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626 Second Ave. (E. 84th St.) Send to Phone
Coffeehouse by day, Italian-inflected wine bar by night on the Upper East Side.

Lunch Fri.-Sun., Dinner nightly
Open late

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: The name of the restaurant is not entirely apropos. This easy-on-the-eyes venue is a hopping coffeehouse (with free wi-fi) during the day (three days per week). As the name suggests, the lights go down and wine bottles are uncorked once the sun sets. The long, narrow space, flanked by a bar and a sleek banquette and exposed brick walls, warrants ordering a second glass of vino to go with the cheese plate. The wine list, not surprisingly, is primarily Italian, and the menu is comprised of small-portioned salads, cheese and meat plates, and spreads. The roasted duck salad---accompanied by mesclun and wild mushrooms---is nicely accented with a rosé vinaigrette; the bruschetta, simply topped with tomatoes, basil and a few olives, is a refreshing lesson in restraint.
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