8 BYOB Restaurants in NYC You Have to Try
Roberta’s and rosé? Don’t mind if we do.
We love going out to eat. But ordering a $150 bottle of Shiraz that would have cost $20 at the store? Not so much.
Our wine prayers have officially been answered: Here are eight restaurants that let you bring your own booze and don’t charge a corkage fee.
DI FARA PIZZA
You’re bound to wait at least an hour in line before getting your pie at this legendary Brooklyn favorite--but don’t worry, a frosty glass of Riesling will be your reward…along with incredible pizza.
1424 Ave. J (at E. 15th St.), Brooklyn; 718-258-1367 or difara.com
Is it weird to swoon over an artichoke? We’ll take ours grilled and with a glass of brought-from-home Sauvignon Blanc, please.
Locations in Flatiron and Midtown East; 212-888-3828 or hillstonerestaurant.com
Let’s be honest: You’ll be so busy snapping Instagram photos of the gorgeous interior and the edible works of art at this Tribeca joint, you’ll barely even touch the wine. (OK fine, you’ll still drink the whole bottle, but you’ll be pretty distracted.)
221 W. Broadway (at White St.); 212-944-8378 or whitestreetnyc.com
THE MILLING ROOM
You know what goes really great with roast duck breast? A tasty bottle of Barolo you bought at the store around the corner--just make sure you come on a Tuesday, when it's no corkage fee night.
446 Columbus Ave. (at 82nd St.); 212-595-0380 or themillingroom.com
Waffles and unlimited mimosas are clearly the best brunch combo ever. And good news, you can bring all the $10 bottles of Champagne and cartons of OJ you want into this popular Queens haunt.
40-09 30th Ave. (at Steinway St.), Queens; 718-728-2350 or queenscomfort.com
GAIA ITALIAN CAFÉ
This casual panini joint just went up ten notches in our book. Why? Because we can bring in a bottle of 2006 Maculan Pino & Toi to drink with our prosciutto and mozz sammy.
251 E. Houston St. (at Norfolk St.); 646-350-3977 or gaiaitaliancafe.com
Our low-key Turkish dinner just got way more exciting. Keep the Pinot Grigio flowing.
238 E. 24th St. (at Second Ave.); 212-213-3343 or limonrestaurantnewyork.com
We’d like to introduce you to the ultimate power couple: Rosé and Roberta’s. Our favorite pizza and our favorite wine, together at last.
261 Moore St. (at Bogart St.), Brooklyn; 718-417-1118 or robertaspizza.com