1170 Broadway, btwn. 5th & 6th Aves.,
Phone: (212) 796-1500
We know how much people love trying new restaurants, so we think it’s smart to kill two birds with one stone: Take a date to a hip, new spot. (Even if you don’t like your date, you still tried a new spot.) The newly opened Rooftop at the NoMad Hotel is one of the hottest new openings and perfect for the occasion on many counts. Head up to the roof and you’ll find phenomenal, panoramic views of the city and a terrific ultra-seasonal cocktail menu. With the Eleven Madison Park team behind the hotels many menus, you know the food is going to be exceptional. Nibble on Radishes with Butter-Dipped Fleur De Sel or Salmon Rillettes and see how the night unfolds. If it’s looking good, stay for dinner and try the Strawberry Gazpacho, the Black Bass with Summer Squash, Shallots and Mint, or the Scallops with Corn, Tomato and Borage. If you really want to splurge, there’s a $125 tasting menu that’s a splurge, but more than worth it with knockout dishes, like a Clam Ceviche with Smoked Sturgeon, cucumber, and melon, Roast Duck with swiss chard, apricots, and chamomile, and a Cherry Sundae complete with pistachios and mascarpone. There’s also an indoor lounge located right off the open-air rooftop space where you can sip on one of their seasonal cocktails if you arrive early or want to stay late.