This Restaurant On The UWS Literally Means Beautiful in Turkish
Head to the Upper West Side for something new with Leyla, a sleek Turkish restaurant with Mediterranean influences. 'Leyla' means beautiful, and they definitely deliver—the walls are covered with colorful Turkish rugs and each table is lit by candles. The menu is designed to be shared, so it’s wise to start with a couple of mezzes and pide (flatbread with toppings).
After dinner, liven up your night with neighborhood gem Dive 75. This isn’t exactly a dive bar—the name refers to its former digs as an actual dive shop, Pan Aqua Divers. It’s got a super chill vibe with a fish tank, fake fireplace, and free candy. Grab one of their board games while you sip on your drink. And if you're not into a game; no worries, this is the type of place where you can just hang out with your person.
108 West 74th Street, Manhattan
101 West 75th Street, Manhattan