“Bae don’t play” – Beyonce
When it comes to date night in the Big City, you have no shortage of options. But – everyone’s been in the spot where they have a date coming up and they just aren’t sure where to go. We think you can’t wrong with any of the choices below – so go on, take a gander.
1. Rent a boat at The Loeb Boathouse
Can you think of anything more romantic than lakeside dining capped off with a boat ride with your special someone?
Wassail’s beverage program features an extensive selection of apple-based cocktails, as well as 90+ ciders on draught and by-the-bottle.
The seasonal menu is inspired by cuisines of cidermaking regions, layering multiple flavors and textures to create original and deeply satisfying dishes that are bright and nourishing. They are focused on exploring the exceptional pairing qualities of cider.
3. Kat & Theo
Chef Paras Shah, a born and raised New Yorker, graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in 2007. After completing his externship at Per Se, he joined the team at David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar where he worked his way up to chef de tournant. While working there, he was one of two American culinary graduates to be awarded an ICEX Spanish Trade Commission Scholarship, allowing him to spend a year working in Spain where he spent time cooking in famed kitchens such as Echaurren in La Rioja, Saunto Mauro in Madrid and Ferran Adrià’s world-famous El Bulli in Roses.
After returning to New York, Shah became sous chef at La Fonda del Sol. Next he took on NYC’s Dinner Lab, a social dining experience that unites adventurous diners with rising stars in the culinary industry, where he pulled from his Filipino heritage to represent the food of his maternal family’s homeland. Shah has since joined the team at Flatiron newcomer Kat & Theo as executive chef, opening the restaurant with a menu that pulls from his passion for seasonal, local ingredients and penchant for Mediterranean flavors.
4. Upstairs at the Kimberly
Executive Chef David Andrews serves an eclectic array of small plate offerings. Over the past 10 years, David has honed his craft by cooking at some of New York’s finest restaurants. It was under Alfred Portale at New York’s three star Gotham Bar & Grill, that David began to master the new American Cuisine. David continued to expand his knowledge while working with Marcus Samuelsson at Merkato 55 and Angelo Sosa at Xie Xie, as they pushed the boundaries of the New York restaurant scene. The bar features a sumptuous list of specialty cocktails created by Alex Ott. Alex is a perfumer, flavor chemist and a true master of drink mixology. He works with over 65 liquor brands, conducting seminars around the world pairing cocktails with the perfect foods. Try The Chrysler a classic, timeless, and unbelievably seductive champagne cocktail made with the finest honey, and fresh lemon and lime.
5. An evening on Coney Island
Coney Island exists to defend the honor of American popular culture through innovative exhibitions and performances. Presenting and producing exciting new works, their approach is rooted in mass culture and the traditions of P.T. Barnum, dime museums, burlesque, circus sideshows, vaudeville, and Coney Island itself. Preserving and championing a set of uniquely American visual and performing art forms, they seek to create an international forum for cultural preservation and discourse.
Located New York City, in the heart of Greenwich Village, the restaurant features award winning Chef Anita Lo’s inventive contemporary American cuisine. By combining flavors inspired by her Asian roots, her travels, and the seasons with her classic French technique, Lo creates a persuasive and disarming menu. Annisa, which means “women” in Arabic, also features a wine list that celebrates women in wine, primarily offering selections produced by female vintners or vineyard owners.
7. Tequila Park
8. Jean Georges
Three star Michelin flagship restaurant of chef Jean-Georges. The only downside is the Trump affiliation 🙁
Rated by the New York Post as one of the ‘sexiest restaurants in NYC’, Brooklyn-based Crème Design created an intimate space featuring dark reclaimed wood and black marble.
10. El Quinto Pino
Spanish tapas by the renowned chefs Alex Raij and Eder Montero