Although New York City’s BYOB scene isn’t as robust as, say, Philadelphia’s, there are still restaurants which let you bring your own bottle. Carmen Castorina, director of communications for Bodega Elena de Mendoza — which has recently launched a very versatile $9 bottle of Argentine Malbec — recommends the spots listed below, as well as taking along a bottle of Malbec.
“It’s a grape that’s accessible, meaning that it can pair well with a fairly wide variety of restaurants,”?he notes. “Given the diversity of spots in New York, it’s a great choice.”
Castorina notes that in today’s economy, people are looking for a good deal, and you can’t go wrong with a BYOB. “You’ll get your money’s worth.”
Where you can BYOB in NYC
300 E. 12th St.
New Yorkers’ perennial favorite vegetarian restaurant
Cafe and Wine Room
973 Columbus Ave.
Prix fixe menu serving French/Caribbean fare
709 Ninth Ave.
First outpost of Druze (people living in mountains of Syria, Lebanon and Israel) cooking in New York
113 Ludlow St.
Tapas-style Filipino cuisine
575 Henry St., Brooklyn
Consistently ranked as best pizza in New York
250 Fourth Ave., Brooklyn
Famed taco happy hour features $2 tacos
127 E. Seventh St.
Cheese, beef and chocolate fondue