PLAN DATE: SAT / JUNE 8
There’s no resisting the warm, Parisian charm and elegance at Augustine, a high-flying French-European bistro tucked into the Beekman Hotel. Another venture of famed restaurateur Keith McNally, this marvelous little eatery will certainly astound your appetite and your eye for beauty with its combination of “Paris meets Vienna” fare, a special rotisserie and grillade section of meats, fish and poultry, French classics, and breathtaking decor. Let the bow-tied waiters sweep in with plates of butter poached lobster and veal schnitzel for a meal that’ll sweep you and your love up, away, and into lovely Europe.
Also within the Beekman Hotel lies the perfect, enticingly dark nightcap to bring your upscale dining experience to a close: Alley Cat, an underground lounge that mixes performance space vibes with izakaya-type drinks. In addition to whatever live talent they’ve got smoothing out sounds on stage, the drinks are all Japan-inspired, including Honkaku shōchū, craft Japanese beer, boutique sake, and an array of Japanese whiskeys. Curl up with your S.O. in one of their industrial-chic booths, pick your poison and get frisky under the dim lights of this show-stopping backstage bar.
The Beekman Hotel, 5 Beekman Street, Manhattan
idk tip: You can’t go wrong with steak frites, and having them high-end here is a serious treat.
10 Theatre Alley, Manhattan
idk tip: If you want to take it easy, make sure and show up before 10pm, where the elegant cocktails vibes turn more clubby and the music gets louder.