Vanguard Wine Bar
Bar, Wine Bar, French, $$$
This casual wine bar on the Upper West Side has a lot to offer. Located conveniently near Lincoln Center, Vanguard is a great place for locals and tourists alike. The menu is divided by color and body, with wines from all over the US and Europe. Their small plates are French-inspired, so make sure to try a tartine with your Syrah. Feeling decadent? Try the Champagne float with candied cherries and vanilla ice cream.