Mon-Thu, 5pm-2am; Fri, 5pm-4am; Sat, 11am-4am; Sun, 11am-2am
5pm-8pm; Buy 2, Get 1 Free
M, R at Steinway St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Sandwiched between the Irish pubs and Greek restaurants on Astoria’s 30th Avenue is this pioneering neighborhood wine bar. The decor is rustic, minimal, and warm: copper-paneled ceilings and dark wooden two-tops, and the private booths have chocolate suede couches and are divided by thin curtains. Along with a 100-strong wine list, there are specialty cocktails like the cucumber fauxjito, made with hand-labeled, house-infused vodka, and an extensive food menu that includes meat-and-potatoes pizza. Live world music and a spring brunch with terrace seating round out the mix.
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