i am an upper west sider and love bin 71 on 71 st and columbus. some downtowners might cry that we are not so hip in this hood, however this place is terrific a guarantee. great wine list and terrific fresh little foods.
A strong second for Otto. The wine list is huge and they have an extensive selection of wines by the glass and quartino. It also has a loud, but lively and energetic atmosphere. The cheese is fantastic.