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BYOB Places in NYC

BYOB Mar 19, 2007 08:00 AM

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

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    cimui RE: BYOB Mar 19, 2007 10:07 AM

    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: http://www.littleviews.com/home/newyo...

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      RCC RE: cimui Mar 19, 2007 11:00 AM

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

    2. Bottom Feeding Foodie RE: BYOB Mar 19, 2007 11:22 AM

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

      1. Melanie RE: BYOB Mar 19, 2007 01:00 PM

        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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          danoots RE: Melanie Mar 19, 2007 02:27 PM

          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.

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          fauchon RE: BYOB Mar 19, 2007 01:02 PM

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

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            BYOB RE: fauchon Mar 19, 2007 01:04 PM

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

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              fauchon RE: BYOB Mar 19, 2007 01:10 PM

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

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            Marc B RE: BYOB Mar 19, 2007 01:11 PM

            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: http://newyork.citysearch.com/profile...

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              Odelay101 RE: BYOB Mar 19, 2007 01:22 PM

              Meskel Ethiopian in the East Village

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                shechow RE: BYOB Mar 19, 2007 06:33 PM

                Afghan Kebab House on 9th in the low 50's is BYOB. No corkage fee. Great kebabs.

                1. oolah RE: BYOB Mar 19, 2007 09:24 PM

                  Here's a good list: http://nymag.com/search/dblistings-se...

                  There are a ton of divey, beer-friendly BYOB places in NYC, but not too many nice places that don't charge a corkage fee.

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