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98 Rivington St., at Ludlow St. (Lower East Side)
New York, NY
(1) 212-614-0473 | www.inotecanyc.com
HOURSSun.-Wed.: 12:00pm-1:00am; Thurs.-Sat.: 12:00pm-3:00pm
RESERVATIONSOnly accepted for groups of six or more
PRICE (COCKTAILS; GLASS OF WINE; ANTIPASTI)USD 12-13; USD 6-13; USD 7-14
SIGNATURE DRINKAny of the wines
BARYes - full bar
FOOD SERVED?Yes - hearty Italian small plates
OUTDOOR SPACEYes - cafe-style seating
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes
SUBWAYDelancey St.-Essex St. (F, J, M, Z); Grand St. (B, D); 2nd Ave. (F)
This window-wrapped, light-flooded Italian wine bar sits on the corner of one of the most lively intersections on the Lower East Side, drawing thick crowds of the devastatingly hip. While the space is primarily a restaurant with a tiny bar attached, it’s all about wine, wine, wine. The menu, which boasts over 600 selections hailing from some of Italy’s best vineyards (as well as a handful of Italian small plates, like panini and antipasti), is poured over daily by oenophiles and chatty post-work tipplers itching to socialize.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
The scene is stylish casual; opt for a breezy top, cute skirt, and some colorful bangles.
GO HERE WITH
Friends; wine lovers; significant other; a date
Oenophiles, foodies, and fashionable types in for the atmosphere.
WHY WE LIKE IT
The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, and almost every wine delightfully affordable. The private downstairs wine cellar with an antique farm table is a wonderfully rustic venue for dinner parties.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The line, which seems to be ever-present.
GOOD TO KNOW
‘inoteca comes from the brains behind ‘ino and ‘inoteca, liquori.
‘inoteca, liquori (New York); ‘ino, café/bar (New York)
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