Eating + Drinking

Perfect Pairs

Delicious Dinner + Tasty Cocktails = Best Night Ever

Photo by Kuo-Heng Huang

Dinner and drinks: the basic building blocks for every New York City evening. So why is it so hard to find the perfect spots? Don’t worry, we have your date (or friend) night covered. We picked our favorite eateries in neighborhoods all around the city and paired them with the just-right nearby lounges and bars for after-dinner cocktails. Get in touch with one of our experience advisers for reservations at these or one of your favorite dinner and drink destinations.

Whether you’re uptown or in Chinatown, we’ve got an off-the-beaten-path (and delicious, of course) restaurant, plus the best (but not too crowded) watering holes for a nightcap or two. Our picks reflect the diversity of cuisine and culture that make New York special; in one night you can start with modern Mexican fare and margaritas and end with a Japanese-inspired sake cocktail. Find your dynamic duo to the right and then, bon appétit and cheers!

Don’t see your neighborhood on the list? Keep checking back. We’ll be adding more dinner + drink combos regularly. Or get in touch with us directly for personalized recommendations and reservations.

F.o.b. Brooklyn
F.o.b. stands for fresh off the boat, and that boat has just arrived straight from the tasty shores of the Philippines. Chef Armando Litiatco barbecues Filipino-style chicken skewers on a lava rock grill for an intensely earthy flavor and pairs them with a side of pickled papaya. The trendy ube (purple yam) shake topped with coconut tapioca pearls is also a must. 271 Smith Street

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Photo courtesy of FOB Brooklyn

Elsa Bar
Named after Italian fashion-designer powerhouse Elsa Schiaparelli, this reboot (the original closed in 2014) is back with a vengeance. The Prohibition-themed bar features a gorgeous vintage Singer sewing machine as a centerpiece, cushy leather banquettes, and swanky marble tables. Order the absinthe-heavy Werewolf Season with a citrus twist and grated cocoa, then see if you can resist snapping a selfie in the mirrored tunnel bathrooms (don’t worry, everyone does). 136 Atlantic Avenue

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Photo by Oliver Haslegrave