Recently Opened Bars
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53 W. 72nd St., 212-787-0700, Upper West Side, Manhattan
Neighborhood native Jennifer Klein is behind this funky vino bar named after a onetime Upper West Side diner. Thirty wines by the glass have pedigrees from old-world countries (France, Italy, Spain), and there is an extensive bottle list with more than 150 selections. For a boozier sip, try a red-wine-based tipple, or a cocktail like Who's Your Daddy, which combines vodka and Sugar Daddy's caramel. Nibble on cheese and charcuterie, a club sandwich or walnut-gorgonzola ravioli at one of the multicolored banquettes, illuminated by a 25-foot-long chandelier made from brass instruments.