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Aug 16, 2009 07:50 AM


SO, very hot date coming up this Friday. Drinks before dinner at Four Seasons Restaurant (at their beautiful bar next to the Grill Room). Then dinner at the counter of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon. Then after - want/need a really sexy, dark bar for a round of drinks and intimate conversation into the wee hours. As long as it's in Manhattan, location doesn't matter, but would probably prefer downtown-ish, all other things being equal. Somewhere with terrific cocktails and/or wine list, and VERY conducive to intimate discussion and getting close! :-) In the old days (five years ago), the sort of place I'd be describing would be Temple Bar on Lafayette. But if there are other or better suggestions, would LOVE to hear yours!

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  1. Temple Bar is still a good choice. But also consider White Star, on Essex near Hester St. The drinks are excellent, and the back part of the bar has dark booths that feel very private (check out the slideshow on the NYMag page, below).

      1. re: kathryn

        Bingo. Never failed to impress a date with Milk & Honey. Very dark, classy, and romantic. Angel's Share is another possibility.

        1. Church Lounge in the Tribeca Grand. Lots of couches so you can sit next to each other :)

          1. little branch and pegu club are both pretty sexy.