Exposed brick walls, industrial communal tables, and (both!) a food and wine bar. The corner digs on 97th and Lex pays homage to the oenophile — as in the vino comes served by the glass, half-glass, bottle, half-bottle, and by volume at ABV. Every ounce pairs perfectly with the not-so-carefully curated (but works oh-so-well) menu. Chef Corey Cova gets his kicks from combining uptown and downtown ingredients. Think: A Fois Gras Fluffernutter Sandwich on Wonder Bread and Beef Tartare Pizza.
ABV, 1504 Lexington Avenue (at 97th Street); 212-722-8959.
Photo: Courtesy of ABV