Wine Bar Recs
- MagnumWino Feb 19, 2008 06:08 AM
My wife and I will be in Manhattan for a long weekend, this Thursday - Sunday. She's attending a conference on Friday until 4p.m. We've reservations at Peasant for 7 p.m. Could anyone recommend a nice wine bar to kill some time before dinner? Looking for nice, relaxed/casual atmosphere.
Magnum - there's a very cool Spanish wine bar right down the street from Peasant called Xicala (literally a block or two away): http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...
Also, Bar Veloce, one of the city's first Italian wine bars, just reopened its original location at 17 Cleveland Place. Great selection of eclectic, indigenous Italian varietals and a chill place to kill an hour or two. About three blocks from Peasant...
If you have a chance to get up to Hell's Kitchen, you should also check out Casellula...imho, one of the best new wine/cheese bars to open up in the city - 52nd bet 9th and 10th.
downstairs at peasant is awesome (i've many times gone there for a drink, only to cancel my dinner res elsewhere and stay for snacks as well), but it doesn't open until 7.
generally music is nice and mellow, though last i was there on a Friday nite it was pretty awful and definitely didn't make me want to sit and stay and enjoy a leisurely visit.