PLAN DATE: THURS / AUG. 30
This date night plan is all about comfort, good vibes and good food. Start the evening off at Upper West Side staple Luke’s Lobster where you’ll nosh on seafood delights straight from the source. The restaurant is famous for working closely with local fisherman to pick out the best seafood in the area. By cutting out the middle man they are able to serve up better-tasting lobster, crab, and shrimp — all at a fairer price for the fishermen. Now, who says you can’t give back while indulging?
Once you’ve eaten all the seafood you can handle, head to another neighborhood favorite: Jacob’s Pickles. Their innovative cocktails feature homemade ingredients like the rosemary vodka lemonade made with house-infused rosemary Tito’s, muddled lemon, and rosemary or the spicy brine margarita made with house-infused jalapeno Espolon tequila and spicy pickle brine. You may think you have just satisfied your appetite but no trip to Jacob’s Pickles is complete without trying one of their signature pickle dishes. Our favorites include fried pickles with spicy red mayo and the deviled eggs with pickled mustard seed, smoked paprika, and micro arugula.
Upper West Side
Fun, Casual, Laidback
426 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: The clam chowder is also a must-order.
509 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: They sell their pickle jars to go. You’re welcome.