PLAN DATE: SUN / DEC. 9
A heated courtyard and a penthouse lodge decked out in all the things that make winter warm—blankets and pillows, a toasty fireplace, twinkling lights, and a Christmas tree. That’s Freehold’s, a New American jewel of a spot where you can do it all, from coffee and tea to dinner and drinks to live entertainment. Savor the seasonal ambiance over excellently prepared favorites like house-ground burgers, steak frites with a chimichurri twist, and if you’re fans of breakfast for dinner, a steamy pile of their famous buttermilk pancakes. Eat up and get cozy in love, then top it off with some high-end coffee at their acclaimed cafe to bring back the energy to your night.
Even out those dainty, sparkly winter vibes with some downtime and wine at the intimate and cozy Sort of Wine Bar, a hidden gem that offers expert cheese pairings with their wine selections. All high top seating and tiny tables means sitting side-by-side while you have your wine, and good conversation comes easy of the peace and quiet this low-key spot is praised for. Their selection is modest, but entirely quality, and the owner-bartenders know how to make a good rec as well as pour generous flights, so you and your love are guaranteed a sweet, tipsy and serene end to your night.
Can Get Pricey
Freehold Winter Lodge
45 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn
idk tip: With a perfect ratio of oil to potato, these truffle fries are worth indulging in.
Sort of Wine Bar
639 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: They have a great wine flight option — you can pick 3 wines for $16.