While Marvin has challenged restaurants to lower their wine prices on his blog, I'm curious to find out who you think has already done it.
The number of restaurants with really customer-friendly wine list prices is limited. But of the ones I've dined in, I've noticed one thing—they sell a ton of wine. So obviously this strategy helps to stimulate sales. I don't know why more restaurants aren't picking up on it.
Here in NYC, I'd nominate Landmarc and Pair of 8's as having really easy-on-the-wallet lists. Places such as Tribeca Grill and Nice Matin move a lot of wine with their moderate pricing as well.
It doesn't have to be a list of all cheap wines either—it could be a list that offers lots of rare or older gems with lower-than-normal markups, like the ones at Veritas and Cru, which have their share of great buys for the savvy.
So, don't keep your favorite wine restaurant a secret from the rest of us. Who gets your vote for the Best-Priced Wine List around?