PLAN DATE: TUES / JULY 30
Let the large front windows at Settepani draw you into this warm and inviting neighborhood Mediterranean/Italian spot that has been open for over 18 years in Harlem. Dine on classic dishes like spaghetti with clams or lasagna with bolognese, or opt for a larger plate like salmon with almond cream and grilled octopus salad or lamb shank with broccoli rabe. The friendly staff will cater to your date night wishes, from drinks to dessert, as you enjoy a classy, romantic dinner without emptying your wallet.
Once you’ve satisfied your hunger for food, get your fill of music at Bill’s Place, a speakeasy made legendary by being the place where Billie Holliday began her career. Descend the stairs into this tiny venue, which hosts live jazz performances on Friday and Saturday nights, and be treated to an intimate and all-encompassing musical experience led by Bill Saxton, The Harlem Jazz King. No alcohol is served on premises, but those in the know say you can bring your own booze as you cozy up in this unique parlour space.
Dinner and Live Jazz
Romantic and Cozy
196 Malcolm X Boulevard, Manhattan
idk tip: Save room for dessert like tiramisu or cheesecake!
148 W 133rd Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Make a reservation online and then bring cash for entry to the show.