An Enchanted Evening at The Merchant's House Museum
No frills, consistent Moroccan food at Cafe Mogador (a NYC staple since the '80s) will fuel you both up for the main event tonight. There’s a reason this place always has a crazy waiting list for Sunday brunch—it’s really good, and you don’t feel like you just spent your whole week’s pay. We like it most, though, for a relaxed dinner in the Village. Every night there are new dishes on the menu like blackened zahatar chicken and Hudson Valley duck confit. Order a pot of coffee post-dinner just for the beautiful silver presentation (and a jolt to keep you going for what’s next).
That main event we mentioned? Truly anything going at the slightly creepy, incredibly fascinating Merchant's House Museum. From open mics, live music, and special events—you'll feel inspired by their 19th century traditions and rituals. Guided tours are at 6:30, and if you go on a Thursday from 5-8 p.m., you'll score two-for-one entry—perfect for the couples of New York. See their full calendar here.
101 Saint Marks Pl # 1, Manhattan
Merchant's House Museum
29 E 4th Street, Manhattan