Wine enhances a gourmet meal, just as 3-D glasses enhance a movie and pretending to like jazz enhances a jazz recital. Broaden your palate's tastes with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of European Tapas and Wine
The menu features European tapas such as French cheese platters ($16), shrimp-and-chorizo mini burgers with patatas bravas ($14), and a flatbread with porcini mushrooms and truffle oil ($18). The shareable plates pair deliciously with selections from the lengthy wine list.
As noted in its Zagat rating, Wine bar's intimate table arrangements "make it easy to make new friends." Indeed, from their perch at the long, flower-adorned tables, gathered groups pass around assorted pan-European small plates as new acquaintances clink glasses of sophisticated vino culled from the impressive collection dominating the wall space. Soft lighting glints off this East Village café's crimson accents, reflecting off the tables' glossy wood and illuminating sharable French cheese plates, Italian flatbreads drizzled with truffle oil, and exotic gelato flavors. Winebar's more than 100 varietals hail mainly from Italy, France, and Spain, sparking conversations of worldly travels, semesters abroad, and fruitless pursuits of Carmen Sandiego as guests sip by candlelight or quaff al fresco on the seasonal sidewalk patio.