Recently, we decided to try out Six Plates winebar in Durham and take advantage of their half-price bottles of wine Monday night special. We were the first people there at 6:30pm and were cheerfully greeted by the owner. We sat at the bar and perused the menu deciding that a sparkling rose (Cava Avinyo) from Spain would go with just about anything we liked. The decor is both comfortable and modern with couches and low tables for lounging.
Unfortunately, they were out of their signature lamby joes, so instead we had the flatbread of the day and the ribeye steak. The flatbread was delicious. Piled high with fresh tomatoes, blue cheese, arugula and local pork sausage all atop a creamy balsamic glaze. While the ribeye plate was tasty (garlic potatoes, local squash), I thought it was a little skimpy on the meat portion. I also noticed that after our visit, the meat had changed into tenderloin on the online menu and that certainly seemed more like what we were served. We finished our meal with a flight of gelatos. We could pick from flavors such as olive oil, green tea, chocolate, thai basil, roasted garlic and blackberry. We went traditional with chocolate and blackberry but I just had to try (and loved!) the thai basil.
Our overall experience was good, but I didn’t feel that the food was an excellent value for the money if you want to have an entire dinner experience here. The next time we would go back and enjoy a bottle of wine and try the lamby joes but finish the night elsewhere.