This East Village Restaurant Is A Cheese Lover's Dream
If you’re the type of couple that’s named your cats Muenster and Gouda and have seriously discussed having a cheese wheel in lieu of a cake at your impending wedding, it’s time for you to try Raclette. Here, you’ll get your food served along with a heaping portion of melted cheese, shaved right off the wheel tableside while you watch. Ultra hungry? Splurge on the New York Raclette for two. It’s a 12-oz filet mignon, accompanied by mushrooms, asparagus, potatoes and cheese, all for $56. With everything from burgers to skirt steak to potatoes, Raclette proves almost anything can be made better with a gooey hunk of Swiss.
Next, head to the The Garret, a cocktail bar serving seasonal drinks, wine and beer. This Alphabet City spinoff of the speakeasy above a West Village Five Guys is cozier and more inspired than the numerous dive bars peppering the area, making this a great spot for a classy, romantic after-dinner drink. Or, consider coming back sometime to try The Garret’s dinner experience, Borrachito, a 20-person restaurant discreetly tucked away in the back of the space serving dishes like scallops, octopus poke and braised short ribs.
511 East 12th Street, Manhattan
206 Avenue A, Manhattan