Cork Wine and Tapas Bar

4.4
72 reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

Cork Wine and Tapas Bar is located in New Bedford, Massachusetts and strives to serve delicious food made with seasonally fresh ingredients. Weekly food and drink specials are offered at the Cork Wine and Tapas Bar and diners are invited to enjoy the downstairs lounge. Banquet and catering services are available with choice of linens, dance floor and bridal rooms.

Dinner options at Cork Wine and Tapas Bar include Thai shrimp nachos, littlenecks, butternut and lentil salad, calamari, lobster crostini and seared yellowfin tuna. Some menu items are gluten free. Desserts include flourless chocolate cake, gelato or ice cream and homemade cheesecake.

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vipJamesW
New England
62 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Much more noisy than we recall the last several times we dined there. Our meals and the wine were excellent and the dessert, recommended by our server, was also very good. Parking is an issue but we are familiar with the area so not for us.
We will return, for sure, but hopefully will not have to strain to have a pleasant conversation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect spot to meet with friends, enjoy delicious food and drinks, in a cozy, warm atmosphere.

CD
vipCharlotteD
New England
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an adorable place! The ambiance- lighting, decor and music were perfect and I am super picky. The staff was super friendly and the food was yummy.

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vipLenny
New York Area
254 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

had read the reviews and while in new bedford wanted to give it a try.....what an amazing place in a unique setting....little tricky to find as well as parking but well worth it....nice ambiance and an interesting but good menu.....staff very friendly and helpful....want a great meal then this is the place to head to.....enjoyed it very much and suggest reservations.....will return

LB
LindaB
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection on tapas. My nephews loved the local beer and the sangria was good also

PR
PaulR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service , great ambiance, food was good

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waitrees Kya was fantastic… restaurant was out of a few things on the menu but seems to be happening everywhere.

MC
MarkC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice spot. We sat downstairs, which was nice but kinda noisy (didn't bother us- just an observation). Food was good. Service was ok, at best, waiter disappeared after food was served- but it also looked like the other servers were more attentive and everyone was very friendly.

KB
KatBar
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the server was kind and helpful, and we had a great dinner overall

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

had the burger it was good, they were out of a couple of our choices hence ordered the burger , the atmosphere was very nice and good service

DM
DarrenM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very loud place to hold a conversation. Great atmosphere and service.

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Jude
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salads were great...very fresh greens....
Brussell Sprouts were delish....
Flourless Chocolate Torte....YUMMY
Topped off with a COSMO!

Great meal/drink/NIGHT

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ErinS
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The bar was super behind. It took almost 30 min to get out drinks on ouor initial order. The watiress said our app may be out before our drinks. Thankfully we got our drinks frist. We ordered our second drink before our food came and the drinks did not arrive till we were done with our food. Also, the kitchen staff had played a prank on the waitstaff and switched the M on the men's room to a W. This caused a lot of confusion. The waitstaff had to tell more than one man looking for the bathroom what happened. My date said something to a staff member about it and their replay was it was a joke I think its funny. He replied with it's funny that your patrons can't fin the bathroom and need to ask? She just shrugged and walked away. I don't expect this kind of behavor from the waitstaff in a resturuant where you pay 40 dollars for a filet. I love cork but this turned me off from going again soon.

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Nizzly
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to take the wife on date night. Great wine selection and their cocktails are amazing

PL
PattyL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not a fan of the basement but Kaia our server was amazing at accommodating our needs.

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BuzzardsBayBest
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2011
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Cork Wine and Tapas Bar and will definitely return. The dining area is small so reservations are a must during peak hours. We had the Pan seared scallops as an appetizer. This was one of the most delicious dishes I have had in a very long time. Excellent!! The Almond crusted haddock was fresh, light and delicious. For dessert the mixed berry cobbler was also very good. They use a warm pound cake instead of a biscuit which was a nice twist on a classic dessert. We had food and wine envy of the people sitting near us and want to return soon to try more of the items on the extensive menu. It's nice to see a restaurant of this caliber in downtown New Bedford.
Definitely worth the drive.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2011
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
36 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2011
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Group of 5 - seated no problem (downstairs, which is a little quieter/roomier). We split 3 tapas / all got entrees / all got wine. As per usual, the food was delicious. Only complaint was the waitress - was very aloof / cold towards us (and we're a group of police, smiley girls); seemed better w/ other tables (which only made our service worse by comparison). Only 3 menus on the table when we sat - said she'd bring us more, then never did. LONG periods of time in between sitting us, taking out app/drink/entree orders, checking on us/refilling water. Asked her to take the bill after she brought something over, spun on her heel and walked away (w/out the bill). Would definitely go again but would NOT sit in her section.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2011
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great little place - a little noisy because it is small and people are having a good time. Tapas is wonderful. Did not see a wine by the glass selection with pricing would have like that as the other person I was with was not drinkin wine.

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MelodieC
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pastry-wrapped brie w/raspberry jam. Scallop & corn chowder. Braised short ribs in tasty gravy. All wonderful! Can't wait to go back & try more. Gorgeous renovation of this very old whaling city bldg. from main floor to bathrms. Beautiful beams & woodwork; tasteful lighting. Staff was very friendly & attentive even though the place was packed (others also headed for show at Zeiterion Theater). Big doors open in summer to expand to outdoor seating. Downstairs perfect for small group gathering (call to find out when available?). Park in alley adjacent to restaurant. ENJOY!

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vipnewyokohama
New England
37 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2011
Overall5food5service4ambience5

COME BACK!

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vipmylyn
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2011
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was not my first time but it was the first time for my guest. Food was excellent as always, Wine prices very reasonalble. Ambiance was perfect, laid back and comfortable. We did not feel rushed and the service was exceptional. Loved the Creme brule... Will definately be back again. We had a great time.

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Diane
New England
53 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2011
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very upbeat experience from the moment you walk in the door; very cool atmosphere, friendly greeting and the waitstaff was excellent. Very much look forward to going back soon.

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steve
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2011
Overall5food5service4ambience5

perfect. 5 course meal with wine pairing for $30. Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2011
Overall2food2service1ambience3

My fiance and I dined at CORK on 2/26/11. I had been there before for cocktails with some friends and loved the ambience and atmosphere! The service was inferior, the food was mediocre at best, when I asked for a glass of pinot grigio, the waitress as well as the bartender did not know what "pinot grigio" was. I worked in this buissness for 12 years and was very dissapointing. I may consider CORK for a cocktail at the bar, but nothing more!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2011
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in New Bedford. I try to go every time I'm in the area. The seared tuna is out of this world!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2011
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have frequented Cork several times. I enjoy the atmosphere and the menu selections. Great place to go for a romantic dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2011
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was even better. Great choices and great wine list.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cork is, by far, my favorite restaurant. Every meal I've had there has been wonderful; the food, the drinks and the service. They have a good sized menu with a lot of variety and some really creative dishes. As one would expect, the wine list stands on it's own. (if you're a fan of reds, try the Garnacha, El Fuego, Spain) The dining room is small and intimate, very romantic. You can get dressed up or be more casual with jeans and a nice shirt, both work here. I always make a reservation but I don't think you don't have to. While it's not the most expensive place, the bill can get pretty large easily, however, it is well worth every cent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2011
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The overall ambiance is wonderful, the food was good...we def enjoyed it

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Kwatt
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2011
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food at this restaurant was good for New Bedford but not worthy of mention otherwise. It is a bar, with TV on and quite visible. The menu is ambitious sounding but, a lot of the food is fried. The salad dressing for a pear, gorgonzola, pecan salad was awful. The salad was good but the dressing ruined it. The pasta with lardon was fine, but very plain. My dining partner liked his short ribs and his bruschetta. The house wine had no taste whatsover. It was inexpensive by the glass so our fault for ordering it. I would go here again if I was going to hear music in New Bedford. Otherwise, would not return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2011
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Disappointed. Been to Cork 2X prior and enjoyed it. Heard new mngmnt was aboard. Clear differences and not for the better. Staff pleasant enough but a bit pokey and missing the professional sparkle of days before. Food tepid and amateurish and not as promised on menu (e.g. "blackened" goat cheese arrived barely warmed on my salad...duck not properly seared and dish too sweet, an imbalance of flavors...one of the more interesting wines BTG not available....never would've happpened at old Cork!) Too bad. Not a terrible restaurant but a mere shadow of its former self. We won't be back.

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vipOLDDAN47
53 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2011
Overall4food5service5ambience4

EXCELLENT TAPAS MENU. EVERYTHING PREPARTED EXCELLENTLY. ONLY PROBLEM IS IT CAN GET COLD IF SEATED UPSTAIRS NEAR THE BACK DOOR WHICH IS CONSTANTLY BEING OPENED AND CLOSED.

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INGC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As always the food was really good.We went with the Tapas menu...baked brie,cheesesteak rolls, grilled chourico on polenta (polenta was not up to par, dry and little flavor), chicken skewers and Scallops.I must admit I do prefer the atmosphere of the room downstairs, not as loud and more cozy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. But, why didn't I receive 100 points? I made the reservation via my OpenTable app via BlackBerry. I've always received points before when making reservations...

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Mimi
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2011
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We sat in the lower level which was fine, but extremely loud. Would not want to sit there again unless just for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time I tried Cork and was pleasantly surprised. The entrees were very good and moderately priced and the beer and wine selection was superb. Highly recommended!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2010
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience,helpful and attentive staff, great food and beverage served with beautiful presentation. We will definately be return customers. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2010
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Interesting and delicious menu and wine selection. Tapas for a varied meal or larger dinner sized portions. The wine flights offer an interesting variety of tastes. We enjoy the experience and are repeat customers with friends and family.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2010
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine Flights were great...gives one a chance to sample a number of different wines at a reasonable price. Tapas was excellent. Beautiful rustic environment, nicely done.

FAQs

Cork Wine and Tapas Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 994-9463.

Cork Wine and Tapas Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 72 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 bookings at the moment.