Of all the Blue Ribbon spots, this is the smallest and most neighborhood-y. It’s a tiny bar on quiet street in the West Village, and it’s perfect for a low-key drink (if you manage to get a seat). The whole place consists of one bar with around 10 seats and a little counter to the side. So don’t bring a group here, but do bring a date if you want to have a few drinks with the option of food. The menu has mostly small stuff like cheese, steak tartare, and a variety of toasts
Where we've featured it
Wine bars don’t have to be pretentious, scary places. Here are 28 of the best ones in the city.
More spots in West VillageSee more
This West Village Italian spot is starting to feel just a tad dated - but the food is as good as ever. Try it for a special dinner, and order pasta.
There are two Garrets in the city, and the one on the west side is a speakeasy above a Five Guys. It’s a cool space, but expect a crowd and top-40.
Fairfax is a West Village wine bar/all-day-cafe. Located in the former Perla space, it’s run by Gabe Stulman, who also owns Fedora across the street.
More American spotsSee more
Lella Alimentari is a friendly cafe in Williamsburg where you can hang out, eat a sandwich, and talk to an employee in a bright red beanie.
There are better spots to spend this much money on food, but Riverpark is one of the only places around Murray Hill to have drinks by the water.
Tipsy Parson has done a perfect job of creating a place that looks and feels like a Southern restaurant, but at the cost of under-delivering on the food. Look elsewhere to satisfy your comfort food cravings.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more