Three sexy spots for after-hours dinner and a nightcap in the Lower East Side. Whether you’re after real romance, or simply want to wind down the night with a lowly lit night cap, here are three spots that will let you linger late over dinner and drinks.
Amidst the bustle of Avenue B, neighborhood standby Casimir serves as an escape from NYC to a charming little French bistro world complete with French pop songs and classics on the speakers, and French-speaking regulars charming ladies at the bar. You’ll get a standard bistro menu through desert, and a hearty wine pour from the bartenders.
The next stop on the worldwide tour is a quietly cool, supremely cozy hideaway on the edge of Chinatown. Sorella is based on the cafe culture of Italy’s vineyard-laden Piedmont region, pairing that laid-back vibe with a stellar Northern Italian wine selection and a choice between small plates at the bar or traditional mains in the dining room. Anywhere you sit, you’ll revel in subtly rich food, candlelight and the casually friendly vibe.
For those seeking out a scene to go with their pas de deux, the bumping bustle of The General will hit just the right sexy spot. A splashy red dining room gives way to the club atmosphere of the Jazz Room, both of which serve a full menu of Asian specialities with a twist. The drinks will seal the deal, and the menu features creative cocktails—including the Barracuda served in a coconut and lots of fizzy options—and a selection of sake, plus wine and beer.