A 3-Hitter: French Dinner, The Joyce, Speakeasy Nightcap in a Bathtub
When you need a solid 3-parter in Chelsea, look no further than this cozy, artsy, sexy night out. First up: a candlelit dinner at Le Singe—think small, charming French bistro that could definitely be in Paris. We recommend the le poulet (Murray’s chicken roasted with lemon and fresh herbs, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, sautéed string beans, carrots, and natural jus). Comfort food, perfected.
Next: the cultural experience you'll never forget. Have either of you ever been to the ballet? We think it should be just as mainstream as catching a comedy show, so give it a shot at The Joyce Theater. First opening in 1941 as a movie house, it was later gut-renovated and opened as the Joyce (the dance haven New Yorkers now know and love) in 1981. They always put on truly one-of-a-kind performances, so whatever you go with is sure to amaze. See their calendar here for upcoming shows.
After the show, shimmy your way over to Bathtub Gin, a speakeasy hidden in the back of an unassuming coffee shop. While the drinks are the main draw — the menu boasts more than 45 cocktail concoctions, including shareables like alcoholic teas — you’ll also want to snap a strong couples’ selfie in the venue’s golden bathtub centerpiece. Fully clothed, of course. This place gets packed on weekends, so we highly encourage you to make a reservation.
The Joyce Theater
175 8th Avenue, Manhattan
160 7th Avenue, Manhattan