Mariela’s Wine & Espresso Bar Opens in Pound Ridge


Even though Mariela’s Wine & Espresso Bar is located in Pound Ridge, owner Alex Rubeo wants his customers to feel like they are inside a local wine/espresso bar in Italy or France when they step through the doors. So he went for a quaint atmosphere with dark browns and hard wood, and gave customers the option of sitting at a bar or at cozy tables for two.

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There are at least 16 wines by the glass or bottle and, of course, coffee drinks, too. If you’re hungry, there’s also a menu of antipasti, small plates, and salads. Tempting selections include Crab Cocktail, Country Pate, and Cheese and Salumi. Wines (white, rose, sparkling, or red) start at $7 per glass or $21 per bottle. Choices such as the Cuvaison Chardonnay are as much as $16 per glass or $48 per bottle. Like what you try? You can stop by Pound Ridge Wines and Spirits, which Rubeo also owns, located right next door.

Details: 71B Westchester Ave, 914-764-3488,

— Latoya West


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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.


  1. I paid a visit to Mariela’s recently and was pleasantly surprised. It is a charming casual setting in the Scotts Corners section of Pound Ridge. Truly enjoyed the wine tasting hosted by Alex and the flavors on that salumi and cheese platter…

  2. Met Mariela herself this afternoon. Very charming as is the space. Torchon of Foie Gras was today’s special! Best of luck…see you soon.

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