Amelie’s Address: 22 W. 8th St. New York, NY 10011 (btwn. 5th and 6th Aves. – Greenwich Village/West Village)
Amelie’s Phone Number: (212) 533-2962
Amelie was once my go-to spot for post-work wine in Greenwich Village. Since moving out of the ‘hood, I don’t get in nearly as often but, when in the area, I always make a point to stop in. Other than the fact that they have amazing happy hour deals on the incredible wine list, Amelie is a good spot for business drinks, brunch, cheap drinks, boozy brunch, first dates, casual dates, girls’ nights out, people watching, large groups, girls’ dinners, small bites and group brunch.
Good For Casual Dates/First Dates: As previously mentioned, the wine list is incredible and there’s a relatively vast selection of small bites with which to pair a glass or two. The atmosphere is cute and you can snuggle up in the old movie theatre seats up front while watching Greenwich Village residents pass by – a natural conversation starter.
Good For Large Groups: If you get there early enough to take over one of the big tables, this is a great place for groups to share appetizers and grab drinks. The seating in the back area is made up of smaller tables which can be pushed together so, if you time it right, there are multiple options.
Good For Girls’ Nights Out: The staff is made up, for the most part, of sexy European men who love to educate guests on the bar’s offerings. Start the night out by sitting at the bar and conversing with whoever is serving drinks then head to one of the many other bars/clubs/restaurants in the area.