PLAN DATE: WEDS / DEC. 5
Not for the faint of heart (and there’s nothing like being adventurous together, right?) is SakaMai, a high-end Japanese kitchen known for churning out inventive, eye-catching dishes and loading on the sea urchin. Pouring a blend of authentic Japanese trends and American inventiveness into their plates, SakaMai produces delights like the egg on egg on egg– a bed of scrambled egg, then caviar, then uni– and a beef tartar that includes a side of wholesome, delicious bone marrow. Mod and wildly creative, the portions are perfect for ordering up different things to try and share, making it ideal for a daring little date night.
Keep the action and intrigue going at Verlaine, a hip, multicolored lounge with an extensive 5pm-10pm happy hour and famous lychee martinis. Christened after French symbolist poet Paul Verlaine, the decor is smooth yet swanky, while their drinks and small plates champion that same niche and interesting vibe. For a vivid end to your spirited night, this is where you’ll want to end up getting your drinks.
Lower East Side
157 Ludlow Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Not to mention their amazing and extensive Sake collection — served in a wine glass, it’s just the right complement to your bold meal.
110 Rivington Street, Manhattan
idk tip: If you’re still looking to fill up, the wings here are exactly what you want.