PLAN DATE: FRI / APR. 12
Known for its vibrant, creative rolls and sleek, inviting interiors, Haru Sushi is a low-key Japanese spot that makes Midtown feel less like Midtown, and more like a calm, cool place where you and your love can dine in peace. Kick it off with small plates like crispy calamari drizzled in sweet chili peanut sauce or delicious tuna poke (scallion, avocado, soy, ra-yu sesame, Taro chips) before moving onto some of their delectable and eye-popping rolls. Creations like the Park Ave (spicy red and white tuna, mango, avocado, tempura flakes, topped with gold leaf) and Kiss of Fire (salmon, albacore tuna, jalapeño and wasabi tobiko, wrapped around crunchy spicy tuna and jalapeño) will invigorate your tastebuds and take them all the way out to sushi heaven.
Chic and exclusive lounge Blue just opened in the subterranean level of the Ribbon, and it’s just the kind of chic, sexy spot to extend your date and heighten your experience with seafood. This low-lit, seventeen seat bar offers insane cocktails like the Blueprint (Campari, sweet vermouth, and old Overholt) and the Notorious (gin, lemon juice, apple juice, aquafaba, and a Sangiovese floater) to get you both happily slicked. They even have seafood towers and the most excellent caviar—served exclusively in a caviar rooma—to leave your stomach feeling fine, fancy and satisfied.
229 West 43rd Street #221, Manhattan
idktip: Don’t skip out on that lemongrass hot and sour soup—it’ll soothe everything.
The Ribbon, 220 West 44th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: If you want to take a break on seafood for the night, try their truffle-honey fried chicken.