It’s easy to find a beer in this town for $5—so why not a fine glass of wine? To our rescue comes this subterranean, grottolike café on the Lower East Side; an abbreviated menu includes cheese and charcuterie plates, panini and mini-quiches.
42 Rivington St
|Cross street:||between Eldridge and Forsyth Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 5pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $6. AmEx, MC, V|