* Click here for rating key
Vino Venue Restaurant Review: Vino Venue houses the Atlanta Wine School, which offers classes for enthusiasts and professionals, a private function space, a wine bar, a retail wine shop and a tapas lounge. Popular with the after-work crowd, the space offers a variety of seating styles, from high-top tables to cozy alcoves and an upholstered conversation pit to a sidewalk patio ringed with large pots bearing plants. The small-plates menu featuring wine-friendly fare, combined with several multi-unit self-service wine dispensers, creates the opportunity to tap into a variety of wine and food experiences. Explore grapes, wine-growing regions and types of wine (ports and dessert wines, for example) that may be unfamiliar, and all at various price points. We like the pimento cheese, which shows a nice depth of flavor, and the braised lamb on a root vegetable stew. Mushrooms tartine, on a flatbread, offers sufficient wedges to make it a shareable plate. For dessert, try the strawberry shortcake, easily appealing to the inner child. Your beer-preferring friends will find plenty to claim their attention, including local brews. Guests with nonalcoholic requirements will find appropriate quaffs. Much of the menu is gluten-free.