Best Wine Bars In NYC
Looking for the top wine bars in New York City? You will find this article particularly interesting. So, pay close attention.
Accademia di Vino
Accademia di Vino is known for its inclusive (read academic) approach to Italian cuisine and its wine list contains 500 different kinds of wine. The menu features everything from salumi and cheeses, to pasta and panini to pizzas and heaping entrées. Skip the heavier pasta in favor of the simpler plates, such as spaghetti Pomodoro with basil, if you want to stay awake for your after-lunch conference.
- Address: 1081 Third Ave. New York, NY 10065
- Phone: 212-888-6333
Adour Alain Ducasse
After Alain Ducasse eponymous restaurant closed down in Midtown West, he moved on to a more impressive location – St. Regis Hotel. The décor is elegant and it combines both classic and modern elements of design. The ceiling is domed and there are wine-themed trimmings like glass-etched vinery. The dining alcoves are quiet and the overall atmosphere is inviting.
- Address: The St. Regis Hotel, New York, 2 E. 55th St. New York, NY – 10022
- Phone: 212-710-2277
Aroma Kitchen & Winebar
This kitchen serves relatively simple fare and if you are used to the typical grandeur & opulence of Italian cuisine, the food will come as a pleasant change. The menu has seasonal ingredients from the farmers market and it also features a mixture of Mediterranean specialties. If you head towards Aroma, between 4 and 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, you can enjoy the early evening aperitivo. It includes cheeses, sliced meats, and other Italian specialties along with a sampling of three different wines.
- Address: 36 E. Fourth St. New York, NY 10003
- Phone: 212-375-0100
The moment you step into Bar Boulud, the tunnel-like room reminds you of a more modern version of a wine cave. Everything about this restaurant is very oenophile friendly, including the “wine-stain” art lining the walls; “bucket” holes that have been carved into the sides of the booths; the large tasting table for sommelier-friendly groups, and a long bar reserved exclusively for walk-ins. The wine list is pretty extensive and the 500 odd selections focus strongly on the Rhone and Burgundy regions. The menu has a delicious peasant fare which is earthy and rustic in its flavor. A great experience!
- Address: 1900 Broadway New York, NY 10023
- Phone: 212-595-0303
The Barrel is designed to look like a…..well, the inside of a barrel and that itself is quite an invitation to all those who are fond of their drinks. Located in East Village, this restaurant and wine bar offers affordable pan-European tapas dishes that make for great snacks. The wine menu is really extensive and draws inspiration from Europe, Latin America, and California.
- Address: 10 Stuyvesant St. New York, NY 10003
- Phone: 212-598-0454
I Trulli is the only restaurant in town that stays faithfully close to the traditional rendition of Apulian dishes. If you are bored with the regular Italian food with oodles of typical red sauce, come to I Trulli where there is nothing mundane about this rustic cuisine. Adjacent to the restaurant is the Enoteca I Trulli, a little wine bar that has some great light bites and an extensive selection (almost 500) of Italian wines, which are served by the glass and the flight.
- Address: 122 E. 27th St. (Park & Lexington Aves. New York, NY 10016
- Phone: 212-481-7372
Don’t allow the name to mislead you. There is nothing of the modesty associated with peasants in this restaurant. The Tuscany-inspired cuisine is quite straightforward and traditional but the portions are hefty and filling. Most of the food is prepared in a brick oven of the good ol’ days, imparting a typical wood smoke-tinged flavor and aroma to the food. Strongly recommended is one of the baked-meat dishes accompanied by your favorite wine from the almost completely Italian wine selection.
- Address: 194 Elizabeth St. (Spring & Prince Sts.) New York, NY 10012
- Phone: 212-965-9511
The Ten Bells
Located on the Lower East Side block, the nautical-themed Ten Bells is a casual wine bar that serves a menu of small plates. You can choose from a variety of seafood tapas, such as boquerones, the crab puff pastry, salmon tartare with black caviar, Spanish tortilla, and shrimp nachos. Although the wine list is highly inclined towards the French side, you can also find selections from Italy, Austria, and Spain.
- Address: 247 Broome St. (Ludlow St.) New York, NY 10002
- Phone: 212-228-4450
Like its cousin in the East Village, the Terroir TriBeCa offers a wine list that is as large as it is hectic. Of course, when you have a co-owner of the repute of sommelier Paul Grieco, you understand the encyclopedic wine list. Thanks to his persistence, we can treat ourselves to wines that are hard to find, but quite easy on the pocket. There are two dozen red wines and an equal number of whites which you can choose to have by the glass or in three-ounce sizes, allowing you to sample a wide array of vino.
- Address: 24 Harrison St. (Hudson St.) New York, NY 10013
- Phone: 212-625-9463
Vyne Wine Bar & Restaurant
Located in Greenwich Village, the main aim of the Vyne is to take the vanity out of wines and to keep it simple and straightforward. The wine menu is pretty extensive, drawing inspiration from Austria, which has a great selection of whites. The service is very friendly and waiters offer discreet advice in selecting wine of your choice.
- Address: 82 W. 3rd St. New York, NY 10012
- Phone: 212-505-8463