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The Classic Wineseller

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$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar
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20 Church St, Waynesville, NC 28786-5709
+1 828-452-6000
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue 11:00 - 18:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Clinton, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was okay. The best thing was the live music. My fiancé and I had just got into town and were going to get some dinner. We found this place and walked in. The man ( I guess he was the manager/owner) asked if we had reservations, ( it didn't say anything online about having to make reservations), when... More 

Thank rachelhoneycutt20
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well my wife had made a reservation and wanted to be in the room by the music , They did that ok , except they had a tiny table that looks like they brought in from the storage room and instead of my wife facing the wall I did, never in my life have I been put in that kind... More 

Thank PETE K
North Carolina
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit to the wine cellar. Very small adult friendly restaurant in a basement. The service is decent, the food is good, and the entertainment is classy.

Thank 4SeasonWanderer
Bogota, Colombia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

10/22, 10/29, + 11/19 & 11/25 already reserved. Whether its: pianist / singer Joe Cruz playing the music of the Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Sting; Jazz vocalist Wendy Jones paying tribute to Duke Ellington; Mean Mary’s lightning fast banjo & fiddle; or a whole line-up of talented local, regional & national musicians regularly appearing in this... More 

Thank TripIt42
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to The Wineseller because the other restaurants nearby were booked. I wish we'd have just gone back to the hotel and ordered a pizza. The service was terrible! After being seated, we waited for a server for 10 minutes, even though there were only 5 other tables at the time. She finally did come take our order. The... More 

Thank Rachel F
Buchanan, Michigan
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286 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

These folks know how to provide a meal and entertainment that would be received most favorably in any large city. The Asian salad was wonderful and the mushroom soup was among the best. Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed small plates of the grilled baguette, sausage flat bread, Italian scampi, chicken caprino, fantini farnese, and all four deserts on the... More 

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Pendleton, South Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Enjoyed the music and wine tasting. Nice low key place to chill and relax with girlfriends or your significant other..

Thank Andrea M
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We have frequented the Classic Wine Cellar on several special occasions.The most memorable was on Valentine's Day when the meal was a 5 course set menu.The food and service were delightful, followed by a top-notch trio to entertain us with nostalgic standards from the 30'sand 40's. A romantic evening we will continue to remember. It is a nice hidden treasure... More 

Thank Susanna B
Waynesville, North Carolina, United States
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We attended a blind tasting of six wines, with the wine labels masked. The wines were paired in groupings of two. Attendees sat at tables family-style, which encouraged people to share comments about the wines. The distributor conducting the tasting asked people to guess the varietal and country of origin. It was a lively group discussion and fun hearing everyone's... More 

Thank Carol V
ClassicWineseller, Owner at The Classic Wineseller, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your experience at the blind tasting. We LOVE hearing about fun times at the Classic Wineseller. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Summerville, South Carolina
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We went for appetizers and drinks. The ceilings are low. There were no windows where we sat (it's a cellar). The path to the toilet is an obstacle course. They apps were small. The less expensive wine was undistinguished. The band was loud. If they took requests, mine would be that they stop playing. The only bright spot was our... More 

Thank James N
ClassicWineseller, Owner at The Classic Wineseller, responded to this review

I'm very sorry you are unhappy. We are a cellar, you are correct, so there are almost no windows in our underground space. We have reseated a couple of customers in the past who are claustrophobic and let me know as we walked into the seating area--I know that must have been very uncomfortable for you. Yes, we do serve... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Church St, Waynesville, NC 28786-5709
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-452-6000
The Classic Wineseller is a retail wine and craft beer shop that is open Tuesday through Saturday. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday evenings. Enjoy LIVE music on Friday and Saturday evenings. Our location is underground and stays cool year around. A light jacket or sweater is suggested.

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