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BYOB to Babbo?

nycgirl08 Jul 30, 2008 07:45 AM

I have a very expensive, 1982 wine that I wanted to take to Babbo. Would they let you bring in your own if it's a good wine?

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    kathryn RE: nycgirl08 Jul 30, 2008 09:03 AM

    An old posting from 2002 on eGullet would suggest no, you cannot bring your own wine to Babbo.


    CH posting on 2005 indicated that it was still in place:

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      KTinNYC RE: nycgirl08 Jul 30, 2008 09:34 AM

      You are much better off just calling Babbo and asking if they they allow you to bring in your own wine and if they do ask about the corkage fee.

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        ChrisZ RE: KTinNYC Jul 30, 2008 09:52 AM

        I think if you called and spoke to the wine director and explained the occassion you might stand a chance; as long as the wine is not stocked in house.

        If you are looking for a reasonable corking fee with great food. Eleven Madison Park charged me $25 to uncork a Vintage bottle of Krug that I was saving for a special occasion and was well worth the expense.

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