Tradition is the Theme at This Classic Italian Spot and Old-School German Biergarten
If you’re having trouble narrowing down the nearly endless options for Italian food in Manhattan, we highly recommend Grifone. Does it reinvent the wheel in Italian cuisine? Not necessarily. But the appeal is in their approach to traditional Italian cuisine as well as their 30-odd-year presence in the city (and when it comes to reputation, longevity speaks for itself). This place is brimming with classic NYC romance.
After dinner, you’re going to shift from Italian to German at the Hofbräu Bierhaus for some live jazz and swing. With servers and bartenders clad in traditional, old-school German garb and a central skylight to soak in the moonlight, this place is perfect for any couples looking for something loud and rousing.
244 East 46th Street, Manhattan
712 3rd Avenue, Manhattan