Nice Matin is a gold mine disguised as a brasserie if well-priced, old-vintage wines are the treasure you seek. The unpretentious dining room sits atop a trove of 10,000 bottles collected by beverage director Aviram Turgeman and overseen by sommelier Meghan McDonnell. You won’t find the 2,500-selection list on the website, but collectors in the know head here for the deep Burgundy options and first-growth Bordeaux verticals dating back to the Civil War. McDonnell might direct more value-minded guests to the Bandol section filled with aged bottles of Tempier, Terrebrune and Pibarnon, most priced under $150.
201 W. 79th St., New York, NY
This story appears in the print issue of April 2018.
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