It’s date night in New York. Love is in the air and you want a night you won’t soon forget. But, be warned: This will not be your typical dinner and a Broadway show….
Start early cuz you’re gonna need some time…
The snack spot.
head to: Tasty Dumpling
Hit up Tasty Dumpling its a little pocket sized dumpling spot with a wide variety of bite size potstickers and dumplings. This is place is a bit of a whole in the wall but don’t worry, you have so much more in store for her. Enjoy, the price is right and she’ll love it.
- 54 Mulberry St, New York 10013
- (212) 349-0070
Now time to sip..
Off to Cafe Gitane to have a pretty aperitif..
If you can brave the long lines of Sigerson Morrison addicts and mustachioed artistes, you’ll find decent French-Moroccan food at this virtual elder statesman of cute Nolita hipster hangouts. Baked feta and a mix of olives and orange slices with crusty bread are easy ways to start off, and although the tagines can be little dry, the meatballs in spicy tomato sauce, with hard-boiled eggs, cucumber, and a drizzle of yogurt, are an inventive standout. But really, you’re not here for an epic meal—Gitane is all about sipping a glass of Bordeaux or shot of espresso while sitting at one of the sidewalk tables and ogling the fashionista traffic.
242 Mott St., New York, NY 10012
at Prince St.
Street Markets in Manhattan
Time to shop….
New York City street fairs and flea markets are great places to find interesting items and great deals. When you go to any of the numerous street fairs in NYC, you’ll have the chance to browse items from all over the world – from different time periods, different countries, and different cultures. Why settle for cold, modern furniture when you could find something with real character? Plus, when you shop at street fairs in NY City, you’ll save bundles compared to what you would spend at a furniture store in NYC. What’s not to love?
Upper East Side.
419 E 66th St
Manhattan, NY 10065
Now, it’s time to dance! Head to:
301 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018
Club Cache is a Manhattan dance club where you can dance Salsa on Thursday nights and Bachata on Friday nights.They say it’s Manhattan’s top Salsa club. Whether that’s true depends a lot on you. Ladies $10, Men $12. Everyone is $7 before 9:15pm. People complain about the price of drinks, but the $16 drinks are typical for Manhattan.
Salsa Thursday’s are from 9pm-2:30am.
Located in the heart of the East Village in NYC, Graffiti Food & Wine Bar offers a vibrant downtown vibe with the casual elegance of upscale dining. The Next Iron Chef 2010 Runner-up Chef/Owner Jehangir Mehta has pushed palates – with this sweet & savory shoeboxed size restaurant which he designed himself. Serving up eclectic international small plates that feature his trademark affinity for bold flavors and spices, Chef Mehta uses the harmony of Asian ingredients with French/American cuisine to make Graffiti a truly unique dining paradise.
224 East 10th Street, NYC 10003
Reservations : 212.677.0695
And now that it’s late…What’s the password?
Take her straight to the BACK ROOM
The Back Room is one of only two speakeasies in New York City that operated during Prohibition and is still in existence today. It is a timeless example of the underbelly of New York past. The original 1920’s speakeasy, known simply as “The Back of Ratner’s,” played host to many theater and movie actors of the “Roaring Twenties,” as well as famous gangsters of the era. These gangsters included Bugsy Siegel, Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky. They were known to use the space for “business meetings.”
The Back Room and it’s history has been featured in many productions, including, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire, New York Speakeasy Tour” and NYC-TV‘s “Secrets of New York.“ It is this rich and authentic history that sets The Back Room apart from other “speakeasies” of today.
Visit The Back Room and use the same hidden entrance that was used 85 years ago. Enjoy a cocktail from a teacup—the way people used to secretly drink during prohibition! The vintage 1920’s décor, period pieces and secret room behind the bookcase, provide the perfect setting for a date, birthday party, film shoot, event, or a casual night with friends. Although the characters may have changed, the energy and ambiance remain constant. You won’t see any gangsters, but you might be a guest at an event for Pearl Jam, Martha Stewart, Paul McCartney, New York Magazine or Robert Plant. (All memorable events recently hosted at The Back Room!) Experience it for yourself. Even though Prohibition is over, the tradition lives on at The Back Room!
102 Norfolk St. NY
212 228 5098