Looking for a nice place to sip a glass of port wine? New York City has some of the best wine bars around. You can find a glass of this tasty Iberian wine from downtown to uptown and everywhere in between. Here are our top five picks for port wine in the Big Apple.
200 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
Barawine is a trendy spot in Harlem known for its great brunch selection. With a DJ spinning some jams and some truly delicious eats, you can’t go wrong with this restaurant. Try a glass of their port wine with some chocolate cake in the outdoor seating area, and be transported away from the hustle and bustle of New York City. With a great selection of wine and servers who know what is on the list, you’ll be happy you came here.
Morell Wine Bar
1 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
Conveniently located right at the heart of Rockefeller Center, there’s no better place to experience the center of the Big Apple than at Morell Wine Bar. Morrell has some of the largest varieties of wine in town, coming from all over the world. Check out wines from Austria, France, Spain, Italy and America. Here you can order wine by the glass or by the bottle.
24 Harrison St.
New York, NY 10013
Claiming to be one of the best wine bars in all of New York City, Terroir is a hip, punk bar with two locations: one in Tribeca and the other at the High Line. The wine list is extensive and you will be hard-pressed to find a wine you do not like here. Try out some new wines you have never heard of before like a syrah or a grenache. Terroir is definitely a place you want to head to for a different take on a wine bar.
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401 West 52nd St.
New York, NY 10019
Located in Midtown, Casellula is a wine and cheese bar. This classy eatery is popular with locals and tourists alike. Casellula teaches you to pair wines with delicate foods, a great way to learn how to taste each. The variety of wines here is great, and you will certainly learn quite a bit every time you decide to visit. The port wines offered here include options from both California and Portugal. Stop by Casellula with friends for a quick bite before the ballet.
Kaia Wine Bar
1614 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10128
This uptown bar and restaurant offers dishes inspired by South Africa. The wine list at Kaia shows wines mostly from Africa, but you can also find some that are from South and North America. Pair your wine with such exotic dishes as ostrich, pickled beets, lamb’s tongue and more. If you want to impress a date, this is a good place to start your night on the town.
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