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What to Drink at 12 Restaurants With Big Wine Lists

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1222111232008_10_hasmaps%20%283%29%20%281%29.jpgWant to drink a wine that is really special on your next night out? Sure you do. In the map below, Eater cuts through the jungle of New York City wine lists to find you the choices that are especially rare, unusually mature, and particularly well priced at 12 restaurants with big lists. What's drinking now? Read on to find out, but keep in mind that quantities may be limited, and pricing could change. If you like what you see, go and drink it.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Daniel

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60 E 65th St.
New York, NY 10065
(212) 288-0033
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[Krieger]

2. Eleven Madison Park

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11 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10010
(212) 889-0905
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[Krieger]

3. Chef's Table At Brooklyn Fare

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212 Schermerhorn St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 243-0050
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4. A Voce Columbus Restaurant

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10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
(212) 823-2523
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[Horine]

5. Del Posto

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85 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 497-8090
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Most diners at Del Posto might head directly for the B sections of the wine list: Brunello, Barolo, or Barbaresco. And those are well represented on the pages. But if you want to really take advantage of the diversity of Italian wine, there are some real values to be had from other regions. Pallagrello Nero is a little known grape that was basically forgotten before Vestini Campagnano started working with it and made it a star. Vestini Campagnano is one of the Campania’s most interesting wineries, but there are relatively few chances to try to the wines with any serious age. Del Posto offers the Vestini Campagnano Pallagrello Nero 2003 for only $105, which is considerably less than what you might pay for a comparable B wine. Have the Pallagrello Nero decanted and drink it along with game bird or beef.

6. The Modern

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9 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 333-1220
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[The Modern]

7. Veritas

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43 E 20th St.
New York, NY 10003
[Krieger]

8. Le Bernardin

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155 W 51st St.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 489-1515
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Chateau Simone was for a long time a secret held by very few American buyers. Despite the high quality, the wines were rarely talked about. But after an importer change, Simone became better known, and some mature vintages were also subsequently released. Those bottles garnered a lot of attention from local sommeliers, but unfortunately most of what was available has now sold through. The opportunity to taste the glory of old Simone is again becoming rare. Luckily, Le Bernardin still offers the Chateau Simone Blanc 2000 for $135. It is just the kind of wine that is perfect for the seafood heavy menu, and just the sort of wine that offers more in the bottle than the price tag would lead you to suspect.

9. Corton

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239 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013
(212) 219-2777
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[Krieger]

10. Ai Fiori

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400 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10018
(212) 695-4005
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[Krieger]

11. Gordon Ramsay at The London

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151 W 54th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 468-8888
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[Gordon Ramsay at The London]

12. Gotham Bar & Grill

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12 E 12th St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 620-4020
[Krieger]

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1. Daniel

60 E 65th St., New York, NY 10065
[Krieger]
60 E 65th St.
New York, NY 10065

2. Eleven Madison Park

11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010
[Krieger]
11 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10010

3. Chef's Table At Brooklyn Fare

212 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
Read Review |
[Facebook/Brooklyn Fare]
212 Schermerhorn St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

4. A Voce Columbus Restaurant

10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
[Horine]
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

5. Del Posto

85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Most diners at Del Posto might head directly for the B sections of the wine list: Brunello, Barolo, or Barbaresco. And those are well represented on the pages. But if you want to really take advantage of the diversity of Italian wine, there are some real values to be had from other regions. Pallagrello Nero is a little known grape that was basically forgotten before Vestini Campagnano started working with it and made it a star. Vestini Campagnano is one of the Campania’s most interesting wineries, but there are relatively few chances to try to the wines with any serious age. Del Posto offers the Vestini Campagnano Pallagrello Nero 2003 for only $105, which is considerably less than what you might pay for a comparable B wine. Have the Pallagrello Nero decanted and drink it along with game bird or beef.

85 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011

6. The Modern

9 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
[The Modern]
9 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019

7. Veritas

43 E 20th St., New York, NY 10003
[Krieger]
43 E 20th St.
New York, NY 10003

8. Le Bernardin

155 W 51st St., New York, NY 10019

Chateau Simone was for a long time a secret held by very few American buyers. Despite the high quality, the wines were rarely talked about. But after an importer change, Simone became better known, and some mature vintages were also subsequently released. Those bottles garnered a lot of attention from local sommeliers, but unfortunately most of what was available has now sold through. The opportunity to taste the glory of old Simone is again becoming rare. Luckily, Le Bernardin still offers the Chateau Simone Blanc 2000 for $135. It is just the kind of wine that is perfect for the seafood heavy menu, and just the sort of wine that offers more in the bottle than the price tag would lead you to suspect.

155 W 51st St.
New York, NY 10019

9. Corton

239 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
[Krieger]
239 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013

10. Ai Fiori

400 5th Ave., New York, NY 10018
[Krieger]
400 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10018

11. Gordon Ramsay at The London

151 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019
[Gordon Ramsay at The London]
151 W 54th St
New York, NY 10019

12. Gotham Bar & Grill

12 E 12th St., New York, NY 10003
[Krieger]
12 E 12th St.
New York, NY 10003

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