Wine and Roses Bar

★★★★☆
  • 286 Columbus Ave

    New York, NY 10023

    Cross street: nr. 73rd St.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-579-9463

About Wine and Roses Bar

Hours
Monday - Friday 3pm- 2am Saturday and Sunday 12am-3am

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SORRY, BUT IF YOU ARE GOING TO CHARGE ME $5 FOR AN 8OZ. COKE, YOU BETTER PUT A LOT MORE THAN FOUR UNDERSIZE SHRIMP AND A FEW LEAVES OF LETTUCE IN YOUR SHRIMP SALAD FOR $26...I JUST MOVED TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THEY WILL NOT SEE ME

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★★★★★

SORRY, BUT IF YOU ARE GOING TO CHARGE ME $5 FOR AN 8OZ. COKE, YOU BETTER PUT A LOT MORE THAN FOUR UNDERSIZE SHRIMP AND A FEW LEAVES OF LETTUCE IN YOUR SHRIMP SALAD FOR $26...I JUST MOVED TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THEY WILL NOT SEE ME

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It is really sad Jennifer Klein's Wine & Roses was destroyed for no good reason. Jennifer's entire 15 member staff quit in support of Jennifer rather than work for her ungrateful investors that ruinously locked Jennifer out , and have no experience at running a wine bar or restaurant. Jennifer spent 4 years working every single day to build her popular award winning wine bar. These monsters should be ashamed and embarrassed by their shockingly ugly behavior. There is nothing left of Jennifer Klein's Wine and Roses that WAS the hottest bar on the UWS. What a sad sad loss for everybody.

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★★★★★

It is really sad Jennifer Klein's Wine & Roses was destroyed for no good reason. Jennifer's entire 15 member staff quit in support of Jennifer rather than work for her ungrateful investors that ruinously locked Jennifer out , and have no experience at running a wine bar or restaurant. Jennifer spent 4 years working every single day to build her popular award winning wine bar. These monsters should be ashamed and embarrassed by their shockingly ugly behavior. There is nothing left of Jennifer Klein's Wine and Roses that WAS the hottest bar on the UWS. What a sad sad loss for everybody.

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I just read the review about the entire staff walking out and I think we should throw a party. I'm serious. My friends and I had drinks here about a month and a half ago. Our experience was truly horrific. I live in NYC and thus I go out a lot - probably three or four times a week. This is BY FAR the WORST EXPERIENCE that I have had in this city in the past three years of being a resident. It was so bad that I'm writing a review - my first ever.

My friends and I came in to this wine bar with the intention of having a lovely evening. We live in the area and we were all excited about this place.

Our waitress was a heinous bitch and I don't say mean things lightly. She was pointedly rude to us when we asked to have a different type of wine.

This place is expensive. I understand and accept that. However, if you are going to pay next to $20 for a glass of wine, I believe one should have the option of choosing another glass after tasting it- or offer a tasting in the first place.

Our waitress was repeatedly and increasingly rude to my friends and I and even accosted two of my party outside of the establishment when they were having an important and intimate conversation.

Her behavior was so terrible that we asked to speak to the manager. The man that arrived at our table appeared and behaved like he was heavily stoned. I'll leave it at that.

I'm sincerely happy that whomever has been running this place has been ousted. I enjoyed only the wine and now that there is different management, I might wander back that way.

Best of luck for your drinking and dinning.

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★☆☆☆☆

I just read the review about the entire staff walking out and I think we should throw a party. I'm serious. My friends and I had drinks here about a month and a half ago. Our experience was truly horrific. I live in NYC and thus I go out a lot - probably three or four times a week. This is BY FAR the WORST EXPERIENCE that I have had in this city in the past three years of being a resident. It was so bad that I'm writing a review - my first ever.

My friends and I came in to this wine bar with the intention of having a lovely evening. We live in the area and we were all excited about this place.

Our waitress was a heinous bitch and I don't say mean things lightly. She was pointedly rude to us when we asked to have a different type of wine.

This place is expensive. I understand and accept that. However, if you are going to pay next to $20 for a glass of wine, I believe one should have the option of choosing another glass after tasting it- or offer a tasting in the first place.

Our waitress was repeatedly and increasingly rude to my friends and I and even accosted two of my party outside of the establishment when they were having an important and intimate conversation.

Her behavior was so terrible that we asked to speak to the manager. The man that arrived at our table appeared and behaved like he was heavily stoned. I'll leave it at that.

I'm sincerely happy that whomever has been running this place has been ousted. I enjoyed only the wine and now that there is different management, I might wander back that way.

Best of luck for your drinking and dinning.

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Jennifer Klein, Founder/Owner/Manager of Wine & Roses since opening in 2006 has been LOCKED OUT by investors attempting to grab more profits at the expense of Jennifer's reputation and good will earned over 4 years of hard work creating her famous high quality, award winning operation.

The ENTIRE loyal staff of 15 WALKED OUT in support of Jennifer, with honor that is truly amazing and overwhelmingly says everything about the love and respect they mutually shared, and the class environment Jennifer created.

HOWEVER, Jennifer and her many supporters are fighting heart and soul against this travesty manufactured by ungrateful investors, and she hopes to return to her creation and labor of love ASAP!

Stay tuned...

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★★★★★

Jennifer Klein, Founder/Owner/Manager of Wine & Roses since opening in 2006 has been LOCKED OUT by investors attempting to grab more profits at the expense of Jennifer's reputation and good will earned over 4 years of hard work creating her famous high quality, award winning operation.

The ENTIRE loyal staff of 15 WALKED OUT in support of Jennifer, with honor that is truly amazing and overwhelmingly says everything about the love and respect they mutually shared, and the class environment Jennifer created.

HOWEVER, Jennifer and her many supporters are fighting heart and soul against this travesty manufactured by ungrateful investors, and she hopes to return to her creation and labor of love ASAP!

Stay tuned...

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I stopped by last saturday night , found the place cute and tiny with a nice crowd.
I ordered a glass of red Burgundy at $17 which was not poured in a Pinot glass. First faux pas.
It was warm this evening, and the wine was served at room temperature, well over what you would expect for a Pinot noir grape. Pretty scary...
The second glass was fine ( the helpful bartender having chilled the wine )
Leaving the place, I decided to say a few words to the owner. I have been in the food and wine industry for decades and consider myself a wine connoisseur.
He was obviously intoxicated. He became rapidly agitated and said that I should have left the place if I weren't happy ! How classy ! Best part was the wife, obnoxious and pretentious . David Crockett wanted to call the police !
The website confirmed my thoughts. Owners more interested in fame than quality of service or wine etiquette. All those Awards! What a joke.
Pompous and pathetic. Fits them perfectly.

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★☆☆☆☆

I stopped by last saturday night , found the place cute and tiny with a nice crowd.
I ordered a glass of red Burgundy at $17 which was not poured in a Pinot glass. First faux pas.
It was warm this evening, and the wine was served at room temperature, well over what you would expect for a Pinot noir grape. Pretty scary...
The second glass was fine ( the helpful bartender having chilled the wine )
Leaving the place, I decided to say a few words to the owner. I have been in the food and wine industry for decades and consider myself a wine connoisseur.
He was obviously intoxicated. He became rapidly agitated and said that I should have left the place if I weren't happy ! How classy ! Best part was the wife, obnoxious and pretentious . David Crockett wanted to call the police !
The website confirmed my thoughts. Owners more interested in fame than quality of service or wine etiquette. All those Awards! What a joke.
Pompous and pathetic. Fits them perfectly.

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The UWS can be a bit of a wasteland if you are looking for a non-fratty bar. Wine and Roses is one of the standouts. The food is excellent, the staff is prompt and knowledgeable, and despite the slightly gag inducing name, the atmosphere is ideal for first dates.

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★★★★★

The UWS can be a bit of a wasteland if you are looking for a non-fratty bar. Wine and Roses is one of the standouts. The food is excellent, the staff is prompt and knowledgeable, and despite the slightly gag inducing name, the atmosphere is ideal for first dates.

Pros: Broad wine menu

Cons: Pricey

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Jennifer and Todd created magic with this bar on Columbus, a place to discover great wines from all over the planet. Not only you immediately are seduced by a tasteful decor but also charmed by the owners and staff.
A great wine bar for sure but dare trying the food menu, you're up for delightful surprises... the shrimp crostini is my favourite.
My wife and I just love this bar !

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★★★★★

Jennifer and Todd created magic with this bar on Columbus, a place to discover great wines from all over the planet. Not only you immediately are seduced by a tasteful decor but also charmed by the owners and staff.
A great wine bar for sure but dare trying the food menu, you're up for delightful surprises... the shrimp crostini is my favourite.
My wife and I just love this bar !

Pros: Well balanced wine list

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I came here with my BF for the first time on Wednesday and was THRILLED to see Steven Tyler from Aerosmith hanging out with a small entourage and chatting up the other customers and bartenders for hours. The owner was celebrating his new 2009 Wine Enthusiast Magazine Award for being "selected as one of the most wine friendly restaurants in the nation" and was trying to figure out where hang it in the limited space. All in all this is one very very cool joint and although I live in the Village I will def come back for more.

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★★★★★

I came here with my BF for the first time on Wednesday and was THRILLED to see Steven Tyler from Aerosmith hanging out with a small entourage and chatting up the other customers and bartenders for hours. The owner was celebrating his new 2009 Wine Enthusiast Magazine Award for being "selected as one of the most wine friendly restaurants in the nation" and was trying to figure out where hang it in the limited space. All in all this is one very very cool joint and although I live in the Village I will def come back for more.

Pros: Friendly, fun, and frazy!

Cons: noisy and crowded

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I was in NYC for the first time recently and was taken to the Wine & Roses bar for a night out. The owner stopped by to chat and was CLEARLY intoxicated. He rambled on about himself rather than make our experience a good one. Also felt the prices on the high side. Better place to go if you ask me!

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★☆☆☆☆

I was in NYC for the first time recently and was taken to the Wine & Roses bar for a night out. The owner stopped by to chat and was CLEARLY intoxicated. He rambled on about himself rather than make our experience a good one. Also felt the prices on the high side. Better place to go if you ask me!

Pros: Quaint

Cons: Overpriced and crowded...owner pretentious

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Nice intimate neighborhood wine bar. Charming little outdoor tables with roses - all year round. Wide bar with hooks underneath to hang your coat or bag. How often do you see that! Love the Curry Chicken Salad and the Prosciutto and Melon (though pricey).

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★★★★☆

Nice intimate neighborhood wine bar. Charming little outdoor tables with roses - all year round. Wide bar with hooks underneath to hang your coat or bag. How often do you see that! Love the Curry Chicken Salad and the Prosciutto and Melon (though pricey).

Pros: Setting and Seating

Cons: Doesn't have a good German Riesling

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This world class award winning wine bar is the pride of the Upper West Side...and has the warmest staff and the coolest customers!

2007 and 2008 Wine Spectator Magazine Award of Excellence "for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world."
2008 Wine Enthusiast Magazine Award of Distinction "for having one of the nation?s most wine-friendly restaurants."
2007 Restaurateurs of the Year - Jennifer & Todd Klein - West Side Spirit Award

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★★★★★

This world class award winning wine bar is the pride of the Upper West Side...and has the warmest staff and the coolest customers!

2007 and 2008 Wine Spectator Magazine Award of Excellence "for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world."
2008 Wine Enthusiast Magazine Award of Distinction "for having one of the nation?s most wine-friendly restaurants."
2007 Restaurateurs of the Year - Jennifer & Todd Klein - West Side Spirit Award

Pros: The staff, wine, food, atmosphere, music, and customers

Cons: very crowded seven days a week

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Went to this wine bar last week. It was filled with celebrities. The bartender told me it is like that alot of the time. He said they come here on mostly on weekdays after their shows to unwind and party. It was really cool being in a small place like this with them., kind of like Elaine?s on the Eastside except smaller and more elegant. The small room is dominated by a square marble bar in the center like the tv show cheers . I met the gracious owner, Jennifer, who is more beautiful than Heidi Klum. She was wearing no makeup and blue jeans and had on a baseball cap and was spending all her time mingling with happy customers. All in all it was more like being at a very hip private party than a restaurant or bar. They play an eclectic mix of music mixed with new pop and jazz and very cool. I would go back just to listen to the music. Oh did I mention the wine and food were scrumptious., but not very cheap. Wines run from about 11 to 18 dollars per glass and the ones I had were really, really delicious. The surprisingly large selection of food plates, included about ten pasta dishes and averaged in the high teens. I will definitely be back for more. Much more!

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★★★★★

Went to this wine bar last week. It was filled with celebrities. The bartender told me it is like that alot of the time. He said they come here on mostly on weekdays after their shows to unwind and party. It was really cool being in a small place like this with them., kind of like Elaine?s on the Eastside except smaller and more elegant. The small room is dominated by a square marble bar in the center like the tv show cheers . I met the gracious owner, Jennifer, who is more beautiful than Heidi Klum. She was wearing no makeup and blue jeans and had on a baseball cap and was spending all her time mingling with happy customers. All in all it was more like being at a very hip private party than a restaurant or bar. They play an eclectic mix of music mixed with new pop and jazz and very cool. I would go back just to listen to the music. Oh did I mention the wine and food were scrumptious., but not very cheap. Wines run from about 11 to 18 dollars per glass and the ones I had were really, really delicious. The surprisingly large selection of food plates, included about ten pasta dishes and averaged in the high teens. I will definitely be back for more. Much more!

Pros: Wine, food, music, atmosphere, owners

Cons: very very crowded

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I always heard horror stories about bad things that happen at restaurants and never really believed them until I saw a rodent running across the floor at Wine and Roses! It was very gross. I figured I owed it to people to warn them about this. I know will never go there again and you shouldn't either.

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★☆☆☆☆

I always heard horror stories about bad things that happen at restaurants and never really believed them until I saw a rodent running across the floor at Wine and Roses! It was very gross. I figured I owed it to people to warn them about this. I know will never go there again and you shouldn't either.

Pros: none

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This is not the first time i come to this place and i have to say they have the best selection of wines ever!!
However i stoped by the other day after having dinner somewhere else for a good glass of wine and dessert, i was very stisfied with my wine choice but after waiting for about 20 minutes for dessert ( berry tart, by the way they where out of two other desserts that we want it >>) i asked the ladie that served us for it and she was surprised to hear we never got our dessert, about 5 minutes later the dessert came, and to my surprise the bottom of it was warm and the berry's on top where cold, i had this kind of dessert before and it was probably from a company called "Bindi" that carries frozed desserts for restaurants.. the thing is you are serving a great $18.00 dollar glass of wine and charging $ 13.00 dollars for a frozen dessert?? it was really dissapointing and i hope you realize that you need to make or at least buy better quality dessert for the upscale clientelle you are trying to serve or at least make sure you defroze them in avdance! i will definitly come back but please work on the dessert!!

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★★★★☆

This is not the first time i come to this place and i have to say they have the best selection of wines ever!!
However i stoped by the other day after having dinner somewhere else for a good glass of wine and dessert, i was very stisfied with my wine choice but after waiting for about 20 minutes for dessert ( berry tart, by the way they where out of two other desserts that we want it >>) i asked the ladie that served us for it and she was surprised to hear we never got our dessert, about 5 minutes later the dessert came, and to my surprise the bottom of it was warm and the berry's on top where cold, i had this kind of dessert before and it was probably from a company called "Bindi" that carries frozed desserts for restaurants.. the thing is you are serving a great $18.00 dollar glass of wine and charging $ 13.00 dollars for a frozen dessert?? it was really dissapointing and i hope you realize that you need to make or at least buy better quality dessert for the upscale clientelle you are trying to serve or at least make sure you defroze them in avdance! i will definitly come back but please work on the dessert!!

Pros: wine wine wine

Cons: dessert

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We are Jersey Girls. When we go to New York City we make a point to go uptown to Wine & Roses.
We find the owners Jennifer & Todd, make you feel right at home. We have tried quite a few different dishes & find each to be excellent . We have never been disappointed. The variety of both wine & food are numerous. We have ALL found something we love.
Our favorites are the pasta & the cheese platters are to die for!!
We would recommend WINE & ROSES to anyone who enjoys great wine, food , people & a great night out!!

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★★★★★

We are Jersey Girls. When we go to New York City we make a point to go uptown to Wine & Roses.
We find the owners Jennifer & Todd, make you feel right at home. We have tried quite a few different dishes & find each to be excellent . We have never been disappointed. The variety of both wine & food are numerous. We have ALL found something we love.
Our favorites are the pasta & the cheese platters are to die for!!
We would recommend WINE & ROSES to anyone who enjoys great wine, food , people & a great night out!!

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I had to write a review after someone recommended Wine & Roses. Walking along Columbus Avenue you can understand why Wine and Roses is so popular.
With the inside bar that opens up to the outside tables, it is quite charming and sophisticated. It was a pleasure to be greeted by the owners Jenifer and Todd and the staff that were genuinely happy that you were there.
After looking over the wine menu, I realized that the selection was quite extensive. I then looked over the food menu and found an excellent assortment of choices that I would like to order. We ordered a cheese tray which had an assorted variety and asked our server what wine she would recommend. After trying the wine with the different cheeses I realized it was an excellent pairing and thanked my server once again. I did have other questions regarding the different foods and wines on the menu, that I would like to try and at that point Jennifer the owner came over and gladly answered all of my questions. It was a great time, great people and fun crowd that made Wine & Roses and excellent choice to spend my evening. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence two years in a row, congrats to Jennifer & Todd and hope to see you soon.

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★★★★★

I had to write a review after someone recommended Wine & Roses. Walking along Columbus Avenue you can understand why Wine and Roses is so popular.
With the inside bar that opens up to the outside tables, it is quite charming and sophisticated. It was a pleasure to be greeted by the owners Jenifer and Todd and the staff that were genuinely happy that you were there.
After looking over the wine menu, I realized that the selection was quite extensive. I then looked over the food menu and found an excellent assortment of choices that I would like to order. We ordered a cheese tray which had an assorted variety and asked our server what wine she would recommend. After trying the wine with the different cheeses I realized it was an excellent pairing and thanked my server once again. I did have other questions regarding the different foods and wines on the menu, that I would like to try and at that point Jennifer the owner came over and gladly answered all of my questions. It was a great time, great people and fun crowd that made Wine & Roses and excellent choice to spend my evening. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence two years in a row, congrats to Jennifer & Todd and hope to see you soon.

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I have never written and review but love citysearch as a resource. Wine and Roses is an OK spot, but the reviews on here are part of some weird "blog" that seems like they have been created internally by the staff and ownership... good or bad, these are the best I have ever read. It is so cool that someone should start a blog about it or a website and make it into a pop culture. Maybe that is what they are trying to do. So what!

Seriously, I read reviews, but this is so weird that I have emailed all my friends about it. I didn't know that about Wine Spectator that was written. Wine and Roses, I would use this to your advantage if you are not the one doing this.

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★★☆☆☆

I have never written and review but love citysearch as a resource. Wine and Roses is an OK spot, but the reviews on here are part of some weird "blog" that seems like they have been created internally by the staff and ownership... good or bad, these are the best I have ever read. It is so cool that someone should start a blog about it or a website and make it into a pop culture. Maybe that is what they are trying to do. So what!

Seriously, I read reviews, but this is so weird that I have emailed all my friends about it. I didn't know that about Wine Spectator that was written. Wine and Roses, I would use this to your advantage if you are not the one doing this.

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Good place, good wine. Havent tried the food. The atmosphere is what makes this place a recomendation. Marble tables and bar, outside seating, all around fun spot. Some of the reviews are just not the case, when I visited Wine and Roses, the service was fine, always got my change back, hahaha, that one makes me laugh. I think it is cool to see the owners there, nice people, and genuine.

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★★★★☆

Good place, good wine. Havent tried the food. The atmosphere is what makes this place a recomendation. Marble tables and bar, outside seating, all around fun spot. Some of the reviews are just not the case, when I visited Wine and Roses, the service was fine, always got my change back, hahaha, that one makes me laugh. I think it is cool to see the owners there, nice people, and genuine.

Pros: Atmosphere

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The truth is obviously nobody believes the loser signing up under different names to write bad reviews about this wonderful award winning bar -- because it is the most upscale and popular bar on the Westside. The beautiful (inside and out) owner, Jennifer was honored with the 2007 Westy Award for Restaurateur of the Year from the Westside Spirit Newspaper as well as the 2007 and 2008 Wine Spectator Awards, The obnoxious loser making personal attacks against this wonderful caring lifelong resident of the UWS, is obviously some sick stalker. . BTW: Can you believe the "Mother" that wrote the review below called "tacky"? She(?) says after they left Wine & Roses they went to a coffee shop called "Coffee Shop" (?) and then gave the waitress a $500 dollar tip for taking pictures of them!!! She must really be drunk to write that!!! LOL. Get a life.

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★★★★★

The truth is obviously nobody believes the loser signing up under different names to write bad reviews about this wonderful award winning bar -- because it is the most upscale and popular bar on the Westside. The beautiful (inside and out) owner, Jennifer was honored with the 2007 Westy Award for Restaurateur of the Year from the Westside Spirit Newspaper as well as the 2007 and 2008 Wine Spectator Awards, The obnoxious loser making personal attacks against this wonderful caring lifelong resident of the UWS, is obviously some sick stalker. . BTW: Can you believe the "Mother" that wrote the review below called "tacky"? She(?) says after they left Wine & Roses they went to a coffee shop called "Coffee Shop" (?) and then gave the waitress a $500 dollar tip for taking pictures of them!!! She must really be drunk to write that!!! LOL. Get a life.

Pros: the owner, the staff, the wine, the food, the happy customers

Cons: the idiot writing fake reviews

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I live in the neighborhood, and have been coming to Wine and Roses since it opened. The wine list is fabulous! The immense selection of wines by the glass, is constantly rotating, giving me a chance to sample wines that I cannot find by the glass anywhere else. This is a great spot for people living in the neighborhood to come together after work, before dinner, whatever the situation. Even though it is a high-end wine bar, it is not pretentious and stuffy, and allows for a laid-back, relaxed mood.

The atmosphere is different than other places I have been. The owners and staff have become more than just servers to the masses--becoming friends with the regulars, and introducing familiar faces from the 'hood to one another. It's always pretty busy in the evening, but the bartenders always makes sure to say hello to me when I come by, and get me into a seat, even if it means pulling up a stool at the end of the bar.

I don't usually write reviews, but I had a great experience on my birthday a few days ago, and really appreciate everything that Jennifer (one of the owners) did for me! This really is a special place!

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★★★★★

I live in the neighborhood, and have been coming to Wine and Roses since it opened. The wine list is fabulous! The immense selection of wines by the glass, is constantly rotating, giving me a chance to sample wines that I cannot find by the glass anywhere else. This is a great spot for people living in the neighborhood to come together after work, before dinner, whatever the situation. Even though it is a high-end wine bar, it is not pretentious and stuffy, and allows for a laid-back, relaxed mood.

The atmosphere is different than other places I have been. The owners and staff have become more than just servers to the masses--becoming friends with the regulars, and introducing familiar faces from the 'hood to one another. It's always pretty busy in the evening, but the bartenders always makes sure to say hello to me when I come by, and get me into a seat, even if it means pulling up a stool at the end of the bar.

I don't usually write reviews, but I had a great experience on my birthday a few days ago, and really appreciate everything that Jennifer (one of the owners) did for me! This really is a special place!

Pros: Familiar faces, great people

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I just visited NYC from Boston to see my son and his new wife. They live close to this restaurant, so we went to celebrate the anticipated purchase of their new house which will also be close. We were very excited about a great new place- and me, excited about potential grandchildren!!!! There was a very intoxicated, Italian guy holding a small dog that was very enamoured my son's wife, groping her and at one point grabbed her knee. After a couple of glances at managment and those behind the bar, they did nothing to cure the situation. It became so annoying that we paid for the bottle of wine and left without finishing. And, WE felt like the bad guys because of the demeanor of a young and horrible staff. My son is oncall 24-7 so it was rare for him to have time away from work, and this restaurant truely destored a special late-night evening for us all. Boo! We went to a Coffee shop blocks away afterward, and were treated very well. I think the name is Coffee Shop. My son and wife hates it, but so what- I gave the staff 500 dollars just for making our family feel special and taking some time to snap some photos. Three boys later, the experience of having been a loving mother, and the lifetime of dedication it takes to make it great; this is the first time I have ever been angered by a restaurant. Stay away from this place. It is disgusting!

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★☆☆☆☆

I just visited NYC from Boston to see my son and his new wife. They live close to this restaurant, so we went to celebrate the anticipated purchase of their new house which will also be close. We were very excited about a great new place- and me, excited about potential grandchildren!!!! There was a very intoxicated, Italian guy holding a small dog that was very enamoured my son's wife, groping her and at one point grabbed her knee. After a couple of glances at managment and those behind the bar, they did nothing to cure the situation. It became so annoying that we paid for the bottle of wine and left without finishing. And, WE felt like the bad guys because of the demeanor of a young and horrible staff. My son is oncall 24-7 so it was rare for him to have time away from work, and this restaurant truely destored a special late-night evening for us all. Boo! We went to a Coffee shop blocks away afterward, and were treated very well. I think the name is Coffee Shop. My son and wife hates it, but so what- I gave the staff 500 dollars just for making our family feel special and taking some time to snap some photos. Three boys later, the experience of having been a loving mother, and the lifetime of dedication it takes to make it great; this is the first time I have ever been angered by a restaurant. Stay away from this place. It is disgusting!

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The person that is signing up under different anonymous names to write the fabricated and malicious content in the reviews below libeling this fine establishment and its owners, doesn?t realize that his computer has an ID number, his internet connection has an IP address, and even the webpages that he visited directly before and after posting his attacks are transmitted by his computer and permanently recorded in the host's databanks when he posts reviews, These malicious postings below are now being thoroughly investigated by this site and others, and will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law, both civil and criminal. If the perpetrator thinks that this message is uninformed, then he just has to visit this site on Monday when the investigation is completed and the malicious content is removed.

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★★★★★

The person that is signing up under different anonymous names to write the fabricated and malicious content in the reviews below libeling this fine establishment and its owners, doesn?t realize that his computer has an ID number, his internet connection has an IP address, and even the webpages that he visited directly before and after posting his attacks are transmitted by his computer and permanently recorded in the host's databanks when he posts reviews, These malicious postings below are now being thoroughly investigated by this site and others, and will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law, both civil and criminal. If the perpetrator thinks that this message is uninformed, then he just has to visit this site on Monday when the investigation is completed and the malicious content is removed.

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Revolting! The service here is so pretentious I had to write my first review. I know wine and import it. I like to make it a point to visit all of the wine bars in the city. The staff here has no knowledge. They ARE drunks, as one reviewer kindly put it. And the reviews on here? Let ME retort. It is obvious the staff is responding and not actual patrons. Let me comment on the Wine Spectator Award as they so proudly use as an example of their greatness. Last August Robin Goldstein, a wine writer, made up a fictitious restaurant named Osteria L?Intrepido, paid the 250 dollar fee, and sent a bogus wine list to Wine Spectator. Look it up at (osterialintrepido.wordpress. com). The fake restaurant received the so-called prestigious Award of Excellence? what a joke!!! Wine and Roses, please!!! Look up Wine and Roses? website. I could go on about all the fake jargon on there too, but I will let the readers come up with their own conclusions. Come up with something genuine to give us wine lovers. And to the staff, you do not belong in a neighborhood restaurant with your attitude.

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★☆☆☆☆

Revolting! The service here is so pretentious I had to write my first review. I know wine and import it. I like to make it a point to visit all of the wine bars in the city. The staff here has no knowledge. They ARE drunks, as one reviewer kindly put it. And the reviews on here? Let ME retort. It is obvious the staff is responding and not actual patrons. Let me comment on the Wine Spectator Award as they so proudly use as an example of their greatness. Last August Robin Goldstein, a wine writer, made up a fictitious restaurant named Osteria L?Intrepido, paid the 250 dollar fee, and sent a bogus wine list to Wine Spectator. Look it up at (osterialintrepido.wordpress. com). The fake restaurant received the so-called prestigious Award of Excellence? what a joke!!! Wine and Roses, please!!! Look up Wine and Roses? website. I could go on about all the fake jargon on there too, but I will let the readers come up with their own conclusions. Come up with something genuine to give us wine lovers. And to the staff, you do not belong in a neighborhood restaurant with your attitude.

Pros: if you're easily fooled this is your place

Cons: fake, fake, fake

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Never written a review before, but feel compelled after reading all of them on this site for W&R's. The place is very fun, has a pretty crowd, and is a good place to have drinks and meet people. Without question the best bar on the UWS. Is it a great wine bar and does it have great food? Absolutely not! I just returned from Piceno Italy in Marche where we tried dishes from traveling to all the surrounding regions. So W&R's menu is very disturbing because the pasta dishes and the panini are so wacked it almost hurts those of us with Italian backgrounds. Cheese Tortellini with two different sauces that make no sense- marinara (where's my fried cheese sticks) and bolognese, a sauce classically made of chicken liver, chopped meats, bechemel and nutmeg always served with pastas made Chiatarra, with guitar strings classically, such as Tagliatelli (In Marche we have a version called Vincigrassi)? Walnut, Gorgonzola Ravioli with Alfredo? There's one "in a pink sauce"? Why do you need to write "Pressed Panini"? A Panini is pressed. The "Times Square" comment is right from one of the reviewers. Every pinino makes no homage to its? origin. Baked Ham (Cotto) would never be served on Bread and with French Mustard. Chicken, Apples, Walnuts, Stilton? That's no Panino. Serve it with a baquette, call it French, and I could live with it. Roast Beef, Peppers, Onions, and Jack? Dude, that's way Americano. The Mortadella (we call it Mazzafegato) is way off course. "Assorted Salumi" on the menu. Please call it "Affettati & Formaggi Misti" The cheese selection is very broad but very boring. Still however, I appreciate the ambition, but none of the cheeses are Artisinal. Don't get me wrong here. Again, it IS the best bar on the UWS, but it's obvious that the menu and the wine selection are not the products of great culinary minds. The place is what it is. Better than other bar fare, but as I have done here, over analyzing this would be silly. Just enjoy.

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★★☆☆☆

Never written a review before, but feel compelled after reading all of them on this site for W&R's. The place is very fun, has a pretty crowd, and is a good place to have drinks and meet people. Without question the best bar on the UWS. Is it a great wine bar and does it have great food? Absolutely not! I just returned from Piceno Italy in Marche where we tried dishes from traveling to all the surrounding regions. So W&R's menu is very disturbing because the pasta dishes and the panini are so wacked it almost hurts those of us with Italian backgrounds. Cheese Tortellini with two different sauces that make no sense- marinara (where's my fried cheese sticks) and bolognese, a sauce classically made of chicken liver, chopped meats, bechemel and nutmeg always served with pastas made Chiatarra, with guitar strings classically, such as Tagliatelli (In Marche we have a version called Vincigrassi)? Walnut, Gorgonzola Ravioli with Alfredo? There's one "in a pink sauce"? Why do you need to write "Pressed Panini"? A Panini is pressed. The "Times Square" comment is right from one of the reviewers. Every pinino makes no homage to its? origin. Baked Ham (Cotto) would never be served on Bread and with French Mustard. Chicken, Apples, Walnuts, Stilton? That's no Panino. Serve it with a baquette, call it French, and I could live with it. Roast Beef, Peppers, Onions, and Jack? Dude, that's way Americano. The Mortadella (we call it Mazzafegato) is way off course. "Assorted Salumi" on the menu. Please call it "Affettati & Formaggi Misti" The cheese selection is very broad but very boring. Still however, I appreciate the ambition, but none of the cheeses are Artisinal. Don't get me wrong here. Again, it IS the best bar on the UWS, but it's obvious that the menu and the wine selection are not the products of great culinary minds. The place is what it is. Better than other bar fare, but as I have done here, over analyzing this would be silly. Just enjoy.

Pros: good crowd, good vibe

Cons: too many judgements from so-called foodies

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I don't know who reads these so-called " one time reviewers" who sign on anonymously under several different names to write ugly lies about successful establishments. I have been to Wine & Roses which is probably the most successful new bar on UWS in years. Just try to get a seat! These idiots that write this junk should go get a life.

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★★★★★

I don't know who reads these so-called " one time reviewers" who sign on anonymously under several different names to write ugly lies about successful establishments. I have been to Wine & Roses which is probably the most successful new bar on UWS in years. Just try to get a seat! These idiots that write this junk should go get a life.

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I recently went to this bar and found that the service was non-existant as we waited 10 minutes for a menu, never received our appetizers, was overcharged for the wine and then given the wrong change. The interesting part was that the 4 people working there could not handle 10 customers. I would not recommend this bar to anyone as there are many others where you can go to have better wine with good service.

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently went to this bar and found that the service was non-existant as we waited 10 minutes for a menu, never received our appetizers, was overcharged for the wine and then given the wrong change. The interesting part was that the 4 people working there could not handle 10 customers. I would not recommend this bar to anyone as there are many others where you can go to have better wine with good service.

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Nothing more than a "club" for young people to meet each other. The wine selection? Boring and standard, nothing impressive or unusual- same selection you'd find in a tourist spot in Times Square. And the Wine Spectator Award Comment from one of the blogger on here? Anyone can pay the fee to Wine Spectator, present a list and get an award. It is a matter of joining. I don't read that bloated publication anymore, but from what I recall, the real awards were The "Best Of" and the "Grand Award", which clearly Wine and Roses could never achieve. I find the blogs on here amusing. Service was outrageously stupid- a blond girl in a silly hat who could answer none of our wine questions. I will say, however, that for the UWS, Wine and Roses does look the nicest- its too bad they just cannot deliver what that neighborhood needs.

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★☆☆☆☆

Nothing more than a "club" for young people to meet each other. The wine selection? Boring and standard, nothing impressive or unusual- same selection you'd find in a tourist spot in Times Square. And the Wine Spectator Award Comment from one of the blogger on here? Anyone can pay the fee to Wine Spectator, present a list and get an award. It is a matter of joining. I don't read that bloated publication anymore, but from what I recall, the real awards were The "Best Of" and the "Grand Award", which clearly Wine and Roses could never achieve. I find the blogs on here amusing. Service was outrageously stupid- a blond girl in a silly hat who could answer none of our wine questions. I will say, however, that for the UWS, Wine and Roses does look the nicest- its too bad they just cannot deliver what that neighborhood needs.

Pros: Nice Atmosphere, Young Attractive Crowd

Cons: Bad Wine Service and Selection served with Pretention

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This wine bar has become the most crowded and popular wine bar on the Upper West Side for the past 2 years for good reason. It has great wine, food, atmosphere, and energy. It is the only small wine bar in NYC to win a Wine Spectator Award two years in a row. The owners are a caring and loving couple that make their bar a very special place for so many. It has some of the best wine served in the city. Unfortunately, there appears to be a very maladjusted individual that is using this review page on CitySearch to make libelous untrue attacks on the owners. This loser appears to have signed up to CitySearch several times under several anonymous names solely to post their jealous attempts to harm the good name and reputation of this very successful establishment. Three cheers for Wine & Roses !!! You are the best!!!

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★★★★★

This wine bar has become the most crowded and popular wine bar on the Upper West Side for the past 2 years for good reason. It has great wine, food, atmosphere, and energy. It is the only small wine bar in NYC to win a Wine Spectator Award two years in a row. The owners are a caring and loving couple that make their bar a very special place for so many. It has some of the best wine served in the city. Unfortunately, there appears to be a very maladjusted individual that is using this review page on CitySearch to make libelous untrue attacks on the owners. This loser appears to have signed up to CitySearch several times under several anonymous names solely to post their jealous attempts to harm the good name and reputation of this very successful establishment. Three cheers for Wine & Roses !!! You are the best!!!

Pros: fun people watching

Cons: crowded

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A very over rated and WAY over priced wine bar. Fro a wine bar they really do not have that great a selection of wines by the glass - maybe 12 red and 12 white. For a "wine bar" on 74th street and Columbus Ave in NYC I would expect a much, much wider selection.

The average per glass price is about $15, again, too high given the number of selections offered. They have a decent number of bottles of wine to choose from but most of them are California Cabernet and Chardonnay. Don't get me wrong, they offer French and Spanish wines as well but the vast majority of what they offer is California centric and nothing spectacular except the price.

Now, let me explain the price complaint. I have been in the wine business for a number of years (wine director and bartender) so I am very well aware of what the wholesale costs are and what type of markups restaurants use when pricing out wine.

Wine is usually marked up around 150-200%. So if a bottle of wine costs the restaurant $28 they would charge around $56 to the customer. At this place their markup is around 300-400% instead of the traditional 150-200% range. For the quality of the wine offered and the variety of wine offered it is simply way too expensive.

There are many wines bars in NYC that are MUCH better in both price and offerings, not to mention server knowledge of what they are pouring. My servers had no idea about any of the wines on the menu - nothing whatsoever. I asked several questions about the wine, taste, food pairing - they knew NOTHING at all about the wine or what food it would pair well with.

Go to Novita, Le Bartu Ivre - just a few examples.

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★☆☆☆☆

A very over rated and WAY over priced wine bar. Fro a wine bar they really do not have that great a selection of wines by the glass - maybe 12 red and 12 white. For a "wine bar" on 74th street and Columbus Ave in NYC I would expect a much, much wider selection.

The average per glass price is about $15, again, too high given the number of selections offered. They have a decent number of bottles of wine to choose from but most of them are California Cabernet and Chardonnay. Don't get me wrong, they offer French and Spanish wines as well but the vast majority of what they offer is California centric and nothing spectacular except the price.

Now, let me explain the price complaint. I have been in the wine business for a number of years (wine director and bartender) so I am very well aware of what the wholesale costs are and what type of markups restaurants use when pricing out wine.

Wine is usually marked up around 150-200%. So if a bottle of wine costs the restaurant $28 they would charge around $56 to the customer. At this place their markup is around 300-400% instead of the traditional 150-200% range. For the quality of the wine offered and the variety of wine offered it is simply way too expensive.

There are many wines bars in NYC that are MUCH better in both price and offerings, not to mention server knowledge of what they are pouring. My servers had no idea about any of the wines on the menu - nothing whatsoever. I asked several questions about the wine, taste, food pairing - they knew NOTHING at all about the wine or what food it would pair well with.

Go to Novita, Le Bartu Ivre - just a few examples.

Pros: outdoor seating

Cons: overpriced, servers have no wine knowledge at all, minimal selection

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Hmmmm, it seems that someone is slightly bitter about his/her life at the moment (and I could be mistaken, but it doesn't seem like Wine & Roses is the problem). I know what the critic is probably thinking as he's reading this review, "uh oh, another drunk college kid or someone with no knowledge of the dining scene in NYC", but I must say, and this coming from an well established attorney in New York, that I've been to many wine bars throughout New York City and this is by far one of the most delightful. Not only do they provide phenomenal service, with a smile, but their wine is also excellent. It's pretty sad when an obviously jealous person attempts, albeit unsuccessfully, to take a stab at a fine dining establishment simply because he/she is envious of the success achieved and happiness of their owners. Boo on you. Try again next time. Maybe a little less conspicuous, restauranteur.

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★★★★★

Hmmmm, it seems that someone is slightly bitter about his/her life at the moment (and I could be mistaken, but it doesn't seem like Wine & Roses is the problem). I know what the critic is probably thinking as he's reading this review, "uh oh, another drunk college kid or someone with no knowledge of the dining scene in NYC", but I must say, and this coming from an well established attorney in New York, that I've been to many wine bars throughout New York City and this is by far one of the most delightful. Not only do they provide phenomenal service, with a smile, but their wine is also excellent. It's pretty sad when an obviously jealous person attempts, albeit unsuccessfully, to take a stab at a fine dining establishment simply because he/she is envious of the success achieved and happiness of their owners. Boo on you. Try again next time. Maybe a little less conspicuous, restauranteur.

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Pretty sure that the guy that wrote the review before me is either a competitor or just impossible to please.
I checked out his other reviews... and ODDLY ENOUGH, they are all in the same vicinity... and ALL bad reviews or subpar reviews. Me thinks we have a troll, folks.
Anyway, I've been to Wine & Roses a handful of times this year. In fact, I'll be in again this weekend. It's a great place.. and I don't mind trekking up to the UWS to enjoy it. I have now met BOTH the owners who were gracious and hospitable. I really could care less if the owner is a world class chef or a seamstress... she has a great place, pricing is fair, and food is pretty tastey.
I usually come here with a few of my girlfriends for a fun night of wine, cheese, and their killer swedish meatballs. Everytime I go, I notice alot of "first dates" and couples... so I think it works for both environments.
Don't believe the nay-sayer below... as I said, he's either using this site to help promote his own businesses in the area, or he's just a "debbie-downer".

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★★★★★

Pretty sure that the guy that wrote the review before me is either a competitor or just impossible to please.
I checked out his other reviews... and ODDLY ENOUGH, they are all in the same vicinity... and ALL bad reviews or subpar reviews. Me thinks we have a troll, folks.
Anyway, I've been to Wine & Roses a handful of times this year. In fact, I'll be in again this weekend. It's a great place.. and I don't mind trekking up to the UWS to enjoy it. I have now met BOTH the owners who were gracious and hospitable. I really could care less if the owner is a world class chef or a seamstress... she has a great place, pricing is fair, and food is pretty tastey.
I usually come here with a few of my girlfriends for a fun night of wine, cheese, and their killer swedish meatballs. Everytime I go, I notice alot of "first dates" and couples... so I think it works for both environments.
Don't believe the nay-sayer below... as I said, he's either using this site to help promote his own businesses in the area, or he's just a "debbie-downer".

Pros: great mix of people... good for dates and small gatherings

Cons: popular place... so getting a table or a seat is a challenge

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I am writing this review after one year since my last visit. That says a lot. I am a Director of Operations for Restaurants that all have received incredible reviews. This takes dedication and hard work backed by over 15 years experience in the industry and a deep respect and passion to boot. The owners here are simply glory-seeking hounds who know nothing about food and wine. They succeeded in opening a bar- that's it. And who called the owner a Master Chef? That is an insult to all those who went through Master's programs such as the one at Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. That woman has never manned a stove in a professional kitchen in her life. The frozen-ready-to-cook ravioli is not a "Master Chef's" dish. And any bar owner, even an Irish Pub (which many by the way CAN produce excellent Banger's n Mash) can throw Affettati, Cheeses, and Pannino on a menu- that's been the formula for all the wine bars on the Upper West Side. Guess they wasted our time with yet another mimic. Perhaps the "Master Chef" could have been more inventive. The reviews on this site were written by two different types: the owners and the staff, and drunk college kids with no knowledge of the dining scene in NYC. ...back to why I am writing this. The owners post pictures of their guests on their website. Twice my pic landed there- the second time after I formally requested that the first be removed. I deal with a lot of PR in my job, and I am positive that you need written consent to broadcast a persons image. Also, I do NOT want endorse Wine and Roses with my image as I am a well-respected restauranteur, making this a conflict of interests. If the owners were not so boozed up to listen, I wouldn't be so angry. Maybe I should contact my companies attorney? If any readers are looking for a party- Wine and Roses is your go to spot. But, if you are looking for gracious service, respect for wine and food, or something delicious; run away, run away. DRINK ON, OWNERS!

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★☆☆☆☆

I am writing this review after one year since my last visit. That says a lot. I am a Director of Operations for Restaurants that all have received incredible reviews. This takes dedication and hard work backed by over 15 years experience in the industry and a deep respect and passion to boot. The owners here are simply glory-seeking hounds who know nothing about food and wine. They succeeded in opening a bar- that's it. And who called the owner a Master Chef? That is an insult to all those who went through Master's programs such as the one at Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. That woman has never manned a stove in a professional kitchen in her life. The frozen-ready-to-cook ravioli is not a "Master Chef's" dish. And any bar owner, even an Irish Pub (which many by the way CAN produce excellent Banger's n Mash) can throw Affettati, Cheeses, and Pannino on a menu- that's been the formula for all the wine bars on the Upper West Side. Guess they wasted our time with yet another mimic. Perhaps the "Master Chef" could have been more inventive. The reviews on this site were written by two different types: the owners and the staff, and drunk college kids with no knowledge of the dining scene in NYC. ...back to why I am writing this. The owners post pictures of their guests on their website. Twice my pic landed there- the second time after I formally requested that the first be removed. I deal with a lot of PR in my job, and I am positive that you need written consent to broadcast a persons image. Also, I do NOT want endorse Wine and Roses with my image as I am a well-respected restauranteur, making this a conflict of interests. If the owners were not so boozed up to listen, I wouldn't be so angry. Maybe I should contact my companies attorney? If any readers are looking for a party- Wine and Roses is your go to spot. But, if you are looking for gracious service, respect for wine and food, or something delicious; run away, run away. DRINK ON, OWNERS!

Pros: pick up joint

Cons: treats wine like booze

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From the moment I walked in, I was captured by the charm of WINE & ROSES on the Upper West Side. It offers an elegant, sophisticated and warm atmosphere. The selection of wines by the glass and a diversified menu from small plates and salads to panini and pastas is extremely pleasing. The fresh roses and excellent service make WINE & ROSES a must destination.

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★★★★★

From the moment I walked in, I was captured by the charm of WINE & ROSES on the Upper West Side. It offers an elegant, sophisticated and warm atmosphere. The selection of wines by the glass and a diversified menu from small plates and salads to panini and pastas is extremely pleasing. The fresh roses and excellent service make WINE & ROSES a must destination.

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This celebrity hangout reminds me of Cafe Central where Bruce Willis used to be a bartender right before he became, well, Bruce Willis. There hasn't been a bar like it on the Upper West Side for 25 years. Granted, this wine bar is much more upscale with a Wine Spectator Award winning wine list, the only award winning wine list of any of the new wave of small "wine bars" in the entire city. Jennifer, the tall stunning and gracious owner, was the Jordache Jean Girl of the famous TV commercials and is a for real genuine sweetheart that loves to hang out with her customers and make sure that everybody is always having a good time and well taken care of. She is also a master chef and has created a delicious multi-page food menu that has more variety than I have seen in a very long time and was honored with the 2007 Restaurateur of the Year Award from the West Side Spirit . I also recommend Cafe Luxemberg, a more traditional but very cool restaurant, if you are in the neighborhood.

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★★★★★

This celebrity hangout reminds me of Cafe Central where Bruce Willis used to be a bartender right before he became, well, Bruce Willis. There hasn't been a bar like it on the Upper West Side for 25 years. Granted, this wine bar is much more upscale with a Wine Spectator Award winning wine list, the only award winning wine list of any of the new wave of small "wine bars" in the entire city. Jennifer, the tall stunning and gracious owner, was the Jordache Jean Girl of the famous TV commercials and is a for real genuine sweetheart that loves to hang out with her customers and make sure that everybody is always having a good time and well taken care of. She is also a master chef and has created a delicious multi-page food menu that has more variety than I have seen in a very long time and was honored with the 2007 Restaurateur of the Year Award from the West Side Spirit . I also recommend Cafe Luxemberg, a more traditional but very cool restaurant, if you are in the neighborhood.

Pros: Great wine, Great Food, Party Atmosphere, Chic

Cons: very crowded

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First off, is it obvious that the mangers/owners of this place are writing half the reviews on City Search. What's really funny is that they are using the same verbiage from their website. I've been to this place a few times and it's okay. The space is really well designed and looks great. The few times I've gone I've sat both at the Bar and at the tables and have had "fun" service each time. I'd agree with the previous poster that the owners stumble around drunker than most of the customers. I think she (the one mentioned in the previous post) should be a cast member of the Real Housewives of NYC. However, that's besides the point. It's very expensive for what it is and ladies beware you will get harassed by every drunk old guy who visits this place. If your looking for an older pick-up joint... be my guest. But "Hip & cool"....... hardly.

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★★☆☆☆

First off, is it obvious that the mangers/owners of this place are writing half the reviews on City Search. What's really funny is that they are using the same verbiage from their website. I've been to this place a few times and it's okay. The space is really well designed and looks great. The few times I've gone I've sat both at the Bar and at the tables and have had "fun" service each time. I'd agree with the previous poster that the owners stumble around drunker than most of the customers. I think she (the one mentioned in the previous post) should be a cast member of the Real Housewives of NYC. However, that's besides the point. It's very expensive for what it is and ladies beware you will get harassed by every drunk old guy who visits this place. If your looking for an older pick-up joint... be my guest. But "Hip & cool"....... hardly.

Pros: Nice Space, Fun Staff

Cons: Small, Loud

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What can be said about this very special place that hasn't been said. My boyfriend and I travel there almost weekly from the East Side. This is the only "real" wine bar that I know of that actually won a Wine Spectator Award for having one of the best wine lists in the world. And it is spectacular. Every wine is a gem. The place is flat out cool and becoming celebrity central. The 4 page food menu is an ode to joy, and the hip music is a feast to the ears. The owners, the classy and beautiful married couple, Todd and Jennifer, supposedly live around the corner from the rose petal strewn sidewalk cafe and personally make it the UWS's chillest party most every night of the week. The perfect place for any celebration.

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★★★★★

What can be said about this very special place that hasn't been said. My boyfriend and I travel there almost weekly from the East Side. This is the only "real" wine bar that I know of that actually won a Wine Spectator Award for having one of the best wine lists in the world. And it is spectacular. Every wine is a gem. The place is flat out cool and becoming celebrity central. The 4 page food menu is an ode to joy, and the hip music is a feast to the ears. The owners, the classy and beautiful married couple, Todd and Jennifer, supposedly live around the corner from the rose petal strewn sidewalk cafe and personally make it the UWS's chillest party most every night of the week. The perfect place for any celebration.

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I generally don?t go to the trouble of writing a review about an establishment but my experience at this one was so upsetting and so offensive that even now, three days later, I am still angry?
I have been to Wine and Roses several times and my experiences have generally been okay. Considering a ditsy staff that has minimal wine knowledge, sometimes over the top, blaring loud club atmosphere, and owners who are very generous but stumble about just as inebriated, if not more so, than most of their costumers, the wine is still very good. The ambiance is warm and friendly with a crowd to match.
BUT?. I was there several nights ago with my girlfriend and we looked over to the bar where a woman, probably late 40s, is dancing on the bar with her shirt off? There is a time and a place for that kind of behavior. It is called college. I was under the impression that Wine and Roses was supposed to be one of the more upscale and classy places on the upper west side. I understand that every now and then people have too much to drink and do things they regret the next morning, but what was even worst is this went on for some 15 minutes while the bartender sat there with a disgusted look on his face, apologizing to those of us who were rather offended while the owners are taking pictures of this woman frolicking on the bar in her bra. Again, disgusting, disgraceful, low-class, degrading and offensive. You are lucky I wrote this review and not my girlfriend. This establishment is a joke. Thank you Wine and Roses. We will never come back.

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★☆☆☆☆

I generally don?t go to the trouble of writing a review about an establishment but my experience at this one was so upsetting and so offensive that even now, three days later, I am still angry?
I have been to Wine and Roses several times and my experiences have generally been okay. Considering a ditsy staff that has minimal wine knowledge, sometimes over the top, blaring loud club atmosphere, and owners who are very generous but stumble about just as inebriated, if not more so, than most of their costumers, the wine is still very good. The ambiance is warm and friendly with a crowd to match.
BUT?. I was there several nights ago with my girlfriend and we looked over to the bar where a woman, probably late 40s, is dancing on the bar with her shirt off? There is a time and a place for that kind of behavior. It is called college. I was under the impression that Wine and Roses was supposed to be one of the more upscale and classy places on the upper west side. I understand that every now and then people have too much to drink and do things they regret the next morning, but what was even worst is this went on for some 15 minutes while the bartender sat there with a disgusted look on his face, apologizing to those of us who were rather offended while the owners are taking pictures of this woman frolicking on the bar in her bra. Again, disgusting, disgraceful, low-class, degrading and offensive. You are lucky I wrote this review and not my girlfriend. This establishment is a joke. Thank you Wine and Roses. We will never come back.

Pros: Great Wine, Good Ambience

Cons: Ditsy Staff, Disco-tek music

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Had a really nice experience at this place a few weeks ago. Went there for the first time with 3 friends for wine, and ordered a cheese plate with fruit as well. Our server was a very sweet blonde I think named Jess or Jen and she was very informative about both the different cheeses and the wines. We planned on only getting one bottle, but liked her recommendation so much we stayed for another. If everyone is as warm and friendly as she is, the place will certainly be successful. The atmosphere is great for bringing a date for a drink, yet seems like a place that classy, wine-loving singles may find interesting as well. I will definitely go back!

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★★★★★

Had a really nice experience at this place a few weeks ago. Went there for the first time with 3 friends for wine, and ordered a cheese plate with fruit as well. Our server was a very sweet blonde I think named Jess or Jen and she was very informative about both the different cheeses and the wines. We planned on only getting one bottle, but liked her recommendation so much we stayed for another. If everyone is as warm and friendly as she is, the place will certainly be successful. The atmosphere is great for bringing a date for a drink, yet seems like a place that classy, wine-loving singles may find interesting as well. I will definitely go back!

Pros: Great service and atmosphere

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What a great wine list !!! Great food too. Yummy pasta and cheese plates. There is alway good music and one of the hippest crowds I have ever seen on the Upper West Side. The owners Todd and Jennifer, who recently won the Westy Award for Restaurateurs of the Year, live in the neighborhood and really know how to make the place rock. The bartenders are all very friendly and really care about making you feel right at home. Far and away the Upper West Side's most happening nightly party spot to come along in at least a decade. NOTE: Don't worry about about ordering a great glass or bottle of wine, every wine is spectacular!

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★★★★★

What a great wine list !!! Great food too. Yummy pasta and cheese plates. There is alway good music and one of the hippest crowds I have ever seen on the Upper West Side. The owners Todd and Jennifer, who recently won the Westy Award for Restaurateurs of the Year, live in the neighborhood and really know how to make the place rock. The bartenders are all very friendly and really care about making you feel right at home. Far and away the Upper West Side's most happening nightly party spot to come along in at least a decade. NOTE: Don't worry about about ordering a great glass or bottle of wine, every wine is spectacular!

Pros: Always an upbeat upscale party atmosphere.

Cons: Always very crowded.

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First and foremost the owners are delightful and make the winebar such a great place to relax and enjoy a huge variety of the best wines. Everyone I've tried I love! On the downside I have to agree with the reviewers the waitstaff needs some desperate help. Avoid going to there when the small blonde waitress is there she was incredibly rude to my date and seem to have attitude with all the female customers and doesn't know a thing about the wine. The bartender is incredibly knowledgeable and seems to carry the weight in the place. They should have four more of him!!!!!!!

I love this place but the staff makes it uncomfortable and unpleasant. Hopefully they do rectify it soon!

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★★★☆☆

First and foremost the owners are delightful and make the winebar such a great place to relax and enjoy a huge variety of the best wines. Everyone I've tried I love! On the downside I have to agree with the reviewers the waitstaff needs some desperate help. Avoid going to there when the small blonde waitress is there she was incredibly rude to my date and seem to have attitude with all the female customers and doesn't know a thing about the wine. The bartender is incredibly knowledgeable and seems to carry the weight in the place. They should have four more of him!!!!!!!

I love this place but the staff makes it uncomfortable and unpleasant. Hopefully they do rectify it soon!

Pros: The Owners, One Bartender & THE WINE!!!!!!!!

Cons: Wait Staff

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This is a beutiful place. Marble bar top, French doors and beutiful people. However, the staff needs to have a class in treating customers with resepect and dignity. Remember the paying public is always right. It is the staff's job to see us happy by all means possible. I hope the owners read this and make the corrections before it is too late.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is a beutiful place. Marble bar top, French doors and beutiful people. However, the staff needs to have a class in treating customers with resepect and dignity. Remember the paying public is always right. It is the staff's job to see us happy by all means possible. I hope the owners read this and make the corrections before it is too late.

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All my friends agree that this is one of the most fun bars in the city. The bartenders are very friendly, knowledgeable, and always help us pick out a great wine, which I guess is easy because their Wine List won an award from Wine Spectator Magazine. The full food menu has salads, sandwiches, platters, pasta, cheeseplates, fruits, and deserts. I love the chocolate saucy cake. But what really makes this place so unique is the friendly party atmosphere seven days a week. Great for celebrations or a first date.

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★★★★★

All my friends agree that this is one of the most fun bars in the city. The bartenders are very friendly, knowledgeable, and always help us pick out a great wine, which I guess is easy because their Wine List won an award from Wine Spectator Magazine. The full food menu has salads, sandwiches, platters, pasta, cheeseplates, fruits, and deserts. I love the chocolate saucy cake. But what really makes this place so unique is the friendly party atmosphere seven days a week. Great for celebrations or a first date.

Pros: friendly, upscale, hip, great wines

Cons: crowded all the time

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The bar and restaurant itself, is sweet and expensive! BUT THE service is AWFUL, snotty, unhelpful, and not at all well trained! The hostess: IS RUDE! SHE doesn?t know how to be polite or smile. Stay away when the blond waitress or hostess is there!!!!!!!! Over all, you will wait forever for drinks and food and they are rude as hell! IF YOU ENJOY BEING TREATED BADLY- THEN THIS IS THE SPOT FOR YOU! OH AND PS: DONT TRY AND WAIT FOR AN OUTDOOR SEAT: THEY REFUSE TO TAKE RESERVATIONS EVEN WHEN YOU WAIT AT THE BAR FOR A TABLE! TRY it at your own RISK!

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★☆☆☆☆

The bar and restaurant itself, is sweet and expensive! BUT THE service is AWFUL, snotty, unhelpful, and not at all well trained! The hostess: IS RUDE! SHE doesn?t know how to be polite or smile. Stay away when the blond waitress or hostess is there!!!!!!!! Over all, you will wait forever for drinks and food and they are rude as hell! IF YOU ENJOY BEING TREATED BADLY- THEN THIS IS THE SPOT FOR YOU! OH AND PS: DONT TRY AND WAIT FOR AN OUTDOOR SEAT: THEY REFUSE TO TAKE RESERVATIONS EVEN WHEN YOU WAIT AT THE BAR FOR A TABLE! TRY it at your own RISK!

Pros: good food and wine

Cons: awful servise

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Rose petals line the sidewalk cafe as you walk into this hip new landmark on 286 Columbus Avenue (between 73rd and 74th Street). The wine bar has the most cultured wine list I have seen in a long, long time. There are over a 150 wines picked from boutique vineyards around the world on a twelve page constantly changing menu. The decor is dropdead gorgeous and the music is so cool it is hard to get up and leave. I had a cheese platter that looked so pretty, I didn't want to disturb it. And just a sweet is the beautiful proprietor, Jennifer Klein, who is a true delight. In fact, so is the entire staff. It's no wonder this new UWS landmark has probably the happiest crowd I have ever seen anywhere. This is a 10 plus!!!

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★★★★★

Rose petals line the sidewalk cafe as you walk into this hip new landmark on 286 Columbus Avenue (between 73rd and 74th Street). The wine bar has the most cultured wine list I have seen in a long, long time. There are over a 150 wines picked from boutique vineyards around the world on a twelve page constantly changing menu. The decor is dropdead gorgeous and the music is so cool it is hard to get up and leave. I had a cheese platter that looked so pretty, I didn't want to disturb it. And just a sweet is the beautiful proprietor, Jennifer Klein, who is a true delight. In fact, so is the entire staff. It's no wonder this new UWS landmark has probably the happiest crowd I have ever seen anywhere. This is a 10 plus!!!

 

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