PLAN DATE: FRI / JAN. 11
For an evening of culture, start your date at the new American bistro Eats in the Upper East Side. Let the vintage copper marquee draw you into this charming neighborhood spot and snag a seat by the window for premium people watching. With an extensive martini menu, you’re sure to find one that pairs well with any meal. Recipient of OpenTable’s 2018 Diners’ Choice Awards, the local, laid-back bistro serves up solid classics, like kale caesars, burgers with hand-cut fries, salmon filet, and raw bar favorites.
After your dinner, take a stroll down 75th Avenue to the Met Breuer [BROY-er], which opened in 2016. This modern and contemporary museum offers a more intimate experience than its main counterpart with thoughtful exhibitions and quiet corners—making it an ideal locale for date night. A walk around the galleries will spark your creativity and the lasting effects of dinner martinis will let the conversation flow. As the former home of The Whitney, don’t forget to take in the museum’s stunning architecture. Designed by Marcel Breuer is building is a spectacle in of itself. For an added bonus, locals pay as you wish or in other words, can enter for free. The museum hours vary—if you want to go on another day, find their hours here.
Upper East Side
1055 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Do it up right and take advantage of their $20 special with a made-to-order martini and a dozen Blue Point oysters.