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#451 Post by Bdklein » November 7th, 2016, 7:07 am

Mermaid Inn on UWS. 2 bottles Saturday night at $20 per bottle.
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#452 Post by Jay Miller » November 17th, 2016, 8:31 am

Update for Ping's Seafood. Corkage is now officially $20/bottle but they've been nice about doing $10/bottle if you let them know beforehand that it's for a tasting and you're bringing a lot of bottles.
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#453 Post by Dan Hammer » November 17th, 2016, 11:15 am

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#454 Post by DrewS » November 30th, 2016, 6:10 am

Norma, a small but very good pizza and apps spot, on 31st and 3rd just opened. BYO for now, but not sure if this will change down the road.
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#455 Post by Ramon C » December 4th, 2016, 5:42 am

DrewS wrote:Norma, a small but very good pizza and apps spot, on 31st and 3rd just opened. BYO for now, but not sure if this will change down the road.
$30 corkage per already. Food was good last night.
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#456 Post by Ramon C » December 11th, 2016, 4:23 pm

Little Frog, a newish French in UES, is charging $30 per. I've no restaurant review as we decided not to go due to another conflict.

http://www.littlefrognyc.com/
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#457 Post by G Kramer » December 17th, 2016, 8:17 am

Why must corkage be so unstable. So many restaurants seem to offer it with the back of their hand. Case in point, Benjamin Steakhouse:

Listed on Debottled as $42. Quoted $40 day prior by maître d'. Charged $45!?

Decent stems, typically indifferent steakhouse service. No limits but no magnums.
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#458 Post by Ramon C » December 18th, 2016, 8:39 am

Mimi in the WVillage at $50 per bottle when I inquired during dinner 2 nights ago. We didn't byo and perused their smallish wine list that's on the expensive side, imo.

Delicious bistro food and good service, though.

http://miminyc.com
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#459 Post by ybarselah » December 18th, 2016, 8:45 am

DrewS wrote:Norma, a small but very good pizza and apps spot, on 31st and 3rd just opened. BYO for now, but not sure if this will change down the road.
my hood! thanks for this. pics on the yelp look good.
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#460 Post by Ben Sherwin » December 21st, 2016, 10:01 am

Keens changed their corkage policy to have one bottle for 2 people. They were cool about 2 bottles for 3 people because they just changed the policy, but I doubt that will continue. Still a great place for BYO.
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#461 Post by Dan Hammer » December 21st, 2016, 10:24 am

I've updated the list.
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#462 Post by Mark Golodetz » December 27th, 2016, 6:42 am

Caviar Russe is $60; jewel box of a restaurant with superb food, and a romantic vibe.
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#463 Post by Julius L » January 6th, 2017, 9:17 am

Corkage at Maialino is now $35.
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#464 Post by Ramon C » January 7th, 2017, 9:10 am

Atoboy, a newish Korean tapas restaurant in Flatiron, at $30 per bottle.

Decent stems and wine service, decanting options, and food is quite good, albeit in small portions.

http://atoboynyc.com/
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#465 Post by Brad Kane » January 7th, 2017, 9:39 am

The Musket Room just announced corkage free Mondays with their set 3 course $65, or set 7 course $95 menus.

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#466 Post by C Prince » January 8th, 2017, 10:01 am

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:Very nice meal last night at Wallflower, a tiny restaurant in the Village, that is a sister to The Eddy. $30 corkage with proper, good quality stems and knowledgeable wine service. The owner and beverage director are wine lovers and conveyed that they encourage BYO and love to see people drinking great wine in the restaurant. Their wine and cocktail program are also taken seriously.
Sarah - Thank you for the recommendation on Wallflower! We were looking for a place to do an early dinner after a matinee and of course BYO. We ate there last night and loved it - the deviled egg appetizer and the trout over French lentils entrée was a big hit. It was quiet in NYC generally because of the snow so the restaurant wasn't packed which I'm sure was unusual for a Saturday night. Loved that they only charged us corkage on one of our bottles of wine but not sure that's the norm.
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#467 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » January 10th, 2017, 11:32 am

Glad you enjoyed it! Nice little restaurant. I hope they do well.

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#468 Post by Jay Miller » January 13th, 2017, 7:42 am

North End Grill no longer has the 2 bottle/table limit.
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#469 Post by Ramon C » January 14th, 2017, 11:20 am

Lilia in Brooklyn. Excellent Italian food, but limited wine list. Corkage at $35 per bottle. Good wine service.

http://www.lilianewyork.com/
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#470 Post by michaelw » January 16th, 2017, 5:56 am

Ramon C wrote:Lilia in Brooklyn. Excellent Italian food, but limited wine list. Corkage at $35 per bottle. Good wine service.

http://www.lilianewyork.com/
Thanks Ramon - the food was awesome?? Those small fish plates were all good.
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#471 Post by ArtF » February 12th, 2017, 7:43 pm

I was not charged for bringing one bottle at Cafe Centro on Saturday night. Located on the 46th Street side of Grand Central, it is quiet on Saturday night, closed Sunday. I saw a long table next to the gas fireplace that would be perfect for 10-12 people. Solid French/American cooking with an open kitchen. Creative desserts, too. Reminded me very much of the former Brasserie.
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#472 Post by Ramon C » February 14th, 2017, 6:14 am

michaelw wrote:
Ramon C wrote:Lilia in Brooklyn. Excellent Italian food, but limited wine list. Corkage at $35 per bottle. Good wine service.

http://www.lilianewyork.com/
Thanks Ramon - the food was awesome?? Those small fish plates were all good.
Late response here, Michael ... you're welcome. It's just a hassle to go through, for me, to get reservations though.
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#473 Post by ybarselah » February 14th, 2017, 10:13 am

Ramon C wrote:
michaelw wrote:
Ramon C wrote:Lilia in Brooklyn. Excellent Italian food, but limited wine list. Corkage at $35 per bottle. Good wine service.

http://www.lilianewyork.com/
Thanks Ramon - the food was awesome?? Those small fish plates were all good.
Late response here, Michael ... you're welcome. It's just a hassle to go through, for me, to get reservations though.
insanely packed every night.
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#474 Post by Bdklein » March 12th, 2017, 1:06 am

Il Bacco on Northern Blvd in Little Neck. $15.
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#475 Post by ArtF » March 12th, 2017, 12:53 pm

Aba Turkish Restaurant near Carnegie Hall is free corkage. Very good mezze and kebabs. Reservations recommended for weekend nights.
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#476 Post by Dan Hammer » March 12th, 2017, 1:16 pm

ArtF wrote:Aba Turkish Restaurant near Carnegie Hall is free corkage. Very good mezze and kebabs. Reservations recommended for weekend nights.
I ate there last month. If you're coming from work, there's a wine store across the street and slightly further west on 57th street. I thought they had reasonable prices, and a few wines that you would know.
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#477 Post by ArtF » March 26th, 2017, 8:57 am

Avant Garden, E. Village. Corkage is $35. Vegan, very small storefront on 7th St near St. Marks. Small list of natural wines. Very nice service, good stems. http://www.avantgardennyc.com/
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#478 Post by Ramon C » April 25th, 2017, 3:18 pm

I don't remember if I posted here, but Lalito, one of my current favorite local restaurant has a $35 per bottle corkage. Decent stems and they are cordial with byob'd bottles. Great food!

http://lalitonyc.com/
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#479 Post by RossW » April 26th, 2017, 9:10 am

La Nonna Williamsburg Brooklyn- $25 corkage

http://lanonnabk.com/#home
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#480 Post by RossW » April 26th, 2017, 9:36 am

NYY Steak Manhattan- $25 corkage although they have waived corkage two times- 1 time when we brought a 2000 Lynch Bages and ordered 2009 Marcassin PN from their wine list and let the Sommelier taste the Lynch Bages
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#481 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » May 17th, 2017, 5:41 pm

A recent article on BYOBs in NYC:

http://www.grubstreet.com/bestofnewyork ... -york.html

1. Bistro Petit
774 Driggs Ave., nr. S. 3rd St., Williamsburg; 718-782-2582

2. Lucali
575 Henry St., nr. First Pl., Carroll Gardens; 718-858-4086

3. Peking Duck House
28 Mott St., nr. Pell St.; 212-227-1810

4. Astoria Seafood
37-10 33rd St., Long Island City; 718-392-2680

5. Taci’s Beyti
1955 Coney Island Ave., nr. Ave. P, Midwood; 718-627-5750

6. Spicy Village
68B Forsyth St., nr. Hester St.; 212-625-8299

Honorable Mentions

Cafe Himalaya
78 E. 1st St., nr. First Ave.; 212-358-0160

Di Fara
1424 Ave. J, at E. 15th St., Midwood; 718-258-1367

The Islands
803 Washington Ave., nr. Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights; 718-398-3575

Tartine
253 W. 11th St., at 4th St.; 212-229-2611

Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos
271 Starr St., nr. Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick; 718-456-3422
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#482 Post by Bdklein » May 18th, 2017, 6:44 pm

Jams in Manhatan. $35 for first 3 bottles, and $100 after that. Didn't go (yet)-was inquiring
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#483 Post by Ramon C » July 4th, 2017, 7:17 am

A couple of newish Manhattan restaurants and the corkage that I was charged recently.

Fiaschetteria Pistoia, a true-to-region Tuscan restaurant in the East Village - $20 per bottle, good stemware
https://www.fiaschetteriapistoia.com/

Little Alley, for very good Shanghainese foods in Murray Hill - $20 per bottle, good stemware
https://www.littlealley.nyc/
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#484 Post by ybarselah » July 4th, 2017, 4:31 pm

Ramon C wrote:I don't remember if I posted here, but Lalito, one of my current favorite local restaurant has a $35 per bottle corkage. Decent stems and they are cordial with byob'd bottles. Great food!

http://lalitonyc.com/
their website designer needs to be tried in the hague.
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#485 Post by Ramon C » July 5th, 2017, 7:52 am

ybarselah wrote:
Ramon C wrote:I don't remember if I posted here, but Lalito, one of my current favorite local restaurant has a $35 per bottle corkage. Decent stems and they are cordial with byob'd bottles. Great food!

http://lalitonyc.com/
their website designer needs to be tried in the hague.
Agree. Useless website. I'm glad the food is not in the same mode.
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#486 Post by Dan Hammer » July 5th, 2017, 9:26 am

Updated through March 12.

Call the restaurant to confirm corkage fees as the listed information may or may not be accurate.
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#487 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » July 6th, 2017, 12:27 pm

Aska - $80 per bottle, 2 bottle limit but it sounds like the limit might be somewhat flexible.

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#488 Post by Dan Hammer » July 7th, 2017, 10:13 am

Updated through July 1.

Thank you in advance if you can link to the website. [cheers.gif]
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#489 Post by Subu Ramachandran » July 21st, 2017, 4:52 am

Few suggestions from a few tried & tested places that are not on the list:

1. Bhatti - Best Indian Kebabs in town. Excellent north indian food. No corkage fee. They have added newer burgundy stems, but safe to bring your own. Friendly service, reservations recommended.

http://www.bhattinyc.com/

2. Poke - No corkage fee, sushi spot in UES. Bring your own stems. Well priced, cash only. Very good quality. No reservations. Good setting. Popular with the locals.

http://pokesushinyc.com/

3. ABA turkish - No corkage fee. Very good Turkish spot on 57th and 8th. Bring your own stems. Little crowded but excellent food. Reservations recommended.

http://abarestaurant.com/
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#490 Post by Tony C » July 21st, 2017, 6:35 am

Balvanera, Spanish Tapas on LES, no corkage Mondays. Excellent!

https://www.balvaneranyc.com/
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#491 Post by Ramon C » July 23rd, 2017, 2:10 pm

Norman in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Good Scandinavian-themed dishes. Wine list mostly "natural-based" as per our sommelier. We byob'd and charged $35 per. Good wine service.

http://www.restaurantnorman.com/
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#492 Post by Subu Ramachandran » July 25th, 2017, 10:17 am

Morrimoto - $35, thats not on their list. Wine list isnt that impressive. http://morimotonyc.me/

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#493 Post by Ramon C » September 10th, 2017, 11:40 am

Atla in the East Village. I didn't BYO, but enjoyed our Mex-street-food-then-New-Yorked dinner. Very minimal wine list, as I recall 4 whites and 4 reds on the provided list, with about 30+ Mex-based cocktails being touted. I asked and was quoted $35 corkage per bottle. Stuck with beers and they worked well with the very bold-tasting dishes that we had. Admittedly don't know what wines I'd drink with the very bold foods.

http://atlanyc.com/
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#494 Post by Subu Ramachandran » October 16th, 2017, 12:41 pm

Robataya, Japanese spot in East village. Great atmosphere, delicious food (more on the style of Japanese small plates). Corkage $20. Excellent service!

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#495 Post by ArtF » October 28th, 2017, 2:00 pm

Tony C wrote:Balvanera, Spanish Tapas on LES, no corkage Mondays. Excellent!

https://www.balvaneranyc.com/
$25 other days. Nice stems. Decanter available. Empenades straight from the oven. Excellent, fresh small plates, many vegetarian. Grass fed steaks from South America. Rustic LES atmosphere.
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#496 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » October 29th, 2017, 4:11 am

Had a nice dinner at the cozy Sutton Inn . . . they have FREE CORKAGE on Mondays and apparently get a nice turnout. They also waive corkage if you bring one bottle purchased at one of 2 wine stores near the restaurant (East 54th st between 3rd & Lex.). We enjoyed the food ( "seasonal American") and the service was great!

http://www.suttoninnrestaurant.com/

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#497 Post by Subu Ramachandran » December 29th, 2017, 9:52 am

La Sirene, is now charging $10 per bottle for two people. Food is still delicious and service is good.

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#498 Post by CliftonD » December 29th, 2017, 10:27 am

The Eddy has no corkage fee on Mondays as well.
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#499 Post by Ramon C » December 29th, 2017, 1:59 pm

A Galician restaurant in Little Italy called Tomiño Taberna Gallega. Good stemware and decent wine service. Was quoted $25 per bottle corkage.

http://www.tominonyc.com/
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#500 Post by Ramon C » December 29th, 2017, 2:01 pm

CliftonD wrote:The Eddy has no corkage fee on Mondays as well.
Thanks for the info. I had entertained thoughts of dining there a few times, but never materialized. How's the food and service?
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