Murray's Cheese Bar to open today!
...In the old Bar'rique space on Bleecker Street.
The menu looks good: http://murrayscheesebar.com/Assets/Mu...
I went Sunday and had a lovely experience. Had already dined at da Silvano but went for cheese course and wine tasting. Wine list is fantastic! Well-curated, great by-the-glass selection. Decent prices. And of course, the cheese! Including a few offerings exclusive to the cheese bar.
Half the space is white tiled, and I'd expected it to get loud, but it was fine. Quite crowded for a summer Sunday.
The staff really was a stand out; everyone seemed excited to be part of something new and special. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, great combination of friendly and professional.
Wishing them all the best of luck.
I ended up going on opening night, last minute. We went around 10:30 p.m. and the space was comfortably buzzing.
I liked the space a lot and I have to agree about the wine lists—varied, well-priced list. Nice selection of beers and ciders too. My friends both had cider, I had a riesling, and my BF had a glass of sherry. Queso fundido and mac and cheese were the two food stand-outs.
Just wanted to add to this. Had no idea this was here and my husband and I wandered in last evening. Had a lovely 5 cheese plate and wine, both recommended by the bar staff. Will definitely come again and maybe try the fondue next time, which looked interesting. I just have to add this also happens to be a great way to market Murrays cheese next door. After you try these wonderful cheeses, you want to buy some for yourself! (we didn't, but I can see people doing that). Good luck to Murray's WinemBar, a very nice addition to Bleecker Street.