Midtown’s Bottle & Bine Cares Equally About Food, Beer, and Wine

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Shellfish and stems with fregola, citrus sabayon, and squid.
Shellfish and stems with fregola, citrus sabayon, and squid. Photo: Melissa Hom

One of fall’s most anticipated openings, Bottle & Bine, launched service last week, and as the name implies, beer and wine are major focal points. Three industry leaders, who happen to all be women, are lending their expertise, and the general theme is Americana.

Beer director Carolyn Pincus, who curated an award-winning program at the Stag’s Head, has created a list that’s heavy on American craft beers, with an emphasis on the Northeast. And sommelier Gina Goyette, formerly the beverage manager at Little Park, has selected many New York wines (as well as some from lesser-known regions, such as Middleburg, Virginia).

As for the food, it’s the work of executive chef Angie Berry, who spent four years cooking at Asiate at the Mandarin Oriental New York. Her southern Texas roots shine through: The menu includes a game-bird terrine with spiced quince, foie gras, and bacon; venison with cocoa beans and peppercorns; and braised short ribs with crispy shallots, grits, and root vegetables. Take a look:

Braised pork with Carolina rice, uni, and turnips.
Braised pork with Carolina rice, uni, and turnips. Photo: Melissa Hom
The B&B; cocktail, with Espolón tequila, lime, agave, rosewater, and Perelada cava.
The B&B; cocktail, with Espolón tequila, lime, agave, rosewater, and Perelada cava. Photo: Melissa Hom
Beet dumplings with caramelized cabbage purée and roasted beets.
Beet dumplings with caramelized cabbage purée and roasted beets. Photo: Melissa Hom
Wagyu hanger steak with smoked sunchokes, coffee, and Hon Shimeji mushrooms.
Wagyu hanger steak with smoked sunchokes, coffee, and Hon Shimeji mushrooms. Photo: Melissa Hom
The dark, moody restaurant is bi-level, with a bar on each floor, and it seats 80 altogether.
The dark, moody restaurant is bi-level, with a bar on each floor, and it seats 80 altogether. Photo: Melissa Hom
There are 16 draft lines.
There are 16 draft lines. Photo: Melissa Hom

Dinner [PDF]
Draft beer [PDF]
Wine by the glass [PDF]
Cocktails [PDF]

Bottle & Bine, 1085 Second Ave., between 57th and 58th streets, 212-888-7405

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