PLAN DATE: TUES / FEB. 12
France is the country for romance, so why not plan a visit? Of course, logistics of flying across the ocean for one date might be a bit much so here’s the next best thing: Bistro Eloise in Flushing. Brought to the neighborhood by Vincent Caro, who also owns Côté Soleil (Sunnyside/Woodside), Eloise, which he named after his two-year-old daughter, offers traditional French fare with a modern twist. The space is rustic and warm, with wood tables and a long narrow booth flowing through the center. All dishes are prepared with farm-to-table ingredients. Expect to enjoy classics like beef bourguignon, coq a vin, and crepes. If you’re up for a little culinary adventure—when in France—try the garlic snails topped with puff pastry.
Ever wanted to go to a bar where everyone knows your name? Cassidy’s Ale House could be your Cheers. After your meal, grab a pint or two at this casual neighborhood hangout. The drinks are good and well-priced and even though you probably won’t be hungry, the wings are a fool-proof crowd pleaser.
75-57 31st Avenue, Queens
idk tip: The restaurant seats twenty-five and is closed on Mondays, so we recommend calling ahead for reservations to ensure you and your date don’t get hangry waiting for a table.
Cassidy's Ale House
7502 31st Avenue, Queens
idk tip: Feeling sporty? Take advantage of game day specials like a $20 bucket of beer. Value and entertainment in one!