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.