The Hidden Vine Becoming The Barrel Room


The entrance to The Hidden Vine; photo from Yelp’s Bruce S.

A tablehopper reader wrote in to tell me ~THE HIDDEN VINE~, the tucked-away wine bar in the Fitzgerald Hotel across from Le Colonial, is going to have new owners: Sarah Trubnick (an ex-manager there) and Nikki Goddard (the current manager). They are going to be renaming the business ~THE BARREL ROOM~ and reopening at some point in August, they hope. Their plans include redecorating and refurnishing the place, while still maintaining a comfortable living room vibe. And look for big changes on the wine list: Trubnick is a certified sommelier, and Goddard is about to be, so they look forward to putting together “a killer wine list with small producers,” and they also plan to expand the menu beyond cheese and charcuterie. Meanwhile, it sounds like The Hidden Vine has plans to move to a location in the Financial District. Stand by for further updates. 620 Post St. at Taylor; entrance on Cosmo Pl.