Food choices quite limited and overpriced. The sirloin skewers with rosemary and blue cheese were tasty - but at $19 there should have been MORE.

Nice place to sit and drink a glass of wine - don't expect a full meal.

  • Visited August 2013
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Falls Church, Virginia
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“It was ok”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

They have a good selection of wines and cheeses. The food was ok but a little salty. The outdoor patio looked like a lot of fun.

Visited July 2013
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Warrington, PA
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328 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Fresh, friendly and great concept!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Tastings is a wine bar allowing you to taste as many wines as you'd like with a prepaid access card, in a variety of sampling sizes, from just a couple onces to glass or bottle. Friendly service, lively, it definitely hits the spot for the wine lovers and also boasts 2 nice bars for everyone else! Love it!

Visited July 2013
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Northwest Ohio
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Love this wine bar!”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Serve yourself, tap-like 2 oz servings provide opportunity to taste lots of different and widely priced wines. Food quality is excellent and very fresh. Great cheese plate selections. Outdoor seating and upscale yet relaxed atmosphere. Definitely look forward to a return trip!

Visited July 2013
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Detroit, Michigan
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Overpriced wine”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

I stayed at the Contrad this weekend and was looking forward to trying this place (which is in the hotel) because I love wine. I was very disappointed, however, because I felt the wine was very overpriced. They charged $26 per glass for one of my favoriate wines (that's GLASS, not bottle), which is just ridiculous! It was also VERY noisy. I did enjoy the cheese plate though.

  • Visited July 2013
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