If you really like natural wine, then you’ll find a short wine list entirely made up of them at L’Accolade. But considering there are better natural wine programs all over the city (at places like Ruffian, The Ten Bells, Four Horsemen, and Have & Meyer), a better reason to check out this West Village French spot is for a casual date. Make a reservation for a table in the loud, brick-walled dining room, or try to get a couple seats at the bar, and share some charcuterie or small plates while discussing your feelings on natural wines.
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Bell Book & Candle
This whole farm to table thing has gone too far. We’re putting our foot down on Bell Book & Candles’s urban “aeroponic roof-top” to table. The streets of NYC may glisten with fresh urine, but when it comes to fresh produce, let’s let actual farmers take care of that.
The Loyal is a slightly old-school American restaurant in the West Village from the chef behind Narcissa and Nix. It’s upscale, but not too uptight.
Despite being well known for Celebrity Sightings, it’s the food, Bar Pitti’s classic Italian dishes, that’s the real draw.
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Dirty French is a Lower East Side French restaurant from the people behind Carbone, and like that place, dinner here is definitely an event.
Fabiane’s Cafe & Pastry Shop
Fabiane’s is an all-day French cafe two blocks from the Bedford L stop in Williamsburg.
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The Four Horsemen
Part natural wine bar, part restaurant, The Four Horsemen is one of our favorite places to drink and eat in Brooklyn.
The Ten Bells
The Ten Bells is a natural wine bar on the Lower East Side that serves some good small plates and $1 Happy Hour oysters every day.
Ruffian is a tiny East Village bar with a huge natural wine list and a short menu of really good Mediterranean food.
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