Lunch in City Winery's Barrel Room is such a relaxing, casual affair you'd think you were out on the North Fork instead of on your lunch break.Wine tasting has become such a popular activity these days you could almost call it a sport. Which is great, because typically all you need are tastebuds and a way to get out of town and to the wineries. Taking that last piece out of the equation is City Winery. Located on the western edge of Soho, City Winery is a fully functioning winery in the heart of Manhattan that's full of surprises. Aside from producing their own wine, 11 of which are on tap at any given time (!!), they are also a rockin' music venue with shows seven nights a week, have private dining facilities for any kind of function you can think of, and a full kitchen serving delicious, seasonal fare.
On that note: City Winery is definitely worth checking out for lunch. Lunch in the Barrel Room is such a relaxing, casual affair you'd think you were out on the North Fork instead of on your lunch break. Enjoy dishes like the amazing BBQ Pork sandwich with house-made sauce, banana fingerling potatoes and slaw, or try the Wild Mushroom Flatbread with sage and goat cheese bechamel. And of course pair anything with wine, both from their own barrels (which you can see from your table), or from their list of labels from around the world.
BBQ Pork Sandwich, $11
Cornmeal Crusted Dorado, $12
Sohovignon Blanc, $10 per glass
Cabernet Souvignon NYC Cab, $14 per glass
The Barrel Room:
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dinner: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dinner is served in the main concert space from 5 p.m to midnight at your seats for the show. Tickets are required.