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New WineBar in Long Branch?

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DinnerChick11 Oct 16, 2008 04:50 PM

I saw a sign for a new wine bar in Pier Village (The Wine Loft, I think?) Anyone have any information on this place?

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    boodie1821 Oct 16, 2008 07:25 PM

    they have a pretty comprehensive website.
    http://www.wineloftbar.com/main/insid...

    looks nice
    says its gonna be run by 5 locals

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    1. re: boodie1821
      equal_Mark Oct 17, 2008 07:25 AM

      Comprehensive, unless you want to see a menu or a listing of upcoming events.

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        bgut1 Oct 17, 2008 07:57 AM

        Looks interesting. Where in the PV will this be located and to we have an ETA?

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      aklein Oct 17, 2008 08:57 AM

      went on an internet hunt and found this to be part of a chain ... not that there's anything wrong with that ...

      http://www.wineloftbar.com/intro/

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        DinnerChick11 Oct 17, 2008 08:38 PM

        Ok, checked the website--looks like they are hoping to open Dec 08. It is located on the north side of Pier Village, a few doors down from Gold's Gym, facing the Ocean Place hotel. Looks promising (although I like almost any place that promises a cheese plate and a glass of wine)

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          bgut1 Oct 17, 2008 10:22 PM

          Interesting place to put the wine bar as its off the "main drag"/restaurant row. BTW, they got my vote as I like the concept and anything has to be better than the current slate of restaurants at PV.

        2. njchowgal Apr 6, 2009 05:53 PM

          we passed the wine bar today, and it was open although very dimly lit. does anyone have a review on this place?

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            aacharya Apr 9, 2009 12:16 PM

            I'll be visiting on a Tuesday or Wednesday soon, for those half-price bottle offers. Fantastic offer.

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              fershore Apr 10, 2009 01:51 PM

              Tell me more about half price bottle offer please.

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                aacharya Apr 14, 2009 12:42 PM

                http://thewineloftnjpier.com/events.html

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                  joonjoon Apr 16, 2009 09:45 AM

                  Aacharya and I went there last night. We got a couple bottles of wine and split the mushroom bruscetta and meat and cheese platter.

                  I wasn't too impressed with either plate. The bruschetta was so-so, and the cheese and meat plate was basically just three meats and cheeses thrown on a plate with some cornichons, garlic, and spicy nuts alongside them.

                  With half price wine the place is worth a visit but I wouldn't go back for the food. :)

          2. njchowgal May 5, 2009 06:11 AM

            we visited on sunday and tried three glasses- a tempranillo, a torrontes, and a bordeaux. of the tree, only the tempranillo impressed us. the bartender was friendly, and the manager came over when we had more detailed questions. ambiance was nice nyc-like with mellow music playing. we might return for 1/2 bottle Tuesdays. however, we find ourselves wondering if we really want to drink a whole bottle with only minimal (and possibly mediocre) food... The Wine Loft could improve by offering some small munchies such as olives, nuts, etc for those wanting just a taste of something with their wine.

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              lcas May 11, 2009 05:38 AM

              The Wine Host is quite expensive. I ordered a glass of Cab and it cost me $18. My husband had 3 drinks (scotch, I think) at $12 a drink. I should've ordered the daily special which was a $50 bottle of wine for half price had it been offered to me when I was ordering my wine!

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                showme May 19, 2009 08:12 PM

                I visited The Wine Loft once and will never return. I ordered the lamb and the filet piss me off, forgot the name sandwiches. the sandwiches where 2 thin slices of some sort of meat with a pile of onions and a dabble of maytag blue cheese on rolls that were to bready for the sandwich. All I tasted was bread and onion. The lamb isn't any better.

                Ok, this place is called the wine loft... where's the wine? The list consists of mass produced, corporate owned wineries that someone is getting a kick back to buy. Don't know if the list is a franchise thing or what but I would start all over because they were all over priced and boring. At least on Tuesdays you can get them half price as long as the bottle is over $50 dollars and under $120, hey that's the price they should be in the first place, but why the restriction on the price range??? The place was decorated very nice but I do not think they will make it for a couple of reasons, you can not survive on 4 months of summertime business and they will not get the locals off season at those prices and poor food quality.

                It's too bad because a great wine bar would have been really cool. Fairly priced good wines, good solid food, and some fun & educational wine themed nights could have been a great concept and a great draw. They just better hope the people that go there are not wine savvy, cause the will lose.

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