43 East 20th Street
New York, NY 10003
It’s hard to think of another restaurant in New York City where wine lovers would rather go to drop some dough on their favorite vintages. Veritas has been at the top of its game for years now and the wine list is the huge draw. The current menu is full of familiar classic, well-prepared and properly seasoned to work with wine, naturally. Just think what magic wine could bring to a typical dinner composed of a Warm Morel Mushroom Salad followed by a Pan Roasted Veal Chop served with Short Rib Ravioli!
Of course, what they really should start each table out with is some beef jerky, as you’ll need time and sustenance to get you through the mammoth wine list! Patience is a virtue here, and knowing what you want helps too because you might otherwise spend your entire night reading through the thousands of selections. There are few steals on the list, but the values abound, particularly when you consider the perfect provenance of these bottles (many were sourced from the private cellars of founder and partner Park B. Smith).
Some recent values on the list:
1992 Dunn Howell Mtn Cabernet in magnum $370
1993 Edmunds St. John Grand Hermitage in magnum $250
1986 Chateau Gruaud Larose in magnum $370
1995 Jasmin Cote Rotie in magnum $220
1989 Giuseppe Rinaldi Brunate Riserva in magnum $470
There were some other values in single bottles on the list as well, but it looks like if you want to get the most out of Veritas, go large or go home!