Wine Bar

Nios

Nios, named for the nine muses of Greek mythology, pays homage to the art of drama, as is fitting here in the heart of the theater district: Designed to evoke the elements, the space features a virtual fireplace lit by a bronze log, and a forest of trees dripping with gold-filled cups. The centerpiece of this jewel-box space, however, is a refrigerated wall of wine flanked by a rolling ladder: Master Sommelier Emily Wines, who runs the wine program at San Francisco’s Fifth Floor, selected the 100-bottle list. Wine even features prominently in the cocktails, created by mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout of Harry Denton’s Starlight Room in San Francisco, with drinks such as the Zin Cup, a blend of zinfandel, Pimm’s and ginger beer. Chef Patricia Williams sends out classic American cuisine in small-plate format—perfect for a pretheater fly-by and a sip of something delicious.

   

Wine Bar Info


130 West 46 St., Manhattan, New York

212-485-2999

niosrestaurant.com


This review appears in the print edtion of the October 2009 issue.
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