PEQUE Vinos & Tapas Bar

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231 West 145th Street
New York, NY 10039
646 678 4095
peque.nyc
Hours:
M 5pm-11:30pm; Tu 5pm-11pm; W, Th 5pm-12am; F 5pm-1am; Sa 12pm-1am; Su 12pm-10pm

Sugar Cafe

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500 West 145th Street
New York, NY 10031
917 399 2985
sugarcafeinc.com
Hours:
8am-4am Everyday

Vino Levantino

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210 West 94th Street
New York, NY 10025
212 280 3333
vinolevantino.com
Hours:
M-W 4pm-12am; Th-F 4pm-1am; Sa 11am-1am; Su 11am-12am
Vino Levantino

The story of Vino Levantino began in 2008 when Haim Amit’s friend decided to open a wine importing and distributing business. Haim was working in the printing industry at the time, but it did not take much convincing to have him try something new. He was looking for something to do and was passionate … read more

X Bar/Bistro

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316 East 84th Street
New York, NY 10028
646 719 1398
xbarnyc.com
Hours:
Tu-W 5:30pm-10:30pm; Th-Sa 5:30pm-11pm
X Bar/Bistro

“Everything is an adjective here, but an exciting one,” declared Danny Brown when I stepped inside the 550 square foot space of his new bar and restaurant, X. Opened in early 2017, Danny quickly went on to explain that after ten years in a far larger spot in Forest Hills, he is now attempting to reinvent … read more

Vin Sur Vingt

66 West 84th Street
New York, NY 10024
646 895 9944
vinsurnyc.com
Hours:
M-Tu 3pm-12am; W-Su 3pm-1am
Other Locations:
201 West 11th Street

Bar Prima - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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331 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028
646 918 6917
barprima.com
Hours:
TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Bar Prima - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

When I visited Bar Prima in the early afternoon, I was expecting a wine bar preparing to open for evening hours. Instead, I found a bright, cheery space where people could come to sit and work or meet up with a friend for a cup of coffee. Chatting with Kelly Brokx, the events manager, and Jacqueline, … read more

Balon

245 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028
646 641 2282
balonwinebar.com
Hours:
M-Sa 5pm-12am; Su 1pm-10pm
Balon

Balon struck me as being both a romantic dining spot as well as a terrific place to go with friends for a cozy, relaxed night out. Though relatively small, the space is warmly lit and well decorated, with ornamental star-shaped lights and a variety of seating, including bar stools, cozy lounging booths, … read more

Heidi's House

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308 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10075
212 249 0069
heidishouse.net
Hours:
Su-Th 5pm-12am; F-Sa 5pm-2am
Heidi's House

Ed and his wife Heidi know that being small has its advantages and disadvantages. Their reputation has been growing, which is wonderful, but on many evenings this can also mean up to an hour wait for people hoping to get into the tiny restaurant. Based on its popularity, there is no doubt that the cozy … read more

Vella Wine Bar & Kitchen

1480 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10075
212 335 0456
vellawinebar.com
Hours:
M-Th 4pm-12:30am; F, Sa 11:30am-2am; Su 11:30am-12:30am

Riposo 72

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50 West 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023
212 799 4140
riposonyc.com
Hours:
M-Th 4pm-1am; F 4pm-2am; Sa 11:30am-2am; Su 11:30am 12am
Other Locations:
667 Ninth Avenue
Riposo 72

“People don’t notice a cafe without sidewalk seating,” was the reply that Marshall, the manager, gave to me when I commented on their new outdoor development. I  had taken note of how much busier the restaurant had become during the summer months of 2015, as I had been enjoying the simple, warm decor … read more