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Nibblegirl Feb 12, 2007 06:54 PM

A bunch of friends and I are visiting NYC for the first time this March and we are looking for a cool, casual place, with a nice wine list, and good finger foods. Any sugestions would be appreciated.

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    jsmitty Feb 12, 2007 07:14 PM

    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.

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      JoLi Feb 13, 2007 03:51 AM

      Second Bin 71, and if in the UES, Pudding Stones.

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        pellegrino31 Feb 13, 2007 06:02 AM

        Try Sala, a Spanish tapas place - they have two locations: one on 19th St (think between 5th and 6th Ave) and another on the Bowery. Great small plates for sharing and a good wine list.

        1. NiKoLe1625 Feb 13, 2007 06:17 AM

          The "tapas" at Otto are awesome and they have a great wine list!

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            bobby06877 Feb 13, 2007 06:39 AM

            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.

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              nychowgirl Feb 13, 2007 06:45 AM

              Yes, if you're an out of towner and with a bunch of friends, Otto is probably the best pick. I love Bin 71 but the place is too tiny to go to with more than one or two people.

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                sjjn Feb 13, 2007 07:08 AM

                2nd avenue between 10th and 11th
                Bar Carrera - Spanish Tapas
                Bar Veloce - Italian "tapas"

                Small places but very good for both the food and the wine.

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                  jsgjewels Feb 13, 2007 07:47 AM

                  In my hood, Riposo46 on 46th and 9th. Really cute, nice wine, cheese and tartines, but also teeny tiny.

                  1. chowcito Feb 13, 2007 08:02 AM

                    Alta and Bar Jamon are excellent.

                    http://menupages.com/restaurantdetails.asp?areaid=0&restaurantid=5050&neighborhoodid=0&cuisineid=0

                    http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

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                      TryThis Feb 16, 2007 11:12 AM

                      Uva is a wine bar/restaurant on the Upper East Side that has a good selection of appetizers and food.

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