As the French Bistro was to the 1990s, gaining great popularity and establishing itself apparently as a fixture on the American dining scene, will the Wine Bar do the same in this decade?
To me the continued success of the French bistro has obviously something to do with the food. But it also to me has a lot to do with HOW we eat there and its surroundings (i.e. casual, bustling, fast and efficient service, and a “scene”, at times). But the French bistro also at the same time retains a certain “frou-frou” appeal. I believe that all of the above holds true for wine bars as well; and with the added “gravity” of being a place that takes wine very seriously. This I believe will keep it popular for the foreseeable future as well.