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Dec 1, 2007 12:06 PM

Fun BYOB place

Just had dinner at Kuma Inn with 5 friends -- great time, looking for other fun BYOB places.

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  1. Cube 63 on Clinton St. is pretty fun for BYOB sushi. My favorite BYOB is Tartine in the WV, but I'm not sure I would describe it as "fun."


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    1. re: Eddie H.

      Just tried Cube63 this past weekend and it was great - 5 bottles of wine shared among 5 friends :) Special sushi rolls were pretty decent too.

      Only complaint - we had reservations for 8:30pm and were not fully seated until 9:15pm (I say "fully" because they gave us 1/2 a table soon after we arrived and told us we could get the adjacent table when the party occupying it was done -- so half my group was seated and the other half stood hovering around us awkwardly for 45 minutes while the adjacent party finished their remaining beer)

    2. A really fun BYOB is Ivo & Lulu - a very small French/Caribbean place. Usually a young crowd, tables VERY close together, short but interesting menu. They have no liquor license and no corkage fees, so it's 100% BYOB-Nirvana. Broome Street at Varick. If you're driving, don't make a wrong turn or you'll end up in the Holland Tunnel and you'll be looking for resraurants in NJ!
      Sometimes diners share their wine/beer with neighboring tables.

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      1. I found this list of BYOB places. Might not be most up to date since its from Jan 2006.

        1. My favorite used to be Tartine like Eddie suggested above but they don't take reservations and the wait can be long on nice nights (they have outdoor seating). I had dinner at La Sirene on Friday night and it was really great. The place is tiny and the chef is constantly popping in and out chatting with everyone. Food is standard French bistro fare a notch better than Tartine I think. Plus they're on Open Table. They were just reviewed by the Times last week:

          1. oops, just saw the above post. sirene is great, also keep an eye out on for newly opened places that are byob when they start off...