Island cork

Island cork, Cruz Bay: Address, Phone Number, Island cork Reviews: 4.5/5

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Todd R
Montgomery, TX189 contributions
Stay away. Owner is a d***.
Aug 2021 • Couples
We we’re referred here as the ladies in our group wanted good wine. We walked over and entered. A man who said he was the owner said they were in the process of closing down for the season, said we could come in and look around, but only commercial sales, no wine bar service. We looked around for a min or so and then he said, “ thanks for coming we are closed.”
If you are closed and don’t want people in your store, put out a sign and lock the door. He was trying to get back to NYC early.
If this is the way he offers customer service, the business will never make it.
I would not go back to this place if it was the only place left open that sells wine.
Written 2 August 2021
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Dierdra
3 contributions
Our favorite stop!
Feb 2021
Absolutely love this place! Paul (from Saugus) is great. Served us the best Greek wine last week, while there on vacations. Friends are coming next month, and this was the first place we recommended.
Written 25 February 2021
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Brittany V
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Absolutely do not go.
Feb 2021 • Couples
(I would rate a zero, if I could) I am very dissatisfied with the customer service I received from Paul. I had called Island Cork to make sure we didn’t need to make a reservation (during COVID), Paul had answered the phone, proceeded to tell me that he didn’t take reservations and did not open until 4:00 (I had called at 3:15). He then told me that “it would be rather busy at 4:00 as others were coming for their reserved time” when I then reminded him he said he did not take reservations, he told me that they were “personal friends.” It’s truly a shame he would rather have missed out on a very large group of us willing to spend a lot of money on wine at this establishment. If I were his boss, I would be very displeased with his customer service and the loss of business he just costed Island Cork. His attitude toward a customer willing to help replenish funds to a businesses as seeming as though a nuisance rather than trying to help out his livelihood was completely disrespectful and I truly hope owner revisits the employees he hires to represent his business. There are plenty of other bars/restaurants within walking distance that have appreciated our businesses as well as our company, DO NOT waste your time with such an unprofessional business. No wine would be good enough to make up for the incompetence and ignorance of that phone conversation I had to deal with.
Written 16 February 2021
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Michael F
6 contributions
Date Night
Oct 2020 • Couples
My wife and I were in town for a week with friends and went there have a bottle of wine alone for a date night. The hostess seated us quickly and had a few recommendations and Paul was able to answer our questions regarding wine selection. Even though the COVID restrictions were still in place limiting the seating, we were able to get a table and order a bottle and charcuterie plate fairly quickly. The wine was great and the truffle salami was incredible. Highly recommend.
Written 30 October 2020
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dturner_uk
Tybee Island, GA20 contributions
Patron should stay in the office. Let the nice'ns do the human interfacing
Oct 2020
I only gave this posting a 2 out of 5 because of the patron, not the store
I am NOT American, and that I am sure had a major influence on this jingoist.
Being from one of the Queen's colonies, it was pretty evident I was not welcome there. We went in to this place at about 7:30pm and was delighted at how great it looked. I recognised the owner and proceeded to say we were there last year and decided to come back. He was not interested, and proceeded to talk to and greet every other customer (who were of course North Eastern Americans) The wine was good, not fantastic as he pretty much limited most of his wines to to those from the US(yes a few exceptions), but if you want to feel comfortable if you come off a boat or are simply not like him, do not go there, A real shame because the waitress was very nice, the wine was OK and the place looked great, but damn, if I ever didn't want to feel welcome, that is the place to go. A side note, we own property here and will be retiring here in a few years. We know many people on St John and will be making sure they know the treatment we get....
Written 21 October 2020
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I remember you both and as a student of psychology and simply as a human being I can tell when someone wants to be approached and when someone wants to be left alone. You both carried on in hushed tones and seemed involved with one another's discussion, somber as it seemed to be. While delivering your charcuterie board I did hear you say something disparaging as you stated to your partner to open Trip Advisor. Sadly, as it is still hurricane season the inventory in the store was indeed sparse...as it usually is this time of year. As for the others in the room, they were all locals and are like family, I am sorry you did not have an opportunity to join in the camaraderie but it is up to you to reach out in a pleasant manner and join others too. I am sorry too that you resort to name calling, a very telling and unpleasant personality trait is it not...feel free to return at your leisure and enjoy the store, thank you.
Written 22 October 2020
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WandaBoldon
Webster41 contributions
Visit Daily!!!
Feb 2020
This place is a welcome oasis after a day in the sun and water! The atmosphere and music are perfect. The wines are well selected. The owner, Paul is just wonderful and his lead server, Rachel makes you feel right at home. This place was our favorite establishment on the island for all those reasons!
Written 15 February 2020
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Hope to see you back this Feruary
Written 22 October 2020
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Britishbeer
Massachusetts19 contributions
Island Cork rocks
Mar 2019 • Friends
Paul is the ringleader in a sweet place. Everything about the place is super. Paul will slice up a great platter of charcuterie, cheeses and pair it with amazing vino and he will make sure you’re comfortable and have a great time. We all love the place. It’s a jewel on St John.
Written 8 October 2019
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...very cool
Written 22 October 2020
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Creindel
3 contributions
Wine shop
Mar 2019 • Friends
Outstanding selection in this quaint wine shop right in the heart of St. John. Enjoyed meeting Paul and look forward to trying cheeses next time!
Written 27 March 2019
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hey, just seeing this...we are very proud of our selection and a wonderful refresh of the inventory is enroute! thank you!
Written 22 October 2020
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SimpleKraft
Seattle, Washington, United States102 contributions
So relaxing after a hot day at the beach
Feb 2019 • Couples
Love the new spot on the wharf. Island Cork has a great selection of wine and more. Stop in for an afternoon charcuterie board and daily selections by the glass. Take a bottle back to your villa for a breezy island evening wind down.
Written 13 February 2019
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That's the plan! Great that enjoy the island life!
Written 22 October 2020
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TKLEE M
Motley, MN51 contributions
Awesome time spent
Feb 2019 • Couples
Wonderful time spent here. Paul & Angie are great & super knowledgeable about the different wines. Very large selection of wine you can’t find in the states & his cheese selection is great. Enjoyed our time very much & wish we would of discovered this gem earlier in our stay! We will be back :)
Written 4 February 2019
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