PLAN DATE: THURS / MAY 30
Downtown meets Uptown at The Ribbon—a quintessential New York dining experience. It’s classic comfort American fare with southern and French influences plus a knock-out craft cocktail list. The industrial décor and an impressive spirits collection capture the grace of its 1920’s predecessor, the infamous Hotel Franconia, and the good tunes and happy vibes make for a fun spot to relax on the weekends with your love. Take your pick from a huge selection of whiskeys for your Old Fashioned and sip on some old-world glamor.
A popular spot for cocktails, The Dakota Bar is just what you need when it comes to a nightcap or, as their website alludes to, a celebrity sighting. Keep the good vibes flowing over on 72nd Street where “every night is a party” with a lively crowd, a solid drinks list, and of course some snacks. In a strange way, the marble counter, crystal chandelier, and purple backlit bar just work. There’s ample seating, with banquettes, high top tables, and of course, the bar to perch on as you and your S.O. engage in a random conversation with your new friends.
Upper West Side
20 West 72nd St, Manhattan
idk tip: The private room is a great spot for a birthday or group dinner.
The Dakota Bar
53 West 72nd Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Open late! Rare for the Upper West Side, this spot is open until 3AM on Fridays and 4AM on Saturdays.