Best Wine Bar (2008)
Accept no substitutes. Downtown's original wine and bruschetta bar, now in its third year, is far and away the best in its class. Tiny 'Ino, a vital part of Bedford Street's thriving café and bar scene, only accommodates about two dozen customers at a time, but therein lies its charm: It's like popping in for a glass of wine in your friend's living room. The bar is the place to sit if you want to marvel at the assemblage of panini and other sandwichlike concoctions in the Lilliputian kitchentry the bruschetta with asparagus and truffle oiland benefit from generous pourings of 'ino's excellent selection of wines.