Williamsville, NY. The early 20th century. A man guides his family’s horse-drawn carriage through the flurries of snow sweeping across their circular driveway before coming to a halt in front of a striking two-story home. The ride was long and chilly, but inside, homey warmth awaits. Today, teleportation discs may have replaced the horse and buggy, but travelers still traverse the same driveway in search of a warm welcome. Now the home of Parings Wine Bar, the turn-of-the-century house reflects the goal that owner Shelia Paolini shared with the Amherst Bee’s Jessica Finch: “We want it to feel like you are coming into a living room, that you are at home, not at a bar.”
As soon as guests push open the bright-red front door, they enter a space that combines the comfort of a lived-in family room with the gourmet flavors found at traditional wine bars. Lit by flat-screen TVs and a cozy fireplace, guests peruse Chef Scott Martin’s ever-changing menu, which often features mediterranean nachos, lobster mac 'n' cheese, and horseradish beef tenderloin. Resident sommelier Alphonso DiMono’s wine list, which culls vintages from global wineries from Australia to France to California, perfectly complements the chef's creations. The bar’s mixologists also shake up more than 20 martinis infused with treats such has espresso vodka, Godiva white-chocolate liqueur, and pumpkin puree. As they sip and eat, guests can also join in special event nights that include art shows, live music, and happy hours that feature 20 types of wine for just $20 per bottle.
Visit Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Buffalo's Central Business District.
Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant combines great flavors with healthy ingredients for dishes that not just taste good but make you feel good too.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
Score happy hour deals and steals at Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant.
Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant.
Free wifi is available as well.
Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
The restaurant can fill to capacity on the weekends, so don't forget to call ahead to reserve your table.
No need to dress up for a trip to Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
Can't get enough of Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
At Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant, you can find quick parking on the street, in a lot or take advantage of a nearby valet service.
Your bill at Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
When you're looking for a bite of some great American dishes, you definitely won't need to look any further than Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant.
For an exceptional menu of American food that is highly-rated by all who try it, call Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant today.
Visit Just Vino and indulge in some good old-fashioned American cuisine.
Head to Just Vino for creative, vegan bites.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so guests can start the night off right.
Just Vino is known for its happy hour deals and steals.
Just Vino is a prime location to dine with a group.
The weeknight rush is in full force at Just Vino, so anticipate a wait if you go after work.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Just Vino as well.
At Just Vino, you can easily find street parking just steps away from the door.
Just Vino is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Just Vino accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Just Vino.
Isn't it time you indulged in the old classics of American food? Stop by Just Vino to have a bite of deliciousness.
Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar rewards those who pay attention, because the details are where its treasures are hidden. You’ll begin to notice them everywhere—in the house spices and symmetrical searing of the filet mignons, in the surreal bend of the martini glasses, in the fresh-picked Ontario berries dotting the desserts. Though steak remains Wildfire’s cornerstone, overly dogmatic carnivores risk missing out on the barramundi fish drizzled in lemon-lime butter sauce. The servers can find a counterpoint to any dish amongst its bottled ocean of wine from Canada, France, Italy, the U.S., and Portugal.
Most of Best of Toronto’s favorite details, however, were found in Wildfire’s urban-chic decor. Walls of weathered wooden planks—illuminated by sleek rail lighting and adorned with dusky cityscapes—lend a polished-yet-rustic vibe to the high-ceilinged dining room. The simple glass lanterns overhead and the flickering candles at each table cast a sensuous glow perfect for romance or concealing the fact that your date is a scarecrow.
The Wine Bar is a restaurant made for sharing. Everything on the menu—from the braised meat of the beef bourguignon to the goat-cheese chocolate truffles drizzled in chocolate syrup—arrives on plates designed to be passed between friends and family. Of course, the bottles of Canadian wines that line the restaurant's walls also lend themselves to being passed around, particularly the exclusive vintages secured by The Wine Bar's sommelier.
In that same spirit of sharing, The Wine Bar doesn't hide much from the public eye, except the lever that keeps the restaurant's gravity on. Jars of organic, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients function as a Technicolor decorative display whenever the chefs aren't incorporating them into dishes. A wooden counter surrounds the open kitchen, letting diners watch every step of their maple squash risotto's creation, while a similar setup wraps around the wine bar.
A cozy, chic space, Veritas Wine Bar feels less like walking into a bar and more like walking into a fashionable friend's apartment—albeit, a friend with a nice wine collection. Even the Rochester City Newspaper took notice, saying of proprietor Paul Powers and his wife, Amy: "they've parlayed their passion for the grape into a charming spot for both hardcore oenophiles and aspiring aficionados." Having previously worked at wine shops and as distributors, the two have curated a constantly changing selection of vinos from around the world. A quaint menu of a wine-friendly sampler plate pairs with the vintages, making Veritas a charming spot for a date, a casual meeting, or a cutthroat game of Chinese Checkers.