I had been into the Wine Guy Bistro over the summer when it initially opened to buy a bottle of wine but had not been in to eat. There was a Groupon not too long ago for Wine Guy, and my cousin said it was one of her favorite restaurants, so I decided I'd buy the Groupon to give it a try! Ross and I went on a Thursday night. I hate the parking lot where Wine Guy is located, it is in Rookwood right by the Rusty Bucket. There is never any parking and you typically have to park over by Don Pablo's or somewhere in that area.....well, the restaurant wasn't too crowded on this night and we were offered to sit inside or outside. I thought the outdoor area looked really nice and cozy, but it was pretty hot out when we went. The inside of Wine Guy is very open with wooden tables, a wine bar in the center, and a wine shop on one side of the restaurant. I liked the decor and the tables but the acoustics made it pretty noisy.
Ross and I took awhile to look over the menu. Our waitress greeted us and explained the wine portion of the menu. She said that there are various wine flights available for $14.99, glasses of wine, or you can purchase wine bottles from the store and pay for the $10 corking fee. Most glasses of wine ranged between $8-$15. We thought the better deal was to get one of our favorite Tempranillos at $10 a bottle and pay for the corking fee.
The tomato and basil bruschetta came out first. The bread was crispy on the crust and soft in the middle. The tomatoes were very fresh and it was drizzled with balsamic. I liked that the basil was shredded and there was just the right amount. I would have liked a little more balsalmic, but this dish was overall very good.
Overall Experience: 4