Thursday, November 20, 2008


With the new economic climate the way it is, it makes sense to try to cut corners wherever possible. You can save about 40% on your dinner bill by eating and drinking at restaurant's where you can bring-your-own-bottle. With that in mind, I'm starting a list of BYOB's in NYC and will be updating it as I discover more. Please, if you find any new ones or have any additional information about the ones on my list, just chime in. Enjoy!

Bella Donna
307 E. 77th St, New York, NY 10021
Corkage Fee: None, Italian food, reasonable, no frills.
Phone: (212) 535-2866

Cafe A
973 Columbus Avenue & 108th Street, New York, New York 10025
Corkage Fee: None
Phone: 305-972-3358

Café Henri
French Cuisine
10-10 50th Ave., at Vernon Blvd.
718 383-9315

Café Loup
105 W. 13th St.
West Village landmark. $2 per person corkage fee.

Cherin Sushi
306 E 6th st, NY, NY 10003
Corkage Fee: NONE
Hours: 5 pm to 12 , closed on monday
Phone: 212-388-1348

Cube 63
63 Clinton St (Between Rivington & Stanton), New York, NY 10002
Corkage Fee: None
sushi and japanese cuisine
Hours: 5PM - 12AM; 5PM - 1AM Fri/Sat
Phone: 212 228-6751

De Mole‎
4502 48th Ave, Flushing, NY‎
718 392-2161‎

Dolce Vita
181 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013
Corkage Fee: $0
Hours: Mondays: Closed, Tuesday thru Sunday 5pm to 11pm, Saturday Brunch 12 noon to 4pm, Sunday Brunch 11am to 4pm
Phone: 646 688-4110 01221

Il Bambino‎
3408 31st Ave, Long Island City, NY‎
Panini, cupcakes, $5 corkage fee.
718 626-0087‎

Ivo & Lulu
558 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
Corkage Fee: NONE
Near Varick st. Cash only. Organic French food, limited menu, but good and inexpensive $12-$15 range.
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Phone: (212) 226-4399

1272 Amsterdam Ave., New York City, NY 10027-5035
Corkage Fee: ? Small, no frills.
Hours: M-F 8:00am - 11:00 pm, Sat &Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Phone: Tel (212) 531-7600

La Pizza Fresca Ristorante
31 East 20th Street, New York, New York 10003
Corkage Fee: $25 rustic Italian Neapolitan pizza. Over 500 wines.
Hours: M-F 12-3:30 Lunch, 5:30-11 Dinner, Sat. 5:30-11, Sun. 5-11
Phone: 212-598-0141

My Kitchen
A reincarnation of a popular Queens Mediterranean restaurant/wine bar that was on Austin Street in the 80's.
106-17 Metropolitan Ave., nr. 72nd Dr. Forest Hills

New Orleans Sno-Ball Cafe
1590 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10029
Corkage Fee: none
Hours: M-F 10-8pm Sat 11-8 Sunday 2:30-6pm
Phone: 646 423-1596

Nick & Stef's Steakhouse
9 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001
Corkage Fee: 0
BYOB Friday and Saturdays Through August
Hours: 11:30am-9:30pm
Phone: 212-563-4444

1608 First Avenue, between 83rd and 84th street.
Corkage fee: $15
212 327-4747

Phoenix Garden Restaurant
242 E 40th St, New York, NY 10016-1732
Corkage Fee: ?
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-9:45pm, Sat -Sun 12:30pm-9:45pm
Phone: 212-983-6666

Poke Japanese Restaurant
305 E 85th St, New York, NY 10028
Corkage Fee: 0
Hours: 5pm - 11pm Close Sun
Phone: 212-249-0569

The Riverdale Garden restaurant
4576 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale (Bronx), NY 10471
Corkage Fee: $15. No corkage on Tuesday nights
Hours: lunch and dinner

131 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
Corkage Fee: 0
Thai food very reasonably priced.
Hours: 7 Days from Noon to 11 PM
Phone: 212-420-5909

212 E. 10th Street, New York, NY 10003
Corkage Fee: None
Hours: 5pm-11pm Sun-Thurs, 5pm-12am Fri & Sat, Brunch 11am-5pm Sat & Sun
Phone: 212-420-8822

253 W. 11th St., NYC - West Village, NY
Corkage Fee: None Small but cute place on treelined e vill block, affordable French fare, excellent value.
Phone: 212-229-2611

The Orchard
162 Orchard street, New York, NY 10002
Corkage Fee: none on Sundays
BYOB on Sundays
Hours: wed-sun 6- 11pm
Phone: 212.353.3570

Wai? Cafe
583 Ave. of the Americas (6th Ave), New York, New York 10011
Corkage Fee: none, new American lean cuisine, low prices.
Hours: 10 A.M.-12 A.M.
Phone: 212- 414-2003


rob said...

I enjoyed this post, it reminded me of living in NY and going to Cafe A and Kitchenette, I love both of those places.

Dave Trieger said...


I really love the whole concept, it makes having a meal out a little more "homey". thanks for the comment, like your blog.

Happy Thanksgiving,

rubinelli said...

Thank you for posting this list. Great idea- something I've always wondered about and never knew.
Also looking forward to trying one of your pics this Thanksgiving. Will let you know.

rubinelli said...

Thanks for the list! Great piece of information -something I've always wondered about. I was misinformed and led to believe NYC had a law disallowing BYOBs. Happy to be wrong!

Anonymous said...

This list would be great added on . Its a new site that just started up. You can add your own byobs and search for byob's that others have added. You can even save your favorite's. Pretty cool no? Not to many in NYC yet so this list would be great!

Dave Trieger said...

thanks Ntmw, I'll check out the site.