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New wine bar in South Slope...anyone been yet?

rd135 Jun 22, 2007 12:43 PM

Has anyone tried the new wine bar, Vin Rouge on 5th Ave bet. 17th and 18th?
Am wondering about the wine selections, prices & if they serve food.
It seems like a positive change for that area.

There's also what seems to be a pub/bar that opened last week
on 5th Ave bet. 20/21st St. There's no signage or name that I can see.
It's always super dark inside and does not feel all that inviting.
Does anyone know anything about it?

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    jerryj RE: bobotte Jun 28, 2007 08:39 AM

    I also like the list - some interesting wines. I am glad to hear more food is coming.

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      Laddie Din RE: jerryj Jun 28, 2007 06:03 PM

      Nice people, interesting list, comfortable garden. Whites could have been colder given the recent heat. The owner has a coffee place across the street.

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        mmm...food RE: Laddie Din Jul 2, 2007 11:27 AM

        Went to Vin Rouge last night. The wine list is interesting and the staff were friendly. Given that it was pretty early on Sunday night, we were impressed to see that, by the time we left, all four of the tables outside were occupied and there were a couple of people at the bar inside.

        Apart from wine, they have a pretty good beer list and offer cheese from bierkraft, meat from Grab and desserts from a place I can't remember. The staff are really friendly and willing to offer recommendations. I have a feeling that this place will be very successful.

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