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Sweet Grapes

39 Essex St., New York, NY 10002 40.716174 -73.989571
nr. Grand St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-253-7747 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Romantic, Wine Bar

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Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 8th St.-NYU; F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.

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Sweet Grapes is a mix of old New York and suburban kitsch. With its romantic yet refreshingly un-hip vibe, the wine barófrom the same owners as the neighboring Flowers Caféódefinitely won’t be stealing scene-seeking customers from the nearby Beauty and Essex. Fake grape vines adorn the awning and climb the burgundy walls. A tiny bar is squeezed into the dark, cramped space, while two tables lit by votive candles inhabit the shadowy rear. The wine list is as modest as the bar; an uninspired list of 11 reds, 11 whites, and 10 beers. Although the food is also rather lackluster, patrons can munch on bar snacks like pretzels and chocolate. Bottom lineógo for the intimacy, not for the wine selection.