6 great wine bars in New York
In the city that never sleeps you have a serious selection of wine bars - ranging from the natural wine avant garde to the old school classics. Here is our guide to the great wine bars of New York - cheers and enjoy!
Phone: (212) 343-3660
Address: 249 Centre Street, New York
La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels is a wine bar in New York City. Unpronounceable to most New Yorkers, this is just known as La Compagnie and it is perhaps the best wine bar in downtown Manhattan. Ex-Eleven Madison Park sommelier Caleb Ganzer has amassed a list full of gems from all over the world. La Compagnie is a place where industry folk tend to end up after finishing their shifts. Chances are that you'll gain a friend or two if you sit at the bar, not to mention share a bottle or two.
Phone: (718) 599-4900
Address: 295 Grand Street, Brooklyn
The Four Horsemen is a wine bar and restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. Williamsburg wine bar and restaurant with an outspoken focus on natural wine. I imagine this either sounds like your dream or a true nightmare. The truth is a little more grey. The fact of the matter is that the wine list at Four Horsemen is far more nuanced and full of delicious wine without flaws. The food way overperforms too, and the soundtrack is always on point (as is to be expected, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy is one of the owners). Portrait by Damien Lafargue.
Phone: (212) 554-1143
Address: 151 West 51st Street, New York
Aldo Sohm Wine Bar is a wine bar in Manhattan, New York City. For some reason, you find yourself in Midtown. Maybe you messed up and were convinced you had to see Times Square. Maybe you've got tickets to a Broadway show. You need to seek refuge and perhaps a quick bite. Where to go? No place better than Aldo Sohm's Wine Bar. Don't let the tastevin-wearing sommeliers scare you. Sit down, order a glass from any of the plethora of bottles that are open on any given night, eat some hearty small bites and hide from the madness that is the outside world.
Address: 517 West 38th Street, New York
Legacy Records is a restaurant and bar in Manhattan, New York. It is the latest addition to the Delicious Hospitality Group that includes Pasquale Jones and Charlie Bird, and the wine program is directed by Arvid Rosengren, Best Sommelier in the World 2016 and also (transparency), a partner in Star Wine List. The wine list at Legacy Records carries a serious amount of Burgundy and other classical European regions, and quite a bit of it with mature vintages. But there is also a good selection of California wines.
Phone: (212) 625-9463
Address: 24 Harrison Street, New York
Terroir Tribeca is a wine bar in New York City. Made famous by Paul Grieco's amazingly designed and detailed wine lists, this Wine Bar of wine bars continue to excel, always offering troves of interesting wines at good prices. Don't go here on dates though as you'll want to spend some time with your nose in the list (and glass).
Phone: (212) 227-3400
Address: 94 Chambers Street, New York
Racines is a restaurant and wine bar in Manhattan, New York City. This downtown staple has since long outpaced its Parisian counterpart, and presents one of the city’s best wine lists, when it comes to scope, creativity and value. Headed by the self-taught Arnaud Tronche and since a year or so star sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier, who is most known for championing natural wines and Chenin Blanc from her native Loire. You would think this is a list full of funky, challenging wines. And sure, there’s some of that, but also a treasure trove of things more classic and familiar. The cuisine here is F...