Let me preface by saying this is one of the cooler spots ANYWHERE to have a glass of wine or a coffee.
Atmosphere - A truly sexy, cozy, quiet, peaceful, dreamy place, where you can wander the path of books and find one of MANY cozy little corners to sit alone or with a companion. The way the shelves are planned, you can be 5 feet away from another person and never know he is there, due to the twists and turns that create lovely alcoves with perfect lighting. A treat to explore.
It's the kind of place perfect for a date, a chat with a girlfriend, or an afternoon alone.
Service - delightful. Professional, peaceful, quiet, attentive, and a perfect compliment to the atmosphere.
Food - I didn't try it, but the menu has some small nibbles only. Prices seemed quite high for what was offered.
Wine list - Eh, not impressed. If you are going to put "Champagne" in your name, you should have more ... champagne. I think there was only 2 maybe 3 by the glass. Bottle offerings were not extensive, maybe 6 or 7 total? There were a number of sparkling wines offered by the glass and bottle, but I sort of felt like there was not much in between the $ 15ish/glass champagne and low-end prosecco or cava. There are a number of French sparklings as well as CA sparklings out there that would have fit nicely in this middle niche, and was surprised at the absence. I opted for the Perdrier Rose sparkling - one of the 2 middle-of-the-road offerings - which was wonderful.
Besides sparkling, wine list was WAH-WAH-WAH. Really uninspired I thought. There are a few non-Burgundy and non-Bordeaux French, and some non-Chianti Italians, but for the most part really boring and not very large, again, considering this is a wine bar.
Glassware: Should be noted that glassware is EXQUISITE. Very nice touch.
If you are not a wine snob (I clearly am), and you are looking to just have a glass of something and feel smarter by atmospheric osmosis, this is the spot.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.