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Aug 31, 2010 12:34 PM

Any upscale BYOB restaurants??

We're celebrating my grandparents' anniversary - about 20 people. In order to get the dinner moved from NJ to NY (which I would love to do) I have to find a nice place where you can bring your own wine! But my family still wants a nice, somewhat upscale place. Does that exist? Thanks.

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  1. There are many, but there is a corkage fee. In other words you are welcome to bring your own wine, but you have to pay a per-bottle fee in order to do it.

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    1. re: gutsofsteel

      technically per se is BYOB...I think corkage fee is 100+ though

      1. re: wreckers00

        I wasn't thinking quite that upscale!

        1. re: Aimee

          Do you mean that you want to bring your own wine and NOT pay any corkage fee? That is not likely at most "upscale" restaurants.

    2. how about la sirene? delicious and very hearty french near tribeca- the restaurant is tiny though, youd have to talk to them about the large party. but it is byob with no corkage

      1. Great NYC restaurant website:

        Don't know how old the list is, but call the restaurants to double-check.

        1. A great many restaurants allow BYO for a fee

          Check for fees

          1. Do you need a private room? If so, that may be tough.

            Union Square Cafe has $10 corkage, and is pretty good with a crowd as it's plenty good enough for foodies but non-threatening.