PLAN DATE: THURS / JUNE 13
This cozy, cultural Harlem restaurant, wine bar, live jazz venue, and art exhibitor is located just between Alexander Hamilton’s old house and the famous Johnny Hartman plaza—a location that matches its inspired cuisine and soulful events. The new American menu melds French, Swiss, and Argentinian influences for an intriguing variety of dishes that include duck liver mousse, a sesame tuna burger, artichoke ravioli, and chimichurri skirt steak. While you take in the smooth, sweet sound of jazz ebbing through the gramophone, and perhaps rifle through their collection of books, you’ll find yourself feeling comfortable, warm and totally enriched.
When dinner has warmed you up through and through, head over to intimate neighborhood favorite Uptown Bourbon for good, strong drinks and vinyl records on spin. This is the kind of spot where the staff knows you by name and the bartenders can probably whip up your ideal cocktail if you just let ‘em know how you like it. Their menu also works wonders, with a list that includes all kinds of bourbon-forward cocktails, well whiskeys, and rye-infused drinks that won’t let you down—in fact, they’ll do the opposite. Along with that vintage rock and some soul tunes echoing through the room, you and your love will be happily, totally enraptured.
142 Hamilton Place, Manhattan
idk tip: In terms of drinks, they make a mean Mezcal Negroni (Xicaru Mezcal, Campari, Carpano Antica, Orange & Angostura Bitters).
3631 Broadway, Manhattan
idk tip: Lucky for you, they do take music requests, so long as you can pull them up on vinyl.