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Best Manhattan Wine Bars
April 6th, 2018 | Food & Wine
Whether you’re meeting up with friends, going on a date or just looking to wind down after a day in the city, it’s good to know where to enjoy a cup of wine. Luckily, Royalton Park Avenue Hotel’s location has the finest wine bars close at hand, so look no further. Here’s a list of the 5 best wine bars in Manhattan.
Wine:30’s all-season patio seating is just one draw to this well-rounded wine bar, located a block away from the hotel. With an onsite wine cellar (available for private bookings), the wine menu is keen and thoughtful. Happy hour runs 3-6 and applies to a select bottle of wine with small appetizer for $30. They serve charcuterie as well as New American small plates that always hit the mark. Wine: 30 is larger than it looks on the outside, but it’s best enjoyed with small parties.
Directions: 41 E. 30th Street. From the hotel, head right toward 29th Street. At 30th Street, take a left. Wine: 30 will be on your right side. Directions here.
Vin Sur’s cozy, intimate setting and rotating selection of French wines are complemented with small plate French bistro fare. The copper-plated ceilings and small tables makes for a charming atmosphere. Because this is a popular little wine bar, it can get packed on the weekends. Weekdays are your best bet.
Directions: 1140 Broadway. This is right around the corner from Royalton Park Hotel -- if traveling on foot, head southwest on Park Ave. S. headed toward 28th Street. Take a right on 27th Street. Three blocks down, take a left on Broadway Street; Vin Sur Vingt will be on your left-hand side. Directions on Google Maps.
This rustic spot in the East Village is great for beer lovers and wine enthusiasts -- the bar is split in two, with one side serving brews, and the other wine. This Immigrant is the perfect spot for accommodating different palettes. The wine bar is quaint, with a friendly vibe. Happy hour lasts until 6:30 to the tune of $8 a glass.
Directions: 341 East 9th Street, East Village. From Royalton Park Avenue Hotel, take Line 6 (green) from the 28th Street Subway station to Astor Place (3 stops). From the Astor Place station, take a right on 9th Street just a few blocks to reach The Immigrant. Directions on Google Maps.
The lounge-like atmosphere and French-inspired finger food at Amelie goes great with a glass of wine after a long day. Located in Greenwich village, Amelie is an elegant wine bar with ample room for guests. Its highly-curated international wine menu is best for oenophiles who know what they’re getting into.This is a busy spot even on weekdays, so make sure to get there before 7 to beat the crowds.
Directions: 22 W. 8th Street, Greenwich Village. From Royalton Park Avenue Hotel, take Line 6 (green) from the 28th Street Subway station to Astor Place (3 stops). From the Astor Place station, walk 4 blocks heading west on 8th Street. Amelie will be on your left. Directions here.
A low-key bar in the East Village, Ruffian is a Manhattan favorite. You don’t need to know your wine to feel at ease at Ruffian, which has a careful wine selection and knowledgeable, helpful staff. The ambiance is welcoming with a wraparound bar that runs the length of the room. It serves Southern French cuisine that is always a highlight, never an afterthought. Ruffian doesn’t take reservations and fills up quickly -- try to get there before the dinner rush at 6:30 or later in the night.
Directions: From Royalton Park Avenue Hotel, take Line 6 (green) from the 28th Street Subway station to Astor Place (3 stops). From the Astor Place station, take a right on Cooper Square to E. 7th Street. Ruffian is 4 blocks down on the left, before you reach Tompkins Square Park. Directions here.
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