Midtown West Wine Bars
1496 2nd Ave. 10075
Cross Streets: 77th & 78th St.
Hours: Sun-Tue Noon-11pm, Wed-Thu Noon-Midnight, Fri-Sat Noon-3am
Sister to Bocca di Bacco in Hell’s Kitchen, Bocca (as the uptown offshoot is being called) will offer communal dining and feature 45 wines by the glass (housed in a air-compression chamber to preserve their freshness). In fact, they have an incredibly extensive Italian wine list (over 500 by the bottle) where you can order many by the glass or even 1/2 glass.
This outpost will have 80 seats, plus 45 outside. The menu and decor will be the same, but they’ll be adding lunch and brunch items like panini and frittatas. Wine list, prices and atmosphere updates to come.
With wine barrels hanging from the wall, bottles of wine outlining every corner, and dim lighting, it is a great after work, relaxing wine spot where sitting at the bar splitting dishes and a bottle of wine is enjoyable and casual! They offer snacks such as mixed olives, meat and cheese plates, and little nibbles like rice balls and marinated sardines.