PLAN DATE: WEDS / NOV. 21
The best way to kick off any day is with a glorious caffeine kick, so why should it be any different for date night? Greene Grape Annex is a charming cafe in Fort Greene perfect for anyone “looking to nibble on something extraordinary” and knock back some artisanal caffeinated beverages. Whether you want to pair up their Mushroom Torta with some Kusmi Tea or a Farro Bowl (heavy on the roasted butternut squash, grilled kale, and tahini dill dressing) with an oat-milk latte, you’ll certainly be satisfied. The boho vibe with a herringbone pattern wood floor, marble tables, and an overall earthy aesthetic is especially appealing.
Next, grab a simple and delicious dinner at The Quarter. Dollar oyster specials, open-air garden in the back, a candle-lit romantic vibe and—best of all—the wonderful fact that you can usually walk in and get fed. Important on those last-minute hangry dates. Start with a toast (either warm mushroom, avocado smash or trout), then go for the pan-seared salmon or the Quarter burger made with a u.s.d.a. Prime short rib, brisket & filet mignon blend and topped with mushrooms, Cheddar cheese, truffle oil on a brioche roll. Or just do drinks. They’re also very good.
Green Grape Annex
753 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
idk tip: If you’re craving something sweet, you must try one of their mouth-watering donuts. (The Buttermilk Salted Caramel isn’t just the tastiest, but also the prettiest.)
87 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Order the spicy pan-roasted cauliflower as a side. It’s tossed with rosemary and red chili and it’s delicious.