PLAN DATE: FRI / JAN. 25
For a romantic, yet casual night start you’ll begin at the cute and quirky Sycamore Bar + Flower Shop. Flowers by day, drinks by night and with a $10 beer and bouquet special, you couldn’t dream of a more ideal date night spot. Even more ideal for winter, you can sip on your favorite cold-weather drink (like mulled wine or hot toddies) by the fire in their covered (and heated!) garden space dubbed “The Lodge”. Cozy and casual, it’s just the place to soothe your soul with your boo on a bitter, cold day.
One block away you’ll find your dinner destination, Lea. This crisp, clean and warm space is serving rustic, yet refined Italian dishes. From handmade pasta to wood-fire oven pizzas, you can taste the love that goes into each dish. After all, this place gets its namesake from the owner’s grandmother. Even with a simple straightforward menu, it’s difficult to choose among the seasonal dishes. But, if you’re not feeling like one of their Italian eats, you can always opt for the wood-fired hamburger served on house-made focaccia. Just be sure to do it right and save room for dessert and one of their select amaros or grappas. Mangiamo!
Sycamore Bar + Flower Shop
1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn
idk tip: Order their whiskey of the week to learn about one of their 75-plus whiskeys on hand.
1022 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn
idk tip: Their weekend happy hour includes a $20 pizza and drink special.