Anyone feeling wanderlust would do well stopping in at this neighborly spot just on the other side of the East River. It'll give you a full glimpse of what it's like to hang out in a local wine bar on the island of Sardinia.
Located on the ground floor of a residential building, D.O.C. intends to be the place for locals ("we close whenever people want to leave, 3, 4 in the morning"), building loyalty with an extensive wine list that can be bought by the demi-tasse, glass, carafe, or bottle. Accompanying the wines is a simple but thoughtful menu of Sardinian bar food. You'll find regional favorites such as salty, crispy flat bread (made expressly for shepherds who herded sheep for months at a time); artisanal sheep and goat's milk cheeses, and a "chocolate sausage" dessert that is sure to make even Mario Batali drool.