bahr | che

bahr | che
26 Astor Pl
(between Broadway & Lafayette St)
Manhattan, NY 10003
(212) 260-2220
Website

The wine bar bahr|che, located in the St Marks/ Cooper Square area may be a bit hard to find but once discovered it’s a nice change of pace from the typical area bars with dollar shots and packed with NYU college students. To avoid spending hours on the search, be sure to find bahr|che on the ground floor of the Gwathmey Siegel building, behind the Chase Bank.

Bahr|che is small, “L” shaped with high ceilings and a modern interior design by Richard Bloch (Bloch is also responsible for such notable NYC restaurants as Masa, Bar Masa and Dovetail to name few.) The walls are covered with square shaped light maple wood panels arranged on top of each other in awkward angles resulting with some wood pieces artfully sticking out. The dark colored bar has an array of wines perfectly arranged on shelves that reach the ceiling. Toward bahr|che’s rear is a brighter section with a view of the street. The area is complete with red semi-circular booths and round tables.

 

 

This wine bar also specializes in cheeses and charcuterie but still serves good food for lunch and dinner and weekend brunch. The portions are very small and will leave you yearning for more.On my first visit to bahr|che I had the three cheese selection: Latur from Piemonte, Italy – made from cow, sheep and goat milk; Tomme Crayeuse from the Rhone Alpes of France – made from cow milk; and Cabot Clothbound from Greensboro, Vermont. I’m normally not a goat cheese lover, but the Latur was very good it did not have the particular goat cheese smell/taste that I find unpleasant. The cheeses complimented the fruity taste of the Riesling Spatlese wine that I ordered. I also had their Lobster Mac and Cheese which was also very good. Although the food was very tasty, the wine selection is the highlight of this place. With over 1,500 to choose from there’s always something new to try. Their wines from every region of the globe are available either by carafe or bottle at reasonable New York City prices.

 

 

The atmosphere at this place is subdued and very relaxed, a great way to unwind after work or end of the day. At night it’s romantic and intimate with soft music, dim lights and candles on the table.

Over all bahr|che is a pretty solid place, a great selection of wines, great food and a comfortable atmosphere. After my first visit, I was sold on this place and kept on coming back for drinks. It’s great to start or end the evening for a pre or post dinner drinks. Whenever you’re in the area and just want to relax and enjoy a glass of wine, make sure to visit bhar|che and don’t forget your GPS, you might need it to find it.

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ACME Bar and Grill

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ACME Bar and Grill
9 Great Jones st.
New York NY 10012
212-420-1934
Official site

*This venue is now closed.

Located in the NoHo (North of Houston st.) section of Manhattan and around the corner from such restaurants as Bond St. Sushi and Il Buco is ACME Bar and Grill. At first glance this Cajun/Southern styled bistro’s awning suggests hardware store, but don’t be put off, ACME may just become one of your favorite spots for tasty comfort food.

I came here for brunch one Sunday afternoon. I had the fried chicken stake with eggs, cheese grits and home fries. It’s one of those meals that you try not to make a habit of eating, basically heart attack food, but nevertheless very good! For $12 a hearty brunch comes with a brunch entrée, cornbread, coffee or tea and a cocktail or wine. In true Cajun/Southern style the servings are huge; I wasn’t even able to finish my meal.

The décor is very homey and made to evoke a southern feel. There is a great painting along the wall that depicts Louisiana and its Cajun roots. The walls and ceiling are also filled southern football team flags, great quirky vintage oil company signs like “Sunco,” and vintage and neon beer ads. One wall is dedicated to framed hand painted pictures of country singers and beneath that is an endless display of bottles of numerous brands of hot sauce.

The next time I come here it will be for dinner and I’ll also check out their lounge downstairs below the restaurant. I hear they have great performances from local artist.  ACME Bar and Grill is a well priced cozy place for down home comfort food done just right. Just be ready to eat.



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