PLAN DATE: FRI / JUNE 7
Picture a splendorous glass room dotted with pale blue pastel chairs, delicate lamps, and a stunning view of the city, then add a pristine plate of popovers doused in strawberry butter, and you’re in The Zodiac Room. This wonderfully posh extension of Neiman Marcus can be counted on for a fancy American meal, along with a quiet, calm aura that’s ideal for dining in peace with your love. Intricate, refreshing dishes make up the menu, with apps like mixed mushroom and lentil pâté (walnut, pistachio, apricot mostarda, cornichon) that start you off swimmingly, over-the-top amazing salads, and entrees like the rotunda lobster club (thick cut bacon, smashed avocado, tomatoes, butter lettuce, kennebec fries) that satisfy to the max.
Though it’s summertime, it’s never not the season for cuddling up with your person, and the fireplace and wine at The Drunken Horse inevitably create the perfect little alcove for some serious cozying up. When your luxury dining experience has officially fulfilled you, head over for some exotic wines and craft cocktails—like their vibrant Pomegranate Ginger Martini—as well as an extensive list of beers to get boozy, loose and comfortable.
The Zodiac Room
Level 7, 20 Hudson Yards, Manhattan
idk tip: If you’re feeling a little luxe, they’ve got great caviar options that might be just for you.
The Drunken Horse
225 10th Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Even if you’re stuffed, a little bit of the hummus here goes a long way.