PLAN DATE: TUES / AUG. 28
For a birds-eye-view of Manhattan, head to Manhatta. With a minimalist-chic aesthetic, granite bar, exposed central kitchen, and a neutral tone that lends weight to the impressive skyline views, this restaurant is lavish without being pretentious. Dinner is made up of a $78 three-course prix fixe menu (they don’t accept tips), with some remarkable options, but if you’d rather opt for lighter fare, head to the bar for choices ranging from cavatelli & clams to fried chicken bites.
After dinner, head back down to the streets of FiDi and take a walk over to Cedar Local. This elegant bar offers an intimate space to end the evening, with sleek cedar wood walls (naturally), live edge wood tables, and gorgeous light fixtures with droplet bulbs. The space has an inviting, warm glow, and its craft cocktail menu embraces its FiDi location, splitting their recipes into two categories: “New Money” and “Old Money.”
Can Get Pricey
28 Liberty Street, 60th Floor, Manhattan
idk tip: Their vanilla soufflé is as fun to play with (you get to pour on the butterscotch sauce yourself) as it is delicious.
25 Cedar Street, Manhattan
idk tip: From the “New Money” list, we recommend the Papi Verde; from the “Old Money” list, we recommend the Winter Upstate.