A small, East Village wine bar owned by Marco Canora and Paul Grieco, famous for their work at neighboring Hearth Restaurant, Terroir celebrates everything wine. The dining room, with a red ceiling and bubble-like light fixtures, has only 24 seats, and the menu is provided in a decorated binder. Grieco has created a list of international wines complemented by impressive selections of beer, cider, and champagne. This wine bar also offers a fairly extensive menu of food items crafted by Marco Canora, including bar snacks, paninis, and salads. Highlights include the sage leaves with lamb sausage and veal and ricotta meatballs.
Sherry lovers should visit Terroir during happy hour, which is held from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Before 6 p.m., Fino and Oloroso sherries are free.