PLAN DATE: TUES / MAY 28
If you decide to spend your evening at Hudson Yards, Wild Ink is definitely a worthy dinner venue. The menu is Asian fusion, all items inspired by the chef’s travels around the world. The decor is bright and modern—some seats by the windows have a great view of “The Vessel” on the Hudson, so make sure to request that. It’s on more of the upscale side, but not too gaudy. Think Tao but more laid back and less touristy. Make sure to get a side order of General Tso’s Sweetbreads, one of the tastiest things on the menu. One problem you may have on this date is that the food is so good, you simply won’t have the desire to stop eating to make conversation. But, come on, that’s a good problem to have.
If you still have room for dessert, walk just a few paces to the Li-Lac Chocolates shop nearby. For all the chocoholics out there, the selection here won’t disappoint. Li-Lac is actually Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house, its Christopher Street location being the OG. All of the chocolate is made in their factory in Industry City (field trip anyone?!) Only at the Hudson Yards location is a chocolate tempering wheel where staff can make select items using their 72% extra dark, dairy-free chocolate. And if you’re lucky, you’ll be there when chocolate tastings are going down, and nothing beats free chocolate!
20 Hudson Yards, 500 West 33rd Street Floor 5, Manhattan
idk tip: This spot is new and buzzworthy, so do not show up without a reservation.
Level 4, 20 Hudson Yards, Manhattan
idk tip: If you’re not hungry for dessert, buy some chocolate treats for you and your date to share later in the night, maybe over a glass of wine at home.