PLAN DATE: THURS / AUG. 15
We know what you’re thinking, and no, this isn’t a dessert bar. But as soon as you enter this Harlem staple, with its interior fully decked out in different shades of browns and beiges, you’ll see where they got the name. A mixture of southern, soul and American favorites, this spot is bound to please even the pickiest of couples. Try the chicken biscuits for a little dose of southern comfort, or the steak mac ‘n cheese if you want to get a little decadent. No matter the dish, you’re sure to find a new favorite here.
When your pants are appropriately tight, head on over to Barawine. Sure, they serve food here, but most patrons come for the bar. Sip on a carefully curated wine selection or go rogue and have a glass of sangria. And if you’re not into the vino, not to fear—they also have a list of cocktails. Try the Bahama Mama if you need a little tropical in your life, or the Berries Old Fashioned, which sort of speaks for itself. It’s hard to make a bad choice at this place… at least when it comes to booze.
Dinner and Drinks
Casual and Relaxed
2223 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Manhattan
idk tip: Though Chocolat offers much more than just dessert, they do have a select menu of delicious sweets. Be sure to save some room.
200 Lenox Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Barawine is also known for its brunch, so don’t hesitate to visit during the day!