505 Park Avenue
at E. 59th St.
One of New York's leading stores for wine and spirits. Outstanding selection at all prices, including some extremely well priced and superb selections, although they tip toward the upper end, especially for world class wines.
Staff is mostly exceedingly knowledgeable but watch out during the holidays when they sometimes hire people who will know less than you will.
No discounts for buying by the case but there's free delivery. Excellent web site can let you browse even before you go into the store.
What to know:
After 73 years on Madison Avenue, in 2007 they moved to beautiful and larger new quarters on Park Avenue and 59th Street. The larger new shop has a tasting room, new cabinetry and displays, and wider aisles, making it easier to see their impressive inventory.
The large wine and spirits selection, helpful service, and great traditions continued to the new location. After all, we'd expect no less from the merchants who introduced Dom Perignon, Chivas Regal, and Georges Duboeuf's Beaujolais to the United States.