Le Bernardin's award-winning wine director Aldo Sohm and acclaimed Chef Eric Ripert opened a wine bar with a downtown feel in a Midtown location. Aldo Sohm offers a small lunch and dinner menu of light fare, but of course the main focus is wine. The space is casual with couches, a communal “sommelier table,” and a private tasting room. Budding sommeliers can reserve wine tasking classes and Aldo Sohm offers monthly themed tasting flights to sample new varieties. During lunch hours the space is usually quiet, but grows crowded by 6 p.m. The menu has many high-end selections, but also more affordable bottles under $50 and glasses around $10. Aldo Sohm is the perfect place for a fun and casual night out.
Image courtesy of Aldo Sohm Wine Bar.