The Wine Loft, Long Branch, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

The Wine Loft, Long Branch, NJ
The Wine Loft
32 Laird Street
Pier Village
Long Branch, NJ
(732) 222-7770

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Bistro- Wine Bar

Price:  Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality: 2 Stars

Service: 2 1/2 Stars

Decor: 3 Stars

Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Attractive, upscale ambiance with a vibrant social scene. A great place for a date or getting together with a group of friends.

A great opportunity to try many different varieties of wines by the glass.

Value:  Good

Noise Level: Moderate

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: People who enjoy trying new wines in a vibrant, upscale, social atmosphere.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer a fine dining experience with an extensive entree menu.

Recommended dishes: When available, The Wine Loft sliders; The Baked Brie En Croute; and The Filet Pistolettes.

Liquor: Bar scene is vibrant. They extensive wine selections which include over 65 wines by the glass and an additional 150 by the bottle.

Restaurant Review

The Wine Loft is a national franchise wine bar that is part restaurant, part winery, and part after-hours nightspot.

It is a chic, trendy wine bar that features a large variety of wine selections --- by the glass or bottle --- and a menu of mostly tapas (for plate sharing), music, entertainment, and an active social scene.

The ambiance is elegant, with soft lighting, high ceilings, comfortable couches, subtle background music, and a vibrant bar buzzing with conversation and flirtations. The servers, dressed in understated black are knowledgeable on their extensive wine selections which include over 65 wines by the glass and an additional 150 by the bottle.

This is a popular spot for dates, hanging out with friends, or for meeting up with young, well dressed, professional singles who enjoy a low-key yet upscale, casual ambiance.

The Wine Loft's menu features small plates of meats, cheeses, soups, and breads, and a few larger entree items. The kitchen is open until 1:00 am every night.

This is a great opportunity to taste a large variety of the more expensive wines by the glass without buying the bottle. The wine is preserved in a cuvinet, which uses nitrogen tanks to prevent oxygen from ruining the wines flavor.

During the warmer months there is outside sidewalk dining. A great spot for people watching.

The Wine Loft is open seven days a week, from 4pm - 2am.

Their weekly events include; Tuesdays, 1/2 price bottles; Thursdays, All Night Happy Hour, Fridays, live music, Saturday night DJ, and Sunday 1/2 Price Wines by the Glass

Every night is Happy Hour from 4pm until 8pm

(updated; January, 2017)

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