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Midtown Manhattan is full of bars, lounges, taverns, clubs, and speakeasies. While there are plenty of places to grab a drink, they aren’t all ideal for enjoying a high-quality glass of wine and conversation. Instead, head to one of the elegant and effortlessly sophisticated wine bars in Midtown East. You don’t have to travel far to stay at the Concorde Hotel in New York. Bonsaii Tapas & Wine Bar is located within the hotel, while the other wine bars on this list are within less than a mile. You can visit them by taking a less than 10-minute walk or taxi ride.

Bonsaii Tapas & Wine Bar

Nestled discreetly within the Concorde Hotel New York's ground floor, Bonsaii is a hidden gem blending artful design with unassuming elegance. Each detail of the space, from its modest yet refined atmosphere to its upscale service, invites guests on a journey of culinary exploration.

The menu at Bonsaii is a fusion of Asian and Spanish flavors, offering a symphony of tastes that tantalize the palate. From delicate bluefin tuna crudo to robust sirloin sliders, every dish showcases innovative interpretations of familiar favorites. Whether for lunch, dinner, or brunch, Bonsaii caters to all occasions, with a light brunch menu perfect for lazy mornings filled with shared bites and exquisite libations.

At Bonsaii, dining is not just about sustenance but an immersive experience where each dish is crafted with precision and passion. Let yourself be swept away by the magic of Bonsaii's menu, where Asian and Spanish influences converge to create an unforgettable symphony of taste, promising to awaken your senses and leave a lasting impression.

Kurant Wine Bar

Enjoy a friendly and warm neighborhood environment at this local wine bar, serving American cuisine and high-quality wines. This casual spot is perfect for hanging out with friends or grabbing a bite with family. The extensive wine list includes several whites, reds, sparkling, and champagne. You can sip by the glass, carafe, or bottle. There are beer and specialty cocktail options for those who don’t enjoy wine.

La Cava

Where old-world rustic meets modern, La Cava is an intimate space perfect for date night or an intimate party with close friends. The brunch and dinner menus feature classic favorites that are sure to please. The charcuterie boards are also impressive and perfect for pairing with your wine choice. The wine list is nicely sized, with a thoughtful collection of reds, whites, and champagne. You can sip by the glass or bottle.

Cello Wine & Cocktail Bistro

When visiting Cello, you are welcomed by a group of people who are passionate about wine. A team of sommeliers is ready and able to help you choose the perfect glass of vino. Their wine list regularly changes, as they are always bringing in new and exciting offerings. Their menu has local, international, old-world, and modern varieties. They also serve craft beer and craft cocktails for those who don’t enjoy wine. While they serve light bites, the star of the show is the wine. Food offerings include snacks, mini entrees, cheese boards, and flatbread.

Château 49

The owners of Château 49 have built a wine bar that is sophisticated yet unpretentious. The brunch, lunch, and dinner menus are extensive, featuring French classics. The wine list is one of the largest of the wine bar in Midtown East. This makes it perfect for the adventurous wine enthusiasts who is looking to try new and unique wines. What is nice about Château 49 is that they also have an impressive bourbon and rye liquor menu. 

Book Your Table

If you are looking for the perfect place to sip wine, nibble some delicious food, and have a quality conversation, then it is time to book a table at a wine bar in Midtown East. The intimate space ensures you will have the perfect atmosphere for a quality experience. With a menu of creative plates and flavorful wines, the options are limitless for your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. After all, anything is possible; this is New York.

Book your table at Bonsaii Tapas & Wine Bar.