PLAN DATE: THURS / APR. 25
Dark, warm and ready to satiate a ravenous appetite with all the expertise and delicacy of a real Italian meal, Giano is where you want to go to start your night. Start off with their tender, homemade mozzarella, and prosciutto burrata and pack in the main meal with what tempts the heart most: traditional lasagna made with grass-fed beef, homemade four-cheese gnocchi, or an unforgettable chicken Milanese.
With a daily happy hour that runs till eight, and serving up a two for one special, an early dinner will truly pay off at your second destination, Ten Degrees. This small, well-reputed St. Marks bar serves up incredible doses of scotch, bourbon, American rye and whiskey as categorized by region, and provides the subtle, casual ambiance you want while getting heavy on the good stuff. There’s obviously a healthy, impressive selection of wines from around the world, and an exciting list of cocktails that’s made all the more exciting by the fact that you know you’re getting round two for free.
126 East 7th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: You need to share a fluffy, creamy tiramisu for dessert—they really know what they’re doing here.
121 Saint Marks Place, Manhattan
idk tip: Their St. Germaine specialty cocktail is the perfect spring refresher.