We went on a Wednesday night at 7 and the place was packed. 90% of the seating is at one communal table and the seats are packed in like sardines. I could barely squeeze in between two people already sitting and couldn't even hear my husband sitting directly across from me because it was so loud. I went up to the counter to try and order and by coincidence was helped by Meredith, the owner. I had to ask her three times whether it was order at the counter or table service before getting a clear answer and I could barely read the menu while standing right in front of it because it is written in white on an antiqued mirror. Meredith told us that you can only order by picking the number of cheeses you want on the board and adding meats but nowhere were any selections visible so I guess they just pick whatever they want to give you and no customization is available. For a shop that only serves cheese and wine this puzzled me. Not to mention the fact that they only serve one red and one white by the glass. If you don't go with one of those options you have to squeeze behind everyone at the communal table to try and pick out a bottle. I could not see any organizational system of grouping the wines, labeling or prices whatsoever. Clearly this place is very popular and people must be loving something about it but I have no idea what that is. We left without ordering because the whole system frankly didn't work for me at all.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! I have been several times since they opened (not long ago). The location is great, the cheese spreads are even better! AND you get to wash it all down with some delicious wines. Everyone there has always been well versed in their recommendations and the daily sandwich specials are always worth stopping in alone!
This place was decent, but has some things to work out. I met up with a girlfriend for a drinks, when we first walked in, we didn't really know where to start, to sit, to order, etc. The menu is written on a mirrored antique glass on the wall - pretty, but not functional to read. It is written in white writing and with a glare, you can barely read it. The girl behind the counter then gave us directions and said we could order by glass or bottle, she then said her white option was sold out - why not provide another white option, so we were confused by that. We then asked someone else for recommendations on a bold red wine with forward fruits, and the girl just handed us a bottle that was near where she was and said, this is good. Honestly not too convincing or that she really knew what we were asking for. I feel like the shelving should be sorted and labeled of types and varieties, locations, and flavors. Cheese board was brought out to our table. Selection was nice, but the grapes served were warm and mushy. Gross. Our night rounded out with several fruit flies and I noticed other customers were also batting away flies. Overall sub-par.
The staff is so sweet! They helped me pick a great wine, ran into some friends, great atmosphere, corked up the bottle and took home the leftovers. Cannot wait to try this place out for lunch/brunch as well. Great new neighborhood gem!
Staff were very engaging and attentive. Great wine selection, and the owner was very informative and knowledgeable about wine options. Cant wait to go back!