PLAN DATE: WEDS / DEC. 26
This former pop-up sold out so many times, it had to establish a permanent location—and by offering fine, experimental American dining at a reasonable price, it’s no wonder the demand is high. At Oxalis, a seasonal rotating carte blanche menu means a different array of four to six courses every night, which have included dishes like young carrots with chamomile, and duck breast with yogurt and fig, radish scallop apples. Unpretentious and elegantly simple, the bistro is split into a light, wooded main dining room where the tasting menu applies, and a mod, silver bar room where you can order small plates like housemade brioche and crispy pig trotter with mustard a la carte. Intimate and lowkey, this place is all about fresh creation and experimental quality.
Follow up your unique dining experience with equally unique cocktails at Drink, a dark and quiet lounge that prides itself on originality, both in drinks and in decor. You won’t be able to order up your regular Long Island, but their distinctly delicious beverages promise to more than make up for it. Polished wood floors, sheer drapery, sparkling chandeliers and a splay of ornate, royal purple wallpaper create a seductive ambiance that sets the mood for trying luxe cocktails like the Dulce Fuego, The Runaway and their famous Watermelon Basil Smash. With lights so dim, seats so plush and (explicitly) no background music, you and your love are guaranteed space for intimacy and carefree relaxation.
791 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: If you’re down for the six-course meal in the dining room, make sure you reserve your spots—it’s required.
768 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Despite the crazy cocktail selection, they do make a mean Old Fashioned.