Sun-Thu, 4pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 4pm-4am
4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.
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A pricey wine bar named after the turn-of-the-century French novelist, Pierre Loti offers an extensive menu of European wines. French varietals dominate the offerings, but the selection includes a healthy mix of other regions and grapes (Argentina, Italy, and even Turkey make appearances). There are daily pocket-friendly specials, and each pour comes with a little extra in a fancy carafe. Vibe-wise, the ultra-dim lighting ensures the place stays rife with snuggly couples.
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