Wet Stone Wine Bar - Bankers Hill

Heard about this place from the Blue Danube Wine distributor. After we bailed on Herb & Wood and Juniper & Ivy (around 8:30 on a Saturday) because they were blasting loud music, I figured Wet Stone would probably be a quieter place for adults, and it was. The place was full but we didn’t have to raise our voices to hear each other. Everybody looked to be having a very fun time. Service was very warm and friendly.

It has the most interesting short wine list I’ve ever seen: about a dozen on the printed list and another nine on a chalkboard, all available by the glass.


Food was great. Pork belly bocadillos (actually tapas) were meaty with a subtle Chinese five-spice rub. Beet, arugula, and goat cheese salad had a nice crunch from macadamia nuts. Cebiche with lemon juice, coconut milk, mango, cilantro, habanero, and red onion was really good and unusual, paired nicely with the Furmint. Churrasco, steak and merguez were great, chicken only OK. Portabello mushroom with romesco was very good.