215 E. 4th St., New York, NY, 10009
nr. Ave. B
By spersper on 3/12/2008
This is a rather marvelous little wine bar (well, cave) in Alphabet city, with great music (jazz, blues, soul), great wine (esoteric Italian varietals - think squinzano from Apulia), and a wonderful menu (fried artichokes, charcuterie, bucatini with pesto) and cheese selection that complements the rustic vibe and, most importantly, the vino. Management changed a few months ago - three of the employees took it over and have breathed new life into this hip, humble, intimate spot.
By jayjay on 12/20/2006
As a fan of Max, I was excited to check out In Vino. However, nothing leaves a bad taste in one's mouth like awful service. The bartender was smarmy and ridiculous, the manager a petty bureaucrat, the hostess was pretty (vacant) and didn't know the first thing about her job, and this is all before we sat down. Our waiter was a complete mess, a total phony bordering on douchebag. Also, my tuna carpaccio was frozen.
By Dujour on 1/9/2004
A simple concept perfectly executed... a spectacular array of southern Italian wines, great tapa-like noshes in a bodega-like setting. I felt like I was in Spain or Italy. The waiter seemed to take our vague requests ("I like Big / juicy reds...") and find something to everyones liking. I loved it and will return.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.