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The Tangled Vine Wine Bar & Kitchen

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  • Upper West Side
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  1. Photograph: Marianne Rafter
    Photograph: Marianne Rafter

    Tangled Vine

  2. Tangled Vine (Copyright 2009 Marianne Rafter, Photograph: Marianne Rafter)
    Copyright 2009 Marianne Rafter, Photograph: Marianne RafterTangled Vine

Time Out says

This UWS wine bar was conceived with the inquisitive drinker

in mind. Though the interior is generic, the wine—a mostly organic and biodynamic collection of Old World bottles—more than makes up for the setting. The eager sommelier-barkeeps steered us toward offbeat discoveries like a rare white Gravonia Rioja ($18) that was rich, raisiny and as viscous as sherry. There are also bargain gems like a crisp green-apple Chiorri Grechetto ($12). Snacks from former Mercat chef David Seigal round out the experience: a squid-ink fideos (paella made with short noodles) was exceptional.


434 Amsterdam Ave
New York
Cross street:
at 81st St
Subway: 1 to 79th St
Average drink: $11. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
Opening hours:
Mon–Wed 5pm–1am; Thu, Fri 5pm–2am; Sat 11am–3pm, 5pm–2am; Sun 11am–3pm, 5pm–1am
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