PLAN DATE: FRI / MAY 24
Gran Morsi, named after the Italian word for “bites” epitomizes elegant simplicity and makes for the perfect pre-dinner stop with its mouth-watering Italian small-plates that are designed for sharing over an aperitif at the bar. The space is bright and airy with exposed brick and a gorgeous flora feature at the back of the intimate room; a dimly lit bar stretches the length of the restaurant. From the cocktail menu, we recommend the Limoncello Margarita (espolon tequila, lemon and “froth”) or, the trattoria’s own housemade Limoncello. Divine. Both pair extremely well with the pan roasted scallops, seared with spring garlic, strawberries, and trout roe. Is your mouth watering yet? We told you so.
At Temple Court—housed inside the fancy pants Beekman Hotel—you can rest assured the menu is just as sumptuous as the design and is the smoothest move you can make after making your first impression at Gran Morsi. Influenced by the rich history of the building itself, famed Top Chef star Tom Colicchio has reimagined classic fine dining plates with his signature seasonal American touch. It’s a stunning spot full of charm and glamour, but with a cozy atmosphere. The bougie dining room features impressive ceiling-high stained glass windows, and gold-framed, leather-clad booths while the bar room is more than worth a nightcap with a tempting cocktail menu, and it’s Instagram famous nine-level atrium ceiling.
22 Warren Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Make it in time for happy hour and make the most of discounted bar drinks and food menu—Monday-Friday 4-7pm, and Saturday & Sunday 5-7pm.
The Beekman Hotel, 5 Beekman Street, Manhattan
idk tip: If you return on a Sunday, the Temple Court dining room offers complimentary corkage—so bring along your finest wine.