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Aug 31, 2008 03:14 PM

wine bar recs in SOHO or Washington Square area?

Hey all- we are really enjoying your city this weekend. So far we've done: The Monday Room, Tailor, Momofuku Noodle, Hearth, Terroir, WD50 and Gramercy Tavern Bar. Have Jean Georges and Scarpetta tomorrow. We're also looking for wine bars, in particular wine bars with something interesting on offer to nibble: doing research for restaurant at home in T.O. (i.e. not the standard charcuterie + cheese)- we're at 60 Thompson and we've got a 10:00 pm rezzie at Blue Hill tonight- thoughts on where to start? Thanks in advance

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  1. Otto is an option as well

    1. either snack or snack taverna would do you well. these sister cafes / wine bars have good selections of greek wines by the glass and well made mezze (including standards like spanikopita, kefetedes, fava bean puree, skordalia, taramosalata, stuffed grape leaves, etc...)

      'ino also has a decent wine selection and lots of different bruschetta by way of nibbles.

      105 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

      Snack Taverna
      63 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

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      1. re: cimui

        one more: la lanterna on macdougal and w. 3rd st. neither the wine list nor food menu are great if you're comparing them to the likes of Gramery Tavern, but the range of selection is excellent and the atmosphere very charming. if you have room, split a small, thin-crust wood-oven baked pizza. or try the carpacci or one of the usually excellent desserts.

        La Lanterna
        129 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

      2. Bar Blanc on w.10th street

        1. Gottino. Wonderful food, far exceeded my expectations for a wine bar. In addition to your standard charcuterie and cheese, they have inventive salads, kick-ass bruschetta (seriously - I almost never order those, but I fell in love with them all) and a multitude of other dishes to share. This has become one of my favorite places in the city :)

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          1. re: graphisbeb

            i just happened to see these recs today (we left on Sept. 2)- but thanks! We went to Gottino on the visit before, and agree it was excellent.

          2. Gottino & Otto are both good chices. I would favor Gottino for more interesting food.