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New York: Wine Bars
These new wine bars are ideal places to swirl, sip—and sup.
Ardesia Order irresistible house-made pretzels, the quail-egg toast (a sly take on eggs Benedict), and a banh mi sandwich reimagined with house-cured duck. Snacks for two $45.
Terroir Tribeca With a zillion times more space than the cult East Village original, this brick-walled TriBeCa location still gets seriously crowded. That’s because Paul Grieco’s quirky wine list reads like a pop postmodern novel and chef Marco Canora’s fried sage–wrapped lamb sausage and veal-and-ricotta meatballs are addictive. Snacks for two $24.
Bar Maialino Maialino’s enoteca is a perfect place for a pre-dinner quartino of new-wave Lambrusco and a few rosy curls of La Quercia prosciutto. Come before seven to snag a spot with a view of Gramercy Park. Snacks for two $50. —Anya von Bremzen