My husband and I love this place for a cozy, intimate chat, great wine and fantastically fresh tapas plates. Don't go if you're looking for a meal! We find that their selection of cheese, shaved prosciutto, and a variety of other Mediterranean snacks are more than sufficient for a light bite. Why would you want to overkill a great bottle of wine anyway? If you're on a budget, their wine list is not for you. We particularly like to go on Sunday through Wednesday nights, as it's communal tables don't seem so cramped, and we're able to find a cozy nook of two bar stools fairly easy. It's pretty cool that it's used as an overflow or waiting room for Batali's restaurant, ""Casa Mono"" next door, however we like Bar Jamon so much, that every time we make a reservation for Casa Mono, we end up just staying at the wine bar instead. Yes, it's that great! This place is a perfect place for 2 gals wanting to catch up, a first date, an intimate place for any couple, or a fun stop with friends while touring around Manhattan! It truly is a hidden gem, that I wished stayed more of a secret!!!
Pros: Fresh food, great wine, cozy ambiance, romantic, great area!
Cons: It's almost self-serve, you have to get up to the bar yourself if you want anything. Sometimes hard with cramped space!