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Noble Food & Wine
This venue is closed.
This dimly lit narrow bar and sublevel restaurant has a singular gimmick: Its store-and-squirt enomatic wine system. The temperature-controlled contraption plugs-up multiple open bottles with nitrogen to block oxidation (spoilage) for almost a month. In short: You can drink pricey vintages here by the glass. Disappointingly, the revolving owners have lost-track of their biggest selling point, which should be drawing downtown oenophiles nightly. There’s an overly ambitious menu offering a huge portion of tender short rib with onion purée and an at least half-pound foie gras burger that somehow manages to come out pink, but seriously dry. And while a PR campaign spreads word that the playlist has been selected by D.J. Mark Ronson, a sleek curved bar rests empty. Cute Venetian crystal chandeliers pretty the awkward cube-like dining area, but better to concentrate on the varietals at the front-room bar and find the little sobering plates you’re craving elsewhere.
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