Offering a wide selection of wine by the bottle or glass, this cozy wine bar also serves a menu of small plates to be shared. The Gnarly Vine offers 30 whites and almost 100 reds, including a Domaine De La Romanee-Conti, 1969 Echezeaux for $1,000. Closed Sunday.
Best Tapas/Small Plates (2012)
Best Chill Bar Spot (2009)
A bottle of red, a bottle of white—it all depends upon your appetite. If we didn’t know any better we’d think the Piano Man was singing about The Gnarly Vine. With a small plates menu and a wine list that features more than 100 bottles, The Gnarly Vine is a great escape for those looking for a “chill” spot with a hip Manhattan-feel. The place is perfect for a casual night out, a business meeting, or for a tête-à-tête with your new love.
Best Cheese Plates (2012)
This buzzy, cheerful, neighborhood tapas bar feels very Spanish, with a nightly crowd of casual wine drinkers and a long menu of simple bites. The perfect partner to a couple of wind-down glasses is The Gnarly Vine’s delectable and ever-changing cheese plate—usually offered with fresh fruit, quince paste, and honey.