The Wine Bar at The Griswold Inn

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Wine Bar
The Wine Bar at The Griswold Inn is an extraordinary space in which to enjoy a delicious experience in every respect. It features an innovative tapas menu, inspired "macro" plates, artisanal cheeses and handcrafted desserts. The menu changes periodically to take advantage of all that characterizes a particular season, though there are a few classics that remain on the menu throughout the year, like its very popular Grilled and Carved Bistro Steak, served with white truffle-laced pommes frites, arugula,
and red wine jus. A consistent winner of Wine Spectator's prestigious Award of Excellence, it offers over 50 wines by the glass, wine flights, and a more extensive bottle list. A full-service bar is also available. A creative and accomplished chef and a knowledgeable and attentive service staff complete the experience. The New Haven Register said "The exquisite Wine Bar is a contender for a top spot among Connecticut's best restaurants." That pretty much sums it up!
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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gather your girlfriends and enjoy half priced glasses of wine on Wednesday nights!

New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the River Valley's best kept secrets. Everything is perfect and totally enjoyable. The great staff only serve to make the exceptional food even better.

New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4


New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal. Suggested wine was special (got home and ordered a case on line). Waitress was attentive and most pleasant. Food was outstanding. We stuck with the smaller plates and shared with total enjoyment. Setting couldn't have been better

New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to The Wine Bar. This time my husband and I each tried a flight of wines which was fun. The one I liked best was actually the least expensive, that does not happen often. The atmosphere is quiet so you can easily have a conversation over dinner. There is a wide selection of tapas to choose from. We had the cheese plate and then an arugula salad. Was all set to try the pork next but wanted to save room for dessert so we finished with the delicious strawberry tarts. Very enjoyable evening.

21 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place -- micro plates for tasting -- decent but not large selection... Wine flights are fun. Was quiet for a Sunday evening but wait staff very attentive... would recommend it highly

New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and amazing food.