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Vino Venue Restaurant Review: Within Vino Venue lies the Atlanta Wine School, a private function space, a wine bar and a retail wine shop, drawing wine enthusiasts of all kinds. Popular with the after-work crowd, especially women, 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, 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. Cheeses and charcuterie plates, sliders of assorted flavors, flatbreads with mushrooms and similar shareable items invite gatherings. We like the lunchtime short rib panino with a salad or a brunch special that tops three squares of grits cakes with a sunnyside up quail egg for a filling and flavorful brunch. For dessert, try chef Cidney Wilcox's refashioned s'mores, with her marshmallow ice cream, chocolate ganache and crushed gingersnap. Follow with the French press coffee. Bring your beer-preferring friends; they'll find plenty to claim their attention, including local brews. Guests with nonalcoholic requirements will find appropriate quaffs.