By BY IAN J. STARK. Special to Newsday
Publication: Newsday (New York)
Date: Thursday, November 5 2009
A little treat goes a long way, especially in a gloomy economy. For a different kind of night out, try enjoying a cocktail while relaxing in a lovely lounge. Whether you’re on a first date, looking to entertain a client or simply spend some quality time with your spouse, here are some of Long Island’s more memorable places to meet for a drink.
Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar
69 Deer Park Ave., Babylon
INFO 631-321-1175, barrique kitchenandwinebar.com
WHY From the brick alleyway entrance to the warm, woodsy decor, the atmosphere inside this new Babylon wine bar is remarkably European. Amid a pleasant patter of conversation, patrons can select from an extensive wine list – almost 150 varieties. Servings come in 3-ounce tastings (about $5) or full 6-ounce glass (most $8 or less).