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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.

Any recommendations?

  1. Husky Dec 27, 2007 07:59 AM


    98 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

    1. Tal Dec 27, 2007 11:14 AM

      Try Bin 71- 71st and Columbus. Great wine list, very reasonable. Good small bites

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      1. re: Tal
        justinb914 Dec 27, 2007 03:10 PM

        And it's cousin Barcibo right around the corner on 70th and Broadway is just as good (and has a little more space).

      2. Rmis32 Dec 27, 2007 05:34 PM

        Bar Veloce, Chelsea & East Village locations
        Suba, LES

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        1. re: Rmis32
          steeltowngrl Dec 28, 2007 06:52 AM

          Also Bar Carrera next to EV Bar Veloce. They serve tapas, laid back atmosphere.

        2. c
          cricri7 Dec 28, 2007 08:15 AM

          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.

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            sharonm Dec 28, 2007 08:35 AM

            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.

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            1. re: sharonm
              chowhundius Aug 17, 2008 11:11 AM

              Vin Noir seems to be closed: called their #, no response.

              1. re: sharonm
                raji212 Aug 17, 2008 11:24 AM

                If UWS or UES, Pudding Stones is great

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                TryThis Aug 18, 2008 12:10 PM

                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.

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                  sara333 Aug 18, 2008 01:08 PM

                  In the east village, Pata Negra and Terrior, both on 12th Street near 1st avenue.

                  1. v
                    vegansusan Aug 18, 2008 03:31 PM

                    Some Suggestions:
                    Il Posto Accanto- East Village
                    8th Street Wine Cellar
                    Vino Vino
                    Grape and Grain
                    Ten Belles

                    1. Rmis32 Aug 18, 2008 05:56 PM

                      I second Gottino (Italian), W Village, also Solex (French), E Village

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