NYC Wine Corkage, by the Numbers

Let's say you wanted to bring a nice Red Hook red ...
Let's say you wanted to bring a nice Red Hook red ... Photo: Courtesy Brooklyn Wine Exchange

Now that we know the city’s wealthiest diners aren’t necessarily the people frequenting New York’s three-Michelin-starred restaurants, it seems worthwhile to wonder which of them has the best (and by “best,” we mean least expensive) corkage policy and fee. Lucky for us, the Price Hike is here to break it all down. Masa’s exorbitant $95 charge sits at the top of the heap, with the much-better-sounding $35-for-up-to-four-bottle policy at Eleven Madison Park seeming like the most democratic. (Of the seven restaurants, Le Bernardin and Daniel each have a “no outside wines” policy.) Interestingly, when wine service finally begins at the Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare next week, wines will be served by the bottle only. There are “no immediate plans for by-the-glass service,” reports Sutton, nor will course pairings be offered at the restaurant. Of course you can still BYO (up to two bottles), for $70 a pop. [Price Hike, Earlier]