Last time I stopped by Wine Dive, it was for dinner and a fabulous time. The ambiance was soothing, the patio weather was in full effect and the company was delightful. That was a couple years ago and I didn’t get a chance to write a review on it.
Fast-forward to now and the opportunity arose to check it out for lunch. Since I had never been before for lunch, I figured now was a good a time as ever to give it a try.
4714 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67208
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 12am
Sunday: 10am – 9pm
We went at the tale end of lunch so Wine Dive wasn’t crowded at all. We had the full attention of the wait staff who took very good care of us.
For our entrees, we ordered the crab burger and the Cuban. Both did not take long at all to arrive. The sides of fries and pasta salad were top notch. The fries had a nice crisp exterior along with a generous amount of seasoning. The texture was very reminiscent of fries you get at Spangles. I did not originally order fries but smelled them from another table and had to change my mind. The aroma was so great overpowering, it forced me to walk up to my server and tell her I wanted to change my order. Yes… I was that guy.
My girlfriend really enjoyed her pasta salad. The noodles had a nice coating of dressing with a layer of coating that gave the pasta some pop.
As for the feature dishes, our opinions were a bit mixed. The crab burger was excellent. The brioche bun was buttered up and really added to the whole flavor profile of the burger that I loved. It wasn’t a puny little piece of crab cake inside either. It was thick and filling. The menu said it included Dijon aioli which there wasn’t much of; that was the only major drawback.
As for the Cuban, my girlfriend was a little letdown by it. Like the crab burger, it was listed as including Dijon aioli which would have helped tremendously in giving it that moisture to counteract the braised pork and ham. The sandwich was very scarce in the amount of the aioli spread inside the hoagie roll. Any sort of condiment would have helped greatly in the sandwich.
Aside from the Cuban, everything else there was great including the service as mentioned earlier. They were friendly with a positive, upbeat attitude. If the weather is nice, there’s a great little patio facing the southwest of the building which looks out to Douglas Avenue.
Here’s the menu: