Formerly the back room of a bridal shop, this surprisingly large, pine-paneled lounge goes mostly unnoticed by the hordes lined up on the sidewalk outside its next-door neighbor, Saburo's. Inside, under the dim glow of a collection of midcentury-ugly chandeliers, a few couples nibble cheese and olives with a glass or three of the two dozen or so wines on offer ($5-$10 per glass). It's a quiet, adult kind of place, unlikely to attract the shriekers and braggarts that plague other bars of its ilk, and the upstairs balcony is about as sexy a nook as you'll find anywhere in town. BEN WATERHOUSE.
What to drink: House red.
Entertainment: Board games, occasional live music.