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Treat Yourself to Some History with These "Prescription" Drinks After Dinner at an Opera House

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Set in a former opera house, this two-story restaurant and its massive candlelit dining room are great for a modern, high-end Chinese culinary experience in a stylish backdrop ticked away on Doyers Street in Chinatown. Chinese Tuxedo’s seasonal menu features options like house made noodles in butter with pork sauce, steamed baby bass with ginger, soy and leeks, and dungeness crab. But, if for lighter appetites, you can also go for more shareable classics such as the BBQ pork bun or crispy eggplant with sichuan and peanut, which is rumored to be some of the best around. This restaurant landed the honor of “Most Gorgeous Restaurant of 2017” from Eater. So, grab your gorgeous S.O. and you two will fit right in.

After dinner, make your way to Apotheke, a speakeasy-style bar nestled behind a relatively nondescript door. Wow your plus one as you invite them back in time to a place that has the ambiance of a hidden absynthe den. It’s called apotheke for a reason—drinks are handcrafted with fresh ingredients that make the art of mixology seem more like advanced chemistry, which, in our opinion, is exactly the way it should be. The funky drink menu labels beverage options as “prescriptions” and distinguishes between options such as painkillers, stimulants, and our favorite, aphrodisiacs.

Chinese Tuxedo

5 Doyers Street, Manhattan

Apotheke

9 Doyers Street, Manhattan

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