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Bars, Wine bars Greenwich Village
5 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
Photograph: Tova Carlin
Photograph: Tova Carlin Amelie

French natives Samie Didda and Germain Michel have brought their popular San Francisco wine bar to New York. The pair's heritage carries through to the 300-bottle wine list and small-plates menu, which features Gallic dishes like daube provençale (red-wine–braised lamb), steak tartare and Emmental-stuffed ravioli with truffle oil. Wine-bottle sconces light the 56-seat spot, which includes a wood coffee table and red epoxy-topped bar.


Venue name: Amélie
Address: 22 W 8th St
New York
Cross street: between Fifth Ave and Macdougal Pl
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 4pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 4pm–2am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, M to W 4th St; 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq
Price: Average glass of wine: $9. AmEx, MC, V
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My new favorite wine bar in NYC - everything about this place is amazing. It is located in the quaint West Village, perfect for a post-afternoon stroll in the beautiful neighborhood for a refreshing glass of wine. Their happy hour deal is amazing... $12 wine flight that includes 3 heaping glasses of wine - not just a few sips. This is hefty pour! The deal costs $16 after 7 PM, but even that's a great deal for 3 glasses of wine. And you can either choose from the restaurant's listed recommendations for the flight, or build your own with ANY wine on the menu! Unfortunately I didn't get to taste any of the food, but from looking at the tables next door, the cheese and charcuterie boards looked amazing. Cannot wait to go back and try the food!

With daily happy hour specials ($12 flight of wine, $6 appetizers) from 4-7pm, a fantastic waitstaff that's attentive and accommodating, and delicious food, Amelie truly embodies the Parisian experience. Located a block away from Washington Square Park, this small and intimate restaurant is the perfect place for a first date - or really, any kind of date. The waiters here are extremely knowledgeable in their diverse list of wine, so do take their recommendations to heart. Some of my favorite items here are their Txakoli and Sancerre white, pistachio goat cheese (a must get) and smoked salmon crostinis. They take reservations, so do make sure you make one ASAP!  

This French gem is a must try! Their free baguettes are enough to bring you in and keep you satisfied, then add their caramelized onion goat cheese appetizer or wine flight and you will never want to leave, especially with the best French staff around! Each staff member has curated their favorite wines into accessible flights, but they also let you create your own. They do get extremely busy right at 5pm, so make a reservation or get there right when they open and stay all night! 

Fantastic food, wine, and hospitality. French flair and excellence without the attitude! My favorites are the Lamb chops, the trout, the ceviche, the bread, the escargot -- actually, everything on the menu. And....when you order something without salt or cream as I do, no problem at all. The staff is always interested in introducing it's patrons to wines well within a budget and never push a higher priced pour!

Excellent! Party of 5 and we all enjoyed everything put in front of us. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is fun.