Vin sur Vingt is closed for good

The adorable little wine bar on West Broadway and Warren whose open window is the best perch in the neighborhood for watching the world go by (well, maybe next to the one at The Hideaway) added a “for rent” sign yesterday and has closed for good. the landlord said the space is available as of next month. (Vin sur Vingt did not confirm, but that may say it all.) Another loss, especially to a prime corner that has been plagued by a construction site and a parking lot.

I did wonder, seeing it boarded up, how they could ever adapt for social distancing in a space that held just 24 seats, and this is the word from Sebastien Auvet and Rakesh Chandiramani, the owners:

“Given the uncertainty and risk with operating such an intimate space both from a business and social distancing standpoint during this time, it would have likely been difficult to manage. We really loved being in Tribeca over the last few years. It was the very first neighborhood we tried to find a location back in 2010. We searched for a few months but were unsuccessful. When we finally found the right spot in 2017, we thought we’d be here for the long-haul. Given such an expected situation, we had to make this difficult decision. However, I hope we’ll find an opportunity to come back in the future. We’re really gonna miss everyone in the neighborhood!”

Our outlet was the fifth in their constellation of Manhattan wine bars — it opened in October 2017 and replaced the clothing half of Babesta. Since then they added a sixth here in the city and a location in DC — and two of the city ones are open again post-pandemic. So if you miss their French style (the name is a play on 20/20) you can find them on Riverside behind Lincoln Center.


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  1. This breaks my heart. We loved this place, went nearly weekly and loved snagging that window seat. The bartender always remembered us and what we liked to drink. It was nice to have a real wine bar in the neighborhood. Going to miss this one :(