PLAN DATE: SAT / MAY 11
If the description “seafood and Rosé-centric” doesn’t totally entice you, then maybe the fact that you can pour your own wine to the brim when you order it will. At The Poni Room, an eccentric American Izakaya spot slashed with bright colors and a modern vibe, you and your love can get seriously good and boozy with a wide, wonderful range of titillating small plates. Everything from salmon tartare (trout roe, avocado, cucumber, rice chip, cherry wood smoke) to crispy pork belly (cucumber, chili caramel) promises to enrapture your tastebuds and pair swimmingly well with the seductive rosé concoction you’re drinking—and get you in the mood for fun with your person.
Keep your Saturday night alive and fresh by strolling over to neighborhood kickback bar and garden Bonnie Vee for a few more drinks and a warm, friendly place to chat and mellow out. It’s cozy, intimate and low-lit if you feel like settling inside, but the garden’s where it’s really at, with ample plush seats and a laid-back vibe to down your chilled Jessica Rabbit (Thai chili-infused tequila, strawberry, lime juice, agave) or Pleasant Demise (gin, St. George’s spiced pear, lemon, housemade grenadine, thyme, Pechauds Bitters) in.
The Poni Room
Saxon + Parole, 316 Bowery, Manhattan
idk tip: Don’t forget to order up a plate of the steam buns.
17 Stanton Street, Manhattan
idk tip: There’s a photo booth downstairs, so don’t forget to steal on down and get a couple of cute pics with your one and only.