PLAN DATE: TUES / AUG. 7
Give your taste buds something new and original with Italian-French fusion at Italienne. With a blended style of Northern Italian and Southern French fare, this restaurant offers up a wholly unique menu that gets a little greedy with its European influence (in a good way). You’ll love the rustic-posh decor, including oversized Edison bulbs strung from thick manila rope, bold marble and wood accents, and understated floral arrangements throughout. This place is brimming with romantic vibes.
After dinner, transfer that rustic charm over to Smithfield Hall’s traditionally American decor. With reclaimed wooden beams lining the ceiling, classic oak barrels propped in corners, and exposed iron pipes at the bar, you and yours can just relax in this laidback atmosphere over some craft drinks (and a side of spiced-Jameson whiskey & amber honey sauce wings, because life is short and wings are necessary).
19 West 24th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Sorry, but a chocolate flight that includes flavors like raspberry vinegar, coffee & passionfruit, and cardoon honey is the reason we’re alive, people.
138 West 25th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: They’re really proud of their whiskey, and we really recommend a glass of their Knappogue Castle Single Malt.