PLAN DATE: FRI / NOV. 9
First, enjoy some New American fare at The Writing Room, a restaurant literally littered with books (but, like, neatly). With serious library vibes (from the stacked bookshelves to the black tufted leather booths) satisfying your literary appetite and a hearty menu to satisfy your edible appetite (from dayboat scallops to Berkshire pork chops), The Writing Room is as classy as it is refreshing. Just be sure to keep an eye out for framed photography throughout inspired by literary icons.
Next, head to The Auction House for your marble and mahogany fix. With upscale auction-quality decor (see: brick walls dressed in gilded frames, red velvet drapes, crystal chandeliers), as well as an intimate and moody candlelit atmosphere, we dare you to not be impressed. Just be sure to keep with the vintage ritzy vibe when it comes to your cocktail selection and order the Ruby Slipper. It may as well be a necessity.
Upper East Side
Can Get Pricey
The Writing Room
1703 2nd Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: On account of this not being on enough menus anywhere, top off dinner with their vanilla cupcake for dessert.
The Auction House
300 East 89th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: As tempting as it may be, the best way to ruin the experience here is taking pics with the flash on. Don’t be that couple.