PLAN DATE: THURS / DEC. 27
Tonight, live your fanciest lives together in the heart of Manhattan. Start at Saju, a French oasis tucked away in Hotel Mela in Times Square. Relish French Provencal fare in a bistro setting—complete with quintessential sliding French doors to create that perfect Parisian vibe. We especially love the Saumon Provençal—grilled salmon with grilled asparagus, Pommes rissoles, and tarragon persillade. The warm ambiance coupled with the even warmer staff makes Saju a perfect winter date night getaway.
Afterward, take fancy to the next level—head to St. Cloud Rooftop Bar at The Knickerbocker, hidden behind the building’s grand Beaux-Arts facade. Once you reach the 17th floor, you’ll be greeted by an indoor and outdoor rooftop bar. With a 35-foot-long, Corian-topped bar, leather couches, a mobile DJ booth, sleek arm-chairs, and large lounge sofas where you and your person can take in the New York skyline, this bar caters to every whim and fancy you didn’t know you had. Cozy up together, and enjoy entertainment that according to St. Cloud is a “mix of Cirque-like, Biergarten, and speakeasy fun”.
120 West 44th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: If you’re overwhelmed by the choices, don’t fret—ask for their prix-fixe menu.
St. Cloud Rooftop Bar
The Knickerbocker Hotel, 17th Floor, 6 Times Square, Manhattan
idk tip: They even have a special rooftop cigar lounge, for those who partake.