PLAN DATE: WEDS / AUG. 14
Feel as sophisticated as your fellow Upper West Side neighbor while dining at Roasted Masala, which offers an upscale dining experience for a relatively reasonable, NYC-standard price point. The emblazoned decor compliments the expansive menu offering a range of traditional and modern Indian dishes. The 100+ recipes offered at Roasted Masala are a curation of the management team’s varying Indian backgrounds with favorites including the beef nihari, malai kofta, and lamb cafreal. Part of the definition of sophistication is “proceeding from a great deal of worldly experience” so take a chance and order something other than the chicken tikka masala.
After dinner, walk into a world of cocktails at 67 Orange Street, dubbed Harlem’s favorite cocktail destination. A cozy and culturally rich destination with speakeasy vibes, this cocktail bar similarly offers an expansive list of boozy options. Continue on your experimentation kick by trying a cynar artichoke aperitif or perhaps a banana liqueur and if you’re lucky, you’ll meet Leo: bartender slash mixology wizard.
Upper West Side
Dinner and Drinks
Sophisticated and Cozy
914 Columbus Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Roasted Masala does not have liquor license yet. BYOB with no corkage fee!
67 Orange Street
2082 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Manhattan
idk tip: It’s easy to miss from the outside! Look for the brass signage which simple states “67.”