photo credit: Chad Whittington
Dilworth Tasting Room
Whether you’re meeting a blind date, your entire bird-watching club, or a coworker who’s always begging for an after-work Happy Hour, Dilworth Tasting Room is the place to go. The wine bar is located in a former industrial building from 1947, with red sofas and wooden bistro tables that look straight out of a Paris brasserie. The best place to sit is by the koi pond on the walled patio that always makes us feel like we’re in The Secret Garden, minus the pale Victorian child.
Let the staff help you through the extensive wine list, which has the best selection of Croatian bottles in the city, while you share a build-your-own cheese or charcuterie board. If you’re having a surprisingly good time with your coworker, stick around and order a couple bigger plates, like a delicious wedge salad or a flatbread with prosciutto, brie, and apricot jam.