by Christy Canterbury MW

New York City’s Best Restaurant Wine Lists

New York crushes wine.

This metropolis loves great wine lists. And, we want to enjoy them with excellent food and good service. So, this year’s “Best List” takes into account more than ever the overall experience.

Your wine director parades around a snazzy bottle throughout service instead of repouring your glasses or offering help with the list? New Yorkers notice. We also wonder if that bottle being shown off repeatedly while being walked like a dog through your dining room actually has the same wine in the bottle. We’re jaded ike that.

New Yorkers also tire of wine lists that look the same everywhere. Oh, you got an allocation of one bottle of Ganevat, too? With the absolute world of wine at their disposals, New York city sommeliers should not be crafting look-alike wine lists. The best NYC wine lists offer a diversity of styles and prices as well as wines that diners actually want to drink.  Just as I don’t want to drink from a list of nothing but big brands, I also want more than the obvious cult and kool kid wines.

Concise lists can be fascinating to explore as their tome-like brethren, but a wine list has to be distintive to make this list. I’ve scrubbed off a lot of restaurants this year, even some that I frequent. New York is too dialed in to offer slack.

15 East

212-647-0015

Union Square

 

21 Club

212-582-7200

Midtown West

 

Ai Fiori 212-613-8660

Midtown West

 

Agern

646-568-4018

Midtown East

 

Aldea

212-675-7223

Chelsea

Amali 212-339-8363 Upper East Side

 

American Cut Steakhouse

212-388-5277

Midtown East

 

American Cut Steakhouse

212-226-4736

Tribeca

 

Aquavit

212-307-7311

Midtown East

 

Aretsky’s Patroon

212-883-7373

Midtown East

 

Asiate

212-805-8800

Upper West Side

 

Atera

212-226-1444

Tribeca

 

Aureole

866-458-7224

Midtown West

 

Balthazar

212-343-1274

SoHo

 

Bar Boulud

212-595-0303

Upper West Side

 

Bâtard

212-219-2777

Tribeca

 

Beaubourg Brasserie

212-981-8588

FiDi

 

Benoit

646-943-7373

Midtown West

 

Black Barn Restaurant

212-265-5959

Nomad

 

Blanca

347-799-2807

East Williamsburg

 

BLT Prime

212-995-8500

Upper East Side

 

BLT Steak

212-752-7470

Midtown East

 

Blue Hill

212-539-1776

Greenwich Village

 

Boqueria

212-255-4160

Flatiron

 

Boqueria

212-255-6047

Garment District

 

Boqueria

212-343-4255

SoHo

 

Boqueria 212-343-2227

Upper East Side

 

Bouley at Home

212-255-5828

Chelsea

 

Boulud Sud

212-595-1313

Upper West Side

 

Boutros

718-403-0055

Brooklyn Heights

 

Casa Lever

212-888-2700

Midtown East

 

Casa Mono

212-253-2773

Union Square

 

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare

718-243-0050

Midtown West

 

City Winery

212-608-0555

SoHo

 

Colonie

718-855-7500

Brooklyn Heights

 

Cookshop

212-924-4440

Chelsea

 

Cosme

212-913-9659

Gramercy

 

Cote

212-401-7986

Chelsea

 

Craft

212-780-0880

Flatiron

 

CUT by Wolfgang Puck

646-880-1995

FiDi

 

Daniel

212-288-0033

Upper East Side

 

DB Bistro Moderne

212-391-2400

Midtown West

 

Del Posto

212-497-8090

Chelsea

 

Eleven Madison Park

212-889-0905

Flatiron

 

Eli’s Table

212-717-9798

Upper East Side

 

Esca

212-564-7272

Midtown West

 

Fausto

917-909-1427

Park Slope

 

Felidia

212-758-1479

Midtown East

 

Gabriel Kreuther

212-257-5826

Midtown West

 

Gotham Bar & Grill

212-620-4020

Greenwich Village

 

Gramercy Tavern

212-477-0777

Gramercy

 

Hearth

646-602-1300

East Village

Il Posto Accanto

212-228-3562

East Village

 

Indian Accent

212-842-8070

Midtown West

 

I Trulli

212-481-7372

Gramercy

 

Jean-Georges

212-299-3900

Upper West Side

 

Jewel Bako

212-979-1012

East Village

 

Junoon

212-490-2100

Chelsea

 

Jung Sik

212-219-0900

Tribeca

 

Keen’s Steakhouse

212-947-3636

Midtown West

 

Ko

212-203-8095

East Village

 

L’Appart

212-981-8577

FiDi

 

Lafayette

212-533-3000

NoHo

 

Landmarc

212-823-6123

Upper West Side

 

L’Artusi

212-255-5757

West Village

 

Le Bateau Ivre

212-583-0579

Midtown East

 

Le Bernardin

212-633-2129

Midtown West

 

Le Cirque

212-644-0202

Midtown East

 

Le Coucou

212-271-4252

SoHo

 

Lincoln Ristorante

212-359-6500

Upper West Side

 

Locanda Verde

212-925-3797

Tribeca

 

Lupa

212-982-5089

Greenwich Village

 

Maialino

212-777-2410

Gramercy

 

Maloney & Porcelli

212-750-2233

Midtown East

 

Marea

212-582-5100

Midtown West

 

Marta

212-651-3800

NoMad

 

Masa

212-823-9807

Columbus Circle

Milos

212-245-7400

Midtown West

 

Molyvos

212-582-7500

Midtown West

 

Momofuku Ko

212-203-8095

East Village

 

Momofuku Ma Pêche

212-757-5878

Midtown West

 

Narcissa 212-228-3344

East Village

 

Nice Matin

212-873-6423

Upper West Side

 

Niche Niche

No Phone

Soho

 

Milos

212-245-7400

Midtown West

 

Molyvos

212-582-7500

Midtown West

 

Momofuku Ko

212-203-8095

East Village

 

Momofuku Ma Pêche

212-757-5878

Midtown West

 

Narcissa 212-228-3344

East Village

 

Nice Matin

212-873-6423

Upper West Side

 

Niche Niche

No Phone

Soho

 

Oceana

212-759-5941

Midtown West

 

Olmsted

718-552-2610

Prospect Heights

 

Osteria Morini

212-965-8777

NoHo

 

Otto

212-995-9559

Greenwich Village

 

Park Avenue NYC

212-951-7111

Gramercy

 

Per Se

212-823-9335

Upper West Side

 

Porter House New York

212-823-9500

Upper West Side

 

Quality Italian

212-390-1111

Midtown West

 

Quality Meats

212-371-9362

Midtown West

 

Reynard 718-460-8004

Williamsburg

 

River Park

212-729-9790

Gramercy

 

Roberta’s

718-417-1118

Bushwick

 

Sistina

212.861.7660

Upper East Side

 

Smith & Wollensky

212-753-1530

Midtown East

 

St. Anselm

Williamsburg

718-384-5054

 

The Finch

718.218.4444

Clinton Hill

 

The Grill

212-375-9001

Midtown East

 

The Modern

212-333-1220

Midtown West

 

The Musket Room

212-219-0764

Nolita

 

The Pool

Midtown East

212-375-9001

 

The River Café

718-522-5200

DUMBO

 

Tocqueville

212-647-1515

Union Square

 

Tribeca Grill

212-941-3900

Tribeca

 

Union Square Cafe

212-243-4020

Union Square

 

Untitled at the Whitney

212-570-3670

Meatpacking District

 

Upland 212-686-1006

NoMad

 

Vinegar Hill House

718-522-1018

DUMBO

 

Wallsé

212-352-2300

West Village