Wine bar recs
- mobtown hound Dec 26, 2007 07:49 PM
I will be visiting Manhattan in early January, and I would like to check out a great wine bar. I'm looking for something that focuses on Old World wines, with a large by-the-glass list. I also want the place to have a menu of small wine-friendly plates. Good ambiance and friendly crowd also a plus.
I am also going to NY at the beginning of January and I was planning to check out Bar Boulud which will open for new year's eve if I remember correctly. It is Daniel Boulud opening a wine bar on Broadway at the corner of 64th.
While on the upper west side definitely go to Wine & Roses. It's a couple of blocks from Bin 71. In the east village In Vino has a great selection of Italian wines. it's on 4th between Ave A and B. I would also go to 8th street Winecellar. For absolute perfection Monday Room on Elizabeth. Ive heard good things about Vin Noir, i think it's on Mott but have yet to visit.
Saturday I was in the Union Square area and checked out several wine bars.
Bar Jamon (E.17th St) - I stopped for lunch at this very small tapa's bar. All food is served cold (salads, cheeses, sandwiches, fruits, etc). Has a very extensive spanish wine list.
Casa Mono (E.17th St) - On the corners next to Bar Jamon and bigger place and more extensive selection of foods.
Bar Stuzzichini - (Broadway & 21St) - Much bigger place and looked like large list of menu items and wines.
Il Posto Accanto- East Village
8th Street Wine Cellar
Grape and Grain