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Cafe Luce - best Wine Bar in New York City

Wine List

Indulge in a wine lover's paradise!

Our carefully curated selection features top-tier wines from renowned regions worldwide.

Whether you prefer a crisp Sauvignon Blanc or a rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon,

our list offers a delightful journey through the world of wine.

Enjoy a glass or share a bottle with friends and family.

Our expertly chosen varieties promise to delight your palate and satisfy your cravings.

Pair our wines with our delectable dishes for an unforgettable culinary experience.

Come and savor the flavors of the world, one sip at a time!

 

 Monday to Sunday 11am - 10:30pm

235 E 53rd (bet. 2nd & 3rd Ave) New York, NY 10022

Tel. 646 590 2777

Wine By The Glass
We have a beautiful selection of wines from only the top wine regions in the world. Enjoy our excellent choices of wines by the glass, as well as our superb selections by the bottle.
Red
Cafe Luce - Barolo in New York City

Barolo $21

Monte Degli Angeli - Piedmont, Italy - 2019

Tasting notes Red, with yellowish orange hints due to the ageing process. Dry, velvety and austere, with a bouquet of faded rose and violet.

Cafe Luce - Cabernet Sauvignon Forage  in New York City

Cabernet Sauvignon  $15

Forage - South Australia - 2019

Tasting notes On the palate, these flavors intertwine with dense fruit, dark chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. This wine's complexity boldly unfolds

Cafe Luce - Chianti Conti Barbolani in New York City

Chianti $17

Conti Barbolani - Tuscany, Italy - 2021

Tasting notes Cherry, Ribes, Violet notes. Elegant, round with a spicy finish.

Cafe Luce - Côtes du Rhône in New York City

Côtes du Rhône $16

Brotte Creation Grosset - Rhône Valley, France - 2019

Tasting notes Color: Intense ruby colour with garnet glints. Nose: Very elegant with complex aromas of red berries, warm spices and dry forest floor. Palate: Mouth warming and rich, its palate follows through from the nose with hints of cinnamon and red peppercorns married with ripe wild berries and prunes. The tannins are elegant giving way to a long toasted finish.

Cafe Luce - Montepulciano in New York City

Montepulciano $16

Podere Castorani Cadetto - Abruzzo, Italy - 2018

Tasting notes Ruby red with violet notes, along with a nose of intense red fruit notes, with light hints of spices and chocolate. On the palate, it is full bodied with mature tannins and notes of spices and chocolate. Certified Organic

Cafe Luce - Pinot Noir in New York City

Pinot Noir $15

Colin Barollet - Burgundy, France - 2022

Tasting notes Ruby red in color with pretty aromatics including fruits notes like blackcurrant and gooseberry. The palate is ripe with rich tannins, along with spice and toast aromas. A gourmet wine and classic in style for this appellation. Round wine, ideal for white meats such as rabbit but also lamb and duck and grilled meats, beef and veal braised or fine charcuterie.

White

Cafe Luce - Chardonnay in New York City

Chardonnay $16

Wild Fighter - Mendocino, California - 2020

Tasting notes Brilliant and golden, with lovely aromas of ripe honey crisp apples. Filled with lemon and key lime notes in a framework of toast, caramel and vanilla oak. The medium-bodied palate is bright, crisp and dry, with a relentless impression of juicy citrus and spicy oak.

Cafe Luce - Gavi di Gavi Patrizi in New York City

Gavi di Gavi $16

Patrizi - Piemonte, Italy - 2022

Tasting notes EXTREMELY FRESH + PLEASANT. ACACIA BLOSSOMS, PEACH, APPLE. FULL, PERSISTENT WITH HINTS OF ALMOND. AFTER A FEW YEARS IN BOTTLE, IT SHOWS AN INTERESTING EVOLUTION. GRAPES: 100% CORTESE (VINEYARDS IN THE TOWN OF GAVI)

Cafe Luce -  Moscato d'Asti in New York City

Moscato d'Asti $15

Coppo - Moscato d'Asti - Moncalvina, Italy - 2022

Tasting notes Minimal aging results in a bright yellow color with pale golden hues and a fine perlage. The bouquet is refreshing and delicate with aromas of peach, pear and the textbook citrus blossom, typical of Moscato. Moncalvina is an elegant, slightly sweet and sparkling wine. Captivating and fun to drink, Moncalvina is recommended with light pastries, Panettone (Italian Christmas cake) or simply on its own.

Cafe Luce - Affreschi Pinot Grigio in New York City

Pinot Grigio $14

Affreschi - Veneto, Italy - 2022         

Tasting notes Light and refreshing white wine. Aromas of citrus, green apple, and white flowers, with flavors of lemon, lime, and green apple. It has a crisp and refreshing acidity, with a light minerality and a hint of salinity. The finish is clean and refreshing, with a lingering hint of citrus.

Cafe Luce - Riesling Green Soul in New York City

Riesling $15

Green Soul - Rheinhessen, Germany - 2021 “Organic”    

Tasting notes Light and refreshing white wine. Aromas of citrus, green apple, and white flowers, with flavors of lemon, lime, and green apple. It has a crisp and refreshing acidity, with a light minerality and a hint of salinity. The finish is clean and refreshing, with a lingering hint of citrus.

Cafe Luce - Sancerre Steve Millet in New York City

Sancerre $21

Steve Millet - Loire Valley, France - 2022   

Tasting notes THIS SANCERRE HAS A PALE-YELLOW COLOR WITH A NOSE THAT OFFERS AROMAS OF CIRTUS FRUITS + WHITE FLOWERS. ON THE PALETTE THE WINE DELIVERS A NICE BALANCE OF RICHNESS+ VIVACITY OF AROMATIC FRUITS. GRAPES: 100% SAUVIGNON BLANC

Cafe Luce - Sauvignon Blanc in New York City

Sauvignon Blanc $16

Jean Bojour - Loire Valley, France - 2022        

Tasting notes Pale yellow in color. Fresh, aromatic nose with notes of citrus and exotic fruit. A lively, fresh palate with a marked exotic fruit finish. Serve between 50-54 F, goes perfectly with seafood shrimps, lobster, crab grilled fish or white meats.

Rosé

Cafe Luce - Cote de Provence Rosé in New York City

Côtes de Provence $17

Manon - Provence, France - 2023  

Tasting notes This elegant Rosé, brilliant pink color. The nose opens with revealing aromas of white flowers (honeysuckle) and pit fruits (peach). Rich, potent and fresh mouthfeel, offering remarkable flavor persistence. Its silky smooth structure leads to a pleasant long-lasting finish.

Sparkling

Cafe Luce - Prosecco in New York City

Prosecco $14

Signore Guiseppe - Brut - Veneto, Italy - NV  

Tasting notes ale almost transparent colour with a small foamy bubbles. Pure nose offering fresh grapes, citrus and floral hints. A ight palate with fruity sweetness, balanced freshness, a soft mousse, crisp young fruit and rounded finish. Pleasant and straightforward.

Wine List by the Bottle
We have a beautiful selection of wines from only the top wine regions in the world. Enjoy our excellent choices of wines by the Bottle.
Red
Cafe Luce - Barolo in New York City

Barolo $84

Monte Degli Angeli - Piedmont, Italy - 2019

Tasting notes Red, with yellowish orange hints due to the ageing process. Dry, velvety and austere, with a bouquet of faded rose and violet.

Cafe Luce - Cabernet Sauvignon Forage  in New York City

Cabernet Sauvignon  $60

Forage - South Australia - 2019

Tasting notes On the palate, these flavors intertwine with dense fruit, dark chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. This wine's complexity boldly unfolds

Cafe Luce - Chianti Conti Barbolani in New York City

Chianti $68

Conti Barbolani - Tuscany, Italy - 2021

Tasting notes Cherry, Ribes, Violet notes. Elegant, round with a spicy finish.

Cafe Luce - Côtes du Rhône in New York City

Côtes du Rhône $64

Brotte Creation Grosset - Rhône Valley, France - 2019

Tasting notes Color: Intense ruby colour with garnet glints. Nose: Very elegant with complex aromas of red berries, warm spices and dry forest floor. Palate: Mouth warming and rich, its palate follows through from the nose with hints of cinnamon and red peppercorns married with ripe wild berries and prunes. The tannins are elegant giving way to a long toasted finish.

Cafe Luce - Susana Balbo Malbec 2020  in New York City

Malbec $68

Susana Balbo Signature - Mendoza, Argentina - 2020

Tasting notes Beautiful deep violet color. It is a balanced and well-structured wine with flavors of raspberry, dark plum and currant that feature plenty of refined savory accents. Hints of mineral and smoke appear on its elegant, velvety and long finish. Well integrated oak and filigree tannins. Pair with beef, pork, game meats, cream-based sauces. Blend: 95% Malbec 5% Petit Verdot

Cafe Luce - Montepulciano in New York City

Montepulciano $64

Podere Castorani Cadetto - Abruzzo, Italy - 2018

Tasting notes Ruby red with violet notes, along with a nose of intense red fruit notes, with light hints of spices and chocolate. On the palate, it is full bodied with mature tannins and notes of spices and chocolate. Certified Organic

Cafe Luce - Donnafugata - Sherazade Nero d'Avola in New York City

Nero d'Avola $72

Donnafugata - Sherazade - Sicily, Italy - 2021

Tasting notes Sherazade has a brilliant ruby red color with violet reflections. The nose offers a pleasantly fruity bouquet with fragrant notes of red plum and sour cherry, combined with light spicy scents. The palate is fleshy and perfectly reflects the bouquet revealing an extraordinary freshness. The well-integrated tannin, completes this fragrant and pleasant wine. We suggest it with fish soup, pizza or classic tomato spaghetti. Blend: 100% Nero d'Avola

Cafe Luce - Pinot Noir in New York City

Pinot Noir $60

Colin Barollet - Burgundy, France - 2022

Tasting notes Ruby red in color with pretty aromatics including fruits notes like blackcurrant and gooseberry. The palate is ripe with rich tannins, along with spice and toast aromas. A gourmet wine and classic in style for this appellation. Round wine, ideal for white meats such as rabbit but also lamb and duck and grilled meats, beef and veal braised or fine charcuterie.

Cafe Luce - Tunella - Pinot Nero 2021  in New York City

Pinot Nero $72

Tunella - Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy - 2021

Tasting notes Intense ruby red color. Distinct, characteristic bouquet with evident notes of raspberry and wild berries. A pleasant, dry and slightly aromatic palate, with a subtle bright note and nice velvetiness. Blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Cafe Luce - Zeni - Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Marogne in New York City

Zeni $68

Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Marogne - Veneto, Italy - 2022

Tasting notes Color: Deep ruby red. Nose: Vinous, full-bodied, with hints of black cherry and well-ripened fruit. Palate: rounded, velvety, full-bodied and lingering. Blend: 60% Corvina 20% Corvinone 20% Rondinella

Reserve Wine List
Cafe Luce - Coppo Barolo 2019 in New York City

Barolo $89

Coppo - Piedmont, Italy - 2019

Tasting notes Scorched earth, baking spice and red berry aromas emerge from the glass. The savory palate offers red cherry, clove and tobacco alongside dusty tannins. Blend: 100% Nebbiolo

Cafe Luce - Barbaresco 2019 in New York City

Barbaresco Basarin $95

Adriano Marco E Vittorio - Piedmont, Italy - 2019

Tasting notes Enticing scents of underbrush, tilled earth, wild rose and woodland berry align with balsamic notes of cool menthol. The linear, elegant palate offers red cherry, raspberry, white pepper and tobacco alongside taut, refined tannins. It's all about focus and finesse. It goes well with red meat dishes, game and mature cheeses.

Cafe Luce - Brunello Di Montalcino 2016 in New York City

Brunello Di Montalcino $115

La Lecciaia - Vigna Manapetra - Tuscany, Italy - 2016

Tasting notes Color: Ruby red with light garnet reflection Bouquet: Scent characteristic, intense, red wild fruits, vanilla, species Flavor: Full body, persistent, light tannic, soft, harmonic and structured 100% Sangiovese

Cafe Luce - Chateau Bel Air Gloria in New York City

Chateau Bel Air Gloria $84

Bordeaux Haut Medoc - Cru Bourgeois -  Bordeaux, Haut Medoc , France - 2022        

Tasting notes THE VINEYARD FACING THE GIRONDE RIVER, IS LOCATED ON A RICH SOIL, WHICH ROUTINELY GIVES GENEROUS CHARACTER, INTENSITY OF FRUIT + GOOD COLOR TO THE WINE. GRAPES: 75% CABERNET SAUVIGNON/ 23% MERLOT/ 2% CABERNET FRANC

Cafe Luce - Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classic 2021  in New York City

Chianti Classico $76

Barone Ricasoli - Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG - Tuscany, Italy - 2021

Tasting notes Intense ruby red color with complex aromas of iris and violets, red fruit, and balsamic scents. Soft, elegant and well-smoothed tannins – a true expression of the territory with well-balanced acidity and minerals and a long finish. 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Cafe Luce - Gevrey-Chambertin 'Beau Versant' in New York City

Gevrey-Chambertin 'Beau Versant' $150

Maison Moillard - Côte de Nuits Burgundy, France - 2017      

Tasting notes Bright ruby color, intense aromas of blackcurrant and small red and black fruits. Firm structure, velvety tannins and good level of acidity. GRAPES: 100% PINOT NOIR

Cafe Luce - Nuit Saint Georges 2019 in New York City

Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Argillats $195

Domaine Moillard - Côte de Nuits Burgundy, France - 2019      

Tasting notes Ruby color with purple hues. Aromas of cherry, strawberry and blackcurrant with mineral notes. Very good length, complexity and finesse. The black fruits are dominant and the spicy finish increases the feeling of power. Balanced structure, a wine to keep. GRAPES: 100% PINOT NOIR

Cafe Luce - Pommard Vieilles Vignes in New York City

Pommard Vieilles Vignes $250

Domaine Capuano-Ferreri - Côte de Beaune Burgundy, France - 2021       

Tasting notes Beautiful ruby color of good intensity, with mauve reflections, on the edges of the disc. The nose develops a fine, ample and complex aromatic palette of small red and black fruits /cherries, raspberries, blackcurrants, candied), intermingled with light woody (oak) and floral (wallflower) notes. Fairly full-bodied on the palate, with massive, tight and ripe tannins, which give an impression of elegant richness, well enveloped by a delicious aromatic hint of blackcurrant. GRAPES: 100% PINOT NOIR

Cafe Luce - Sancerre Red Steve Millet in New York City

Sancerre Red $86

Steve Millet - Loire Valley, France - 2020   

Tasting notes THIS SANCERRE HAS A RED RUBY COLOR, MIXING AROMAS OF RED FRUITS SUCH AS CHERRY + WILD STRAWBERRIES. THE PALATE IS VERY SMOOTH + VELVETY WITH TASTY RIPE FRUITS + SILKY TANNINS. GRAPES: 100% PINOT NOIR

Cafe Luce - Savigny Les Beaune in New York City

Savigny Les Beaune $120

Domaine Frederic Leprince - Burgundy Côte de Beaune, France - 2021       

Tasting notes Very ELEGANT, FRUIT FOWARD WITH RED FRUITS AND SOFT TANNINS. ROUND + INCREDIBLY SMOOTH. GRAPES: 100% PINOT NOIR

Cafe Luce - Petra Hebo 2021 in New York City

Super Tuscan $74

Petra Hebo - Tuscany, Italy - 2021

Tasting notes The elegant Hebo Suvereto by Petra glides into the glass with bright crimson. Poured into a red wine glass, this red wine from the Old World reveals wonderfully expressive aromas of shadow morale, mulberry, black cherry and plum, rounded off by gingerbread spice, black tea and bitter chocolate, which contributes to the ageing in the wooden barrel. Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot 10% Sangiovese

Cafe Luce - Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Les Brulées 2016 in New York City

Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Les Brulées $275

Domaine Moillard - Côte de Nuits Burgundy, France - 2016     

Tasting notes Expansive and generous, the nose has abundant red flowers, fresh thyme stems, with a light elegant embrace of smoke and stones. The palate enjoys a great balance of fruit, framed with crushed rose florality and silky tannins finessed with pulverized black peppercorn. GRAPES: 100% PINOT NOIR

White
Cafe Luce - Chablis premier cru 2020 in New York City

Chablis - Premier Cru $89

 Julien Baillard - Burgundy, France - 2020

Tasting notes Bright and fresh nose of white flowers and white flesh fruits. Mineral, has a floral side, round with a rich opulence. This cuvee will pair perfectly with seafood platters, oysters, Escargots de Bourgogne, charcuterie and cheese.

Cafe Luce - Chardonnay in New York City

Chardonnay $64

Wild Fighter - Mendocino, California - 2020

Tasting notes Brilliant and golden, with lovely aromas of ripe honey crisp apples. Filled with lemon and key lime notes in a framework of toast, caramel and vanilla oak. The medium-bodied palate is bright, crisp and dry, with a relentless impression of juicy citrus and spicy oak.

Cafe Luce - Gavi di Gavi Patrizi in New York City

Gavi di Gavi $64

Patrizi - Piemonte, Italy - 2022

Tasting notes EXTREMELY FRESH + PLEASANT. ACACIA BLOSSOMS, PEACH, APPLE. FULL, PERSISTENT WITH HINTS OF ALMOND. AFTER A FEW YEARS IN BOTTLE, IT SHOWS AN INTERESTING EVOLUTION. GRAPES: 100% CORTESE (VINEYARDS IN THE TOWN OF GAVI)

Cafe Luce -  Moscato d'Asti in New York City

Moscato d'Asti $60

Coppo - Moscato d'Asti - Moncalvina, Italy - 2022

Tasting notes Minimal aging results in a bright yellow color with pale golden hues and a fine perlage. The bouquet is refreshing and delicate with aromas of peach, pear and the textbook citrus blossom, typical of Moscato. Moncalvina is an elegant, slightly sweet and sparkling wine. Captivating and fun to drink, Moncalvina is recommended with light pastries, Panettone (Italian Christmas cake) or simply on its own.

Cafe Luce - Affreschi Pinot Grigio in New York City

Pinot Grigio $58

Affreschi - Veneto, Italy - 2022         

Tasting notes Light and refreshing white wine. Aromas of citrus, green apple, and white flowers, with flavors of lemon, lime, and green apple. It has a crisp and refreshing acidity, with a light minerality and a hint of salinity. The finish is clean and refreshing, with a lingering hint of citrus.

Cafe Luce - Riesling Green Soul in New York City

Riesling $60

Green Soul - Rheinhessen, Germany - 2021 “Organic”    

Tasting notes Light and refreshing white wine. Aromas of citrus, green apple, and white flowers, with flavors of lemon, lime, and green apple. It has a crisp and refreshing acidity, with a light minerality and a hint of salinity. The finish is clean and refreshing, with a lingering hint of citrus.

Cafe Luce - Sancerre Steve Millet in New York City

Sancerre $84

Steve Millet - Loire Valley, France - 2022   

Tasting notes THIS SANCERRE HAS A PALE-YELLOW COLOR WITH A NOSE THAT OFFERS AROMAS OF CIRTUS FRUITS + WHITE FLOWERS. ON THE PALETTE THE WINE DELIVERS A NICE BALANCE OF RICHNESS+ VIVACITY OF AROMATIC FRUITS. GRAPES: 100% SAUVIGNON BLANC

Cafe Luce - Sauvignon Blanc in New York City

Sauvignon Blanc $64

Jean Bojour - Loire Valley, France - 2022        

Tasting notes Pale yellow in color. Fresh, aromatic nose with notes of citrus and exotic fruit. A lively, fresh palate with a marked exotic fruit finish. Serve between 50-54 F, goes perfectly with seafood shrimps, lobster, crab grilled fish or white meats.

Rosé
Cafe Luce - Cote de Provence Rosé in New York City

Côtes de Provence $68

Manon - Provence, France - 2023  

Tasting notes This elegant Rosé, brilliant pink color. The nose opens with revealing aromas of white flowers (honeysuckle) and pit fruits (peach). Rich, potent and fresh mouthfeel, offering remarkable flavor persistence. Its silky smooth structure leads to a pleasant long-lasting finish.

Sparkling
Cafe Luce - Prosecco in New York City

Prosecco $56

Signore Guiseppe - Brut - Veneto, Italy - NV  

Tasting notes ale almost transparent colour with a small foamy bubbles. Pure nose offering fresh grapes, citrus and floral hints. A ight palate with fruity sweetness, balanced freshness, a soft mousse, crisp young fruit and rounded finish. Pleasant and straightforward.

Cafe Luce - Pommery Champagne Brut Apanage  in New York City

Champagne $98

Pommery Brut Apanage Champagne, France - NV

Tasting notes Shimmering brilliant color, pale yellow, effervescent and lingering. Fresh, subtle, elegant, creamy, almost butter-like, with citrus fruits - pink grapefruits. The Champagne is held together by explosive creaminess. Hazelnuts, dried apricot and vanilla notes are dominated by light tobacco and shortbread.

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