Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Restaurants > ABV Wine Bar

All Reader Reviews of...

ABV Wine Bar

1504 Lexington Ave., New York, NY, 10029
at 97th St.

Avg. Rating

Food: 9
Service: 7
Décor: 7

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

50% would go back.

Write your own review

Noisy, crowded, not great for anyone over 25

By aellin on 1/5/2013

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Noise level is impossible. The crowd is very young and doesn't seem to mind. The food is pretty good, maybe a little overrated, but a refreshing change for the neighborhood. The "super" french fries with Dik Dik sauce were a big soggy. Dik Dik sauce turns out to be a sort of cheese sauce that renders them very uncrispy. You'll end up having to use a knife and fork. Other dishes were excellent, as were the wines, though some are pricey. Waiter could have been more attentive but the place is such a scene, it's hard to blame him. If you want a wine bar with a bar scene, ABV may work for you. Unfortunately, the restaurant is not big enough to escape the scene. If want to enjoy a glass or two of wine in pleasant surroundings, this is not the place.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
147 out of 293 people found this review helpful.


By HotChildintheCity on 10/21/2012

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Fish tacos, brisket torta and fall gnocchi were incredible. Skip the fried ravioli.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
144 out of 281 people found this review helpful.

Add Comment

You will be prompted to sign in with your NYMag or
Facebook account.

  awful average excellent
In determining overall rating, food and service are given more weight.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Would you go back?

Some Hints:

  • The best reviews give a clear sense of why you liked or disliked a restaurant, bar, or store. And that means details. Mention specifics dishes, type of crowd, pros and cons...
  • If it's helpful to compare one place to another, go for it.
  • Come up with clever, funny, pithy subject lines, and write in the first person.
  • Don't forget to read the user rating guidelines and rules.
CloseUpdating your review
| Not you?