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Jan 9, 2009 07:49 AM

Revised BYOB list in 2009?

Dear Hounds,

Wondering who among us is sorting out ways to enjoy eating out with friends while keeping to our shrunken budgets. In that vein, can you suggest your favorite BYOBs? Preferably with no corkage, but I know I'm pushing my luck. Some that I remember that I enjoyed were:

-"A" in upper Manhattan (no corkage)
-Ivo and Lulu (no corkage)


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  1. Sfoglia used to have a $20 corkage, last time in they did me a favor and let me drink my own wine for $85 a bottle, not going back.

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    1. re: Delucacheesemonger

      pease clarify.i'm not sure what you 're saying. did you have 4 bottles at $20, corkage per bottle?

      1. re: PAULSCOHEN

        Used to be $20 for a bottle, last time in, they charged me $85 a bottle and 'did me a favor' and they resented the entire process. They had brought in a sommelier from Nantucket who added a special very expensive area to wine list, thus no longer BYOB.

    2. Beacon and The Orchard are BYOB on Sundays

      1. My favorite is Nook, no corkage but make reservation.

        1. Kuma Inn - $5 corkage for wine
          Himalayan Cafe - no corkage

          1. I came in the thread to recommend A (or A Cafe and Wine Room) but I see it's already made the list! It's on Columbus Ave. between 107th & 108th.