Balon                bar a vins/bistro


245 east 81                                               40 fine wines by the glass

reservations/ 646 641 2282                      eclectic menu

5-12pm / sundays 1-10pm

intimate setting, lovely ambience/ world wines introduced by knowledgeable sommeliers/ wonderful menu to suit every taste/ emphasis on french , italian,

and spanish wines, cheeses, and charcuterie.  --- best guacamole on the upper east side served with organic chips.  Go to for reviews.