Anfora

Anfora

Wine Bar, Italian Restaurant, and American Restaurant$$$$
West Village, New York
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  • The experts at Village Voice and Serious Eats recommend this place
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  • JAMESON P.
    "Check in and get your free ricotta crostini - ahh-mazing."(4 Tips)
    Serious Eats
    "Lambrusco Rosso."(3 Tips)
    Wendy C.
    "Watch for producer nights and special events!"(2 Tips)
    Sean W.
    "The lamb ragu sliders are killer."(2 Tips)
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  • Anthony P.
    Anthony PopeoSeptember 27
    Great selection. Sit at the bar; bartenders are awesome.
  • Ann Y.
    Ann YacoubianAugust 23
    Ambiance A+ , bartender friendliness A+, wine selection B+, food B
  • Matt P.
    Matt PalmerAugust 16
    A/C is a bit chilly but nice vibe.
  • Karin S.
    Karin SantiagoMay 6
    Been here 5+ times
    Ricotta crostini is the best
  • E
    EJanuary 22
    Great selection of wines & bites to eat
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WilesOctober 29, 2016
    Cute spot but not outstanding for the area
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DraudtSeptember 30, 2016
    Half priced magnums after midnight...
  • Abe
    AbeSeptember 21, 2016
    Casual hangout spot. I recommend the Spanish Cow Cheese and a Malbec.
  • Cynthia L.
    Cynthia LinAugust 13, 2016
    Great selection! And they have burrata!
  • em b.
    em bJune 10, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Favorite wine bar in NYC. The staff is amazing and the ricotta honey crostinis are to die for.
  • Greg M.
    Greg MacDonaldApril 22, 2016
    Great atmosphere, wine list and food.
  • Hunter T.
    Hunter ThomasApril 14, 2016
    Cool and trendy, only one bathroom.
  • Nick A.
    Nick AndlingerApril 4, 2016
    Really liked this place. Good eats and solid wines by the glass.
  • Silvana N.
    El mariachi#2.... The best ❤️❤️❤️
  • Justin F.
    Justin FerrantiMarch 10, 2016
    Great for chatting over drinks
  • Annie K.
    Annie KearnsMarch 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    House made Ricotta - amazing.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinJanuary 28, 2016
    Delightful wine bar, darkly lit ambience and gets busy, try their cocktails surprisingly good
  • Nate F.
    Nate FeltonJanuary 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Good vibes.
  • Ashley
    AshleyJanuary 23, 2016
    Great ambience for date. Cheese and charcuterie for $20 is overpriced but expected of the area
  • Ubeyd D.
    Ubeyd DalmisDecember 17, 2015
    Nothing better after a long day than an awesome glass of wine w/ pork ragu sliders and ricotta crustini. Especially when Luciana or Joe are picking the wine... Read more
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MajeedOctober 14, 2015
    Really good date or girl date spot
  • Jessie C.
    Jessie CatanaSeptember 18, 2015
    Cute lil place that's not as pretentious as the other bars in the meat packing neighborhood. Crostini was...meh. Lambrusco was delish.
  • Graham L.
    Graham LindnerAugust 6, 2015
    Average wine selection. Possibly the most comfortable seating in New York.
  • Ray C.
    Ray CasasJune 21, 2015
    Good for a date and a glass of wine
  • Robert S.
    Robert SJune 18, 2015
    Cuban Italian sandwich were small but tasty, nice selection of local NY brews in a cozy setting
  • Shpak I.
    Shpak IrinaMay 26, 2015
    Cute wine bar with polite bartenders and comfy sofas.
  • M S.
    M SMay 7, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite neighborhood bar when I lived in the West Village.
  • Elliot W.
    Elliot WehnerMarch 29, 2015
    Great wines by the glass. Busy early but can always get a seat after 11. Try the Bordeaux
  • Robert S.
    Robert SMarch 28, 2015
    The housemade ricotta is very tasty.
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfMarch 15, 2015
    Thoroughly enjoyed islands wine class - educational, entertaining and delicious! Will be back for rosé and more!
  • Swen G.
    Swen GrahamFebruary 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Just about everything here is done exceptionally well, including the pithy messages on the street sign out front.
    Upvoted Aug 22
  • Terrell
    TerrellFebruary 11, 2015
    When: Anytime How: Check in on Foursquare and get a crostini covered in ricotta cheese, sea salt, and honey.
  • Kimberly F.
    Kimberly FisherFebruary 3, 2015
    Great wine bar.
  • Annie K.
    Annie KearnsJanuary 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    You MUST try the crostini with homemade ricotta. One of the best wine bars in WV, it gets loud but I like a busy spot, and this one has great atmosphere.
  • Lexi N.
    Lexi NJanuary 21, 2015
    Can't go wrong with wine and a cheese plate. Try the Jasper Hill Harbison. Cozy and intimate date spot.
  • Habby B.
    Habby BauerJanuary 19, 2015
    Fantastic drinks, good crowd, great place to take a date. We'll be back.
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith BlechmanOctober 23, 2014
    Great for meeting up with friends for drinks. Cozy, quiet, and lots of booths for intimate catching up.
  • Michael D.
    Michael D'AurizioOctober 4, 2014
    A gray place to grab a quick drink and a glass is wine on the way to dinner.
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroSeptember 27, 2014
    Randomly obsessed with the ricotta (and the honey that goes with it)!
  • Nilay
    NilayAugust 6, 2014
    excellent cocktails. quiet if you arrive before 7, a bit louder after, but not crowded (mid-week).
  • Grant A.
    Grant AndersonJuly 23, 2014
    1/2 off magnums at midnight. That's a pretty sweet deal.
  • Monti B.
    Monti BrayJuly 11, 2014
    Cute trendy spot for a date or lax friend outing.
    Upvoted Aug 22
  • Stan B.
    Stan BashmashnikovJuly 9, 2014
    A phenomenal wine bar in the west village. Order a Pinot Noir and pair it w/ the prosciutto, goat cheese, and arugula sandwich. Thank me later.
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.March 15, 2014
    swag alert: ricotta crostini with first check in! get here around 830 on a Friday night and snag a set of stools. perfect spot for a date or catching up with a pal. west village wine bar atmosphere
  • Wendy C.
    Wendy CrispellJanuary 9, 2014
    Watch for producer nights and special events!
  • anthony t.
    anthony tranJanuary 8, 2014
    $40 bottle of lambrusco
  • themodman ..
    themodman .netNovember 9, 2013
    The wine list is great. For a red, get the Chenin!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren ShiaJuly 14, 2013
    Sloowwww service but delicious ricotta crostini! The Loire 2012 rose is superb too.
  • matt h.
    matt handlerMay 16, 2013
    don't go here if you're a schlub
  • JAMESON P.
    JAMESON PINEMay 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great ambiance, great wine selection and small plates and real nice bartenders. Vogue editors in the house. Check in and get your free ricotta crostini - ahh-mazing. A+
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 22, 2013
    Sleek, comfortable West Village wine bar, great for a pre- or post-dinner glass of wine and a few small bites.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 19, 2013
    Camo-Carlita: Sauza tequila shaken with chamomile syrup, lemon, lime, and grapefruit, and topped with Lambrusco Rosso.
  • Felix Y.
    Felix YipDecember 18, 2012
    Skip the cocktails; stick with the wine.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceSeptember 17, 2012
    Cozy, date-worthy atmosphere, and offers unique wines that you can enjoy on comfy leather couches! On our list of 5 favorite wine bars in the West Village - try the lauded lamb-ragu sliders.
  • Anna-Lisa D.
    Anna-Lisa Donovan-CamposSeptember 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite BTG lists in the city. Always wonderful.
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynAugust 25, 2012
    Try the Black Cherry Pop - Rye whiskey, lime juice, cherry bitters & boylans black cherry soda. This #cocktail was very refreshing. I love black cherry soda.
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynAugust 25, 2012
    Try the The Fury - This #cocktail had Thai chili-infused tequila, passion fruit, lime, agave and soda. It was unlike any cocktails I had before. It tasted #spicy!!! I loved it!
  • Kate
    KateJune 7, 2012
    Great spot for an after work glass of vino and cheese. Staff are SO nice.
  • Sean W.
    Sean WilkinsMay 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The lamb ragu sliders are killer.
  • Alexis
    AlexisMay 17, 2012
    Try the lebanese Cabernet blend, my mouth is so happy right now!
  • Sara B.
    Sara BialMay 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great wine bar, with tasty snacks.
  • Ethikus
    EthikusApril 18, 2012
    This ethical & sustainable establishment is in for Shop Your Values Week! #SYVW pledgers get complimentary crostini with a drink order, May 3-10. Read more
  • Mindy J.
    Mindy JoyceApril 14, 2012
    Killer wine list! Try the Rhone blend
  • Katie S.
    Katie SchlossFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    45 minute wait at Dell'anima? Don't sweat it. With Anfora right next door, you can pop on over for some delicious bruschetta and a couple of cocktails while you wait.
  • Tony D.
    Tony DiazDecember 31, 2011
    Ricotta is awesome
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyNovember 30, 2011
    If you enjoy trying different wines by the glass, Anfora has plenty of variety and options. An absolute must try is the Nutella and homemade mascarpone sandwich
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HagendorfOctober 29, 2011
    Ask for Christian. He is the loveliest server ever and you'll feel like royalty.
  • Biba C.
    Biba ClarkOctober 10, 2011
    Yummy yummy yummy
  • MrNoMoniker
    MrNoMonikerSeptember 20, 2011
    Victory beers for ny craft beer week. Golden monkey is lovely.
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa SutherlandAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Tuesday is Producer Night. Lots of wine industry folks and, often winemakers who are traveling through the city. Any night is a good night at Anfora. (P.S. Drink the 2002 Gravner before it's no more.)
  • Jenna N.
    Jenna NorthAugust 23, 2011
    Great wine bar from Joe Campanale, look for weekly special tastings from local and afar producers.
  • Aimee D.
    Aimee DuellAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    dark, sultry, luxe, killer wines Read more
  • Dorothy
    DorothyJuly 5, 2011
    Best grilled cheese sandwich I've ever had!
  • Decanter
    DecanterMay 10, 2011
    This is a fantastic little wine bar in the Big Apple. Try the House-made Ricotta. With almost thirty wines on the menu, served by the glass, there's plenty of choice to go with your food.
  • Rebeccca K.
    Rebeccca KlasfeldMarch 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Nothing better after a long day than an awesome glass of wine w/ pork ragu sliders and ricotta crustini. Especially when Luciana or Joe are picking the wine...
  • Lindsey A.
    Lindsey AdlerFebruary 11, 2011
    Try a glass of Rioja "Cubillo" for a nice fruity-earthy balance
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupNovember 18, 2010
    Helpful waitstaff help you navigate a huge wine list in this charming bar. Try the Borough Market Panini and snack on the spicy shortbreads.
  • Alexandra
    AlexandraNovember 4, 2010
    Sexy
  • jared z.
    jared zlotnickOctober 27, 2010
    no need to even open the menu, just ask for Joey
  • Natasha A.
    Natasha AttalOctober 27, 2010
    The Purple Pedro drink is delicious!
  • Erica S.
    Erica SwallowOctober 21, 2010
    Try any of Frank Cornelissen's anfora wines. They will be an experience like none other. Read more
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CitySeptember 21, 2010
    Sister to Italian favorite dell’anima, this West Village hotspot is a celebration of global wines—including the sustainable and the biodynamic.
  • Find. Eat. Drink.
    Find. Eat. Drink.August 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the Egg Salad with Sesame Toast. Read more
  • Prashant 🚀 A.
    Prashant 🚀 AgarwalAugust 10, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    I was drawn in by online postings of a "Borough Market" grill cheese. It's not bad, but hard to copy perfection. Very friendly staff.
  • Dan G.
    Dan GellertJuly 26, 2010
    So good, great wines
  • Wine Enthusiast
    Wine EnthusiastJuly 23, 2010
    A great newcomer wine bar with a sleek, spacious space. Don't miss the grilled cheese made with super stinky Gruyere!
  • Jennifer D.
    Lamb Ragu Sliders & Bierzo.
  • AskMen
    AskMenMay 28, 2010
    Drinks match a 4-strong meat menu cheese including a housemade ricotta, salads, & Italian sandwiches. Try the Balboa - mortadella, soppresseta, speck, cacio di roma, dijonnaise, and pepper relish.
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BartonMay 15, 2010
    Love the chateau musar on the list. Staff is amazing and scene is fun!
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