La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels

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La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels is the first New York location of the iconic Parisian wine bar, and features over 450 wines from around the world, with several offered via enomatic machine, and dozens of others available by the glass.
Sommelier Caleb Ganzer has compiled a wine list from his favorite producers around the world with nearly 70 percent of the list being French in origin plus favorite small growers from less-heralded regions.
Our Chef Eric W. Bolyard offers a menu of seasonal small plates, saucissons from Salumeria Biellese, along with a curated cheese selection from Formaggio Essex ensuring a perfect pairing for your bottle or glasses of choice.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine bar with delicious food. Service was very nice and patient.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and a solid wine list make this a great place for a date, drinks or a romantic evening out.

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was eh

f
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful place .. Excellent food and the fact that they had my fav wine helped:)

SN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caleb and the whole staff are amazing. Service is exceptional and food just keeps getting better.

NY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here twice and love the ambiance and the staff's judgement-free service and recommendations. Take the wine-lover in your family - he or she will be impressed.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. The wines continually change and never disappoint; the food is a consistent and excellent complement.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during happy hour and was seated right away in the back lounge without any troubles. Service was great and the wines were delicious! Great ambience, will come back.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went in for a small dinner with some friends on crowded Thursday night - we were seated in their cosy quiet back room. Loved the rabbit! Great wine pairings!

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love La Compagnie. I've been there several times, but this last time I brought two friends to celebrate one of their birthdays. The staff is all super knowledgable about the wine and food. They had excellent recommendations. Everyone is lovely and professional. The ambiance is fantastic, dark, quiet, cozy, and romantic. I love it here.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wine knowledge. Excellent food pairing

b
Dallas
90 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2016
Overall3food2service5ambience4

First the good news - staff is super friendly, very helpful, quite entertaining. Place is comfortable. If you are in the little italy area, great place for a glass of wine. Now the bad news... anything truly delicious is only available by the bottle. All the wines by the glass are young (and a bit over-priced, of course, you are in Manhattan). The appetizers weren't very appetizing, unfortunately. Main courses were more of a hit, the rabbit was cooked perfectly, the pasta was sublime. Another oddity ... no coffee. So, if you want an expresso, you have to go around the block to little italy.

r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2016
Overall3food1service2ambience3

If you come here only for wine, it's fine. Food and the menu have a long way to go - we ordered the fish (cod) which came as a porridge and was barely edible and the chicken which was served in a small cup as if it was pulled pork. Both dishes were served with 4+ baskets of bread and little else. Very disappointing food options (and carb intensive), but wines were good.

JO
London
16 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding wine selection, really good small bites, friendly staff who were extremely helpful in selecting wine. I would strongly recommend this for anyone in the area looking for a wine bar with unique choices and good service.

RS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I rarely review restaurants, but will make an exception for this one. Everything we had was quite good. Our waiter, who seemed to also perhaps be an owner, seemed quite proud of the food. The octopus was excellent; the bread was exceptional. It was perhaps our best meal in SoHo.

I would describe the offerings as small plates. We ordered two appetizers and two of the smaller main courses, and it was plenty.

RS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wonderful selection of wines and small plates. I really enjoyed the rabbit. My date had the cheese plate which is also recommended. The bar keep was more than generous in providing multiple tastings before I made my selection.

After we were seated in an out of the way table, while the server kept refilling our water, we felt forgotten and spent a total of five hours in the restaurant (an enjoyable five hours) before I had to seek out someone to obtain my check. Maybe just a busy night? I would return.

T
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wissam is a really good bartender! The place is nice and was pretty crowdy for a Sunday night. Will definitely come back

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite wine bar in NYC, excellent food as well!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the nice view of the surrounding buildings to the nice decor and amazing wine list, this place has it all. The name lie, it's supernaturally good.

AF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing team - they will do anything to accommodate you!

r
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to this place many times since it opened. The wines are amazing, the restaurant itself is so comfortable and intimate. We had 5 people and it was perfect. The music would have been turned down a tad. The menu has changed, but always has exquisitely prepared food. I have come back time and time again. Love the ambience, decor, service and the food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience4

In spite of the broken air conditioner on an unseasonably warm day, the hostess was super nice and our server was great. Delicious food, killer wine list, no doubt.

OT
London
18 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great chilled bar for apps and wine with friends! Lovely food and wine, nice setting and great music. Bit too much attitude from the staff taking the bookings at the entrance but lovely French waiter made up for it.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place and great wine list nicely priced. Amazing service by Fabien's team. Always a pleasure to go there.

C
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2016
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Extensive wine selection and knowledgeable staff in a warm environment. My only complaint would be the food portions, which are tiny and a little overpriced.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Generally excellent though very small portions relative to price.

AL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice spot, nice wine but really pricey. The wine was really good but the food came in small portion despite the really high price

MA
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2015
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Good for drinks only

e
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Favorite go-to place because of the wine selections, and also the brown butter....omg.....the chef is really proud to tell you all about it. Every bite of food I've had here, and I've had probably 1/2 the menu so far, has been delightful. Highly recommend the meat and cheese tray, every combo I tried was perfect.

Seriously. Get the brown butter.

PS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a nice place for a drink on Friday eve. I enjoyed the house red and the scallops and burrata.

N
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So accommodating as our numbers grew. Many wine gems and expert advice. Thank you Caleb for so graciously dealing with all our never ending orders.

DD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2015
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Chicken mousse was to die for, with perfect husk-cherry jam alongside. Heirloom tomato plate was also excellent.

Wine by glass list was smallish, but very inventive and eclectic, although also fairly pricey.

Service, however, was extraordinarily inattentive. I left after those two plates, having given up on getting another glass of wine or a chance to order a final plate.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved this place, fabulous wines especially the Merlot.

e
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acclaimed sommelier Caleb Ganzer and virtuoso chef Eric Bolyard combine to lift a small plates wine bar to the heights. Caleb's Reims experience bears fruit (sorry) in the extraordinary Ellner Reserve Brut poured en Magnum, while his suggested Domaine Gauby, Les Calcinaires, was the perfect accompaniment to both Boylard's sumptuously silken scallop crudo as well as a perfectly piquant, equally silken white gazpacho. But the star of the show, at least at this sitting, was Boylard's riff on beef tartare, knife cut to bright red beefiness and glorious tenderness and dressed out with a "Basque Relish" which translates to stirred through with vinegary pickled guindillas and plated with a simple surround of agretti (Monksbeard here, "land seaweed" in Japan), the crisply grassy Tuscan veggie that evokes rosemary fronds or pine needles on the plate. This and a plate of wild boar cacciatorini and cheeses made it a joy to linger over a perfect Loire summer red, La Clef de Sol from La Grange Tiphaine. The wine and this place were both new to us but we'll go back to both.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like wine and good food, you can put this restaurant on your favorite list. It s a wonderful place which combines an incredible list of wine (for all kind of budgets) with great food in form of tapas based on french cuisine .
It s nice to see that someone is doing things nicely and not just to make as much profit as they can.
Congratulations to the owner!

t
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From the amazing somms to the delicious food options, we had a great time here. It is an authentic wine bar, one not flooded with overly priced mediocre food, but a well curated menu and obviously amazing wine list with great wines by the glass to choose from. so impressed, will be a new regular.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great place to meet friends after work - especially if you are just meeting for a drink, and maybe a small bite to eat. Amazing wines, nice atmosphere, great small dishes - super knowledgeable staff - very polite

1
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary experience with guidance by sommelier Caleb. He guided us with great pairings and is well- versed in his knowledge of the wines and regions of France.
The cheeses, small plates, oysters, breads and olives were truly an evening in France.
Definitely worth visiting before this hidden gem is discovered by the rest of New York!!

NY
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's hard to go wrong with any of the dishes here. They were all tasty (our group had 90% of their menu) and the 2 bottles of wine we had were delicious! However, the food portions are tiny but pricey, so I don't think it's a great dinner location. I didn't even realize how long we'd been there, but after a couple hours we were sort of forgotten about. After 2 bottles of wine I would've loved a couple more water refills, to no avail. Indulge in a tasty snack, savor your bottle of wine and move on to your next location.

IZ
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience3

my friend and I arrived for our 8:30 reservation and almost walked out because everything about the place looked and felt in disarray. the place was about half full and there was only one server (who I think is also the owner) so everyone was clamoring for him but he is only one guy. we were seriously contemplating leaving and going elsewhere but then he seated us in a quiet back room and we ordered wine and a cheese plate (which was delicious) and we were beguiled by the place. I would come here again for quiet time to talk and spend a leisurely evening. I would also try a little more of their limited menu the next time. nights recommended: Mon-Wednesday. On the weekends this place has to be a zoo.

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