About Wine Country Bistro
Shreveport, LA 71106
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!!
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
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.
We have dined Many times at Wine Country. Tonight was the first night the food was not spot on. The cheeseboard was wonderful. My husband enjoyed his fish. I decided to be a bit brave and not order my usual. I ordered the past of the day which was to be the fettucinne alfredo. It was Horrible. I chose to have grilled chicken on top in place of the crab. The chicken was great. The noodles were mushy and the sauce....I'm not sure it was there. It just had a strange taste. Our server was superb and offered some fresh black pepper...It just did not help. Again, this was the first time I've not been happy....We will go again!
After reading reviews and looking at the menu this sounded like the place for a light relaxing dinner. We both ordered the fried oyster salad with a cup of french onion soup. The soup was very hearty and flavorful with lots of sauteed onions. The salad however when presented looked dry. And when we took our first bites we knew why: there was absolutely no salad dressing. We asked for dressing and once the salad was dressed we enjoyed that also. We had wine with our meal which was during happy hour and was supposed to be 1/2 price. But when we got our check we were charged full price. We let our server know and that was adjusted. Overall this seems like a really nice place with a creative menu and nice ambience. We most likely will give it a second visit when we are in Shreveport.
For every weekend that I am in town, this is my go to brunch spot. The mimosas are always on point and the food is delicious. The sweet cream pancakes and waffles will melt in your mouth. The basic breakfast is my go to! You can't go wrong with the Biscuit Benedict either! The staff is always friendly and always attentive.
The quality of food has consistently gone down since we started coming about a year ago. All three plates we received had a layer of oil surrounding the entire plate, it was gross. One of us cut into the chicken and it started oozing blood. We had to send it back for being completely undercooked (not the first time this has happened), and the waiter didn't even offer to take it off the bill. Very unhappy with the service and quality of food, it will be a while before we go back.
The thing about Wine Country is at times it's outstanding and at other times it is not good . We went this past Sunday for brunch. First of all, they didn't have the crabmeat omelet which is what I like for brunch . Instead I got a bacon omelet with pimento cheese. It was over cooked with very little pimento cheese. Not good ! My son ordered the hamburger that was charred so hard he couldn't eat it ( and he'll eat about anything). I hate this because I really like to support locally owned restaurants. We experienced this before, the inconsistencies .
The support staff, people who fill your water glass and bus tables were very good. However we were seated in the dining room and waited over 15 minutes for our wait person to come by. Two other wait staff walked past our table eight or nine times without even acknowledging our presence or telling us our person would be with us soon. I was just getting up to speak to the manager when our person showed up. I ordered the restaurant recommended bottle of pinot noir and she returned several minutes later to tell us they were out. I ordered a different bottle we were familiar with. My Frenchman salad was fine as were the mussels, but my wife's food was pretty average. This location has lots of potential, but the wait staff needs lots of training from our observation.
Made our reservations for 4 via the Open table app as I have done before in the past. When we arrived, the hostess realized that they had made reservations in the bar area with the tall bar stools. My 85 year old mother was not able to sit in these chairs. The hostess and manager were very flexible and very accomodating and arranged to move us into the main dining room. The food, the service, the atmosphere ... All excellent!!
Food was exceptional as always. Incredibly great. Unfortunate service was poor and according to our waiter due to one large table in the dining room and errors made on that tables order. Ordered and some time later informed one of the specials was not available, LOTS of time between appetizer and salad and another really LONG wait for entre's to arrive. 2 1/2 hours from start to finish. Disappointing but will return for the great food.
The food has really been notched up by the new chef and is excellent. The duck breast is top notch, as is the shrimp and grits. The last two times we went- over a three week period, the bread has been subpar. I have on both occasions informed the wait staff. Once I asked for more thinking it might be better....it wasn't. It is tasteless and seems to have been frozen. Perhaps the message has not been relayed to the chef. The funny thing is there is a nice grocery across the street that carries very adequate bread.....
We wanted to take our Air Force son to a nice restaurant when we visited. Since we are from out of town, we booked off of reviews. They did not disappoint!
Since it was a Saturday and college football season, the crowd was thin but the chef did not scrimp on the quality of the food! It was wonderful. We will definitely return for a dinner the next time we visit Shreveport.
I recently took my mother, along with my wife, brother and sister to Wine Country to celebrate my mom's 90th birthday. While I love the normal fare of the South - fried catfish, bar-be-que, Cajun food, etc - I wanted something different and special for the occasion and Wine Country was a great choice. My wife and I were the only ones from out of town, but everyone in the group, especially my mother, enjoyed the ambiance and food. I will go there again.
We had not been here for about a year and a half based on 3 or 4 very marginal experiences . Decided to try it again with some people from out of town and were favorable impressed. The food was very good, the service was enjoyable. Would definitely go back again
Our table was ready and our waitress was very friendly. She answered questions and mentioned our reservation through opentable.com. Our friends arrive and all is well! Then...4 of us ordered tomato soup and it was cold. Waitress was very apologetic. Said they were cleaning the kitchen and overlooked the soup. That was fixed. Three of us ordered shrimp and grits and the grits were not cooked properly. She took that back. We asked for bread. No bread! The other orders were good. Salmon with lentils was good. The salad looked good! They gave us 3 desserts on the house that were very tasty. We had a good time visiting with our friends, but we probably won't be dining here again any time soon.
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