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Oro x The Beast Next Door



Be classic. Be bold. That’s the motto for tonight’s date night in Long Island City. Start with dinner at Oro—a locale from father-son team Walter and Mike Celic that’s serving up seasonal Italian flavors with a modern twist. With sprawling floor-to-ceiling windows and Edison bulb sputniks that lend a romantic warm light to the space, Oro is a chic spot you’ll want to be eating at (and frequenting) with your love.

Afterward, head over to The Beast Next Door, a French cafe and bar, a short walk away. Housed in a space that formerly played host to a well-known Latin dance studio & auto repair shop, you’ll be enjoying your drinks in a hand-crafted interior. Think tables reconstructed from 1940’s metal-framed pallets, church pews refurbished to fit along an original brick wall—there’s even a beautiful sculpted wood-block mural featuring an elegant Ottoman flower design. Cuddle up and settle down under the moon/starlight courtesy of the skylight while you drink in the vibe, the cocktails, and of course, each other.

Long Island City
Dinner, Drinks
Rustic, Elegant


41-17 Crescent Street, Queens

idk tip: The lobster ravioli comes highly recommended.

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Credit: Oro LIC

The Beast Next Door

42-51 27th Street, Queens

idk tip: Go for literally any of their seasonal cocktails. They’re to die for.

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Credit: The Beast Next Door