PLAN DATE: FRI / APR. 19
Transition into your weekend with a stop at a bar that transforms from a robust espresso bar by day, to one of expertly creative cocktails by night. It’s narrow, modern, and sleek, with industrial-style vibes that generate a seamless contemporary coffee experience, and a clean and cool drinking scene. Specialty cocktails include tempting concoctions like the Purple Rain (vodka, blueberry/thyme shrub, pineapple, ginger), Sting Like a Bee (rum, lavender tincture, honey, lime, bitters), and The Night We Met (rye, cynar, sherry vermouth, rosemary, bitters, smoked cedar).
This dainty little Upper West Side French favorite has been serving up pre-theater fancy fare since 1985, so you know it’s got romance down to a science. Small, rustic, and glowing under dim light, La Boite en Bois serves up all the good, decadent stuff you’d be having were you tucked away with your lover in the French countryside: Moules Provencales avec Frites (mussels in a shallot, garlic and tomato broth), Poulet Roti aux Herbes (herb roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and garden vegetables), and Canard Roti et Compote d’Areilles (roasted duck with cranberry sauce and wild rice risotto). It’s the rich, yet delicate and complex cuisine that makes you feel good and satisfied all over, with a profound understanding of classic French food and the romantic experience.
Upper West Side
Drinks, Coffee, Dinner
322 Columbus Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: The eggplant cakes are all the rave, so if you have to go for any of the bar bites, it’s these.
La Boite En Bois
75 West 68th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: For dessert, dip your spoons into some Creme Brulee.