PLAN DATE: THURS / JAN. 31
Draped white linen, low lights, rustic red brick and hundreds of wine bottles stacked up against the walls—it’s one of the most romantic restaurants in the city, with the satisfying, savory new American cuisine at Philip Marie. Give your flavor palate a whirl by starting off with their Roasted Oysters, which come doused in creamed spinach, goat cheese, and bacon, or their Crispy Portobello Fries with an avocado dipping sauce, before moving onto the delicately prepared mains. There’s a feast for any craving—if you’re feeling chicken, go for the Artichoke-Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast. Craving pasta? Their Wild Mushroom Ravioli has got you more than covered. It’s a wholesome, holistic meal in a picturesque place, so you can get stuffed while you’re getting cute and cuddly.
Round out your fine American meal with some speakeasy secrecy at exclusive cocktail bar Employees Only, rated one of the best in the world and with all the booze, ambiance and style to show it. The railroad-themed Art Deco design is the kind that’s both surreal and immersive so that guests truly feel that they’re part of something pleasurably special. Whether it’s their ultra-famous version of a Manhattan, or one of their more distinct drinks, like the Amelía (Alesbury Duck Vodka, MB Elderflower Liqueur, pureed blackberries, fresh lemon juice), the cocktails ‘round here are bound to astound with their uniqueness, expertise, and refreshing precision.
569 Hudson Street, Manhattan
idk tip: The wine selection here is unbeatable, and the staff is knowledgeable about it all, so don’t hesitate to ask for pairings.
510 Hudson Street, Manhattan
idk tip: The food here is a smash—definitely try their amazing Bone Marrow Poppers.