Bahr Ché, New Astor Place Wine Bar

New York wine bars are always too something — too date-y, too Happy Hour-ish, too West Village-y.

But Bahr Ché, recently open at 26 Astor Place, is different.

Master sommelier Fred Dexheimer has assembled a refined selection of vintners, and the wine list comes with terse but colorful descriptions.

Perhaps you’re in the mood for a Syrah that tastes of dark and black fruits, black olives, and smoky bacon? Or maybe you’re in the mood for a Riesling that tastes slightly off-dry, with white peach, kumquat, and liquid minerals? Order by the carafe or the bottle, and look forward to an evening that’s full-bodied.

The menu? It has legs, boasting Duck Degustation — with foie gras, prosciutto, and sausage (all duck) — and Lobster and Black Truffle Mac ’n Cheese. For dessert, try something chocolate, such as the Bonbon, and a glass of Moscato d’Asti.

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