As the local food movement grows and the reputation of Long Island wine develops, more and more restaurants off the North Fork are carrying wine from our region.
That’s particularly true in New York City, where wineries like Wölffer Estate and Macari are included on the wine lists at many exciting restaurants.
This is great news for New York City residents who like to drink Long Island wine when staying closer to home.
We recently scanned dozens of wine lists in Manhattan and Brooklyn and picked 11 restaurants from different neighborhoods where you can enjoy a savory meal and a glass of Long Island vino.
2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
This chic Italian- and Spanish-influenced eatery serves Macari Dos Aguas by the bottle. Much of the rest of the wine list explores regions along the Mediterranean coast.
UPPER WEST SIDE
103 W. 77th St.
A Michelin-starred, vegetable-forward restaurant from chef John Fraser, Dovetail incorporates Long Island wine onto its whites list by selling Paumanok Minimalist by the bottle.
UPPER EAST SIDE
Tavern 62 by David Burke
135 E. 62nd St.
Bedell Cellars Sauvignon Blanc cracks the wine list at this modern American tavern from the celebrity chef and restaurateur.
Dianne & Elisabeth
644 10th Ave.
This tapas and small plates eatery makes it easy to try multiple dishes while sipping on wine from several different Long Island wineries. Raphael, Palmer Vineyards, Bedell Cellars and Onabay Vineyards are among the locals to make their rotating wine lists.
35 E. 18th St.
Macari’s Early Wine, which is bottled soon after the grapes are harvested each fall, is the most affordable white on the menu at this popular chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s New American restaurant.
75 Washington Place
Named for the farm that inspired it, Blue Hill’s unique menu includes a six-course tasting inspired by the week’s harvest at the farm. Of course, a meal there for any true North Fork loyalist wouldn’t be complete without also ordering a glass of Shinn Estate’s “First Fruit” Sauvignon Blanc.
Root & Bone
200 E. 3rd St.
In need of a little comfort? Check out the menu at this fried chicken and mac-and-cheese joint from acclaimed chefs Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis, where Macari Collina Chardonnay is counted among the whites sold by the glass.
134 Reade St.
Noted for its ambiance and décor — The New York Times marveled at how it manages to feel both urban and rural — and its New American menu, this restaurant’s wine list also features a taste of the Hamptons with the inclusion of Wölffer Estate’s Cabernet Franc.
Blue Ribbon Federal Grill
84 William St.
“Something for everything” is the saying at this restaurant, and that something includes multiple offerings from Shinn Estate Vineyards, including its chardonnay and merlot by the bottle.
BROOKLYN — GREENPOINT
544 Manhattan Ave.
The focus at this bar and restaurant is on New York drinks, so it’s appropriate that the wine list features a handful of picks from Long Island wineries, including Channing Daughters, Shinn Estate and Bedell Cellars.
BROOKLYN — GOWANUS
Runner & Stone
285 3rd Ave.
This New American spot — and bakery — celebrates the social aspect of eating and drinking. What better way to be social than with a glass — or bottle! — of Bedell Cellars Taste Rosé?