Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wine -N- Diner

We have another dining option in the DelSo - and this one is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. The Wine-N-Diner has opened in the former Avenue A space and I'm really looking forward to giving it a try. The menu is unpretentiously creative and includes Appetizers, All Day Breakfast, Sandwiches (including some club sandwich choices), Burgers, Blue Plate items, Vegetarian selections, Salads and substantial Entrees after 4 pm. Pricing begins at $4 for soups and tops out at $27 for the Cowboy Ribeye, described as "Dry-rubbed, bone-in Hereford , served with mashed potatoes." The Ribeye is by far the most expensive item on the menu with the appetizers and breakfast $8>, sandwiches range from a $4 grilled cheese to an $11 Squat Lobster Roll (Langoustine). Half-pound burgers are served with chips and start at $6. The burger I need to try is the Carpet Baggin' Burger (w/cheddar, bacon, fried oysters and spicy remoulade, $9). Blue Plate items include Chicken Fried Steak ($6.5), Meatloaf ($7) and Southern Fried Chicken and Waffles (with mash & maple gravy, $9). There is also a selection of $5 items for children. The Greek watermelon salad looks enticing - watermelon, red onions, fresh basil and feta, $7, as does the All Thai's Up entree - veggies simmered in coconut mile and red curry broth served over cellophane noodles, $10.

Hours are: Tues-Thurs 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.,
Friday 7 a.m. - 12 a.m.,
Saturday brunch 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and dinner from 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Sunday brunch 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

I'm not really clear if "brunch" means an abbreviated menu, but I'll find out as soon as we find the time to get there. I'm hoping to wrangle the boys there in the next week or two and am confident that the menu will provide satisfying options for each of us, despite the introductory lack of alcohol availability. Their web page is more a "place holder" than anything else but they do have a preliminary sort of Facebook page, as well. I'll try to add a picture or 2 later in the weekend to this post and, of course, will share our impressions once we have an opportunity to have a meal. If you go - please share your experiences here.


  1. My husband and I visited the Wine N' Diner on Friday night. The food was great and the owner and staff were very friendly. We'll definitely be back.

  2. I went Saturday---the food was good and very reasonable. The owner was very earnest and excited and he said he really wants to be engaged with the neighborhood: doing events for kids, etc. It is really kid friendly too.