As I vowed the last time I tried Medi Wine Bar, I went back as soon as I could, this time with friend AS in tow. We sat in the corner of the bar amidst a frenzy of activity between the bar and the kitchen, but for the most part everyone working there seemed to be having a good time, so it was more convivial than distracting.
For wine, AS chose a cotes du rhone and I selected a glass of Ciro Bianco from Italy. This was a surprise delight: lightly sweet at first sip, fruity and a bit floral, and thoroughly delightful.
And of course, I got a dish of the olives. They were just as meaty, salty, and delightful as last time.
Medi is great. It's laid back, reasonably priced, and delicious. What more could you ask for in a wine bar?
Medi Wine Bar
811 Ninth Avenue, between 53rd and 54th Streets