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“Treasure in Waynesville”

The Classic Wineseller
Ranked #25 of 131 Restaurants in Waynesville
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Classic Wineseller is a retail wine and craft beer shop that is open Tuesday through Saturday. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday evenings. Enjoy LIVE music on Friday and Saturday evenings. Our location is underground and stays cool year around. A light jacket or sweater is suggested.
Reviewed October 22, 2016

These folks know how to provide a meal and entertainment that would be received most favorably in any large city.
The Asian salad was wonderful and the mushroom soup was among the best. Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed small plates of the grilled baguette, sausage flat bread, Italian scampi, chicken caprino, fantini farnese, and all four deserts on the menu.
There is a wonderful wine list. On the first bottle of wine the cork was not available but thereafter it was. I thought it inappropriate to charge a corkage fee.
And finally, there were two singers who harmonized to everyone's delight.
Enjoy!

Date of visit: October 2016
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ClassicWineseller, Owner at The Classic Wineseller, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2017

Thanks so much for your kind review of the Classic Wineseller. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your food, wine, and music. We do ocassionally have guests who disagree with the service charge/corkage fee. We instruct our servers to point out the fee on the menu and to also mention it when telling guests they are welcome to select wine from the retail shelves rather than wines listed on the menu. Our retail price plus the $7 fee is still considerably less than one would pay for wine at other restaurants. I hope this explanation is helpful.

Thank you again for taking time to provide feedback to us, we really appreciate it.

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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Enjoyed the music and wine tasting. Nice low key place to chill and relax with girlfriends or your significant other..

Date of visit: March 2016
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Thank luv2twf
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ClassicWineseller, Owner at The Classic Wineseller, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2017

Thank you for taking time to let us know about your experience. We love hearing how guests can relax and enjoy themselves with us.

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Reviewed October 16, 2016

We have frequented the Classic Wine Cellar on several special occasions.The most memorable was on Valentine's Day when the meal was a 5 course set menu.The food and service were delightful, followed by a top-notch trio to entertain us with nostalgic standards from the 30'sand 40's. A romantic evening we will continue to remember. It is a nice hidden treasure that provides good food, friendly service, and a captivating atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2016
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Thank Susanna B
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ClassicWineseller, Owner at The Classic Wineseller, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2017

Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you have enjoyed your visits to the Classic Wineseller. Come see us as often as you can. We work hard to provide delicious food, great service, and fabulous music.

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Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We attended a blind tasting of six wines, with the wine labels masked. The wines were paired in groupings of two. Attendees sat at tables family-style, which encouraged people to share comments about the wines.
The distributor conducting the tasting asked people to guess the varietal and country of origin. It was a lively group discussion and fun hearing everyone's comments on the wines.
The Classic Wineseller chef prepared small bites to consume throughout the evening.
This was one of several events we've attended at the Wineseller-- all have been fun and well-organized.
The shop has a great selection of wine and we shop there regularly.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Carol V
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ClassicWineseller, Owner at The Classic Wineseller, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Thank you for the feedback on your experience at the blind tasting. We LOVE hearing about fun times at the Classic Wineseller. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed August 1, 2016

We went for appetizers and drinks. The ceilings are low. There were no windows where we sat (it's a cellar). The path to the toilet is an obstacle course. They apps were small. The less expensive wine was undistinguished. The band was loud. If they took requests, mine would be that they stop playing. The only bright spot was our server who was thoughtful and nice. Only go if you can handle all of the above.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank James N
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ClassicWineseller, Owner at The Classic Wineseller, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

I'm very sorry you are unhappy. We are a cellar, you are correct, so there are almost no windows in our underground space. We have reseated a couple of customers in the past who are claustrophobic and let me know as we walked into the seating area--I know that must have been very uncomfortable for you.

Yes, we do serve small plate and tapas cuisine so our portions are smaller. Regarding the path to the restroom, I'm sorry there isn't much we can do with the layout of a building built in the early 20th century.

Did you mention to your server that the band was too loud? I'm sorry that it was not addressed, I should have been made aware.

I really appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. I am sorry you were unhappy with your experience at the Classic Wineseller.

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