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Posted by elise c on 03/31/2013
This place has it all!! Great food, staff is all beautiful and friendly, large selction of wine and cocktails. I have been coming here 2-3 times a week for 3 months now and love it more everytime.
Posted by Food Guy on 08/31/2011
Very expensive wine list and the cheaper wines which are of no value are disappointing. The food is mediocre and the inside is blah in decor. The sidewalk seating is nice but I would not go here unless you rather not go to a Murray Hill frat bar.
Posted by Christine on 04/09/2011
Went here last night. Ordered the meatball and goat cheese salad for apps. The meatballs were way over salted. The salad was nothing special. For entrees we had tagliatelle which was really heavy and had too many herbs in it. We also had the Pizza Margherita which was pretty disappointing. Service was fine but the restaurant was extremely loud. Will not be back!
Posted by dog haver on 09/29/2010
i completely disagree with the most recent review... portions are huge. appetizers are Middle American size. problem is, the food is disappointing. i have only been once, so maybe it was an off night. but it was flavorless and oversalted. i DO agree with the previous reviewer that wines by the glass are overpriced, but then, where aren't they (besides Europe)? no glass cheaper than $9. the food is really really mediocre. Murray Hill i don't think demands better food, and it certainly doesn't inspire passion among restaurateurs. it's the land that cuisine forgot. yes, compared to others in the vicinity, this place qualifies as not bad. but in Manhattan, that's a sorry distinction.
Posted by Victus Velico on 09/20/2009
From what I was told Vino 313 is a fairly new wine bar that's just off of 3rd avenue in Murray Hill. From the outside Vino looks like a nice enough place to go to for a drink, a bite to eat and to enjoy the atmosphere of an unpretentious pleasant establishment. The food is expensive and in small portions. Entrees and more like the size of appetizers and are close to $15 no wine by the glass is under $10. And with $10 appetizers that are barely enough to satisfy the appetite of an 92 year old expect to run a bill over $100 if you want to leave fulfilled. The wine list is impressive and good. The staff are knowledgeable. Here is where my experience turns sour. The service is overly pushy and almost will not allow you to enjoy the cozy, dimly lit, beautiful atmosphere of the place. The waitress passes by our table and asks if 'we are alright' or if 'she can get us anything else' numerous times and to the point of interrupting my conversation with my date and ultimately making us feel rushed. This is disrupting to our evening. Maybe we did not order enough or maybe our bill was not large enough? However coming from the restaurant business myself, its rude to constantly ask a patron if they need anything else in an attempt to push them into ordering something they do not want to. This was the best part, the waitress has the nerve to pass by and drop off the check when I did not even ask for it . And we were sitting there not even a hour! It was clear they were trying to turn the table as quick as possible. Whats even more interesting is that the place had more than a handful of empty tables on a Saturday night! Many people believe that good service is when the server hangs off of your table and literally spoon feeds you your meal. This thinking is mostly here in the states. And these people have never been to France. While I am eating or enjoying a glass of wine I want to enjoy the atmosphere of the place and my time with my date. I dont need the waiter/waitress closer to me than my glass. I also dont want to feel like I need to leave so the next person can sit. Many reading this might think I am hard on Vino 313. But this was not my first experience there. I wont be returning to Vino 313. NYC has so many better wines bars and thats where my money will going.
Posted by UWSGirl on 07/20/2009
When I think Murray Hill, I usually think h*ll no! But this place really changed my mind. I went for a quick drink with some girlfriends and it was just a great experience. It's so refreshing to go to a bar where you can have an actual conversation, and the staff is so friendly and really know their wine. I would definitely recommend this place for a nice dinner date or a girls night out!
Posted by charles16e on 07/13/2009
What I like about this place is that it remind of eating out back home in Passaic, New Jersey. None of that pretentious snobby stuff. There's a flat screen over the bar in case you get bored with your date. And even though the food ervings is small, each disch comes with plenty of bread to fill you up. It's kind of like a cool small Olive Garden, which I also love. So if you get homesick for the Garden State, I highly reccommend Vino 313.