“Needless to say, everyone had a great time - the wines and beer options chosen for us were excellent - which kept even the non-wine drinkers extremely happy, and the location was simply stunning!”
“Overall a very cool vibe with quality wine and a beautiful space.”
“She answered our questions, provided delicious wines, and amazing cured meats/cheeses where the plates were always being refilled.”
“Would love to see some small simple menu offerings to pair with the wines.”
“On my 1st visit, I was greeted by 2 women and told them how nice the place looked, they agreed and handed me a glass of champagne.”
“Vino Vino is a great place with an friendly inviting staff.”
“Unlike many wine bar/shops in NYC, Jay (the owner) always finds the coolest wines at good prices - I have never had a bad recommendation from him.”
Had a surprise birthday party for my son here, and it couldn't have gone any better. I am extremely budget conscious and was a bit worried given the affluent area and range of prices. However, the staff was amazingly helpful in working within my limits and putting together a delightful selection.
Needless to say, everyone had a great time - the wines and beer options chosen for us were excellent - which kept even the non-wine drinkers extremely happy, and the location was simply stunning! The full view of the adjacent wine shop was a neat touch, perhaps a bit too bright at times, but nonetheless pleasant and amusing.
Thank you! Will always come here again!
Great Wine Bar.
A friend recommended vino vino to me for a small gathering and I have to say, I have always enjoyed my visits since. The selections change quite a bit, which is fine if you're into always trying something new. The quality is outstanding and the place is down to earth and comfortable. The view of the wine shop through the huge glass wall is pretty impressive and a nice touch.
I don't understand why Citysearch allows one of the reviews to personally attack the owners - it doesn't affect my opinion and I have always been treated extremely well, but I don't care. That reviewer sounds like a loser anyways.
What matters is that if you want to experience a truly unique wine bar to impress friends, family or a cool date, this will always be one of my top choices!
Never been dissapointed. Have been coming here since they opened. Have always had a great glass of wine here. No hassles. Great place to chill with friends. Nice job!!!!
Jay doesn't pay his workers.
I worked for Vino Vino over a year. I wrote a very fair review of the place under my reviewer name, Louis Glass, back in January. It was a fair assessment of the place in the same way my other reviews are fair.
And what am I to do? A month ago the owner, Jay Donayre, started giving me my tips check and they kept bouncing.
When I sought to rectify the situation in time for my August rent and health insurance checks to go through, he left me hanging, ignored, worse then snubbed.
To this day (with September rent and health insurance checks about to be sent out) he still owes me nearly a thousand dollars. He keeps ignoring me. Or he'll respond to a text message that surely the money will be ready as soon as another payment clears.
I saw him do this to wine vendors and other small businesses throughout my year working for him. I never thought he'd do it to me.
Vino Vino is a winner!.
I've only been here a few times, but this place is, amongst other things, very reliable. It is a long, spacious establishment with a wine store inside, divided from the bar area with glass. There are comfortable leather couches - it's good for a date and for groups.
The wine selection is large; I don't recall what I had in the first times I went, but this time I had a German red which was surprisingly sweet and not tart.
This is a mature, classy wine bar. It's a far cry from the crowded, loud lounges elsewhere downtown. You will often seen customers in their 50s and 60s here quietly enjoying their wine selections and salumi platters (one of which I ordered in a previous visit and was very good).
My only concern was that it was quite empty on a Saturday night... there were 3 sets of customers including us and when we left at 11, there was nobody coming in. I hope this was just an off night, I would not want Vino Vino to close!
Extremely pleasant, comfortable atmosphere... GREAT for good conversation w/ wine. A must visit in lower Manhattan!
Great Service :). We went to VinoVino to start the night for a bachelorette party since our bride to be loves wine. Melissa (our sommlier) was so helpful and great to work with. We had a deal to have seven wines and when we got there she had made it nine with no extra cost. She answered our questions, provided delicious wines, and amazing cured meats/cheeses where the plates were always being refilled. I would definitly recommend this place for a night out.
Editorial Review. Tribeca enoteca and wine store offers 200 artisanal bottles and over 30 by the glass, plus free tastings.
great for a party. I recently organized a party here for a friend's birthday and it was a great experience. The in house contact in charge of organizing events was extremely helpful and accommodating. She worked with what we wanted to pay and created a great menu. Upon my early arrival, everything was ready to go and set up very nicely, there was more than enough space for our group. The staff was friendly and everything went very smoothly. The wines and horderves were perfect. I definitely recomend this location for a small event and would plan another party there again.
A real find!. Really great atmosphere, helpful hosts, great wines and cheeses... a terrific night out and one you won't quickly forget!
that place you've always been looking for. i have to say, vino vino has the perfect balance and has become my favorite wine bar in the city. its minimal but not austere, its relaxing but not sleepy, its hip but not annoying. they have an amazing selection of wine that you can't get just anywhere and the price range meets all pocket books and that doesn't mean the cheap ones taste cheap, at all! the staff has always been really friendly each time i've been and really helpful, no pretensious sommeliers. they also have micro brews available too for the guys who just can't drink wine. anyhow, i highly reccomend it for a romantic night out, a girls night vino splurge or a group fest. it's also a great stop for lets say an afternoon prosecco. oh, and they have food too! seriously some of the best cheese and pate i've ever had. lastly, forgot to say that their pours are full and while at another wine bar downtown i got slightly larger portions on my meat and cheese plate it was considerably worse and not worth it.
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