Unlike Similac Baby Formula, which is reserved for babies and experimenting teens, wine can be consumed by adults. Separate the towerers from the toddlers with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of wine and gourmet fare at Claret Wine Bar in Queens.
Claret Wine Bar boasts a friendly atmosphere, delectable dishes, and more than 100 varieties of wine from around the world. Paint your palate with a customized platter of imported meats and cheeses ($12–$26), or nibble other savory menu items such as a smoked-salmon tartine layered with citrus honey apple, and a roasted-jalapeno-and-goat-cheese tapanade ($10). Claret's grape-minded staff is happy to offer pairing suggestions from the extensive collection of reds, whites, and celestial blues. In addition to its full-bodied flavor, a glass of 2005 South African pinotage contains absolutely no vuvuzelas ($8). Taste faraway lands with a carafe of 2008 J&H Selbach Riesling from Germany ($12), or go local with a bottle of 2009 Wolffer Estate rose grown and fermented on Long Island ($36). For the cork-averse, Claret also offers a fine selection of craft beers on tap. Claret Wine Bar's rough-edged, art-lined exposed brick walls are tempered by refined oak floors and the scent of freshly cut flowers. Practice a sophisticated snap to the sounds of live jazz and bluegrass on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
Thirty-six Yelpers give Claret Wine Bar an average of four stars:
- Wonderful! Great wines with fantastic food pairings. Such a joy. Light lovely live music to accompany ambiance. I highly recommend this place. – Brittany C.
- everyone is super friendly and knowledgeable. They serve over 35 wines by the glass, well priced and truly great selection (try the super Tuscan). – Lola G.