PLAN DATE: SUN / FEB. 4
Having just celebrated its grand opening, Freehand Hotel is a must-see/must-wander-through city destination. What’s more is that its second-floor restaurant, Studio, matches Freehand’s same impressive quality and aesthetic. Between fish cakes and lamb tefta, their combination of North African and Near East flavor is sure to impress. If you feel like extending this date to the morning, they have a special sneak peak rate starting at $129/night.
Once you’ve shown your stomachs the satisfaction they deserve, pleasure your parched palette with drinks at Turnmill Bar. With a modern yet casual atmosphere and design, this bar is more than happy to woo you with its vast collection of draft beers, cocktails, and bourbon whiskey (of which there is more than plenty). The dark wood floors, semi-private booths and fireplace all add to the allure.
Can Get Pricy
Studio in Freehand Hotel
23 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Freehand has even more restaurants and bars coming soon (including the Simon & The Whale Restaurant by Gabriel Stulman) — so keep your eyes peeled.
119 E 27th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: If you’re too overwhelmed by their whiskey collection, try one of their three whiskey flights to narrow things down (or just ask the bartender for a friendly recommendation).