Grape & Vine’s Address: 52 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011 (between 5th Ave. and 6th Ave. – Greenwich Village/West Village)
Grape & Vine’s Phone Number: (212) 300-4525
Barely a year after its opening, Grape & Vine – located inside of the Jade Hotel in Greenwich Village – is still one of the area’s hidden gems. It rarely gets packed, particularly during the day, making it a great place to work (they offer free wifi) and/or hold business meetings over coffee/food/drinks. The staff is insanely friendly and the atmosphere is comfortable chic, featuring exposed brick walls and vintage black & white photos, nods to the neighborhood’s heyday.
The restaurant is also great for brunch/group brunch, girls’ dinners, casual dates, first dates, large groups, business meals, happy hour specials, lunch, breakfast and small plates.
Good For Happy Hour: Branded the “Wine Hour,” all wines, champagnes and flatbreads are half price from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. daily. And, unlike other such specials throughout the city, most offerings are high-quality.
Good For Casual Dates/First Dates: There’s a small, masculine bar in the restaurant – a perfect spot for quiet conversation and great cocktails. While there’s nothing particularly exciting about the area, it works well for the “getting to know you” phase.
Good For Girls’ Dinners: There’s plenty of seating for bigger groups, an awesome wine list and a variety of affordable menu options. Plus you most likely won’t annoy anyone should things get a little… loud.
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