42 Rivington St., nr. Forsyth St.; 212-254-1675
A French mood prevails at this rustic brick-walled spot, where the light fare includes quiche, panini, and charcuterie.
2. Petrarca Vino e Cucina
34 White St., at Church St.; 212-625-2800
Arqua’s owners transformed the X-rated Baby Doll Lounge into an upstanding wine bar and all-day café.
3. Vin Noir
228 Mott St., nr. Prince St.; 212-925-6647
New in Nolita, serving appetizers like steak and tuna tartares and foie gras mousse.
4. Vino Vino
211 W. Broadway, at Franklin St.; 212-925-8510
Part wine bar, part wine store, so you can sip before you shop.
200 Mott St., nr. Spring St.; 212-966-0904
A Sardinian couple’s ode to Thelonious Monk, with a menu heavy on pasta, panini, and salads.