New York, NY 10003
Village Voice's Description
Serving 750 labels of wine(!), the Vera Bar is the snug add-on to Frank, an Italian restaurant whose menu features Grandma's secret recipes and homemade pasta. The bar's look is that of an exquisitely curated vintage-furniture boutique: stained-glass portraits, exposed brick walls, and an ornate chandelier amid regal white, maroon, copper, and mahogany fixtures. Now, the drinks: though few in number, the beer choices are great, Ommengang's Rare Vos especially. To narrow down the extensive wine collection, go for the '99 Poggio l'Aiole Toscana Canaiolo, which conjures up the tastiest of buzzwords: "ruby red," "lingering berry-fruit perfume," and "velvety finish."