Third and Vine Wine and Cheese Bar to Close

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Third And Vine Jersey City Closing
Third and Vine, a wine and cheese bar in downtown Jersey City, posted on Instagram this week that it will close as of Sunday, November 10. Photo via Third and Vine website.

Third and Vine, a wine and cheese bar at 353 Third Street in downtown Jersey City, posted on Instagram this week that their last day of operation will be Sunday, November 10.

The eatery, which opened in 2013, was known for its unique small and large plates and its cocktails. It served a menu of beers, wines, and dishes including Shrimp a la Plancha (in a honey bourbon vinaigrette), seared duck breast, sea scallops, cheese plates, the Wagyu truffle burger, a bison hanger steak, and deviled eggs.


The restaurant attracted a loyal following, with customers posting anguished notes on Instagram upon learning of their closing. “Noooo,” wrote one fan. “I love wine and cheese, you guys rocked! Sad to hear this.”


“You guys are amazing, from the warm hospitality to the amazing food and beautiful cocktails,” wrote another.

The closing note stated, “We thank all of the customers and especially our staff who have been with us through this journey. Please do join us and the staff till this Sunday during normal service hours for your favorite wine cheese and eats.”

The restaurant, founded by a wine expert and a cheese expert, underwent a change of ownership in January of 2018.

Managers did not return a message seeking more information about the future of the restaurant and the space.

Despite the eatery’s loyal following, a reviewer for New Jersey Monthly was wildly unimpressed during a recent visit. In a review published just three weeks ago, she used choice words like “flaccid,” “overcooked” and “underinformed” to describe the food and service.

The reviewer quoted the manager as explaining that the kitchen was overwhelmed, which she found “Odd, considering we were one of just two parties dining.”

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Unfortunately third and vine was never the same after the management change. It just lost its soul just as it happens too often (Dullboy comes to mind). The old third and vine wasn’t perfect but it had its own charm. The little cheese section, the delicious meatball and polenta dish, fantastic drinks. Then it became sterile. The cheese display was gone. The drinks fell in the “trying too hard” category…aka blue cheese washed vodka…vomit. The food was blah. I can’t say I’m shocked it’s closing honestly.

      • It wasn’t as bad as Dullboy but similar. But that’s more I think because the old Dullboy was much better than old third and vine.

        The new third and vine just lost the character and soul and it never really upgraded enough in food and beverage to make up for it. One thing I loved about the old third and vine was the cheese section and you could just tell they loved it. You could just tell them what you wanted and they always put together something special that wowed. The new place tried to do something similar but once you lose that cheese expert it’s not the same. Unfortunately that seems to be the theme downtown as more character disappears and gets replaced with generic blah….Manny’s District Kitchen lol

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