1:48 pm in West Village Wine Bars by KT Goldthorpe
West Village Wine Bars
201 West 11th St., 10014
Cross Streets: 7th Ave. & Waverly Pl.
Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm – 2am, Sun 11am – Midnight
In a space that was formerly a real estate office is an authentic French bar à vin that offers a compact selection of French wines and a short menu of salads and sandwiches.
The wine list boasts over 50 by-the-glass regional wines: specializing in French wines, with an extensive rotating menu of options. The owner Sebastien Auvet wants to accurately emulate the French wine tasting experience: “We are trying to make people [feel like they're] traveling in France by carrying wine from different regions like Jura, Corsica, Sud-Ouest, also the classic regions like Bordeaux, Loire.”
The menu will include simple food; like quiches, croque monsieurs, cheese and charcuterie, salads and tartines.
Inside, it’s a lowkey, sophisticated, adult, and comfortable atmosphere. The ample bar runs along the length of the space, as does table seating along the side wall. Its a cozy, intimate space where one (or more) can lose themselves for a while.
12:55 pm in Hell's Kitchen Wine Bars by KT Goldthorpe
Hell’s Kitchen Wine Bars
653 Ninth Ave. 10002
Cross Streets: 46th & 47th St.
Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-2am
Come to Hell’s Kitchen for Happy Hour, brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks at this new wine bar.
The wines spread of over 100+ vintages and the savory dishes created by owner and chef Al Rineh: also founder of the international L’Ybane Restaurants. “We want create the experience of Nice with the essence of classic New York for our customers–that they taste and feel the richness of life found in southern France, immersed in the friendly and relaxed environment of our own La Carafe.”
More to come on wines and pricing. They serve a variety of hot and cold appetizers–spiced chickpea fritters, grilled merguez, eggplant caviar–and specialty pasta, seafood and Mediterranean entrees.
La Carafe’s floor seats up to 30 with its wood tables and copper covered bar aglow with oil candles. Customers can take in the charming details back dropped by funky lamps and shelved rows of wine accenting the exposed brick wall.