Where to Take Her

By The Editors
September 11, 2013 9:00 am

Because every man needs a plan, we present Where to Take Her: a decision tree series that answers a gentleman’s most pressing lifestyle questions and recurs whenever we damn well feel like it. Up first: the first date. Godspeed.

Your Key:

Brooklyn Fare: Boerum Hill, toughest chef’s table in town, if this doesn’t earn forgiveness nothing will.

Carbone: Village, handmade pasta, red sauce, celebs.  

Catch: Meatpacking, EMM Group, ’nuff said.

Charlie Bird: Village, fun vibe, ’90s hip hop, Italian grub, great service.

Dirt Candy: East Village, all veggies, envelope-pushing technique.

Exchange Alley: East Village, low light, delectable Italian meets New Orleans, cool crowd.        

Fonda: Park Slope, inventive Mexican, classy but casual, settle-down-y ‘hood.

Khe-Yo: TriBeCa, Forgione’s new Laotian joint = audacious Asian flavor explosion.

Maison Premiere: Williamsburg, candelit courtyard, oysters, absinthe.

RedFarm Steak: West Village, basement pop-up, 28 days only, meat abounds.

Roberta’s: Bushwick, woody decor, artsy crowd, ridiculous pizza.

Rogue & Canon: Village, upscale comfort food, rock solid craft cocktail list.    

Sushi Nakazawa: West Village, adventurous sushi from Jiro apprentice, tough table.

The Elm: Williamsburg, hip boutique hotel meets Michelin-starred chef.

Zenkichi: Williamsburg, hidden omakase, private booths, ideal for canoodling.

ZZ’s Clam Bar: Village, tough door, seats just 10 for small plates and adventurous libations.


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