Q: All right, so I took your advice and met the boy/girl of my dreams over cocktails. Where’s the best place to impress them on our first date?
A: The swanky ambience and mind-blowingly delicious bites make Macao Trading Co.
a buzzing hot spot that will have your object of affection thinking you’re pretty damn fly. Unfortunately, its trendy TriBeCa location might make snagging a reservation before 10pm on a Saturday rather unlikely. Try the Basement at Macao
instead for the same delicious food and drinks with a more laid-back and intimate ambience (think cushioned corner booths, oriental flourishes and cozy candlelight).
You also can’t go wrong with FOUR at Yotel
, Midtown West’s newest rooftop bar with breathtaking views of the city, impeccable small plates and a strawberry lychee mojito so good that you may not even die when you see the astronomical bill.
To show off for a craft beer lover (which, newsflash, seems to be every guy in Manhattan these days), check out the latest off-shoot of Pop Burger, Pop Pub
in Greenwich village, and grab a corner booth in the back.