a sports bar with upscale eats? Yes, it does exist and it's got a wall of wine.
Vintage 61 is a new resto/sports bar/bistro is sliding into the old Kiwi Blue space in the Seaport District. Partners Jason Casano and Laurent Vasseur (KiwiCuba, Inatteso) have created a concept that could satisfy everyone in your dinner party.
The menu, overseen and created by Executive Chef Eric Lind (Inatesso, Flatbush Farm), is a blend of French-influenced American sports bar standards like hamburger, hot dogs and grilled chicken with dishes like Loup de Mer and Chicken or Pork Paillards and tuna tatare. Click on this link to view and download the menu Download Vintage 61 Menu
The decor combines the timeless rustic chic of a low-key French bistro and sports paraphanelia with a twist. Tables have carved in quotes from famous sports personalities, the diners have to guess who uttered the words. While there will be TVs, is there any sports bar that doesn't have one? These show sports trivia instead of watching spaghetti tossing live from Upper Genovia, on off major league/NFL/NBA games, you can play along with brain teasers instead. Who knows, this may encourage conversation between tables.
Vintage62 gets its name from two sources: One of the best Yankees seasons of all time and one of the best vintages of bourdeaux. Casano stated in a press release, "As a life long sports fan, and having grown up in the restaurant industry, the opening of Vintage61 is truly a dream come true. I’m thrilled to combine my love of sports with my love of the hospitality business.So bring your friends, your family, your date, your children and your grandparents. Honestly, Vintage61 is a place they can all enjoy themselves."
Vintage61 located at 233-235 Front Street, South Street Seaport. They're open from 4:30pm – 11:00pm Monday to Friday, Saturday and Sunday they will open at 10:30am for brunch until 11:00pm. Visit their site to learn more.