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East Side Date Night

Manhattan-East Village

When you're looking for a great date night downtown that's a little more under the radar, checkout Raclette in the East Village for dinner and drinks and then head to the Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side.

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Brandy is a photographer living in New York City. She has an appreciation for fine dining, the theater and enjoys seeing the city from the many great rooftop bars. Her favorite tunes include lots of eighties and one of her all time favorite artists is Michael Jackson.

RacletteRestaurants & Cafes
Rustic-chic eatery offering upscale grilled cheese sandwiches, tartines & international raclettes.
(917) 853-5377website
511 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

Raclette is a quintessential New York date night spot. The word Raclette is derived from the French verb racler, meaning, "to scrape"). A traditional meal comprising Alpine cheeses melted on the wheel and then scraped onto accompaniments such as potatoes, other vegetables bread and meats.

The space is small but the ambiance is great. Plan ahead and make a reservation to guarantee seats. Try the Fig Tartine and the Suisse Raclette. Take note you can always ask for another serving of cheese of your food :).

© photos courtesy of Raclette
Abrons Arts CenterTheatre
Progressive performing & visual arts venue featuring classes & noteworthy names in many disciplines.
(212) 598-0400website
466 Grand St, New York City, NY 10002

The Abrons Art Center offers are number of amazing shows and performances throughout the year. It's a smaller theater so you can usually catch interesting and eclectic performances. You can see what's on the calendar and buy tickets here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/209

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