PLAN DATE: MON / JAN. 7
Tonight’s date night has the two of you exploring good ol’ Greenwich Village. Dinner’s at Babu Ji, an Indian locale started by renowned Australian restaurateurs Jessi and Jennifer Singh. Meals are made with high-quality, fresh ingredients and the menu is regularly changing, so every visit is sure to impress both of you. Best of all, the atmosphere epitomizes the character of the Indian babu ji, the self-appointed neighborhood ambassador who always has a ready smile and enthusiastic laugh, and is well-versed with all local happenings; he revels in food and company and always has a good time—and you both will too.
Then, head to the Strip House Speakeasy for your nightcap. The picture of sexy and sultry, enjoy your drinks in an intimate, casual below-street-level dining room. They feature old favorites with new twists, like the black truffle-blue cheese martini with Absolut Elyx and, yes, hand-stuffed black truffle-blue cheese olives. The icing on top? Quite literally, it’s their strip house signature 24-layer chocolate cake—and it’s decadent a.f.
22 East 13th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: To make the most of your time there, sit upstairs if you can. There’s a self-serve beer fridge, and it’s brighter and a bit more fun than the lower level.
Strip House Speakeasy
11 East 12th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: If you’re still hungry, you can order from the full menu of the original Strip House, or even from a new extended menu.