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What Wines to Order at Dr Clark

What Wines to Order at Dr Clark

There are a lot of aspects to Dr Clark that compete for your attention. It’s a sceney spot in Chinatown that was profiled in Vogue before it even opened. In the afternoon, you’ll see groups sitting shoeless on mats at outdoor kotatsu tables, while at 1am, you’ll be met with music and aromas of sizzling meat before you walk through the door. Those meats, like three different versions of lamb, are grilled tableside, and served with specialties from Hokkaido like squid stuffed with uni rice or a risotto omelette with crab and salmon roe. With all that going on, it’d be understandable if wine isn’t the first thing on your mind. Fortunately, it’s the first thing on ours.

Dr. Clark's Wine List

What To Order When…

You First Sit Down:

Pierre Peters BdB Champagne, France

Champagne pairs with all types of food, which is important at Dr Clark given all the different ways you can start a meal here. Whether you go with sashimi, uni french fries, or fried chicken, you’ll be happy with a glass or bottle of this wine from one of the best producers in Champagne.

If you like it, then you’ll love this: Chartogne-Taillet, 'Cuvée Sainte Anne' NV

You Want An Affordable Crowd-Pleaser:

2018 Raul Péréz 'Ultreia Saint. Jacques,’ Mencia, Bierzo, Spain

You should drink wines from Raul Péréz every opportunity you get. At Dr Clark, that opportunity involves pairing peppery, juicy mencia with peppery, juicy meat sizzling on the tabletop grill in front of you.

If you like it, then you’ll love this: Envínate, 'Lousas' Viñas de Aldea 2019

You’re On A Date:

2018 Jacky Blot ‘La Taille Aux Loups’, Chenin Blanc Vouvray, France

If you want something that’s rich enough to pair with anything on the menu, but crisp enough that you’re not ready for bed by the time the check arrives, go with this organic bottle of Vouvray. Jacky Blot makes some of the best chenin blanc in the Loire.

If you like it, then you’ll love this: Bois-Brinçon, 'Les Saules de Montbenault' Anjou 2015

You Want The Perfect Wine With Grilled Lamb:

2018 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage, Syrah Rhône, France

There are about ten different lamb dishes on the menu at Dr Clark, including a few different preparations for the tabletop grill. Few wines pair as perfectly with lamb as peppery, meaty syrah from the Northern Rhône.

If you like it, then you’ll love this: J.L. Chave Selection, 'Offerus' Saint-Joseph 2018

You Want The Perfect Wine With Seafood:

2019 Raul Péréz ‘Atalier’ Albariño Rías Baixas, Spain

As we mentioned earlier, Raul Péréz is one of our favorite producers in Spain. Couple that with the fact that albariño pairs perfectly with seafood, and this is a no-brainer.

If you like it, then you’ll love this: Bengoetxe, Getariako Txakolina 2019

You’re Looking To Ball Out:

2018 Dureuil-Janthial Rully Rouge ‘Chapitre’ Pinot Noir Burgundy, France

If you drink Red Burgundy all the time, then we’d appreciate some pointers on, well, life. Whether that’s the case or you’re in the mood to drink something special, this might be the best wine on the menu.

If you like it, then you’ll love this: Bachelet-Monnot, 'La Fussière' Premier Cru Maranges 2019

You Love Natural Wine / You Want Something Off The Beaten Path:

2020 Brand “Red“ Bockenheim, Germany

From biodynamic German orange wine to Pennsylvania rye whiskey, there are a lot of drinks at Dr Clark that’ll be unfamiliar. This unfiltered, no-added-sulfur red wine made with portugieser grapes is no exception. It’s also low-risk considering it’s the least expensive wine on the menu.

If you like it, then you’ll love this: Arnot Roberts, Trousseau North Coast 2019




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