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by ArtF
June 30th, 2020, 4:42 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Returned to Thom Thom in Wantagh. BYO is $15/bottle. Good stems and attitude. Decanters available. Well chosen wine list. Several bottles with some age at good prices. Recommend the Cedar River Farm rib steak and very fresh sushi. Attentive service but dining room tends to get loud. Open again now ...
by ArtF
April 17th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Helpful list from OpenTable. Option to limit selection to Long Island / Hamptons. Seems to have been kept up to date until everything shut down. Hopefully will be helpful again in the not too distant future. Stay calm and drink thoughtfully--

https://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?pid=370&m=8
by ArtF
March 1st, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Smoked Barn, Levittown. Less than 10 tables. BYOB no charge. Bring glasses. Smoked brisket was tender and juicy. I think it's best to get there as early as possible so everything is just cooked. Returned last night. Still free to byo. I saw a few wine glasses on other tables. But we were given stem...
by ArtF
February 19th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Berkshires MASS BYO's
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Re: Berkshires MASS BYO's

Old Inn on the Green, New Marlborough, near Butternut Ski Resort, 30 mins from Stockbridge. $35 corkage. Elegant dining by candlelight with no electricity in dining room. Kitchen is very modern and so is cooking. Restaurant has a large Burgundy selection, as does the Red Lion in Stockbridge. https:/...
by ArtF
February 12th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Blu Mediterranean, West Babylon offers free corkage. Nice wine glasses. In fact, everything is nice about this venue. Reminds me of Basil Cafe in Saint James. Carefully decorated and very pleasant and accommodating. Hard to see difference between Persian and Turkish menu. Instead of Persian stews, t...
by ArtF
February 8th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Robke's Country Inn, Northport. Above average red sauce Italian. They only offer nondescript wines by the glass, but allow BYO for $20 corkage. We were charged $30. Pretty good wine glasses. Cash only, entrees are half price at lunch. No reservations accepted. Very large portions, moderate prices. ...
by ArtF
December 29th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Osteria Morini, in Roosevelt Field, near Pain Quotidian. Corkage is $25 per bottle, $50 mag. Max 2 bottles or 1 mag. https://osteriamorini.com/roosevelt-field/menus/beverage-list/ Informal atmosphere for a classy northern Italian meal: creamy ricotta on thick bruscetta toast; mixed grill with very t...
by ArtF
December 29th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Robke's Country Inn, Northport. Not sure about a restaurant that only serves wine by the glass. Anyone been? Corkage is allowed, seems to be around $20 - $25. Cash only. Not sure if they take reservations. I think it has been around a long time, but I’ve never gone. What is the appeal? Family membe...
by ArtF
December 28th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Reykjavik recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

Re: Reykjavik recommendations?

We saw lots of sheep and horses while driving and on the menus.
by ArtF
December 28th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Robke's Country Inn, Northport. Not sure about a restaurant that only serves wine by the glass. Anyone been? Corkage is allowed, seems to be around $20 - $25. Cash only. Not sure if they take reservations.
by ArtF
November 27th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

" Pace's has free 1st bottle corkage fee. After 1st it is $25 with no bottle limit. "

Free corkage is all the time or only on T-Day?

http://pacessteakhouse.com/
by ArtF
November 26th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77686

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

"prune, the classic east village bistro...latest corkage is $30.+"
Website now says $35 per 750 bottle.


https://prunerestaurant.com/
by ArtF
November 17th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

"As a follow up, I was just at Stella last night. Food was great, but I forgot how bad the stemware is."

Last night at Basil Cafe, St. James. Nice stems, nice dinner, nice people.
by ArtF
November 17th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77686

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

I expect to update this thread by the end of the month. If you can, please post a link to the restaurant you're writing about. Recommend any fuller bodied white, chard, vouvray, dry rielsing, or not tannic Pinot. Young barolo is just what I would avoid. Food is similar to Japanese. Noretun already ...
by ArtF
November 16th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77686

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Mike Reff wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Noreetuh in the East village has free corkage on Sundays
Enjoyed a meal there one Sunday a few years ago. Careful wine service and nice glasses. Massive wine list.
by ArtF
November 12th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

I would be interested in knowing how you find it. Haven't been to either one.
by ArtF
November 11th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Diane Kessler wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 8:58 am
A Rubin Stein wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 8:19 am
Any options near the Nassau Coliseum for before a show, and on a Sunday? Thanks for any tips.
Michael White's Osteria Morini just opened in Roosevelt Field Mall. Web site shows BYO is $25/bottle.

https://osteriamorini.com/roosevelt-fie ... rage-list/
by ArtF
October 30th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

In Nassau County, there are three byo no charge kebab restaurants I know about-- Miraj Healthy Grill in Williston Park--cook kebabs over charcoal, table cloths, nice atmosphere except for TV they added to front room, can get crowded weekends; Kabul Grill in Westbury- yoghurt marinated chix kebab is ...
by ArtF
October 30th, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

The small and cozy Basil Cafe in Saint James is a terrific Persian restaurant that is byo with no corkage charge. I brought a Riesling and Beaujolais that went well with assorted kebabs and grilled salmon. Service is extremely competent and very sweet. I used to byo there when it first opened as Za...
by ArtF
October 25th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Westchester County - New York
Replies: 68
Views: 11570

Re: Westchester County - New York

Much prefer La Panatiere for that type of restaurant. They've been offering Groupons there for at least 18 months. Great food. Still offering groupons. Also participating in restaurant week. Also, I read on yelp that someone wrote they often brought wine, which I did not know was ok. It was, charge...
by ArtF
October 7th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

If you're in the Hamptons, Stone Creek Inn is the place to go. Corkage is $35. They offer a set menu all Thursday night $35 for 2 courses. On Friday it's offered at the first seating. In Berserker-speak, it's a 100 points. Thank you Diane Kessler for the recommendation. [cheers.gif] Thanks to both ...
by ArtF
October 7th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13623
Views: 664464

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette and Cuvée Tardive
by ArtF
September 1st, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Chris & Tony's, Syosset. $35. Nice wine stems. Old school Italian, large portions served family style. Lots of garlic, a little too much salt. White tablecloths and attentive service. Many large groups on weekends. Can get loud.
http://www.chrisandtonys.com/
by ArtF
August 14th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77686

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

In all due respect this is so sad. Do you realize how low profit margins are in the restaurant business and what the average kitchen staff earns? I dont understand. What does that have to do with giving misinformation to customers? Well you are by definition complaining about corkage. I personally ...
by ArtF
August 14th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77686

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

I noticed a lot of restaurants are not consistent with their fees. I started recording my calls when getting quoted for fees so I don't get screwed over later. In all due respect this is so sad. Do you realize how low profit margins are in the restaurant business and what the average kitchen staff ...
by ArtF
August 12th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77686

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

J a y H a c k wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 1:53 pm
ABCV vegetarian just told me $40 per bottle.
Seems like cost of eating out is going up. Free corkage days are a big plus to keep the price down and drinking solid.
by ArtF
August 7th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77686

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Feast in East Village was $25 for one 750 bottle. Creative cooking, rustic setting. Stemless wine glasses. House made bread and pasta.

https://www.eatfeastnyc.com/
by ArtF
July 6th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New Orleans Hotels
Replies: 32
Views: 4436

Re: New Orleans Hotels

Fairfield Inn & Suites, 346 Baronne Street Recently renovated warehouse. Rooms are large. Decor is modern distressed, like West Elm. Wood support beams from original warehouse gave the room personality. Short walk to Bourbon Street. Recommend taking a street car to lunch at Commanders for 25 cent ma...
by ArtF
June 2nd, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

YLee wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 7:01 am
Hello, any italian restaurant with no cork fee near Queens that someone can recommend?
Il Poeta in Forest Hills charges $15 or $20. Call to confirm. Thursdays are no charge.

https://www.viamichelin.com/web/Restaur ... a-2v3werqa
by ArtF
June 2nd, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77686

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Balthazar, SoHo. $35 per bottle, $70 per mag, 2 bottle limit. Dining room gets hectic, so I came with a corkscrew, too. But big burgundy glasses came quickly upon request. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere a lot. Food was fresh and carefully prepared. Service was efficient and attentive. Balthazar ...
by ArtF
March 24th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77686

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Not that anyone was wondering... but I was curious to give Hillstone a whirl... and they would not let me use my bottles as I previously opened them. Strictly enforced. Had to go elsewhere. These were nebbiolo I decanted for air and sediment prior to arriving. I remember bringing an open bottle to ...
by ArtF
March 2nd, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Afghan Grill, on Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park. No charge to BYO. Glasses are scarce so bring stems. Family run, store front restaurant for middle eastern kabobs and stews. We liked the charred, bone in Cornish hen, lamb stew with eggplant, large plate of seasoned basmati rice and cardamon spiced...
by ArtF
January 17th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77686

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Thanks Art, for the Hillstone info. I live close enough the area but never bothered much about the restaurant whenever I happen to walk by. What's the food like? Good, decent, offline worthy? Are they welcoming enough with byob? Funny that I when I looked at their web site, there's a big note about...
by ArtF
January 15th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77686

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

"Hillstone the ...bustling, chain restaurant" with locations on 27th and Park, and 53rd and Lex, is now $15 per regular sized bottle.

https://hillstone.com/menus/hillstone/H ... 1547592772
by ArtF
January 13th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Blackstone Steakhouse, Melville quoted $35. First time here and thought the surf and turf Sunday special was terrific.
by ArtF
December 19th, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Thai Thai Villa in Huntington. No charge to BYO. Stemless wine glasses. Informal atmosphere. We had duck roti app, stir fry egg noodle special and sweet and sour tofu. Wife cannot tolerate even a little pepper, so can't comment on spicy dishes. But our choices were very savory and not too sweet. Reg...
by ArtF
December 19th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77686

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

That's a whole other topic. But if the menu says tipping is not permitted, I don't think you were wrong.
by ArtF
December 19th, 2018, 10:03 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77686

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

how much was corkage? did you leave a tip? web site warns no tipping permitted.
by ArtF
November 22nd, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Lola-Great Neck, on Middle Neck Road. Corkage is $20. Nice stems. Creative Middle Eastern menu with continental touches. Foie gras is a specialty. Roast duck, too. Upscale but informal. Restaurant week menu was a generous bargain.
by ArtF
October 11th, 2018, 7:11 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Iron Skillet is in the dining room of an old Victorian mansion. Friday to Sunday only. Cash only. We enjoyed it.
by ArtF
October 10th, 2018, 8:38 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Place looks interesting. How was it? [/quote] Work in progress. Servers looked like they were in high school or college, so gave us coffee that had sat too long instead of making new pot. Almost gave us orders for another table. Desert of the day, oreo cheesecake was great. Everything else was too h...
by ArtF
October 10th, 2018, 6:16 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

The Gristmill in East Rockaway. No charge for BYO for now. Ambitious menu. Informal Italian-Continental.
by ArtF
September 30th, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Bdklein wrote:
September 30th, 2018, 4:13 am
$35 at 2 Spring in Oyster Bay
Wine list looks like lots of good choices under $50. How was your meal?
by ArtF
September 24th, 2018, 7:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152206

Re: New York City Restaurants

Had a terrific experience at Giulietta's, a Venetian style wine bar in the heart of Greenwich Village, right next to Grom gelato. Terrific chef-owner. who is also a sommelier. Venetian cicchetti, risotto, house made pasta, and large wine list with many carefully chosen Italian wines, all fairly pric...
by ArtF
September 16th, 2018, 9:59 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Ayhan's F.i.s.h. on Main in Port Washington is $20. Nice Santorini white decor. Large portions. Spinach pie had a very flaky crust, soft tacos had plump grilled shrimp and house made salsa. Grilled halibut filet was pristine.
by ArtF
September 15th, 2018, 5:34 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77686

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

The Sea Grill, Rockefeller Center is $40. Very good service and food. And that view of the skating rink in winter. Very convenient to Radio City.
https://www.patinagroup.com/the-sea-grill
by ArtF
August 20th, 2018, 9:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152206

Re: New York City Restaurants

No great choices I know in Times Square. I usually go to Brasserie 8 1/2 or Cafe Centro and BYO.
by ArtF
August 19th, 2018, 5:16 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 219
Views: 17555

Re: Long Island

Smoked Barn, Levittown. Less than 10 tables. BYOB no charge. Bring glasses. Smoked brisket was tender and juicy. I think it's best to get there as early as possible so everything is just cooked.
by ArtF
August 19th, 2018, 7:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152206

Re: New York City Restaurants

I know it's touristy and not the "real" Johns pizza , but I had awesome penne a la vodka (with peas and prosciutto, and nice and light) and really great sautéed spinach with garlic and oil at John's of Time Square . Pizza was very good, too. Pleasantly surprised for sure. Thanks for the reminder. M...
by ArtF
August 15th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77686

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Must be on the Chinese specials on the wall. Next time I'll ask the waiters what fish and seafood specials are posted. We ordered lobster Cantonese, and it actually was not the best quality. But still delicious.

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