Take Flight at the Lambertville Station Wine Bar
by Gina L.
When you live in a beautiful destination like the Delaware River Towns, everyone wants to visit! A constant stream of visitors (especially repeats!) can present a challenge to the host- where can you bring guests for new & unique experience?
A couple weeks back, I found myself in this predicament. Our group wanted to try something fun & unique on a Saturday night. After much discussion, we headed our for dinner at the Lambertville Station. “We’ll figure it out after we have full bellies,” was the consensus.
Dinner was fantastic. One of my visitors actually proclaimed he had just tasted, “The best seafood chowder he had ever had.” After fantastic service throughout dinner, our waitress recommended we finish our drinks downstairs in the Wine Bar. Intrigued, we accepted.
Within minutes of taking our seats in the eclectic cellar, we realized there would be no need to find another destination; we had hit the jackpot.
With chandeliers crafted out of wine glasses; stone archways leading to cozy alcoves; endless walls of wine bottles; and a roaring fireplace, the Lambertville Station’s wine bar had that unique but relaxed vibe we had been seeking. The drink list, or perhaps more appropriate the drink book, is expansive. Sprinkled in among the choices were several local options- River Horse beer, Sandcastle Winery’s blush, and Unionville’s port wine. I loved how there were extensive options for both the budget-conscious and the splurging patron.
One of my favorite things about the menu were the wine, scotch, and port flights offered. A flight is a special grouping of drinks that allows you to sample & compare varieties of beverages side by side. Beyond providing the opportunity to sample a variety of choices, a flight also provides the perfect conversation piece. Our group opted for a couple of the Scotch flights, which were served in an o-so-cool carved oak plank. Wine flights (including 3 tastings) range from a $9 “Backpacking in Italy” to the “Big, Bold Cabernet Sauvignon” for $19. I experimented with an after-dinner drink, the Trentadue Chocolate Amore- a Merlot-based, port styled chocolate flavored dessert wine. It was refreshing to sample some drinks beyond my normal stand-by Pinots.
Though we had not sought it out, the Wine Bar at the Lambertville Station was a major hit. We’ll definitely be back.