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Mar 19, 2007 08:00 AM

BYOB Places in NYC

Hi, I was just wondering what are some good BYOB places in NYC. Thanks.

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  1. Ivo and Lulu and The Orchard are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head that don't charge a corkage fee, ever. Small restaurants in Chinatown often don't charge a corkage fee. Most restaurants that do charge a corkage only charge $10 to $15. A few pricier places (like the A.O.C. near Carmine) have no-corkage fee policies on certain, slower days of the week.

    Also found this Ask-ing, which might be helpful to you:

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    1. re: cimui

      The Orchard has a full liquor license - not corkage free, anymore.

    2. Tartine on West 11th St is BYOB. But be warned when the weather is nice be prepared to wait.

      1. I, too, have heard great things about Tartine. However, if you're in the mood for sushi, I recommend Cube 63 in the LES. It's very small (so I would recommend that you make reservations). Three of us did the omakase, which was plenty of food and came out to about $40 each, after tip - very reasonable. (pretty scary how much you can save when you eliminate alcohol!)

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        1. re: Melanie

          Tartine is very ehhh... you'll find many echo that sentiment here. The BYOB is the real draw - in my three or four visits, the food has been very mediocre at best.

          We had fairly good BYOB sushi experience at Poke on 85th between 1st and 2nd last week. Prices are slightly higher than your neighborhood sushi place, but it still ended up being a deal with BYO factored in.

        2. Peri Ela, a new Turkish place on the UES, is least until they get their license. The food is very good, the room small but pleasant, very nice owners...

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          1. re: fauchon

            Thanks for the postings. I live on the UES, where is Peri Ela?

            1. re: BYOB

              It's at 1361 Lex (between 90 & 91). Phone is 212.410.4300.

          2. There's a great Nouveau French place on the Upper West (Columbus btw 106 and 107) called "A" which is BYOB. VERY small, and often a wait, but delicious. Citysearch link: