Public Wine Bar

4.6
67 reviews
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Delectable wine bar in the heart of the SoNo neighborhood. Come check us out for good eats, drinks, and live music events!
What 67 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.6
Value
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GiancarloR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the food and the staff and owner was very friendly.

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vipgreenwichNYC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful staff, food amazing! We will be back! Risotto cake with truffled brussel sprouts, wild boar ragu with pappadelle and broccali rabe were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Burrata was served on half a hamburger bun, tuna tartar was purple and fishy, and the special aged porterhouse smelled and tasted weird. Willing to give it another try since we loved it the first time, but a disappointment this time around.

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KathleenT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was on it and we will be back

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LucieD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time there and we had a wonderful time! Great staff, delicious food and amazing cocktails!!! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first return after the start of Covid and we were pleased to see (& taste) Public Wine Bar again! Although there were only a few diners when we were there, the food was still delicious and the service was attentive. They installed plexiglass dividers for socially distant dining and they were effective and unobtrusive. Their famous ‘happy hour’ is due to resume this week and this will make this good dining spot ever better!

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BarbaraH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, in service was even better👍🏽

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ThaliaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service ! Seafood was great. Sat outside

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vipMia327
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Awful. Skip it. Food took hours and was terrible. Really low quality place - I’m actually embarrassed I picked it for our group of 4.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

So relaxed with great service and good food.

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Cece
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great once again! And the Manny is great!

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vipSTEVEY
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GREAT CONSISTENT MENU ALWAYS A PLEASURE GOOD ATMOSPHERE

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Cece
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Manny way great! And so was the food!
I really enjoyed my self and can’t wait to go back.

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vipNikkiZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, did not feel rushed, everyone spaced out appropriately.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything was great. Don’t think the pisco sour was made correctly but replaced it with a margarita which was very yummy. It was our servers first day but he was awesome! Will totally come back

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vipJoEllenH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family had a fabulous experience. The ambiance, the food, and the service were all amazing. A truly great place. We will definitely be back.

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vipJeffD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best chef’s around and tremendous ambience. Would recommend everyone to try!

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vipSTEVEY
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been Here Numerous Times. Get Great Service and Food is on point. Nice variations to the menu.

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vipKristenP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and great service to a packed house on Valentine's Day

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time here for Valentine’s Day! The space is quite small, so be prepared to be within inches of the people dining next to you, however we didn’t mind at all! Service was fantastic, food was amazing and we will definitely be back!

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vipMichaelD
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time here, place was empty on a Sunday evening. Service was a bit slow, but food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The place is cosy with great ambiance and our server was great. I ordered halibut which was very dry and drenched in way too much of a heavy sweet sauce.. Was billed as nut crusted but there was no evidence of it. My friend had clams which looked light and fresh and steak which looked pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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ClaireH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, good food, charming service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. The service was spectacular, the drinks were spot on, and every dish was very tasty. The entire experience was perfect.

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KirkS
Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Public Wine bar consistently has great food, excellent service, and is a very comfortable restaurant; nice decor, and not too loud. They have an excellent menu with a wide variety of dishes and we recommend it to all our friends.

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Lee2013
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ordered small plates and had a fabulous meal

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vipTeri
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The great food was only surpassed by outstanding service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was fantastic, the food was even better! Great music, great environment.

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vipGaryG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location. Great food. Fun atmosphere. And the friendliest owners and staff. Also, a very good value with a good wine list. Highly recommended. Better than everything else in So. Norwalk.

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GretchenR
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice happy hour choices (get the brussel sprouts!) and menu. Seafood risotto and seafood over pasta were both excellent, good quality ingredients. Nice vibe and good service.

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vipElizabethL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

My husband and I ate here on a Saturday night, August 3rd. The front window was open and there was no air conditioning. We were both very hot and sweating. At some point, they turned a fan on which helped only slightly. Inside the restaurant, it not very crowed and yet it was extremely loud. We were yelling at each other across the table and were having a very difficult time hearing each other. Our order was put in wrong and my food came out as an appetizer instead of an entree. Because of this error, we did not eat together. Mistakes aside, we thought the food was pretty good. They did give me a complementary glass of wine but overall, our experience here was not a great one. We would not go back here.

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vipGregoryR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice selection, very friendly and helpful service. Food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome , the starter chews and salami plate, the mains , and the bartender Anthony.... an overall great night out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the attention to detail by owner, chef and bartender. We had a wonderful happy hour/supper and enjoyed great drinks, salads and appetizers. Spicy Salmon Tartare was amazing!

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CatFeeney
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

We made reservations for my son's birthday with family for 11 people @ 11:30 on a Se first Saturday. We were the only customers in the restaurant for at least for the first 30 minutes. We ordered lunch - several had salads or soups, however, after they had cleared the salad/soup service, we waited at least another 30 min until our main dishes were served. Although the waitress did attend the table for standard drinks, water was not checked, nor refilled. One meal and a side never arrives - even after 15 min of serving the rest of the table. We had to cancel it and share entrees as all others would be done by the time it arrived. Although Ambiance was good, the service was very poor.

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vippoorexperience
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

we went as a larger group, the service was REALLY slow, the food came out late. Two meals never made it out. i am going to definitely take this off my places to go.

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vipSTEVEY
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, Love the variety on menu. Service Excellent.

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LeonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great place, great food and cocktails. Service a bit slow. Very nice staff. I would definitely go back and would recommend to anyone for a nice brunch or lunch.

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vipBB920
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a family gathering today to celebrate four generations for Mother’s Day! The weather was terrible. Pouring rain. We met here from NYC and Milford, CT. We were all running late!
Public Wine Bar was amazing!! We called ahead to say that we were running late! When we arrived we were so warmly greeted and reassured!! The food was fabulous! The service was excellent! It’s such a gorgeous restaurant with such kind people working there. Ten out of ten!

FAQs

Public Wine Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 939-9995.

Public Wine Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.