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Wine bar in Dallas/Ft. Worth?

kristi47 Jan 17, 2008 05:52 AM

Hi all - I'm looking for a "romantic" wine bar with decent tapas/snacks anywhere in the DFW metroplex - for a birthday surprise. I don't really want a restaurant but a true wine bar with cozy seating, flights, and food...and nothing packed and trendy like Cru in the West Village. Any suggestions? I have seen references to Severine's in Southlake but their website is down, has anyone been there?

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    kristi47 Jan 17, 2008 01:47 PM

    Good suggestions all, thanks, I'm checking out websites as I type! any others? has anyone been to the grape escape in fort worth or Bin 555 in coppell (I think that's more "family" though...)

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      hamslice Jan 17, 2008 10:30 AM

      I really love Chateau Wine Market. They have a bar in the rear of the wine store called "Bodega Bar". Great wine bar environment and the best part is that you can buy a bottle in front at retail cost and then bring it back for service. You still need to tip on the bottle amount, but you've instantly saved yourself a huge markup.

      The by-glass menu is certainly priced more in line with what you see at other wine bars, but that's an option for people who aren't interested in the bottle that you purchase or perhaps want a single glass of champagne.

      There's a smoking area in the back and a little fireplace around the front part of the bar. Check it out and tell us what you think!

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        Analisas mom Jan 17, 2008 11:34 AM

        Hamslice where is Cheateau Wine Market located?

        1. re: Analisas mom
          hamslice Jan 17, 2008 11:53 AM

          Oops. It's on Travis just south of Knox.

          4514 Travis St, Dallas, TX


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        thedoorchick Jan 17, 2008 07:19 AM

        We love Into the Glass on Main St. in Grapevine. It's a little pricey for us to be true "regulars" but I'd love to be. Bottles can be had around $30 and up, glasses for $9 to $20. They have great tapas plates like roasted garlic with goat cheese on crostini, sausage plate, cheese plate, and stuffed mushrooms. It's dark and cozy, and not too crowded. It gets full later on weekend nights, but nothing like trendy West Village bars. We usually get there around 7 and get a nice table in the back of the room.

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          Thefoodczar Jan 17, 2008 07:18 AM

          Mercy Wine Bar at Beltline and the Tollway in Addison/Dallas should be just what you need. A bit upscale, but very relaxed and cozy. Great service, flights and food, especially the cheese flights. I took my lovely wife the Rock Star there for her birthday a year ago and she loved it! Website is www.mercywinebar.com, if you wish to check it out.

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