Public Wine Bar

4.6
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56 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 56 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cece
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
1 review
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.

JD
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
8 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
3 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
5 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
46 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
20 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ordered small plates and had a fabulous meal

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vipTeri
New York Area
19 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
7 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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ElizabethL
New York Area
8 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
3 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
4 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
9 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!

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AnnieR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A wonderful little wine bar down in SoNo. Great food, attentive staff and not outrageously expensive. I highly recommend the short rib. The only possible downside is noise level. The restaurant itself is quite small and there is a very popular happy hour that goes to 8pm every day (pretty awesome), which can make it quite loud. Not a huge deal breaker -but worth noting.

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JillD
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always on point... so much so that we came back here 2 times in one week's time! 2 couples enjoyed 4 appetizers - grilled calamari, lobster salad, grilled octopus and the Brussels sprouts salad. Everything was so flavorful & the service was fabulous. After dinner, the staff started moving tables around to allow for the DJ to set up, so we had a final drink at the bar. Fun night as always!

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JillD
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I cannot wait to go back just so I can have the amazing lobster salad with avocado and grapefruit. It was so flavorful & had an incredible sauce. Quite a lovely appetizer & a very nice portion. My entree was branzino with a mustard sauce that was very tasty. My husband had octopus to start with, which was cooked perfect and he really enjoyed. His entree was lamb, which I didn't taste, but he ate every last morsel! The only reason I gave ambiance 4 stars instead of 5 was that these 2 loud guys came in to have a drink at the bar with some people they knew. They smelled like pot and were not dressed appropriately for the restaurant's atmosphere. One of them even grabbed the BASEBALL HAT off the other's head and threw it on the ground.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Overall good dining experience but always annoyed when restaurants won’t provide bread or prepare appetizers until food order is placed. Wanted to relax over quiet dinner but was a bit bothered when we didn’t get the appetizer we ordered because the chef likes to wait until customers order entrees. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This was a fantastic meal and I would go here again and again. Top notch!

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christopher
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

A hidden gem. Food was dynamite! Selection was good. Price point was the best feature! Definitely going back sooner rather than later!!

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MindyF
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Decided to try someplace new for my Birthday celebration. So many places to choose from in SONO but, the reviews on OpenTable drew us to Public Wine Bar. Service was very good, table ready on time and lots of great dishes to choose from for me - a very picky eater. Will definitely go back again!

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vipJbrfld
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Cozy place. Really good food. Service was a little casual (friends of the workers in the dining is offputting) but overall solid

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This is the 2nd time we’ve been to Public Wine Bar and we’ll continue to come back. The food was very good, they have happy hour from 5-8 every day, so it’s a good value and the ambiance is comfortable.

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adria
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The place was a great spot the food was very nice and the service was good. My only complaint was the length of time we had to wait for our food and between courses was quite long. Longer then we’d liked.

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TM0227
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I went there for our anniversary the food was amazing. The staff were super kind super friendly. The wine was great. The ambience was great . My husband did not want to leave. We really enjoyed this restaurant We will be coming back soon.

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foodie4ever
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from start to finish was amazing! The salmon was perfect, lobster bisque fantastic. We had berries and cream for dessert delicious 😋 The Maynard white port.... our new after dinner favorite.... a must have!

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 56 OpenTable diners.

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