PLAN DATE: MON / MAR. 18
Enter a more decadent time in France at Lafayette in NoHo. This large, airy Belle Epoque-style restaurant with a bakery has got its French cuisine on lock. You’ll find plenty of seafood options on their seasonal menu from smoked fish and fresh oyster appetizers to mains of grilled trout, Atlantic cod, and steamed black bass. And you can always opt for the French staple, steak frites (strip steak with french fries). With the high ceilings, romantic lighting, and intimate tables you really get a feel for the love language of France.
Afterward, stroll over to Von Bar for a little wine to end the night. The chill, low-key place will do its part to transport you to another time with its vintage fixtures and funky decor. It’s pretty standard fare when it comes to beer, wine, and cocktails, but the friendly, attentive bartenders more than make up for it. Hop on a stool at the long bar or grab a seat in the back—no matter what the space will have you cozying up real close to your date.
380 Lafayette Street, Manhattan
idk tip: It’s also a bakery, so don’t skip out on dessert.
3 Bleecker Street, Manhattan
idk tip: To change the mood up, hit the dance floor on the basement level.