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Parallel Wine Bistro

Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by vacliff, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    The rumor was true.
    The folks that own the Ashburn Wine Shop will be opening up Parallel Wine Bistro in the space formerly occupied by Cafe Panache.
    Planned opening is sometime in April.
     
  2. Brit

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    Yay for the independent small business - although I must admit I was eager to see a Corner Bakery or a good lunch restaurant in that space.

    Let's hope they get their product and marketing right - and something sticks here.
     
  3. ChrisL

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    I have a friend who spends so much money at Ashburn Wine Shop and Bonefish... that if they just get her to switch from Bonefish to the new place... they'll be fine!
     
  4. Brit

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    Anyone have an update on this one? Lights were on last night and saw staff inside, there's also a temporary banner hung outside. Just haven't got close enough to see what and when!
     
  5. Mike Bowers

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    Spoke to the owner and executive chef, soft opening May 2 and Grand Opening later in the month <May 22 or so I think> This should be a success. They will have music on the patio, relaxing atmoshere, and wine paired with some really great foods! I think its a winner!
     
  6. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    Yes! I am very excited about this opening. I hope people take the NAME to heart- WINE BISTRO- and make it a special night out away from the kids, not a place to cart them to just because.

    Got a tour from Matt and it will be a special oasis in the Broadlands. Can't wait!
     
  7. Brit

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    Great news thanks for the updates. Yes, would be great if it was an adult-haven. Cafe Panache never was, upscale prices for what was really a restaurant full of strollers and high chairs.
     
  8. Thundercleese

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    Has anyone been?
     
  9. Charlotte

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    I walked past there last Wednesday and they weren't open yet. Couldn't really tell how close they were - they did have a sign.
     
  10. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Brambletonian.net forums has a thread on it.
     
  11. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    I went- it was wonderful... I would send friends there and go again! there were typical opening day hiccups but it's a great addition tot he hood for a grown up night out.
     
  12. tyger31

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    Expensive?
     
  13. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    depends on what you order and how you like to taste wine. they have small plates avail at $5, $10 and $15 increments. you won't get full on a $5 plate but it will taste great.

    wines- tasting costs vary from $2.10 on up and glasses ranged from $7ish to an Opus One for over $20- don't remember exactly.

    so you can spend a little or alot- it really depends on how you "are"... i spent somewhere in the middle- i likey my wine-y!
     
  14. Brit

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    It's open? Was it a soft launch? Haven't seen any marketing yet? Is it adult-friendly or kid-friendly?
     
  15. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    it's a wine bistro and very adult friendly. :) i don't know the owner's stance but it's not a place i'd bring my kids any more than i would bring them to a bar. it feels to ME like the kind of place to treat like an adult haven in the 'burbs- tons of ther places to take kids around here. just my humble opinion- I do NOT know or respresent the owners vision on this topic.

    there is a grand opening planned for May 22, and yes- this was a soft launch. you can find them on Facebook now and i'm sure their website will be updated soon. http://parallelwinebistro.com/Home_Page.html

    this place won't be for everybody, all the time, and i sure hope it doesn't TRY to be- that's been a downfall of several other failed businesses in Ashburn. everyone doesn't like the experience of tasting wine and nibbling on small plates, but i love that stuff! they also have a large beer menu. but i think enough of us would like the occasional night out with a few friends without having to go too far from home, a different experience than a typical restaurant, excellent quality food and new wines regularly- to make this place a welcome success- provided they do THEIR part: consistent quality of food, drink and service to match and exceed the customer expectations!

    i see it as a delightful wine bistro close to home for adults to gather, taste wine, enjoy upscale small plates, listen to live music on the weekends, and relax in a grown up atmosphere. it's an upsacle experience without being snobby, a place you can dress nicely without feeling like you HAVE to, and doesn't feature big box wines you can buy at Harris Teeter. they are already improving on what is a solid start and making adjustments that will make the experience even better and more charming....

    could make for a GREAT HOA forum happy hour, i'm happy to organize if enough of you are interested. :) you don't have to break the bank but don't go expecting a cheap night out, especially if you can't resist tasting every pinot at your fingertips...
     
  16. girlPA

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    I actually went last night and I loved it! They have such a wide variety of wine and beers. The outside patio is very large and has really fun seating. I think they have done a great job also with the décor inside too. The owner was great and explained how everything worked. We had one of the “small plates” and it was delish...it was a "BLT" but it was pork belly, lettuce, tomato, and cumin mayo. I can’t wait to try some of their other dishes soon. We also did one of the cheese dishes or flights as they call them and we loved it too.
    You can serve the wine yourself from the machine inside, order it from your server in a bottle, or there are so many yummy beers to try. I really hope this place does well because it is so different from everything else around. I will be back to try some more wine and small plates soon! I highly recommend that everyone tries this place especially if you are looking for a fun night out!
     
  17. girlPA

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    Oh and in regards to the kid friendly vs. adult friendly question. I feel that it is adult friendly and more like a bar than a family friendly place. I hope it stays adult friendly.
     
  18. Kaosdad

    Kaosdad Will work for Rum

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    Am I smelling a Happy Hour? What about next Tuesday, the 25th? Say we start to descend on the place at about 5:30? If I get enough "Yays" I'll go talk to the manager.
     
  19. sharse

    sharse TeamDonzi rocks!!

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    Kaos, you know you can always count on me! I'll try to get a sitter...
     
  20. mamatothree

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    Sounds like a plan!
     

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