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“Good Food but Noisy Venue”

Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar and Bistro
Ranked #18 of 1,933 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: French, American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Description: This beautiful two-story building was erected in 1809 by Antoine Angué where he opened the Vieux Carré’s first Creole Bistro called, The Restaurant d’Orleans. Today, the property is owned by the noted local business team of Pam Fortner and Earl Bernhardt. Lovingly renovated with its prestigious past in mind, The Orleans Grapevine continues the tradition by offering discriminating diners the best in fine dining and an extensive wine list in a beautiful, intimate yet relaxed atmosphere. We feature many unique and seasonal special dishes & specials.
Aiken, South Carolina
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Good Food but Noisy Venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2011

This is a small restaurant in the Quarter that is trying to pattern itself as a French Bistro. The food is excellent; no one in our party had any complaints about the food. The decor is charming. However, the restaurant is noisy due to the design (bare brick walls, tin roof ceiling) and the small size of the place; the four of us in our party had difficulty carrying on normal conversation due to the noise. Wine list is excellent; it should be since they market themselves as a wine bar. Service is so-so. Our waitress made a mistake on our bill (charged us for an extra dessert. It took a little while to get her attention, but once we did, she corrected the bill without any problems. The tip was NOT automatically added to our bill as a previous reviewer had noted. The food is somewhat pricey; our bill was over $175 for 4 with no appetizers and only 1 glass of wine each for 2 in our party.

  • Visited March 2011
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Scottsdale, AZ
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous wine list”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2011

It'a a quiet little upscale gem in a city thats a hustle and bustle party town.

Visited February 2011
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great people, great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2011

We had our third dinner at Grapevine last week. The service was great and the food was excellent. Their menu changes slightly. I would recommend the steamed mussels and the cheese plate. They have entrees but we always seem to just order several small plates and split them.

  • Visited January 2011
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Westport, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food, bad service and they charge you a 20% tip even if you are only two”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2010

I went there with my wife looking for a nice and relaxed atmosphere (as a bistro should be), the food is good but it does not match with the service and the place. The waitress had a "just-want-to-go-home" attitude; the tables belong more to a brasserie rather than a bistro but the prices are as high as the top New Orleans restaurants. The cherry on the pie was: they added to the bill a 20% TIP!!! ... Remember we were only 2!!! ... When I asked the waitress about it she said that was normal in NO. Well, this was the only place they did that. Don’t waste your money, you have far better options in NO.

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Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good, but not great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2010

Grapevine is a good dining option located in the French Quarter. The food is very good with nice presentation. The service, however, is mediocre. This takes away from the quality of the food as well as the wine selection. Nonethless, I would recommend this establishment to anyone looking for good food at reasonable prices.

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