The wine and spirit list, put together by Arnaud TRONCHE and Pascaline LEPELTIER MS, is composed of small growers, hard to find gems, the majority of them certified organic or biodynamic.
What Insiders Are Saying
A well known Parisian restaurant with a focus on natural wines now has a location in Tribeca. Just don't call it a wine bar. This is one of the better restaurants in the neighborhood.
Diego Moya is making truly outstanding food. It felt a wee bit pricey, but a super nice place for a special event. Service was a little odd. Our first server was a bit absent, and then mid-stream a new server was launched on us, who was really really amazing. It finished the night well.
Amazing culinary experience. Unique combinations of fresh veggies. Kudos to Sean for his knowledge and professionalism. Extensive wine list.
A total mess. From the drink order to the food service to the quality of the meal, awful. Avoid even if you're offered a free meal.
Not our first time at Racine’s but our first with Chef Moya. The food was excellent though know that the menu is limited. The use of the space is awkward and much of the seating isn’t comfortable. Still, we would return.
Lovely place, great wine but the new chef appears totally clueless. One of the worst meals we have ever (not) enjoyed in New York in many a year.
Fantastic experience all-around...casually refined atmosphere/vibe, knowledgeable, professional service (loved dining @ the bar, where bartender knew the menu well & made great recommendations!), very well-versed sommelier who recommended a fantastic bottle of red from Loire (& knew the gigantic list inside & out!), and delicious food! Every dish we had was wonderful, especially the grilled duck breast w/ dried orange & earl grey tea (perfectly cooked, tender/moist, not fatty, in a delicious sauce)! Every starter dish/side was unique & delicious as well...fresh tender cured fluke, sepia w/ butternut squash & pumpkin seeds, tasty lentils w/ creme fraiche & trout roe, & a very good grilled cabbage in duck fat! Definitely a foodie & oenophile’s place. Can’t wait to go back to try more dishes & wines!
Always great food, wine, service. Lively atmosphere, not too noisy.
Focused menu with so many great flavors. Very lively dining room with one of the best wine lists in the city. So many great producers from all over the world but a focus on Franch wines. Knowledgeable staff for both the wine and food will help guide you through a great evening.
We joust moved to Tribeca after many years in Chelsea. First time here. We loved it and will be back with friends!
Our group of four tasted a nice variety of small dishes and two main courses. EVERYTHING was delicious. Excellent wine selections by the glass.
Racines it’s a hidden gem in the middle of the Asphalt jungle ... An amazing and mind blowing wine list!
Dinner was excellent with a truly French flavor. The cabbage side was excellent. The duck portion was gigantic by traditional restaurant standards and incredibly moist and flavorful. The wine service was the best this side of Paris I have yet to experience; the knowledge level, pairing and flexibility offered for wine (by the bottle and the glass) were remarkable.
Chef Moya has given new life to this restaurant. It's now one of my favorite places in NY. Along with a tremendous wine program. Racines is a must visit.
Another delicious, well-prepared meal at Racines. Our guests really enjoyed their duck and steak. I finally tried the chicken and wasn't disappointed.
Three friends got together for a rare and fortunate opportunity. The corner table by the window was perfect — cozy, quiet, private. One of our group was wise enough to suggest that we ask the sommelier to choose a wine to go with three very different meals. We won the jack pot. I won’t mention the wine so it is more likely there is another bottle when we return. We chose three starting courses to share and three different mains. All were interesting and surprising. The wine worked with them all. This is a premier place to share an evening with your foodie friends. And trust the sommelier, she is the best.
The service was not good and the duck was overdone.
Wonderful menu and food delicious and creative. Best duck I have ever had.
Sommelier was very helpful and the wine we had was perfect.
Can’t wait to go back
We had high expectations about our visit to Racines. Unfortunately we got a table next to the bathrooms (would be good to skip that table...). So a lot of 'opening & closing door' & smell of soap. Not ideal for a wine-restaurant...
The first dish came too soon. We still had our glass of bubbels :-( We asked to wait for the main dish.
Food was ok, but not 'wow' (meaby too high expectations?). Service was ok, but rather cool. Overall, we missed the 'experience' of a nice wine-dinner. Meaby next time.
Most amazing wine list around and very good food although limited menu. Lovely place.
Very tasty food; the pork and the carrots were truly excellent ; fantastic value for money
They changed their menu with a new head chef. Food wise I was expecting something different. Their offering did not flow for me. The selection of wine and service is still great.
Very good wine list
We needed to get out a little quickly, advised them and they were very accommodating. I’m looking forward to going back!
Love this place ! Great wine list, always something to discover. Food mostly very good.
honestly, the food was just weird. i like funky stuff but it didn't work for me....
Carte des vin sublime
Food was good, service was excellent. Portions were small, especially for the price and then the desserts were huge! A bit more consistency there would be helpful there.
It was a terrible experience - beyond terrible. All the food was extremely salty even if we asked not to have salt on it. Also completely tasteless. Service was poor, we always had to ask for things more than once. We also had to wait 40 minutes beyond our reservation time for our table.
I go to many restaurants in Manhattan all the time and it was worst than the worst diner food.
The only thing going for this restaurant is to have Pasqualine as sommelier, who unfortunately was not there.
I would not come back and would not recommend. For that money I would go to Gramercy Tavern, Le Coq Rico etc. There are so much better choices out there.
Une nuit sur New-York, dans un quartier que je ne connaissais pas.
Le restaurant nécessite impérativement une réservation car il a l’air vraiment demandé.
Le serveur que j’avais m’a très bien conseillé sur les vins, étant au verre j’ai pu comme cela en essayer plusieurs.
Côté nourriture, les portions étaient un peu petite mais la qualité était là.
We came back to Racines because of the delicious food we’d had previously, but our meal was truly disappointing. The food was over-salted and the flavors did not come together. Seemed like no one was tasting the dishes as the left the kitchen.
Food and drinks were great, great value!
Incredible wine, amazing food, warm ambience ... the perfect neighbourhood spot!
Although we've always enjoyed the restaurant, it's our first time to Racine since the new chef, Diego Moya, took the helm. The menu is very approachable and has more "American/French fusion" items than with previous chefs. Everything we had was absolutely delicious, fresh tasting and creative - cabbage charred with duck fat? Yum. The pork from Lancaster was superb. We were lucky enough to be seated at the kitchen-facing counter, watching food prep and interacting with the chef - even getting wine-pairing suggestions. We're very happy to see the exciting direction of a neighborhood favorite.
The new chef is WONDERFUL - and the wine program is among the best in the city! If not the best.
We each ordered a main (duck for me and tilefish) and shared some small plates. The mains, potatoes, caulini were standouts. Delicious! The wines BTG were beautifully chosen and those we tasted were absolutely right on. The Somm also guided us to a bottle from the list and it was exactly what we were looking for. Perfect profile, pairing to the foods and price range. Such an impressive place!
You can trust Racines with much more than your delicious dinner. You can trust them to recommend the best wines from a HUGE list with wines from all over the world, meticulously curated. And I had, hands down, the best duck breast I ever had in my life. Go!
Amazing food. Simple and yet complex. Chef Diego Moya does an exceptional job of drawing out the potential of each raw ingredients. Also the flavor connection within each dish is well-balanced.
Extensive wine list. Variety of choices for ‘by the glass’ wine as well, ranging from bubbles to red.
Service was great. Hostess was well aware of our special occasion and was considerate to congratulate my wife’s birthday on the dessert dish. Coat-check service was convenient for comfortable dining. Waiters were in the know of the dishes being served and informed us with ingredients and how-to-eat.
Planning to return to try out other menus.
Insanely delicious. Excellent service. So excited for the new chef and team. Deep wine list that is accessible. Cannot wait to go back.
Everything was very good, service, ambiance. The food is delicate and savoury but the portion are quite small. We share several appetizers and it was perfect