PLAN DATE: FRI / APR. 5
Begin your night at The Edge Harlem, although known for its brunch menu, a wonderful dinner spot that sits adjacent to St. Nicholas Park. The restaurant has Carribean vibes, both in its ambiance and menu. An eclectic assortment of culinary options, the menu offers shareable appetizers like codfish fritters with jerky lime dip and large, savory plates like jumbo shrimp and a seafood pasta platter. But if you want our opinion, you can’t go wrong with splitting several small plates and delicious sides (see: sweet plantains). You won’t walk away hungry.
Head over to Shrine where afrobeats and reggae music fill the air, vinyl artwork cover the walls and frozen drinks abound. The venue oozes soul, and its entertainment varies day-to-day. On any given night, Shrine is home to eclectic live music, poetry slams, comedy shows or art exhibits. Check their line-up to plan ahead. If you’re hoping to live your best Soul Train life, Shrine’s where it’s at. You’re basically walking onto the set of Netflix’s The Get Down. All in all, Shrine will be a great place to dance the rest of your night away.
Dinner, Drinks, Dancing
101 Edgecombe Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: You can also go halfsies on a carafe of rum punch or ginger-infused margarita, which will leave you more than ready for the next stage of your date night.
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, Manhattan
idk tip: While you’ll probably fill up quickly on drinks, which are reasonably priced and tropical, the bar menu won’t disappoint. Try some mac ‘n’ cheese or Afro chicken for late-night eats.