Dame Wine List
Dame is arguably one of the hardest seats to book in New York City, and there’s good reason for that. Chef Ed Szymanski’s food and wine list is playful, serious, reasonable and delicious all at the same time. This self-proclaimed “micro restaurant” has just 22 seats, but the playful English seafood restaurant is packed thanks to the lively bold flavors combined with a farmers' market sensibility that it offers. Think oysters with chartreuse and the best fish and chips you have ever had. While Dame uses the same seafood purveyor that you might find at any 3-Michelin Star restaurant, Ed and Patricia want Dame to be about fun.
The wine list mimics the food in that they are both approachable, fun, yet serious all at the same time. Ed changes the wine lists seasonally to keep up with the changing menu and since Patricia and Ed own the restaurant, they keep prices extremely fair. The list is value driven and prioritizes wines with freshness that can pair with foods. The list is very diverse with a focus on white wine from France and a great grower Champagne list.