If you’ve got an extra $15: Drink and Dessert
City Winery is the only winery within Manhattan, and like beer comes straight from the keg, you can get wine here straight from a barrel in the basement. The house wine on tap costs around $10, depending on the vintage, and there’s both red and white. Ask the bartender for a recommendation if you’re not sure what to order.
Mariebelle Sweets specializes in artisan chocolates, truffles, ganache: I delight in just saying the names, much less eating them.
I lived in England, so I know the value of a good cup of tea, but in the Tea Salon at Mariebelle I bypass it for the thick, slightly spicy Aztec hot chocolate. It’s made not from the powder — the residue of the bean — but from the actual cocoa bean.