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Any upscale BYOB restaurants??

Aimee Aug 31, 2010 12:34 PM

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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    gutsofsteel RE: Aimee Aug 31, 2010 12:45 PM

    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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      wreckers00 RE: gutsofsteel Aug 31, 2010 02:56 PM

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

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        Aimee RE: wreckers00 Aug 31, 2010 05:15 PM

        I wasn't thinking quite that upscale!

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          gutsofsteel RE: Aimee Aug 31, 2010 07:35 PM

          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.

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      InSearchOfTacos RE: Aimee Aug 31, 2010 05:22 PM

      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

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        mjl242 RE: Aimee Aug 31, 2010 07:21 PM

        Great NYC restaurant website:


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

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          msny98 RE: Aimee Sep 1, 2010 06:54 AM

          A great many restaurants allow BYO for a fee

          Check GOBYO.com for fees

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            craig_g RE: Aimee Sep 1, 2010 09:38 AM

            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.

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