PLAN DATE: THURS / DEC. 20
Head to Boulud Sud, famous chef Daniel Boulud’s vibrant celebration of the sun and the sea on the Upper West Side. Drawing inspiration from the coastal Mediterranean, including France’s Côte d’Azur, Spain, Morocco, and beyond, the menu features regional flavors, an abundance of fresh vegetables, seafood, citrus, grains, and herbs. The extensive wine list ranges from French rosés and Italian reds to more unique blends from Greece, Spain, and other coastal regions. The cocktail menu is equally as impressive with a dedicated gin page as well as a large selection of absinthes, amari, vermouths, and liqueurs. You can’t go on a date here without leaving feeling like a million bucks.
Afterward, walk over to The Leopard at des Artistes. A locale that draws inspiration from Southern Italian fare, and culture, enjoy your nightcap surrounded by the famous historical murals of nude goddesses and capering wood nymphs, and sprays of flowers in the softly lit room. The spot is also known to be a draw for celebrities—Steve Martin, Soon-Yi and Woody Allen have been spotted there. Settle down in the welcoming and refined environment as you and yours sip on wine, and bring your night to a romantic, intimate end.
Upper West Side
Dinner & Drinks
20 West 64th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: We suggest ordering the Manhattan cocktail, which has been bottle aged for 14 days.
The Leopard at des Artistes
1 West 67th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Order some dessert to complement your choice of drink—we recommend the Tropical symphony—crumbled praline alle mandorle layered with cream of fresh mango and lime, topped with passion fruit mousseline.