PLAN DATE: TUES / FEB. 27
In an era where mediocre lunchbox sushi is available almost everywhere (have you been to Duane Reade lately?), it’s hard to know when a given sushi spot is just a meal — or, when it’s an experience to be savored. While The New Yorker recently noted that new(ish) kid on the block Tetsu leaves something to be desired in many ways, it lauded the sushi there as impeccable, and great sushi is something we can stand behind. Check out this spot and skip the entrees in favor of fresh fluke, mackerel, yellowtail and more.
After you’ve gotten your sushi fill, make your way to The Wooly Public for an after-dinner drink. Housed in the historic Woolworth Building, tables are decked out in Ouija boards (don’t worry, we promise there’s nothing evil about this place) and cocktails come served in elephant-themed drink-ware. In addition to the ultra-modern elephant-themed decor, you’ll love sampling twists on classic drinks like the Terry’s Old Fashioned, featuring a subtle hint of chocolate in the otherwise traditional beverage.
The Wooly Public
9 Barclay Street, Manhattan
idk tip: If the night goes late and you find yourselves craving a snack, The Wooly Public has you covered with small plates like stuffed olives and deviled eggs.