Boro6 Wine Bar in Hastings-on-Hudson is one of the best bars in America. At least, according to the editors of Esquire Magazinewhich lists the Westchester waterhole among 25 notable places across the United States
No surprise — the chic-but-casual restaurant paragraph was written by Jeff Gordinier, who lives in Irvington and frequently cites places in the lower Hudson Valley.
The intimate restaurant, with a European vibe and more than 50 wines by the glass, opened in October 2016 primarily as a wine bar, but quickly transformed into a lively neighborhood lunch, dinner and brunch spot , known as much for its small plates, of local origin. cheeses and prosciutto di Parma aged 18 months, as for its wines, craft beers and killer brunch dishes and Bloody Mary’s.
It is owned by longtime restaurateur Paul Molakides and his wife, Jennifer Aaronson, a “Martha Stewart Living” veteran. Both are known for their warmth, welcoming guests as if they were invited to a personal dinner.
Gordinier writes, “Boro6 is for longtime residents and Brooklyn transplants who’d rather have Mediterranean small plates and a glass of grüner veltliner than stale cocktail peanuts and a river of train station G&T.”
He cites the owners as having “hospitality in their bones.”
Indeed, the menu is carefully curated and sourced, with the aforementioned small plates, artisan meats and cheeses, seasonal salads, and entrees. The couple recently expanded the restaurant space to include a private dining room called B6 Soirée which features a farmhouse table that seats up to 24 people.
“Over the past six years, my wife and I have tried to recreate at Boro6 all those wonderful places like Spain, France and Italy on vacation with friends and family. We invited our guests to come with us to recapture their fond memories as well,” Molakides said. “Part of this journey has been the evolution of our wine list and a desire to source wines that are more natural and feminine.
“Being recognized by a landmark magazine like Esquire is quite an honor and gives inspiration to continue and add new adventures to Boro6.”
Boro6 was the only Westchester bar listed in Esquire’s summer issue. Others include Manhattan bars Chez Zou, The Nines, Overstory and Sunken Harbor Club.