Escape To Portugal At This Seafood-Focused Restaurant, Then Get Boozy At A Mezcal Bar
The rustic-chic vibes are real here at pretty Portuguese restaurant Taberna 97, a hole-in-the-wall serving farm to table meals. The romance at this tiny tavern speaks for itself, with chunky wood beams lining the ceiling, geometric tiled blue floors and warm candlelight flickering across red brick walls. With everything from ingredients to decor shipped straight from Portugal, this food-and-wine-forward menu includes Croquets de Alheira (sausage croquettes), cod fritters (parsley, aioli, lemon), jumbo shrimp (white wine sauce), and grilled sirloin steak au poivre.
This sultry, sexy bar specializes in Mezcal, tequila, and rye, so you know you and your person are in for a flirty night (or perhaps a new level of rowdiness). The upscale-Western feel here combined with an impressive selection of spirits make for a memorable cocktail experience. Shiny dark wood, deep turquoise walls and smoky leather seating set up the perfect atmosphere to indulge and get boozy. If you’re feeling frisky, hit one of their four different flights of Rye or Agave.
97 Saint Marks Place, Manhattan
649 E 9th Street, Manhattan