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trishottawa Jan 24, 2008 07:02 AM

Looking for a wine bar in midtown that serves great food.......preferably small plates. We won't be heading out until 10:00-10: so we need something that serves quite late. Thanks.

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    cimui Jan 24, 2008 07:16 AM

    There've been a few recent threads on similar topics that you might find relevant. Briefly, my picks for the area: Casellula (W 52nd St. at 9th ave.), Grayz (W 54th St at 5th Ave), and Morrell's Wine Bar (Rockefeller Ctr). Divine Bar (W 54th St at Broadway ) also serves decent bar fare (it's much better than average, but not on the level of Casellula or Grayz). And you could do drinks and small plates at the Landmarc TWC bar. All of these places get pretty packed that late at night, though, when the 100 billable hours a week crowd gets off work.

    401 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

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      trishottawa Jan 24, 2008 07:25 AM

      I was considering Casellula but will be meeting up with people i haven't seen in ages so if it's really packed late at night it might not be the right kind of venue. Any thoughts on Park Blue?

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        cimui Jan 24, 2008 07:36 AM

        I've never been to Park Blue, I'm sorry. I misspoke in my post, though. I should say ALMOST all of these places get packed, late. Divine Bar does not. It's not as upscale as the others, but for some reason, I have a soft spot in my heart for it. The reasonably priced wine flights probably help.

    2. MMRuth Jan 24, 2008 07:33 AM

      Bottega del Vino only offers Italian wines by the glass, I believe, and is open until 11pm - don't know if that means they close the doors at 11 though.

      Bottega Del Vino
      7 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022

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        idia Jan 24, 2008 07:51 AM

        Blue Fin on Times Square

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          trishottawa Jan 24, 2008 09:01 AM

          Blue Fin strikes me as a" have to wait in line to get in and shout to be heard " kind of place. I'm in my late forties and it would take a lot to get me to stand in line!!

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        intrepid Jan 24, 2008 07:59 AM

        Felice Wine Bar
        1166 1st Ave
        New York, NY 10065
        Phone: (212) 593-2223

        nice new italian spot

        1. erlinflask Jan 25, 2008 05:36 PM

          You might also want to look into Bocca di Bacco, on 9th btwn 55th and 54th. They have a pretty large selection of wine and def have some small plates. Haven't tried the food yet, but I think Roberto Passon has some sort of ownership interest.

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            nyfoodnut Jan 25, 2008 06:19 PM

            I personally love Pudding Stone on 82 and 3rd Avenue. Great Tuna Tartar and small plates. I heard they opened on on West side as well, but I do not know where.

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