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The Grapes Of Rat Wine Bar & Bottle Shop

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Wine Bar, American, Bar, Pub
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202 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
+1 252-633-2088
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

My date and I had a nice time at Captain Ratty's. We went there for the wine tasting on a Wednesday evening. I enjoyed having the chance to sample several different varieties of wine that were selected. I have also eaten lunch and dinner at this restaurant and am fairly satisfied with the menu selections and the quality of the... More 

Thank MaryAnn C
Havelock NC
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170 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Dinner in the Wine Bar for Valentine's day. Great service, good food, nice atmosphere. The waitress staff was very friendly, accommodating and attentive.

Thank donlar
Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

If weather permits enjoy the nice view from the roof, nice wine selection, waitress and food were good

Thank M1328
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

We ate there Saturday night after have eaten at the Chef and the Farmer in Kinston on Fri. Was not expecting the food to be as delicious as the chef. It was extremely good. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful on meal and wine selection. Wonderful weekend, we will come back.

Thank e i massey
Herndon, Virginia
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

My husband and I came to New Bern for the weekend and following our lovely dinner at Morgan's, found this place. What a find!!! We were amazed at the design of the room with low lighting and the bistro tables. The wine menu is impressive and should meet all wine enthusiast tastes! We look forward to returning when we're back... More 

Thank Karen D
New Bern, NC USA
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

For a nice evening of wine tasting and meal pairings, head to The Grapes of Rat Wine Bar and Bottle Shop on Middle Street. Having a casual dinner in their upstairs wine bar is a great way to spend an evening tasting their featured wines and having a relaxing dinner accompaniment..

Thank Carolyn C
New Bern
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

We loved the atmosphere as much as the wonderful, broad, and well thought selection of wines available. The meal that we had was delicious (fantastic crab cakes) and the roof top will lure us back.

Thank Wheels5791
High Point, NC
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132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

We went to the bar while waiting for a table in Ratty's restaurant which is in the same building. They had Irish beer on tap which I enjoyed and my wife tried one of the wines on the menu which she really enjoyed. The wines by the glass were fairly expensive but they had a flight of red and white... More 

Thank tarheeltraveler4509
New Bern, North Carolina
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247 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

Wednesday night wine tastings are perfect for a date night event. Sampling 5+ wines and getting to learn more about varietals etc. is a fun way to catch up with old friends or make new ones. I'd highly recommend this venue for dates, girls night out, girl talk, casual business meetings, etc. Service and selection could not be better! Thanks

Thank Caytoncristy
New Bern, North Carolina
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177 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

Love this concept! This room has a big table for mingling or individual chairs for isolation. Either way, you can order anything to drink or eat from the menu. Their weekly wine tastings are fun, too!

Thank winemac

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, American, Bar, Pub
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-633-2088
The wine bar is a part of Captain Ratty's, which you do list. However, it seems to be a separate entity also. (The menu varies a bit, etc.) Maybe there should be a separate listing for the wine bar and bottle shop?

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?