With colder temps comes panic: what’s my winter time dining plan? If there’s no patio, what does one do? Can you self tan with a heat lamp?
We don’t advise that.
But we do advise this: for liver-tickling cocktails and hearty eats in a warm and rustic spot — with dashes of Gilded Age filigree — you should hunker down, downtown, at The Parish.
The Parish is basically your go-to couples date spot this season.
Opened in July, it’s a two-floor, wedge-shaped space lit by Edison bulbs. And yes, there is a heat lamp’d terrace.
You’ll want to start with some cocktails at the bar, overseen by John Coltharp (nee Seven Grand). His Popeye-strong cocktails include standbys like the Fresh Gin Gimlet (for her) or the Black Bee (for you).
After the bar: Chef Casey Lane (Tasting Kitchen) just began offering a Bishops Roast — a belly-warming feast of a whole rotisserie bird, plus Country Ratatouille, and a growler of Black Market Beer for $75.
As for parking? The Parish offers a valet lot.
And for post-dinner plans, head two miles east to the Baz Luhrmann-esque Villains Tavern for their live, ragtimish music. You can park on-site, but with cocktails this serious, car sharing service Uber may be a wise option.
Because a night in the clink ain’t cozy.
Nota bene: Parish just started serving lunch, too. For some afternoon delight, check out their new menu.