Harvest Gallery Wine Bar
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Taps: 4 / Bottles: 10
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 1 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
4.05/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
My friend told me about the Harvest Gallery Wine Bar the other day and I could not even believe it. A place to get craft beer and cheese plates on the Cape? Are you sure you don’t mean clam strips and Bud Light? I visited the website expecting to not even find it or have it “Closed For The Season”, but lo, it exists.
Though it’s located right in the center of Dennis Village, walking into Harvest Gallery transports you to an off-Cape utopia. Local art adorns the walls and it’s cozy with the ambiance of an upscale wine bar mixed with a Northampton coffeehaus.
There is live music every night. From the feel of it, I’m guessing mostly contemporary jazz, with maybe a wild bluegrass night thrown in every once in a while. We were lucky enough to enjoy our cheese and beer to the sounds of Matchbox 20 acoustic night….ahem.
Anyways. I arrived around 6:00 on a Thursday night to find my friend, alone in the corner, getting acquainted with a cheese plate. Their food offerings are mainly small plates; a changing selection of soups and salads, charcuterie, paninis, and bar snacks, all what look to be sourced from local ingredients.
When I first saw the cheese, I thought that she must have already plowed through half of it. Sadly, not the case. I’m (not) sorry, but I guess we’re sort of cheese snobs. When I order a cheese plate, I need all of the accoutrements; the nuts, the jams/spreads, the fruit. It enhances the whole cheese experience. I NEED MY CHEESE EXPERIENCE. For $13, you get three cheeses on a paper plate with some crisps that turn to crumbs when you try to spread the cheese using your silver-colored plastic cutlery. I was a bit let down, but when it comes to what I really came here for, the beer, expectations were exceeded.
What really makes Harvest Wine Gallery stand out from other bars and restaurants in the area, is the presence of 22 oz. bombers on their menu. On the list tonight were around 6 choices from local breweries like Blue Hills, Clown Shoes, and Pretty Things. And they bring them to you on ice in a wine chiller. Awesome.
Though the food was a little lacking, the atmosphere, very personable staff, and great bar selection make up for it. With a little fine tuning, Harvest has the potential to become a really upscale spot. We definitely plan on coming back to see how the beer line-up changes.
12-07-2012 03:31:09 | More by kristiekatk
Harvest Gallery Wine Bar in Dennis, MA
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