PLAN DATE: WEDS / APR. 17
If New American food—the genre of American kid food all grown up with plenty of truffle oil to show for it—is your thing, then Till & Sprocket is the perfect place for a relaxed dinner. The brick-lined space nails industrial chic with a long chrome bar that leads into a spacious lounge area complete with a web of overhead lighting and artfully nicked wood tables. The menu skews on the healthy and fresh side, with dishes like cucumber gazpacho, Israeli salad, and roasted branzino, though they have the classic cheeseburger, pasta, and pizza options. Though they have an ample set of wine, beers, and spirits, the real highlights here are their craft cocktails with unique flavors—think cranberry margaritas and maple Old Fashioneds.
Stroll over to The Fleur Room to sip on more drinks at your leisure in leisurely settings. This 35th-floor lounge tops the Moxy Hotel and lives up to its name with floral seating, rugs, and towering flower arrangements, paired with marble walls and floor to ceiling windows that will make you feel like you’re in Gossip Girl. You and your lover can enjoy equally beautiful and floral cocktails that live up to their decadent names (Lilac Jane and Crimson Rouge are two examples that would also make excellent drag queen names). Drinks are pricey at $18 but worth it for the expansive view of Midtown and Lower Manhattan. Oh, and there’s truffle popcorn (cue mic drop).
Till & Sprocket
140 West 30th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Reservations are required so make sure to call ahead.
The Fleur Room
Moxy Hotel, 105 West 28th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: The vibe gets more clubby around 10 pm, so prepare for more crowds and dancing later on.