This SoHo-inspired restaurant and wine bar located one block from the Paramount Center for the Arts offers such dishes as miso-glazed butterfish with soba noodles, New York strip steak with blue cheese & caramelized onion sauce and half or full orders of pasta like mushroom ravioli in a truffle-cream sauce. Look for wallet-friendly weekday specials like a Wed $10 Burger Menu and Thurs $18 Two-Course Steak Dinner. An award-winning wine list includes 12 reds and 12 whites by the glass. The restaurant offers live music Wed through Sun and feature all types of music, including rock, blues and R&B, soul, swing and singer/songwriter. Now featuring brunch on Saturdays and Sundays and open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Reservations suggested, especially on weekends.
Best Place for a Date Night (2010)
Best Wine Bar (2012)
Best Live Music Spot (2012)
Best Live Music Spot (2013)
Best New Live Music Spot (2009)
There’s nothing like a little vino to get people dancing and at 12 Grapes, soon after the drinks are poured, the live bands start up. “I want people to think of this as a house party more so than a restaurant,” says co-owner Rich Credidio. It doesn’t matter what kind of music you like, either, since the musical offerings are as varied as the wine list. When you work up an appetite, you can nibble on lobster dumplings with Thai dipping sauce, roasted tomato flatbread pizza, or their most popular dessert, banana rum bread pudding.