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Pair of 8's

568 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024 40.78866 -73.974341
between 87th and 88th Sts.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-874-2742 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

pairof8s.com

Nearby Subway Stops

B, C at 86th St.; 1 at 86th St.

Prices

$18-$33

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Notable Wine List

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

The lofty goal of this Upper West Side restaurant is not, as its name suggests, to impart poker tips, but rather to demystify wine, through informal food pairings and a 150-bottle list that offers 30 selections by the glass or two-ounce taste. Its owner and wine director are veterans of Café des Artistes—as is the chef, Bill Peet, whose globally inspired American menu includes lobster kebabs, Chablis-steamed mussels and littlenecks, and sautéed skate wing with arugula noodles. Peet smokes his own fish (in bold indifference to nearby Barney Greengrass), mixes Pecorino Romano and bacon into his burgers, and aspires to seduce the neighborhood with Monday's $25 two-course-and-a-drink prix fixe.

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