Jump to content


Photo

New York Wine Bars


  • Please log in to reply
42 replies to this topic

#1 Wilfrid1

Wilfrid1

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 42,108 posts

Posted 21 March 2007 - 03:37 PM

TONY listed a few I haven't tried. Comments solicited:

Wined Up. Newly opened over Punch restaurant on Broadway (21st). 300 bottle list, 35 by the glass.

Bin #220, 220 Front St at Beekman.

And a couple on the UES: Cavatoppo (90th and 2nd); Pudding Stones (82nd and 3rd); like the name.

There's a list of beer bars in TONY too, but only one new to me:

Stout NYC, 33rd and 6th. Specializes in lager (nah, Wilfrid, pull the other one), okay stout.
Elect-a-lujah

***Every Monday***At the Sign of the Pink Pig.

If the author could go around the place hitting random readers with a rubber hammer, the Pink Pig would still be worth a visit.

#2 nuxvomica

nuxvomica

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 5,706 posts

Posted 21 March 2007 - 04:25 PM

didn't like Bin 220 - certainly nothing wine/food/atmosphere-wise to travel to Front St
“Eat me,’’ it says. “Eat me and die.’’ -- Jonathan Gold

Everything is always OK in the end. If it's not OK, then it's not the end.

#3 Guest_Aaron T_*

Guest_Aaron T_*
  • Guests

Posted 21 March 2007 - 07:42 PM

Stout is near MSG and is somewhat Irish and very large. You could have a party for 100 and not take over the place. Nicely set up. Good bet in that nabe.

#4 Wilfrid1

Wilfrid1

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 42,108 posts

Posted 22 March 2007 - 02:36 PM

Wined Up loses points for its name. Might look in sometime.
Elect-a-lujah

***Every Monday***At the Sign of the Pink Pig.

If the author could go around the place hitting random readers with a rubber hammer, the Pink Pig would still be worth a visit.

#5 Wilfrid1

Wilfrid1

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 42,108 posts

Posted 02 April 2007 - 07:53 PM

We did.

A page of wines by the glass; hundreds by the bottle. Those I recognized were not unreasonably marked up. A staircase next door to Punch leads to this upstairs space - long, slightly awkwardly shaped, but refreshingly well lit. Bright and cheerful rather than dank and candley: well done.

There is a list of small plates, which for once seemed to be just that, rather than reduced entrees. Tiny crab cakes came on plastic sticks - they were more potatoey than truffley, as claimed, but they were inexpensive. We drank Pol Roger, not noticeably a bargain at $15, but served in very large flutes.

About those flutes: purists and slow-drinkers will be appalled to learn that all wine-glasses, including champagne flutes, are stemless. They may be puzzled to learn that beer-glasses are not.

Useful in this neighborhood. No liquor.
Elect-a-lujah

***Every Monday***At the Sign of the Pink Pig.

If the author could go around the place hitting random readers with a rubber hammer, the Pink Pig would still be worth a visit.

#6 Liza

Liza

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,590 posts

Posted 02 April 2007 - 08:14 PM

Please to explain stemless flutes.
“And another thing. You don't have to "move on" either. Not until you're ready. People say, Oh, you should be grateful. They say, Oh, it's time for you to move on. I'm like, What are you, a cop with a nightstick? I'll move on when I'm done playing the blues on my harmonica, thank you very much.

Really, people will tell you all kinds of garbage. Don't believe it.

You don't have to move on until you're ready.”

#7 Wilfrid1

Wilfrid1

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 42,108 posts

Posted 02 April 2007 - 08:26 PM

Cheers.

Posted Image
Elect-a-lujah

***Every Monday***At the Sign of the Pink Pig.

If the author could go around the place hitting random readers with a rubber hammer, the Pink Pig would still be worth a visit.

#8 nuxvomica

nuxvomica

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 5,706 posts

Posted 03 April 2007 - 01:33 PM

i really do not like stemless glassware - a wine bar with nothing but stemless? er, no thanks
“Eat me,’’ it says. “Eat me and die.’’ -- Jonathan Gold

Everything is always OK in the end. If it's not OK, then it's not the end.

#9 omnivorette

omnivorette

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 25,546 posts

Posted 03 April 2007 - 08:45 PM

Cavatappo is definitely not worth a trip.

Must get to Pudding Stones - walked by a couple of times, looks nice enough.
"It seems a positively Quixotic quest to defend food from being used as any kind of social signifier, as if it could avoid the fate of each other component of our everyday lives." -Wilfrid

#10 Wilfrid1

Wilfrid1

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 42,108 posts

Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:46 PM

Either I didn't notice or I soon forgot that Vintage, the SoHo store selling New York state wines and other produce, has opened a wine bar a few doors uptown. I assume the downside is that it pours only local wine. Anyone visited?
Elect-a-lujah

***Every Monday***At the Sign of the Pink Pig.

If the author could go around the place hitting random readers with a rubber hammer, the Pink Pig would still be worth a visit.

#11 Wilfrid1

Wilfrid1

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 42,108 posts

Posted 09 April 2008 - 03:56 PM

I can't find a general thread for this booming segment.

Asimov reviews the scene in the Times today. He mentions most of the obvious contenders, and elicits much the same remarks about economics from Paul Grieco that the Observer published back in February.
Elect-a-lujah

***Every Monday***At the Sign of the Pink Pig.

If the author could go around the place hitting random readers with a rubber hammer, the Pink Pig would still be worth a visit.

#12 Abbylovi

Abbylovi

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 7,484 posts

Posted 09 April 2008 - 04:00 PM

laugh.gif

This was hidden under the title "New York Wine Bars" and

We also have a thread dedicated to Italian Wine Bars.
It is better to have beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.

#13 Sneakeater

Sneakeater

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 60,657 posts

Posted 09 April 2008 - 04:03 PM

Merged with first thread Abby linked.
Bar Loser

MF Old

#14 Wilfrid1

Wilfrid1

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 42,108 posts

Posted 09 April 2008 - 04:09 PM

I saw the Italian wine bar thread, but can't see why the search engine didn't find the other one. Anyway...
Elect-a-lujah

***Every Monday***At the Sign of the Pink Pig.

If the author could go around the place hitting random readers with a rubber hammer, the Pink Pig would still be worth a visit.

#15 Sneakeater

Sneakeater

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 60,657 posts

Posted 09 April 2008 - 06:14 PM

Are you suggesting that the MF search engine might somehow be . . . flawed?
Bar Loser

MF Old