D.O.C feels like a Sardinian bed and breakfast where the elderly owner smiles and nods as you taste the house wine and local cheeses. It’s a very cozy Italian wine bar that’s great for a low-key date in Williamsburg. The big Italian wine list has affordable options by the glass and carafe, and there’s a large selection of cheeses and charcuterie along with some housemade pastas.
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Where To Go On A Date When You Haven’t Met This Person
When you’re ready to meet this person in real life, go to one of the 21 spots on this guide.
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