With fresh baguettes in wire baskets on the white marble counter, potted succulents on the reclaimed wood tables, brass sconces and chandeliers, and just a dash of nautical style with the navy blue wallpaper emblazoned with golden jellyfish, Boro6 Wine Bar‘s design is as stylish as its menu. Opened a few weeks ago in downtown Hastings by a former Martha Stewart Living editor and her restaurateur husband — the couple live in town with their two children — Boro6 has quickly become a must-eat in the Westchester food scene.
If the menu’s clean, simple food is similar to what you remember enjoying at communal tables in Italy, it’s because it was designed to be just that. At lunch and dinner, there are items like ricotta toast (with arugula, parmesan and soft boiled egg; $8) or a Tuscan kale salad (with pitch-perfect manchego, marcona almonds and citrus vinaigrette; $10). Order the Charcuterie for Two ($18) and meats like porchetta or 18-month Prosciutto di Parma come sliced lacey-thin. Think of it as good food, cooked simply and stylishly presented; accompanying my salad was a wire basket of toasted baguette slices drizzled in olive oil.
The wine list, which can be accessed online, was curated by legendary Manhattan sommelier Karen King, wine director at Union Square Cafe. I can’t wait to go back on the weekend with my husband to swish and sip from the choices.
Call ahead. On weekend nights, the windows along Warburton are fogged with patrons overflowing inside at tables and the bar. It’s been so crowded that the server said you can’t get in without a reservation Thursday through Sunday. Whether it’s date night or girl’s night out (or even pancakes and poutine on Sunday morning), add Boro6 to your list of must-go stops on the Westchester food scene.
Boro6 Wine Bar, 549 Warburton Avenue, Hastings; 914-231-9200