When you feel like goingo to a nice little wine bar in the east village check out Terroir. It's quaint and casual and has a great selection of wines. (says my friend who is doing his masters in wine) We met up with him one late afternoon for a glass and some small snacks. It basically has a long communal table and that's it. Love the simple concept and neighbourhood feel. I look forward to going back.
413 E. 12th St. (btwn 1st Ave + Ave A)
New York, NY
(they have no phone)