7 Best Wine Lists in Brooklyn

7 Best Wine Lists in Brooklyn

  1. The Four Horsemen
  2. Franks Wine Bar
  3. The River Café
  4. Red Hook Tavern
  5. LaLou
  6. June
  7. Otway
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The Four Horsemen

Wine Bars, American (New) | $$ | 295 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Wines Median Price Wine List
481 $116 Link

At The Four Horsemen in Brooklyn, innovation meets comfort. From the moment you step inside, the minimalist yet cozy interior invites diners to relax and focus on the star: the exquisite selection of natural wines. The menu offers the perfect supporting act to the wines, with thoughtfully sourced, seasonal ingredients crafted into unpretentious yet elevated small plates. The whipped sesame tofu impresses with its silky texture and robust flavor, while the clam toast, a fan favorite, melds briny sweetness and a hint of spice. Indulge in the gracious service as the knowledgeable staff navigates through the eclectic wine offerings, making it a welcoming space for both novices and aficionados alike. The Four Horsemen is a sophisticated gem, offering a perfect blend of curated experience and neighborhood charm.

Regions to drink: Burgundy, Rhône, Champagne, Loire Valley, France

Producers to drink: Caves Saint Georges, Dard et Ribo, Clos Saint Joseph, Jean-Louis Dutraive (Domaine de la Grand'Cour), Laherte Frères, Les Frères Soulier, Mas Coutelou, Mataburro, Nicolas Carmarans, Ad Vinum

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Franks Wine Bar

Wine Bars, Cocktail Bars | | 465 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Wines Median Price Wine List
404 $150 Link

As a bustling Brooklyn gem, Franks Wine Bar encapsulates the laid-back elegance of its sister restaurant, Frankies 457 Spuntino. From the moment you step inside, this sleek, modern space charms visitors with its warm glow and welcoming atmosphere. Nestled in the heart of Carroll Gardens, the Euro-American menu offers a balance between comfort and innovation. The rotating wine list highlights biodynamic producers, seamlessly accompanying the diverse culinary offerings. Must-try dishes include tender lamb tartare, garden-fresh tomato salad, and piquant spaghetti cacio e pepe. Amiable service and an enticing outdoor patio make Franks Wine Bar an essential stop for aficionados of exquisite dining experiences.

Regions to drink: Burgundy, Champagne, Galicia, Loire Valley, Piedmont

Producers to drink: Envinate, Luis A. Rodriguez Vazquez, Alberto Nanclares, Domaine Bachelet-Monnot, Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier, Domaine Roulot, Giacomo Conterno, Pierre Morey, Domaine Marquis d'Angerville, Jacques Maillet

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The River Café

American (New), Wine Bars, Venues & Event Spaces | $$$$ | 1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Wines Median Price Wine List
376 $330 Link

Nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge, with the Manhattan skyline as its backdrop, The River Café beckons food lovers seeking a culinary oasis. With its elegant and cozy interior, patrons are welcomed into what feels like dining in a luxurious ship cabin. The sophisticated, approachable staff ensures a seamless dining experience as they serve up beautifully presented modern American dishes. Executive Chef Brad Steelman's creative yet refined menu highlights seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms. Must-try dishes include the malloreddus pasta with black truffles, the tender Long Island duck breast, and the exquisite chocolate Brooklyn Bridge dessert. A well-curated wine list and signature cocktails complement each dish perfectly, enhancing an already superb dining experience. The River Café may not be for the budget-conscious, but for those seeking a truly memorable meal with a breathtaking view, it is truly an unparalleled dining treasure in Brooklyn.

Regions to drink: California, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Madeira

Producers to drink: Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils, Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Egon Müller, Mount Eden Vineyards, Blandy's, Ridge, Bollinger, Chateau Montelena, Dominus, Louis Roederer

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Red Hook Tavern

American (Traditional), Bars | | 329 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Wines Median Price Wine List
326 $130 Link

Tucked away in the charming streets of Brooklyn, Red Hook Tavern has raised the bar for New York's gastropub scene. Patrons are greeted with a warm, sophisticated ambience that invites conversation and connection. The crown jewel of the menu is undoubtedly their dry-aged cheeseburger, which is remarkably juicy and flavorful, a striking tribute to the classic American staple. Complementing this marvel are a variety of seasonal dishes that showcase the chef's reverence for quality ingredients and innovative gastronomy. The wine list holds its own, featuring a well-curated selection that pairs beautifully with the dishes on offer. If the night calls for comfort food with an upscale touch, Red Hook Tavern delivers.

Regions to drink: Burgundy, Rhône, California, Champagne, Piedmont

Producers to drink: Envinate, Paolo Bea, Arnot-Roberts, Château Simone, Domaine Monier Perréol, Château Yvonne, Domaine Marquis d'Angerville, Domaine Roulot, Jean-Michel Stephan, A Tribute to Grace Wine Company

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Restaurants, Wine Bars | $$ | 581 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Wines Median Price Wine List
325 $110 Link

LaLou, tucked away in Brooklyn's Prospect Heights, is a delightful gem worth every subway ride. Executive Chef Jay Wolman curates a Mediterranean-inspired menu that features locally-sourced ingredients, elevating the dishes and leaving a tantalizing impression on the palate. The star of the show, however, is a worldly natural wine list meticulously selected by sommelier Joe Campanale. The effortlessly chic atmosphere, informed and warm staff, and the exquisitely crafted dishes make LaLou a must for a memorable night out.

Regions to drink: Burgundy, Loire Valley, Champagne, Jura, Sicily

Producers to drink: Arianna Occhipinti, Jean Foillard, Envinate, Anne et Jean-Francois Ganevat, Cantine Colli di Catone, Eduardo Torres Acosta, Thibaud Boudignon, Yvon Métras, Armand Heitz, Bartolo Mascarello

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Wine Bars, Tapas/Small Plates, American (New) | $$ | 231 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Wines Median Price Wine List
285 $93 Link

June in Brooklyn offers a charming ambience with delightful hints of rustic charm. This gem in the heart of the bustling city offers an elevated farm-to-table experience, featuring seasonal offerings crafted with precision and delicate finesse. As a standout, the pan-seared scallops served on a bed of creamy cauliflower purée left a lasting impression on the palate. The artfully selected natural wines provided a harmonious accompaniment to the meal. Hats off to the warm and knowledgeable staff who only added to the seamless experience. June is a must-visit for those seeking an intimate escape and a taste of nature in the urban jungle of Brooklyn.

Regions to drink: Burgundy, Champagne, Loire Valley, Jura, Languedoc Roussillon

Producers to drink: Envinate, Hiyu, Tissot (Bénédicte et Stéphane / André et Mireille), Alice & Roland Tauss, Anima Mundi, Bruno Duchêne, Claire Naudin, Claus Preisinger, Columbia Gorge Winery, Domaine de L'Octavin

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American (New), Beer, Wine & Spirits, Breakfast & Brunch | $$$ | 930 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Wines Median Price Wine List
211 $63 Link

At Otway, nestled in the heart of Brooklyn, simple meets sophistication in a fresh, seasonally-driven menu that is as artful as it is appetizing. Chef Claire Welle's creative flair shines through her exquisite dishes, deftly balancing bold flavors and delicate plating. Standouts include the ethereal whipped chicken liver and the beautifully charred cabbage, a culinary masterpiece in its simplicity. The dessert menu, highlighted by a sinfully rich plum tarte tatin, leaves guests with an unforgettable finale to their dining experience. With a relaxed yet refined setting and a thoughtful, attentive service, Otway has undeniably earned its place as a vibrant addition to the New York dining scene.

Regions to drink: California, Emilia-Romagna, Alsace, Loire Valley, Sicily

Producers to drink: Slobodné Vinárstvo, Clos Lentiscus, Azienda Agricola Cos, Ktima Ligas, Puech Redon, 2naturkinder, Anton Bauer, Ashanta, Azienda Agricola Cirelli, Camillo Donati

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