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“Wonderful food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of 2 Taste Food and Wine Bar - CLOSED

2 Taste Food and Wine Bar
Price range: $8 - $32
Cuisines: American, Italian, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

We ate here on recommendation of our motel manager during our one night stop in Hyde Park. The strip mall frontage made us a little apprehensive..but once we got inside that was gone. Small casual restaurant. We had really delicious vegetable pot pit, steak frite and delicous cheesecake for dessert. We aren't wine drinkers but the selection looked good. Our server was very knowledgeable and introduced each entree.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank judy155004
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91 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
DUTCHESS
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“I am not a big belly eater, but must say the entree is tiny”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

You have to order all courses: appet. soup, main, and desert. Eat them all, and then be prepared to get a chicken wrap on the way home. I don't get it. How much effort to add 10-15% portion to the entree!? The price for an entree is $24-$30. It is not fair to keep half my belly empty. The taste is really great. Could have been better if the strategy is more portion-friendly. Very few reasonably priced wines. Little nicer wines are OVER priced!!! OVer $50. It is not necessarily a good strategy to keep eaters coming back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank daredar
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Hopewell, New York
Level Contributor
355 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Delicious food and a very accomodating atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

We decided to try this restaurant after reading some very positive comments in Hudson Valley Magazine. While I don't agree with the author's conclusion that the Pork Chop has surpassed all others, it is very nice, but there is another Pork chop available up the road that is far superior.
We had two app's, two entrees and a two deserts, all were very well presented and we enjoyed our meals very much. We switched each plate half-way through so we could each try everything we had ordered and agreed that all was excellent.
There is an open kitchen here which can be fun, the night we visited was mid week so the place was not crowded.
Service was excellent.
We plan to visit again.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank optiman32
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New York
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95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Mixed Results”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

The good parts first. We started with the fish and chips special as an appetizer. Sounds pretty simple, but fish was smelts with a perky dipping suace, and the potatoes are meaty. That's a treat. The other appetizer was a duck conift with salad, again well done. A main dish of salmon was competent, but nothing memorable . The smoked pork chop entre was humongously large and the accomponiments of a bread pudding and carmelized onions gave a nice balancing act. But, unfortuantely, the pork was under-done and had to go back. So then we sat with one plate of dinner and the other diner staring at an empty table. No effort made to bring anything while the chop was getting its second round. When it did came back, my date had finished her salmon and now she could look at the empty table. Can happen anywhere, but this wouldn't have been as troublesome if, with every plate served, our enthusiastic server had not been coming by to tell us how good it was and that all we had picked were all his favorite plates. Perhaps he likes his pork underdone.

Bottom line, food most of the time OK, price about right, but the act in the front of the house not ready for the road.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank NYorkAl
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

Just had an awesome dinner here. Didn't know what to expect as went only be reviews and a recommendation but we were not disappointed. It may not look that appealing from outside you don't expect great dining in a strip mall but put all those concerns aside this place is a must if you are in the area. Our server, Rob, was so helpful and attentive taking time to explain dishes from the menu and very helpful in selecting a wine. He suggested options and let us try each one so we could make a decision. Some reviews have said the wine list is small - seriously how many wines do you need to make up a decent list. Each of the wines we tasted were good.
The food was fantastic, great flavors and the portions just so right in size. The poached pear appetizer is a great choice and the entrees we had were all awesome. We even felt up for dessert and these were wonderful - try the chocolate coated bacon - I know it doesn't sound great but it won't disappoint. Great combo of sweet and salty.
Would highly recommend to anyone, even if you don't feel like a full meal the bar area looked a fun area to hang out, especially if you like to see great chefs in action.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Charles-ChesterNJ
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