The Ten Bells
Image via WikipediaThe Ten Bells opened a few weeks ago on Broome Street right off of Orchard on the LES. Opened and run by a 2 men from Paris. At least there were 2 of them behind the bar last night and they appeared to be the owners. A nice addition to the neighborhood.
Ten Bells is more of a wine bar. A large wrap around bar fills the room and then a few high tables with stools make up for the other space. Very communal. A great vibe. Good music, low lights and beaten up wooden seats. Chalk boards hang on the walls with too many wines to count. Also a variety of noshes and the announcement of a pig roast on Sunday nights.
We had a smorgasbord of snacks. I might have to give up red wine drinking though. My sleep patterns are destroyed on red wine. Alas because I do love it so. We had a few cheeses that were served with toasted raisin bread coated in honey, duck pate (it wasn't exactly a pate) served in a glass container, grilled sliced chorizo, tuna tartare and salmon tartare. Everything was tasty. I always love going to a wine bar and just drinking and noshing. One of my favorite activities.
The Ten Bells is definitely a place where you could sit yourself down for hours, enjoy yourself, close your eyes and check out for awhile. These days, that is very desirable.