Elephant Wine Bar
310 Wall St.
Kingston, NY 12401
Set in a circa-1880 uptown storefront, this unique restaurant and wine bar specializes in tapas: diners can sample a variety of out-of-the-ordinary food combinations (like chorizo and chocolate) in small amounts. The chef's Tapas Board offers a selection of bite-sized portions that changes regularly; specials can range from sausage-stuffed Chinese dumplings to braised pork belly. The wine list is full of equally unusual choices, available by the bottle or the glass. Dinner Tuesday through Saturday.
Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2009
Best of Hudson Valley - Readers' Picks:
Best Tapas 2009
Best of Hudson Valley - Editors' Picks:
Best Wine Bar 2009
It’s called “Elephant’’ for no special reason, but the name fits because this is one cozy spot you won’t forget. “We’re a modern Spanish tapas bar,’’ says co-owner Rich Reeve. He and partner Maya Karrol offer a unique selection of wines and serve up a delicious menu of bite-size appetizers and snacks like fennel and clementine salad and chicken piri piri.