PLAN DATE: TUES / FEB. 12
When winter winds are chilling all of your romantic passion, Citroën is the place to go. This relatively new French bistro and bar is all 1920’s charm with tiled walls, carved wood, twisted brass accents, all the way to the beautiful jewel ice clinking in your glass. With cocktail maven Dawn Eldridge behind the bar, you won’t be disappointed whether you go with their signature rye cocktail or one of their sober “social sodas”, that come in flavors like squash and beet to really make you feel virtuous for skipping the booze. Any lingering memories of the polar vortex will be banished by the hearty plates of cauliflower gratin, coq au vin, and grilled branzino.
Head down to the street to Elder Greene to hunker down in an equally cozy spot slinging great cocktails. The use of candlelight at night along with strategically placed mirrors makes this surprisingly spacious bar feel intimate yet casual. If you’re not up for a rosemary-infused gin drink or a classic Old Fashioned, they’ve still got an eclectic selection of beers and ciders.
931 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Ask the friendly staff about the origin behind the wall tiles for an interesting tale.
160 Franklin Street, Brooklyn
idk tip: Head past the bar to nab a booth primed for romantic snuggling.