If you’re looking for a night out either with your significant other or with your friends, a great spot with a ton of options is Shaker & Vine. Want a nice cocktail? Want pour-your-own wine? Maybe even a ravioli taster? It’s the perfect spot on the harbor!
Honestly, I’m surprised this is the first time that I’ve written about Shaker & Vine because it is a favorite of mine (it doesn’t hurt that I live down the street). The fun aspect of the space that got me there the first time is the pour-your-own wine. There is a wall of wine spouts and you stop by the small stand in the middle, give them your credit card and then they give you a card that keeps track of the wine you’re drinking. You can choose between a taste, half of a glass or a full glass. My favorite thing to do is to get a half of a glass or taste of each so I can try more and it feels like I got so much wine when I really didn’t.
If wine isn’t your thing, they have so many other things to offer – like cocktails. Over the holiday season, they featured some winter cocktails that were really delicious (the s’mores cocktail is pictured below). But, their regular menu is a great selection and honestly has something for every one.
As for food, there are options for picking with a group of friends or full dinners, depending on what you’re looking for. I really enjoy their flatbreads and paninis. If you’re indecisive, they have a ravioli flight ($25) where you can decide from a list of ravioli which you want to try instead of one plate of one flavor. Each type of ravioli comes with two pieces.
My favorite thing to get is a charcuterie board and you can get one for and appetizer/dinner ($19/34) and for dessert ($19/26). The charcuterie board has manchego, smoked gouda, sharp provolone, cheddar, fresh mozzarella, salami, prosciutto, pepperoni, fig jam, blackberry jam, mustard, olives, pickles, everything crackers and crostini. The dessert board, or Chocolate Fondue Flight, has dark, milk, & white chocolate served with apples, bananas, strawberries, rice crispies, Oreos, and pretzels. I’ve made a meal out of just the two of those and been completely satisfied. We recently tried their seasonal brownie flight that I saw on Instagram. If they have that again, you might as well try it, it’s worth it.
Make sure you make a reservation because it does get busy. You can sit at the bar, sit at the regular tables, sit at the lounge area (which is a little challenging if you’re eating a full dinner) and in nicer weather, sit on the patio enjoying Mohawk Harbor. It’s a calm yet lively place to hang out if you’re looking for something small or to splurge.