March 20, 2015

Wine Bars to Visit in Greater Cleveland

Having an approachable and deep wine list is critical to the success of any wine bar. But, having a legit food menu will make the locale timeless. Here are 10 area wine bars that live up to that standard.

By Jason Beudert

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Fairmont Martini & Wine Bar - 2448 Fairmount Blvd - Must try: A sea scallop and pesto flatbread topped with Pecorino romano, and some fresh ground black pepper. (Photo via Facebook)
Fairmont Martini & Wine Bar - 2448 Fairmount Blvd - Must try: A sea scallop and pesto flatbread topped with Pecorino romano, and some fresh ground black pepper. (Photo via Facebook)
Vino Veritas - 12204 Mayfield Rd - Must try: A delicious smoked salmon served
over a potato pancake with  horseradish sauce, capers and red onion.  (Photo via Facebook)
Vino Veritas - 12204 Mayfield Rd - Must try: A delicious smoked salmon served over a potato pancake with horseradish sauce, capers and red onion. (Photo via Facebook)
750 ML Wine Bar -  2287 W Market St, Akron - Must try: Sriracha hummus served with vegetables and fresh pita.  (Photo via 750 ML Wine Bar)
750 ML Wine Bar - 2287 W Market St, Akron - Must try: Sriracha hummus served with vegetables and fresh pita. (Photo via 750 ML Wine Bar)
Swirl Wine Bar - 33325 Bainbridge Rd, Solon - Must try: Sun dried tomato and artichoke dip: Creamed artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, and roasted garlic, served along side warm pita bread. (Photo via Facebook)
Swirl Wine Bar - 33325 Bainbridge Rd, Solon - Must try: Sun dried tomato and artichoke dip: Creamed artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, and roasted garlic, served along side warm pita bread. (Photo via Facebook)
La Cave Du Vin - 2785 Euclid Heights Blvd. - Must try: Beer Board - A selection of full flavored smoked cheeses, salami, dried fruits, and carne de membrillo served with crackers. (Photo via Instagram, La Cave Du Vin)
La Cave Du Vin - 2785 Euclid Heights Blvd. - Must try: Beer Board - A selection of full flavored smoked cheeses, salami, dried fruits, and carne de membrillo served with crackers. (Photo via Instagram, La Cave Du Vin)
Toast Wine Bar -  1365 W 65th St. - Must try: Corned lamb with a potato pancake, sauerkraut, and a 1000 island remoulade. (Photo via Facebook)
Toast Wine Bar - 1365 W 65th St. - Must try: Corned lamb with a potato pancake, sauerkraut, and a 1000 island remoulade. (Photo via Facebook)
Press Wine Bar - 2221 Professor Ave. - Must try: Crispy duck dumplings served with a carrot salad, and a cherry hoisin sauce.  Look for new changes to come after Labor Day!(Photo via Facebook)
Press Wine Bar - 2221 Professor Ave. - Must try: Crispy duck dumplings served with a carrot salad, and a cherry hoisin sauce. Look for new changes to come after Labor Day!(Photo via Facebook)
Market Avenue Wine Bar - 2521 Market Ave - Must try: Perfectly baked brie nestled in a puff pastry shell, and served with a warm baguette and fresh fruit. (Photo via Market Avenue Wine Bar)
Market Avenue Wine Bar - 2521 Market Ave - Must try: Perfectly baked brie nestled in a puff pastry shell, and served with a warm baguette and fresh fruit. (Photo via Market Avenue Wine Bar)
Wine Bar Rocky River - 1313 Linda St, Rocky Rive - Must try: Wine bar burger, a short rib and brisket blend burger topped with melted swiss cheese, roasted tomato, fried shallots, and a horseradish crème. (Photo via Facebook)
Wine Bar Rocky River - 1313 Linda St, Rocky Rive - Must try: Wine bar burger, a short rib and brisket blend burger topped with melted swiss cheese, roasted tomato, fried shallots, and a horseradish crème. (Photo via Facebook)