For those of you New Yorkers who are all about the downtown nightlife scene, it might be time to rethink your location. The Upper West Side welcomed the French bistro and lounge, Cafe Tallulah, in January and it is one spot you need to check out. The main floor is comprised of a fine dining area and the UWS's longest bar made of zinc, which plays homage to old Penn Station. Additionally, during the summer the windowed walls open up to create outside sidewalk seating.
After sufficiently stuffing your belly, head to the sophisticated lounge downstairs, which is open Thursday through Saturday from 8pm-2am. Award winning mixologist, Dushan Zaric, of Employees Only and Macao Trading Company, created the the innovative cocktail menu, while Tom Gannon serves as the wine director for the venue. Between the pair, you can sip on the drink of your dreams whether you're at the bar upstairs, pairing libations with your dinner, or downstairs in the lounge. The lounge can be best described as cosmopolitan, with vintage seating, exposed brick, and even a pool table.
It's about that time again! Quicker that you can utter the words, "he loves me, he loves me not" Valentine's Day 2013 will be here in a flash. Whether you're looking for a romantic dining experience, a more laid back spot, or going to spend the evening having some fun with your friends -- Joonbug breaks down the festivities in our handy little list. Je t'aime ( I love you in French).
David Burke's Townhouse: The decor alone at David Burke's Townhouse on the Upper East Side exudes a Valentine's Day vibe with crimson red leather seating done in an ultra-chic way. Renowned Chef David Burke has created an amazing Valentine's Day menu that most definitely sets the backdrop for the perfect Vday experience. Their three-course menu features delicious and exquisite cuisine, such as green garlic soup, tuna parfait, foie gras terrine, whole roasted red snapper, veal chateaubriand, and lobster stuffed filet wellington. Chef Burke will make your evening even sweeter with dessert selections such as; chocolate nougat glace, coconut cake, warm drunken donuts, and their signature cheesecake lollipops.