Part full-blown restaurant, part standing-room-only wine bar, this boxy space attracts after-work tipplers and diners. Sadly, the latter clientele get the short shrift: Chef Jason Bunin’s gimmicky, muddled menu includes dishes like gloppy yellow rice with bland escargot, or presliced chewy steak on a thick blue-cheese mashed-potato pedestal. To avoid disappointment, think of Vintage Irving as a wine bar instead of a restaurant: The eclectic selection of vinos by the glass features quality bottles from South Africa, Austria, Spain and New Zealand.
|Venue name:||Vintage Irving||Contact:|
118A E 15th St
|Cross street:||between Union Sq East and Irving Pl|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 5pm–midnight; Thu–Sat 5pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq|
|Price:||Average small plate: $13. AmEx, MC, V|