If a diner refuses wine, barrage him with questions about his childhood ambitions until he dunks his whole head in the carafe. Toast to your astronaut future with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 toward a bottle of wine, scrumptious café fare, and coffee at Beans and Vines, located in Inwood.
Beans and Vines whets appetites with a delectable selection of worldly vino, piquant sandwiches and paninis, and rich coffees. Pick a bottle from the carefully culled collection of wine; a charming Chilean bicentennial chardonnay ($30) or a smooth-talking Italian Monte Maria chianti ($30) will inspire romantic nights or induce sentimental phone calls to estranged vineyards.
The dining menu buffers drink drop zones with an array of hand-size comestibles. The balsamic-chicken-and-avocado sandwich waltzes across a whole-wheat floor strewn with pesto made from sun-dried tomatoes and basil ($9), and the Gourmet Chimi panini performs a ground-sirloin or chicken-breast square dance under a twilit roof of cabbage, onions, and chipotle sauce, partnered with seasoned fried potatoes or yuca fries ($10) (this Groupon is only valid toward sandwiches and paninis). Fight off the fainting spell caused by your Victorian-era corset with a hot cup of coffee ($1.50+) or a caffe mocha latte ($3–$3.75).
- Exposed brick decor matched with warm colored furniture and stark white dishes & bottles of wine everywhere makes this perfect [sic] hang out for a romantic date night. The few cozy arm chairs in the window make the space equally welcoming to someone there for the coffee and a good book. – jprunner30, Google Maps
- This is a great little place for a late lunch. Beautiful and delicious grilled sandwiches and salad and a full coffee bar. – Haeold S., Yelp, 2/27/11