Your ideal neighborhood wine bar


Cosmopolitan, Negroni, Daiquiri… New York has built up a solid reputation as a cocktail city. But the hegemony of long drinks is threatened more and more by wines from across the Atlantic. Riding the wave of the popularity of the French touch, the city lives at the frantic pace of wine bar openings. We selected one that we’re sure you will love.

Lelabar is the ideal neighborhood wine bar everyone dreams of having next door. Conviviality is imperative in this Lilliputian space on Hudson Street: the only seats are around the long oval bar that fills the entire spot. More than 200 wines were carefully selected by passionate and enthusiastic wine experts. You can’t decide between the aromatic freshness of Sauvignon and the minerality of Chablis terroir? Between the cherry flavors of this Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the round and powerful tannins of this Côte de Nuits? Let yourself guided by Lelabar’s sommeliers who steer you towards their best vintages.

In most wine bars, the limited selection of wines by the glass disappoints compared to the wide range of choices by the bottle. Eternal frustration that you will not encounter at Lelabar. Here their entire wine list is available by the glass with a purchase of two glasses. A small revolution which should delight more than one wine lover. Take the opportunity to make new discoveries and explore the ecumenical inventory of the menu: a fine selection from France and Italy but also more daring choices from the New World (a Merlot from Remhoogte estate in South Africa) and the old forgotten world (a superb Merlot from Veliko Rdeče in Slovenia). Kitchen side, miniature dishes prevail: the traditional coppa and prosciutto’s chiffonade and an artisanal cheese selection. There is also inspired tapas and small bites: creamy truffled polenta, beet root carpaccio with its crushed salted pistachios, Ortiz anchovies in olive oil from Basque country. Icing on the cake, Lelabar regularly organizes intimate wine tastings. Do not miss the next one on March 16th around wines of the Rhone.


422 Hudson Street, West Village

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