PLAN DATE: FRI / AUG. 16
Greek steakhouse Merakia is a carnivore’s dream. The dimly-lit open space, with its rustic, industrial vibes slightly resembles that of an expansive cave, but a cave that’s warm, romantic, and serves extravagant cocktails accented by things like dehydrated strawberries. The menu boats a range of spit-roasted and grilled steak, lamb, pork, and chicken options, each that is obviously well-thought out and appropriately accompanies the restaurant’s historic narrative (make sure to ask for a history lesson).
Continue your scholarly venture at The Library. At this library, however, Hemingway and Dickens have been replaced by aged bourbons and a extensive selection of whisky, rye, and scotch. At Library of Distilled Spirits you’ll find a sentimental atmosphere (think Good Will Hunting) where, despite the profusion of liquor bottles packed into the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves which might provoke intimidation, the staff encourage questions and curiosity. You’ll be sure to end the night with a solid buzz and a higher IQ.
Dinner and Drinks
5 W 21st Street, Manhattan
idk tip: While a steakhouse, this restaurant offers many vegetarian options.
Library of Distilled Spirits
80 E 13th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: They do not take reservations.