This Year's Models

Manhattan experiences a continuing wave of openings for wine lovers, in categories ranging from neighborhood hangouts to steak houses to hotel restaurants
Owen Dugan, Thomas Matthews
Issue: October 31, 2013

The strongest trend in New York restaurants right now—with the possible exception of Italian, a perennial favorite—is a category called "fine-casual." Such restaurants offer the smart, serious wine lists and refinement on the plate traditionally found in stiffer dining rooms, but with a more relaxed, downtown attitude. Here are six fine new examples in this style. Wine Spectator's Owen Dugan and Thomas Matthews explain.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 1, 2013.

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