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DeVine Wine and Grill


15 Alafaya Woods Blvd 
117, Oviedo, FL 32765
(407) 359-5016
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Devine Wine & Grill was originally started in 2015 by two UCF grads Mike DiAlexander and Kale Bernath. They envisioned an American tapas style eatery in Oviedo with a selection of fine wines and craft cocktails with a menu put together by Chef Michael Sorensen.

Fast forward to 2017 and the establishment had a grand re-opening with new owners Shawna and Nate Simms. Not long after the ownership change, a chef change was also put into the mix with Chef Stephen Montalvo.

At DeVine Wine & Grill, they take pride in making everything from scratch, and try to hand make as much as possible. From desserts to charcuterie the “foodie philosophy” starts with using the freshest seasonal ingredients from local farms, while presenting them in unique and interesting ways that offers something everyone can enjoy.

Chef Stephen has put together quite a menu that is perfect for the tapas style food to be shared and enjoyed with wine. They have a great selection of small and shareable plates like crab cakes, octopus, flatbreads, Ahi Tuna and fondue. If you require something more, they have that as well, with pan roasted chicken, bronzino, salmon, filet medallions and even a roasted duck

Of course the Wine portion here is highlighted by the interactive Enomatic Wine Machines. The extensive and unique wine selection here is available by the glass, the bottle, and through the cutting edge Enomatic wine dispensing machines. DeVine Wine & Grill’s goal is to serve rare but approachable wine from all regions of the world.

The establishment also features a full liquor bar, craft beers, specialty cocktails, and a unique and extensive wine portfolio. With a contemporary menu design, polished restaurant, and a team of hospitality experts, they are looking to raise the dining experience in Oviedo.


The Enomatic Wine Machines are the first thing to catch your eye upon entry to Devine Wine & Grill. They have a large variety of wines available to sample from the machine, and by the glass or bottle as well. 

If wine is not your thing, they serve up some fine cocktails and craft brews here as well. The Gardener's Gimlet on the left features Rosemary infused gin, Pomegranate Simple Syrup, Tonic, Lemonade and fresh squeezed lime. A classic Old Fashioned is on the right.

The Grilled Octopus is served in pool of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and features fennel, onion, capers and micro dill. The flavor and texture of this Octopus was pretty amazing, I’d say it’s in my top 5.

We Really enjoyed the Fried Green Tomatoes also with a Panko breading, greens and a datil mayo sauce over the top. 

This was quite simply amazing, and one of the better Steak Frites I've had in quite some time with hand cut Truffle Parmesan fries, a perfectly grilled and tender filet with a side of balsamic ketchup.

The Truffle Mac and Cheese at DeVine is pretty amazing as well. This is a large portion, that is great to share and is listed on the menu under accompaniment section. This is not to be missed when you visit here. 

I’m a sucker for good Bronzino, and it is not readily available in Central Florida for some odd reason, but the Bronzino with truffle white bean puree, escolar salad, and lemon garlic aioli was quite phenomenal at Devine Wine & Grill.

At DeVine they are always striving to create a memorable experience for every guest and they aim to excite your taste buds as well as educate your palate and mind. Chef Stephen has put together a fine menu of eclectic and seasonal foods that are designed to be shared and create a modern spin on the traditional upscale dining experience all year-round.

They serve brunch on Sunday with bottomless Mimosas, Sangria and Bloody Mary’s with a changing menu of made from scratch specialty breakfast items. Happy hour is daily, Tuesday through Saturday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm with $3 glasses of house wine, $3 sangria, $3 well liquors, $1 off draft beer.

Devine Wine & Grill is open from Tuesday to Thursday from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Friday and Saturday they are open from 3:00 pm to 11 pm, and Sunday Brunch is served from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

DeVine Wine & Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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The Parkview



136 S Park Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 647-9103
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Downtown Winter Park has been known as a foodie destination for quite some time, and it's quite the popular spot for Winter Park Locals.

With restaurants like Luma and Prato with local celebrity chef Brandon McGlamery, The Coop by John Rivers and a host of other great restaurants that fill up the area, one is sure to find something great to eat.

The Parkview once upon a time was known as Eola Wine Company, which was a cool place to grab a glass of your favorite wine, or sample something new, but offered nothing in the way of food. Back in 2015 Eola Wine Company was sold, and the the location occupying 136 S. Park Avenue turned into The Parkview.

Chef Brad Holmes is the current executive chef, and he is doing everything in his power to make sure The Parkview gets its place on the map as an official destination for the cool kids and foodies alike that visit Winter Park.

Everything here is made using only the finest and freshest ingredients possible, when they are available. Chef Brad is also making sure all of his assistants know the menu inside and out, because he is very big on quality and consistency, and that's a really good thing.

The menu here has a big focus on small bites and bar fare, because after all, wine and food go hand in hand. Items like Baked Brie, Baked Gnocchi, Beer Cheese & Pretzels, Confit Chicken Wings, and a truly amazing Truffle Mac & Cheese are great items to enjoy while sampling a flight of wine, or enjoying one of the many specialty craft beers available.

The Confit Duck, Pulled Pork and the Roasted Artichoke crostini’s are enough to share, or simply enjoy it all to yourself. Charcuterie Boards and a variety of fresh salads are also plentiful here with assorted meats accompanied with local jam, house cured olives, chef’s butter, grapes, sweet pickled peppers, caper berries and walnuts, and a variety of fresh greens used in the salads.

If you require a more complete meal, Chef Brad and The Parkview have you covered there also, with a nice selection of chef’s specials and a flatbread selection that will leave you full and satisfied. Items like Braised Short Rib Wellington, Fresh Catch en Papillote, Roasted Lamb, Roasted Bone Marrow, Thai Curry Mussels and a Confit Duck flatbread are wonderfully delicious and wholesome meals to cure your dinner cravings.


The Birdwatcher is a wine flight of crisp white wines featuring wines from Montinore Estate, Font-Mars, Terranoble, and Pazo das Bruxas. If you are not sure what you want, or like, The Parkview has a good selection of flights to choose from. If wine is not your thing, they have an incredible craft beer selection too.

Spring Salad was light and refreshing and features field greens, poached pear, dried cherries, smoked bleu cheese, candied walnuts and a champagne vinaigrette.

The Roasted Artichoke Crostini is pretty outstanding with roasted artichokes, red pepper pesto, pickled red onions, arugula and Manchego cheese.

Truffle Mac & Cheese is quite a popular dish at a lot of restaurants these days, but the one served up at The Parkview is quite spectacular. This is made with smoked Gouda cheese, Crimini mushrooms, Parmesan, Truffle oil and bread crumbs. This is a great dish to share at the table, but one bite into it, and you may try to put it all away yourself.

Aside of being beautifully presented, the Roasted Lamb is herb crusted and served with sauteed olives, roasted red peppers, artichoke and spinach, Tzatziki sauce and chili oil for a slight touch of heat on the end.

The Fresh Catch en Papillote is a classic French style of cooking in a parchment packet that features fresh fish of the day, and this day it was fresh Yellowtail cooked with crab butter, summer squash, zucchini slaw, lemon and herbs and served along side roasted potatoes, and green bean almandine. This is a very traditional dish, and the flavor was nothing short of extraordinary.

Chocolate Mousse with bacon cookies was an off the menu special dessert and it was a wonderful ending to our time at The Parkview.


The Parkview still has an incredible selection of wines in its current form, but now they also have an incredible selection of food and craft beers.

Since the the transition from Eola Wine Company, they have had a couple of head chefs come through the doors and pretty much build a menu from scratch with a very small kitchen that only has the bare necessities.

When you consider this, and the quality of food and wine here, this place is pretty amazing, and Chef Brad is doing an excellent job of adding yet another great dining option to the historic Winter Park area.

The Parkview is open on Sunday to Wednesday from 11 am to 12 am, and from Thursday to Saturday from 11 am to 1:45 am. They serve food late here and they also have a really good weekend brunch and happy hour specials with Tuesday Trivia.


Parkview Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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