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Any reccomendations for a decent, not crowded wine bar on the upper east side?

I'm taking out a friend of a friend that I don't know very well and want to avoid the usual suspects on the UES bar scene.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. http://www.veronyc.com/

    Vero is quite nice, in the 77th and 2nd I believe and much nicer than the usual frat bar scene, without being stuffy!

      1. there's also the new Vespa lounge that has large selection...

        Is it Leah? any specific reccomendations? I heard it wasn't so great from friends I usually go wine-bar-ing with. haven't tried it yet myself, but definitely plan to.

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        1. re: PhishFoodie

          I loved Uva...haven't been in a while, but the last time I was there we had a bottle of wine, great cheeses and a really good gnocchi with black truffle sauce.

            1. re: LeahBaila

              Thanks for the recommendation. Ending up going to Uva and doing dinner. Had a veal and eggplant dish, which was pretty good -- the atmosphere was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you again.

          1. I love the Etats-Unis bar on the north side of 81st between 2nd and 3rd (not to be confused with the restaurant Etats-Unis, on the south side of the street), but it can get crowded so try to get there before 7pm. Otherwise you may have to wait a while to be seated.

            1. Pudding Stones.... 3rd ave.... i think b/ween 82nd and 83rd...