Wyld Thyme Cafe & Wine Bar
of 17 reviews
3031 Valley Ave, Winchester, VA - Map
THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED
My family and I visited for dinner. While the food was decent, it was nothing special. I am only giving it one star based on the rudeness and horrible service from the owner. Although the restaurant was empty we were seated in the farthest back table by the bathrooms. The owner was very displeased that we had children with us. After our meal was over she suggested we return to eat "if we can find a babysitter." The service during the meal was terrible as well.
I was excited to try the place, and while the food was fine, I would never return based on my experience with the service.
My wife and I had lunch on January 3, 2007 at the Wyld Thyme Café & Wine Bar, 3103 Valley Avenue, in Winchester's Creekside Station business park. This was a new restaurant that had been described in The Winchester Star that very morning.
The restaurant has one L-shaped room, with tables that would seat perhaps 55 people. The floor was covered with a plastic material; the ceiling was quite high, perhaps as much as 16 feet up, and planked.
The wine bar was along the back of the room, but had no patrons while we were there. The walls had a few artsy pictures of various types. The kitchen entrance was on the left side of the room, in the front.
The single-sheet luncheon menu listed soups, salads, and sandwiches, along with a single main-dish entrée with ravioli. In addition, a small blackboard listed several daily specials. We both selected chicken salad sandwiches from the menu.
While we were waiting to be served I asked to see a dinner menu. The evening offerings included steaks, salmon, chicken, lamb, shrimp, and scallops, all at somewhat upscale prices. I learned that Wyld Thyme had been open since August, but had not previously heard about it.
We were seated next to the door, and could see everyone who came in. While we were eating, my hike leader and her husband came in, and were surprised to see us there. They had also read the newspaper article and decided to try out the place.
A few minutes later, former Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr., came in; he's a friendly person and said hello to us. The Senator had lunch with two other people.