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About Wine Country Bistro
Wine Country Bistro is a reflection of our passion for food, wine & people, all of which in no particular order are integral parts of the experience. An experience we feel is fresh, wholesome and good for the soul. Taste life to the fullest, fill up on the journey and make it a great day!!
Shreveport, LA 71106
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
All Day Bar Menu: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: Brunch 10:30am - 2pm; Dinner 5pm - 9pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
Wine Country Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We were regulars at the old location, but this was our first time at the new location trying the new menu.
We had the fried green tomatoes to start, and didn't really enjoy them. They were visually unappealing, and the flavors just seemed to not compliment one another.
I then had the $10 caesar salad, which I failed to notice had shrimp in it. I love shrimp, and I LOVE caesar, but the two together were horrible in my opinion. The shrimp were kind of mushy and I didn't see how their addition complimented the caesar at all. I took them all off and the caesar was pretty good afterwards.
We were a little concerned going into the entrees, but they were so good that we completely forgot about the starters. I had the short ribs, and they were delicious. I would come back again just to have it. My wife had the southern ramen, and it was as delicious as it was creative. We've never seen anything like it, but it sure was good.
We'll definitely be back, but we'll probably skip the green tomatoes and caesar next time.
Restaurant was listed as elegant casual. I would lean more towards elegant than casual. The food was great, but the service was not optimal. There were some shining moments, but I believe there was only one server working the entire room that we were located. That was off to me because my group was large itself. I was under the impression that larger groups were usually give at least two servers. However, the overall atmosphere was great and I wouldn't mind visiting again in the future.
First time in the new location. We have dined at Wine Country before, and loved it. The new location isn't very romantic or intimate like the old location. Not a bad location or restaurant, but it just wasn't what we were expecting after dining here before at the other location across the street. Numerous waiters approached our table, and then when we ordered, the menu selection we made was not available--an 8 oz. filet. So on the menu with "hand-cut steaks", it wasn't being prepared that evening. That's what we wanted, so we chose to go elsewhere to eat. Wait staff was introduced, but few and far between at the table (probably why we were approached by numerous waiters), and don't put something on the menu provided if the item isn't available. Cover the item with a label or something to show it isn't available.
We went for Easter Brunch and were disappointed. The food choices were scarce, especially for the price. The temperature of the items was luke warm to cold. This is the second time we have dined at this new location. We thought the food was decent but expensive the first time so we decided to try it for a holiday meal. The shrimp and grits were hardly seasoned. The sausage was probably purchased at the local grocery and the scrambled eggs were runny. I've had better eggs and sausage at IHOP for a lot less money. It was certainly nothing special. We are not going to return after this trip.
I was quiet disappointed. I had made the reservation for my wife's birthday with 9 guests. They had a lot of open tables, and they have big shoes to fill because of the previous restaurant. Issues were:
- They ran out of mashed potatoes and did not want to make another batch.
- When the meals came, they would ask everyone what they ordered, they did not know who ordered what. Which made for misplaced plates and switching
- No candle or anything special for my wife.
The was fine, but considering the price, I doubt I will return. Unfortunately, I was under impressed.
Very disappointing, this place is just not what we're used to when we come to SHREVEPORT but when your used to the now closed Village Grill you cannot call this anything close. The restauart itself looks nice so maybe someone will be able to do something with it one day but this place won't be around very long. Won't be back.
I had heard the Wine Country restaurants were a select group. So, when Wine Country Bistro bought Giuseppe's it seemed as if it might be something interesting. The decor is pretty much the same, if not a little institutional looking--except the bar. The bar appears a little more contemporary. The drinks and the service at the bar were excellent.
The dinner service was fine. Not extraordinary. The table captain (?) was okay but the different servers who brought out the salads, entrees seemed to be distracted and out of it.
The entree was a "hand made noodle deal with sausage, peppers.
The entree was plopped down in front of me in a bowl. The presentation was non-existent. It looked and tasted like a meal out of the freezer section of Sams. Very plain. Very nothing.
I would say to anyone who was considering dining at Wine Country Bistro, "Go to Outback".
Our dinner was a disaster. It took over an hour to get our food once we ordered. I had had 3 good meals prior to our visit so I was excited to take our friends to the "new" wine country. I had the angel hair pasta and added grilled salmon. The pasta was undercooked and clumped together. The salmon was charred on the skin side and imparted a terrible burned fish flavor to the pasta. I sent it back and asked for a bowl of gumbo. I was then brought a bowl of brown water with smoked duck in it. I think they forgot the roux! My wife's steak was good but was room temperature as was my friend's pasta.
Chef Jason is an excellent chef but a chef is only as good as his line cooks. Clearly they were unable to execute his dishes. I think he needs to spend more time in his kitchen. Like many chefs do, he needs to see EVERY dish that comes out for a while.
It will be a long while before we go back.
Very disappointed. Have been going here for years and this experience was really bad. The server basic did the minimum and no more. She did not return to check/refill water glasses or wine glasses. The floor manager came by and remove my empty wine glass after it had been sitting for about 15 minutes. The restaurant was not busy in the dining room but did have a big group in a party room. This slowed down getting our meals but the server never told us anything and she was not working the party. Will make me think twice before going here again although I will give them a second chance.
I made my reservations via Open Table as always and found the ability to reserve and receive reminders very helpful. When we arrived, we were greeted by the hostess and escorted to our table. My mother and I had been to Wine Country Bistro many times , but the third person with us had never been. She loved her dining experience there and kept saying that she needed to bring her husband next time .
Our whole experience from start to finish was amazing. All of our selected entrees were absolutely delicious and beautifully plated. We chose this restaurant because of our previous experiences dining there and close drive from home.
We've been to Wine Country numerous times and the last couple haven't been what we've expected. First of all, our server, Cade, was great and very helpful. We get sit down and order 2 beers and the shrimp & grits for appetizer (our usual) and order dinner. The shrimp & grits were very bland with literally half a piece of sausage. While waiting 30 minutes for our main meals, a gnat was flying around, (we were sitting inside) and flew into my beer. Then we were told that the kitchen had run out of the pasta special & the trout, both of which we had ordered. We then change our order, which is understandable because it was Saturday & they may have been busier than expected. Once we receive our meals, my husband's steak that he ordered medium came out rare. By this point, so many things had gone wrong, that he was no longer even hungry. We received our bill, which Cade was kind enough to adjust & take the steak off. He apologized profusely, but a manager never came out to explain the reason for so many things going wrong or even apologize. Overall, the food was edible but I think their quality is going downhill quickly.
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