Wine is great, especially during happy hour.
J told me that 8th Street Wine Cellar had a happy hour where a selection of their wine bottles are only $18, from 4-7pm. When we got there around 6pm, the place was already packed. We got seated half an hour later but at a great spot. Snuggled up in a corner of the bar, perfect.
I like how we're nestled in the corner where we won't get bothered much but can still get the attention of the bartender if needed.
We started off with a bottle immediately since time was tight.
Our food came pretty quickly. I love me some white wine, I decided on the Riesling. It was light and crisp, delicious.
Charcuterie ($16) board. Now we're talking.
From left to right -- mystery meat (no idea what it is, not that great anyways), kielbasa, gerkins, soppresata, pepperoni, and mortadella.
Baked MacDougal n' Cheese ($9) was pretty impressive, very cheesy and the secret ingredient was mozzarella cheese.
We ordered some extra Bruschette ($12) since we had some more wine. From top to bottom -- ricotta and jam, mushroom and white truffle oil, squash with goat cheese and chutney, and hummus with cucumber and tsastiki.
I would love to come back because of the great happy hour deal. But to secure a seat would mean to come early. This spot will definitely be on my list when summer comes since there's summer Fridays!
8th Street Wine Cellar
28 W 8th St
New York, NY 10011