PLAN DATE: SAT / APR. 13
Headed by famed Israeli chef Eyal Shani, and focused on whipping up flavor-astounding natural and gluten free foods, Arba is a new restaurant on the Upper West Side with a tasting menu that will revolutionize just how good you think Mediterranean food can be. With a focus on fresh fish, vegetables and hefty amounts of olive oil, the $59, 4 course seasonal tasting menu includes tantalizing dishes like the Sea & Smoke (cold smoked salmon with labne and crunchy sage), Israeli Ceviche (lime cured halibut, burnt eggplant vinaigrette, pistachio), and mouthwatering latke & lox.
After your lively, scrumptious Mediterranean tasting experience, head over to Upper West Side speakeasy Manhattan Cricket Club, an elegant, inviting splay of leather and wood paying homage to the sport with an Australian twang. Ornate wallpaper, mahogany shelves brimming with books, and gold accents dictate this swanky, old-time luxurious spot, with cocktails like the Salt & Pepper Martini (Boyd & Blair potato vodka, tomato essence, smoked black pepper, truffle salt) packing the sophisticated, ritzy touch you want on a date night uptown. Just head up the stairs at Burke & Wills, and you and your love will be in dark, sexy and smooth central, with an extra dash of classy and lush.
Upper West Side
473 Columbus Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Reservations are recommended!
Manhattan Cricket Club
226 West 79th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Dress code is strictly enforced, so do dress up a little.