PLAN DATE: TUES / AUG. 13
Had a bad day? Break Bar NYC in Hudson Yards offers the ultimate stress-relieving experience: have some drinks, then throw the bottles at the wall. All the glasses for drinks are breakable in their throwing range, an area where you can hurl your glassware at fun targets, including some of the famous figures. Still feeling the rage? Book one of their wrecking club rooms for “couples therapy,” a 30-minute session where you are provided with 2 buckets of dishes and 2 electronics to smash to your heart’s content.
After you’ve relieved some tension, carb it up at Mercato, an authentic Italian restaurant that uses meats and cheeses are flown in from Italy in its dishes. Relax in the intimate dining room, with its rustic exposed brick and wooden tables, and luxuriate in dishes like their homemade gnocchi in pork and beef ragu or house-made spinach and ricotta ravioli in a butter and sage sauce. After a couple of dishes to split and maybe a glass from their wine list, you’ll be feeling like whole new people.
Breaking stuff and Dinner
458 9th Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: If you book time with the wrecking club, they also provide sledge hammers, baseball bats, crow bars, and protective gear.
352 West 39th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Start off your meal with some cheese like the burrata or stracciatella.