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Wine bar recs

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?

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  1. 'inoteca
    http://www.inotecanyc.com/

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    'inoteca
    98 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

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

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      1. re: Tal

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

      2. Bar Veloce, Chelsea & East Village locations
        Suba, LES

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        1. re: Rmis32

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

        2. 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.

          1. 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

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

              1. re: sharonm

                If UWS or UES, Pudding Stones is great