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Review of JJ's Wine Bar

JJ's Wine Bar
Ranked #72 of 389 Restaurants in Franklin
Cuisines: International
Description: JJs is an upscale, trendy wine bar, located in the heart of Historic Downtown Franklin. We are known for our Wine-Dispensing Machines, which house 28 different bottles of wine, changed continually. We have three dining rooms, a lounge, full bar, a porch, and additional outdoor seating. JJs can accommodate intimate gatherings, both private and semi-private, as well as large groups. Although we are not open before 4:00 p.m., we have a business-catering program for businesses who are looking for a fun place to hold seminars and meetings. We are quipped with a presentation tools (large screen projector) and will gladly create a custom menu for your event! JJs is also the perfect place to hold wedding/baby showers, birthday parties, or whatever occasion you are celebrating. We will gladly work with you to create a memorable experience for your event! Our menu includes appetizers, flat breads, meat/cheese platters, salads, desserts, and more. We also run weekly specials and utilize local, in-season fare to do so. All selections are made to order, fresh and delicious! Customers enjoy soft lounge music while winding down from a busy day. Happy hour runs 4-6 p.m. and includes half-off appetizers.
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Description: JJs is an upscale, trendy wine bar, located in the heart of Historic Downtown Franklin. We are known for our Wine-Dispensing Machines, which house 28 different bottles of wine, changed continually. We have three dining rooms, a lounge, full bar, a porch, and additional outdoor seating. JJs can accommodate intimate gatherings, both private and semi-private, as well as large groups. Although we are not open before 4:00 p.m., we have a business-catering program for businesses who are looking for a fun place to hold seminars and meetings. We are quipped with a presentation tools (large screen projector) and will gladly create a custom menu for your event! JJs is also the perfect place to hold wedding/baby showers, birthday parties, or whatever occasion you are celebrating. We will gladly work with you to create a memorable experience for your event! Our menu includes appetizers, flat breads, meat/cheese platters, salads, desserts, and more. We also run weekly specials and utilize local, in-season fare to do so. All selections are made to order, fresh and delicious! Customers enjoy soft lounge music while winding down from a busy day. Happy hour runs 4-6 p.m. and includes half-off appetizers.
Reviewed June 16, 2012

All the other reviews are pretty much on the mark. I feel like wine prices are too high, menu is limited and expensive for what you get, and yes, seating can be limited as well.

I'm going to give it 4 stars because I want it to succeed and it has SO much potential for Franklin. We like going there with friends. It's a comfy, relaxing place. It's fun!

The owners are wonderful people and I hope they'll fine tune their business model eventually.

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Thank Noleman
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

JJ's doesn't know if it wants to be a cool ol southern house wine hang out or a trendy Manhattan wine bar. This was an actual house, so the whole floor is broken up into rooms. I'm sure it was meant to be cozy but that's when the Manhatten wine bar vibe starts trying to come out so in the end it's neither cozy nor trendy. The mechanical wine pourer's are definitely not cozy and frankly, i feel over-priced for the quality of the wine being offered. We didn't order food, but the people we met there did and complained that it was also very over priced for what you get ie: tiny chunks of cheese with only a few crackers.

If this place were mine, i would tear down all the walls and create cozy rooms within a room. JJ's....call me, i'll come decorate it for you!

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Reviewed June 9, 2012

Great appetizers, friendly service, relaxing place to meet friends.

Thank BlueSkies615
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Love the concept of. A wine bar in franklin .ambiance is nice can get crowded ,service good .but mark up is ridiculous . Pour size ridiculously small.need to re evaluate or will only have one time customers

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Reviewed January 22, 2012

My husband and I went to JJ's Wine Bar to be able to try a variety of wines and we were not disappointed. Upon arrival you will need to put a credit card on hold and they will issue a card to use in the machines. After selecting your wine then you get to decide on a taste, half pour or full pour, each price will be displayed above the bottle. It is a great way to try different wines without purchasing a bottle and it is great for conversation. Only downside is not enough seating so people were standing everywhere hoping for someone to leave. There was live music on Sat night and they have a calendar on their website. This is a must try for any wine lovers!

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Thank robinnest1
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