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Best First Date Spot NYC

The Baccarat - The Definition of the Finer Things in Life
March 7, 2018
By , Features Editor & Copy Editor

Why we like it:  Simply put, it’s just so pretty.  We like the finer things in life, and under that definition is The Bar and The Grand Salon at the Baccarat.  It’s not often you get to drink from Baccarat glassware other than at Mom and Dad’s, which fully supports the logic behind the $25 cocktails.  And the atmosphere – well it’s off the charts.  Dramatic crystal chandeliers, pumped up music and a terrace that is prime seating during the warmer months.  This is our go-to spot for everything from business meetings to first dates. 

What to order:  Their bartenders have skills, from classic negronis and martinis, to the Far East Sider, which combines sake, yuzu and pineapple  that’s almost like a healthy cleanse.  Their bites are exactly what you would dream of passing at your wedding reception; lobster beignets, duck sliders, gougeres and tuna tartare served on classic tiered plates.  They especially get an A+ for presentation, which we’re convinced makes the food and beverage even better.