DINING ROOM

From the brick alleyway entrance to the warm, woodsy decor, the atmosphere inside this Babylon wine bar is remarkably European. Surroundings amp up the festive feel. In a makeover coup, the former Emerson’s space has been expanded and redone using rustic brick, timbers, even a communal table made from an old barn door. Chef Frank Falgiano turns out gently priced small plates meant for sharing; figure on about two a person. A thoughtfully conceived wine list features 30 selections by the 3- or 6-ounce glass.