Corkbuzz Wine Studio

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91 Reviews
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$30 and under
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About

Corkbuzz Wine Restaurant and Bar is a lively communal dining room, serving sharable plates with a Mediterranean influence, perfectly paired with our extensive wine selection. Master Sommelier and Owner, Laura Maniec, carefully crafted a rotating list of more than 40 wines by the glass and upwards of 250 bottles- in addition to an impressive beer and cocktail menu.

Corkbuzz Wine Studio’s inviting, synergetic and cozy atmosphere lends itself as the perfect venue for approachable, yet thorough wine classes and winemaker dinners. Our adjustable partitions can accommodate larger or more intimate private parties, making our space perfect for your next special occasion.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Wine Bar, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner Sunday - Wednesday: 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dinner Thursday - Friday: 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dinner Saturday: 2:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday Brunch: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

*Please note limited Bar Menu on Saturday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Phone number
(646) 873-6071
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Jonathan Ellsaesser
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
b/t 5th Ave. & University
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Public transit
N/R/Q to 14th Street, Union Square
4/5/6 to 14th Street, Union Square
L to 14th Street, Union Square or 6th Avenue
F/M to 14th Street and 6th Avenue
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Special events & promotions
For special event inquiries, please contact raquel@corkbuzz.com.
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.2
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4.2
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2017
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

I am a loyal customer of Corkbuzz, having visited at least 20 times over the past few years. This time, upon arrival for my 7:30 reservation, I was advised that my requested high table was not ready and was forced to stand waiting for over 15 minutes, as there were no other options. This is not the purpose of a reservation. The hostess simply disappeared and stood with the bartender, and was nowhere to be found even when new customers came in. A second hostess eventually sat us at a common table, which I mentioned that I did not request, and which was far too noisy. When a high table opened up, she did not offer to move us, and there was absolutely no effort made to make up for the problem, such as by offering a complimentary glass of wine or food plate. It was thoroughly sickening to be treated this way after years of patronage, and I will absolutely not return and dissuade anyone I know from returning (previously, I would highly recommend Corkbuzz to friends).

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Luckily they sat me but I was very disappointed to hear when I walked in that they had no record of my reservation because they are no longer on open table, even though I had made the reservation that same afternoon.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food! Service! The Beverage list and a team clearly passionate will come again

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

I read mixed reviews about this place but it seemed like a cute place to try for a Valentine's Day date- I was wrong. Neither my boyfriend nor I EVER get our feathers ruffled by a little wait, but we were completely ignored and talked down to the entire ordering process from wine to apps to mains. Our waitress was the most condescending person I have ever experienced and in between our ordering, we were paid zero attention. We literally sat there while no one came to take our order in between every single course. We had finished half a bottle of wine and our apps before she even came over to take our dinner order! Once we were finished we sat for about 30 minutes before she came to ask if we wanted the check. It was truly a ridiculous experience and that waitress should be fired. With that being said, the food was good but portions were very small. I am never going back and suggest you spend your money elsewhere.

J
London
98 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We had an over-eager server. Shortly after I arrived, when he overheard me announce to my friend that I was pregnant, he muttered something along the lines of, "and tonight I'll be your doula." ?! I thought I'd heard him wrong, but when I asked, "I'm sorry, what did you say?", he said, "Oh nothing," smiled, and asked if my friend wanted another glass of wine. VERY weird and uncomfortable. The bar snacks were good, though the portions were small: fritto misto (small portion for $15), blistered shishito peppers, baba ganoush (was only ok; lacked flavor), and gougères (four tiny ones).

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, a great night at Corkbuzz. They have the best homemade ricotta EVER.

h
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a fun roomy space with great options. Dessert was the miss or I would have given 5 stars. Service was fantastic.

GS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been to Corkbuzz several times and each time I had a great experience. The staff's wine knowledge is extensive and the service was fast and attentive. Great wine selection and I absolutely love their appetizers. Great ambience too!

f
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As one would expect the wine list is terrific and fairly priced.
the staff is knowledgable and friendly....
The Food is EXCELLENT and equal to the wine.

c
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The best thing about this place is the service!! Been here several times and never disappoints.

L
New York Area
189 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall really good food. Very well trained server; he knew his wines. We might have expected a bit more "fun" over wine tasting, and broader options. In general, it was a good experience- but not outstanding.

S
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for my birthday prior to going to hockey game in Brooklyn. Food was delicious the cheese meat platter was excellent especially the homemade ricotta. I had the Bourguignon burger which was very tasty. We shared the mushroom polenta and my wife had the Apple & Walnut salad. We did not have room for dessert. Requested iced tea and they fresh brewed a pot of tea for me. Service staff is warm, friendly and helpful. Great find!

NY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

There's a reason this place is always buzzing. Good wine, an on-the-ball staff, and way above average small plates. Wish Corkbuzz was in my neighborhood.

OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a good choice after seeing a play at Classic Stage. It's a destination for wine lovers with a varied and interesting list with choices at all price points.

S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

although I have enjoyed Corkbuzz in the past, tonight it suffered from extremely inept service, and an unacceptable noise level. Food just okay. Sad to see this decline.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice ambience bland food selection of food/drinks but expect to pay more than average.

MC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints! The food the wine and the staff is all incredible and I truly cannot speak high enough about my experience

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the whole experience!

MW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Love Corkbuzz. Great wines. Great food. It gets noisy, though.

TT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love this place and it never disappoints. The wine selection is massive and the waiters help you pair the wine and food for the best meal!

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

For a place that prides itself on wine, it was surprising to have our white wines served in ice cold glasses. Seriously! They were cold to the touch. Would be nice if there were additional food options. Service was strange. The sommelier was there for a bit then disappeared and we had trouble figuring out who our waiter was. Overall service fine but in NYC you can definitely have a better experience for a comparable (if not better price).

WT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great space and wonderful wine list with great options at all price levels.

g
Atlanta
66 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really great wines (more than 50 by the glass), but the best part was the server was extremely knowledgeable and interested in wine. And friendly! He didn't push anything expensive and made really great suggestions. We did the wine flights and they were excellent (and very creative). The food was tapas oriented, but very good. Would definitely go back.

K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wine list and friendly sommeliers. Great place!

J
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Loved it. Sommelier was terrific - he MADE the experience. Loved the food tho $ a little high especially for the cheese flights! Need to increase the value of that.

We will go back for sure.

One other small complaint - chairs are REALLY uncomfortable.

DB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Horrible experience...I used to love this place but not after last night. Had to wait forever to get plain bread which they charged for. I ordered the skirt steak and the portion was ridiculously small for $30. Not mentioned on the menu was the side dish with the steak was brussel sprouts which I had already eaten as an appetizer. Good wine selection but food and service are terrible.

GJ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I work in the Union Square area and Corkbuzz is always a reliable and delightful stop for after work drinks with friends or with a date. Being in the wine industry it can be surprisingly daunting to find a well crafted and well priced wine list where the food is of equal quality (very tasty, everything I have ever had). Corkbuzz manages to achieve this. As an added observation, for the few years I have been going there I tend to see the same staff which speaks volumes to me in the highly competitive NYC market for great workers.

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great value in NYC, food is as good as the wine list, which is outstanding.

a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

you come here for the wine list. Amazing bottles. they know their wine here

MY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had four adults and one very busy toddler. The staff (hostess/servers/etc) were patient and thoughtful about where they placed us and how quickly they served us. Food and wine were excellent. It was a great environment to have a nice adult dinner with a toddler in tow.

o
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

hidden gem inside chelsea market. nice people watching. great food and interesting wines. do a wine flight for more variety

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Corkbuzz has an amazing wine list and very knowledgable staff. However, you are missing out if you don't stay for dinner.

What We Had:
- Homemade ricotta cheese and meats (Appetizer)
- Steak (Medium Rare)
- Smores Dessert (out of this world)

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience in a hip environment that's still accessible.

MM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Went for dinner with a group of friends, and maybe the staff was tired from the Mothers' Day brunch crowd, but we were the only table seated in the dining area, and service was soooooo slow. Ordered a dozen oysters... got a half dozen. I seem to recall the food being tasty enough (though two at our table ordered the steak and were disappointed at the size and that it was presliced for them on arrival), but honesty I ate it so quickly because we had been waiting so long. No complaints about the wine, everyone found something they enjoyed (you'd hope so!), but I don't know what was going on behind the scenes.

MH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been doing Sunday brunch every once in a while for a couple of years now at Corkbuzz Union Square. Great brunch menu and 1/2 price champagnes. Great combination. And the staff is all so helpful navigating thorugh a list of champaignes that would be otherwise unfamiliar territory. We had a Champagne Piollot (mostly Pinot grapes), for example and it was fabulous. The shocker was how empty the place was given how great it is!

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious, and wine excellent. Our server was very nice and friendly. I was seated along the wall a few tables in from the door. Each time the door opened a very cold wind would come into the restaurant making it pretty uncomfortable. My date and I each had 4 or more glasses of the Malbec, certainly a bottles worth. It would have been nice if we were charged for a bottle rather than per glass as a gesture since we ended up spending a few hundred dollars. I'd go back anytime in the spring or summer. But this may not be a great place to bring a date in the Fall or Winter unless they can keep the cold out and heat in.

l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Who would have imagined that any restaurant would serve brunch until 9pm on a Sunday? I didn't. When we arrived at 7, the place was empty (no surprise) and we were handed a brunch menu. Why would anyone want to eat eggs Benny at night. We left without ordering and went out for DINNER.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great wine. Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and was able to recommend a great bottle of wine for us. Would definitely return!

n
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great decor and service, good spot for a date, but:
Seafood appetizer was premade and served to us within 60 seconds of ordering.
Main courses were bland.

SC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for an early Valentine's Day dinner & it was great, the food was exceptional & really surprised us. The only negative was because it was cold & windy and we were sitting closer to the door our food got cold when people would go in/out. The wine was delicious!

We got the cavateli (YUM!!) and the skirt steak. It was a great place& we'll definetly be back, especially since they are consistently changing their menu

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