Tangled Vine Wine Bar and Kitchen
New York, NY 10024
Village Voice's Description
Wine bars can be tricky if you're not familiar with the scene. Like specialty coffee, a decided air of pretension can fill the air, but the Tangled Vine is a down to earth spot for wine lovers on the Upper West Side. What's more is that theyâve paired the approachable service with exotic foods at reasonable prices. Theyâve got a burger and meatballs, of course, but also chicken liver mousse on grilled bread, and pork belly, as well as fresh oysters from always-changing locations. More noteworthy is the service from a knowledgeable staff who will take time with those new to the whole "fine wine" thing. Wine pairings are suggested for every item on the menu, along with reasons why each wine works with each food. Weekend jazz livens things up a bit, but the food and wine alone might be enough for a spontaneous weekday drop-in. --Shane Barnes
Tips from foursquare
The new UWS wine bar & resto is turning out wood-hardening Mediterranean grub like tuscan fries, braised cuttlefish, & grilled hanger steak with duck fat mashed potatoes. The wine list is 160 deep.
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Check out their tasting flights paired with bites. The "oyster trio" includes whites from France, Spain and Italy.
Knowledgeable staff help you choose the perfect interesting, odd and funky wine. Try the pizzetta, meatballs and the potato chips!
Don't forget the house-made potato chips with smoked paprika and sea saltwith your crab croquetas with saffron aioli!
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