When it comes to date-night, you can never go wrong with dinner and a movie. And with so many great restaurants in downtown NYC, staying at The Wagner means you’re just a hop, skip and jump away from some of the best romantic spots in the city. Whether you want to keep it classic or get a little creative with your planning, here are some of our favorite locales for a night out with your sweetheart.
Sip & Spin at a BYOB Pottery Class
Remember that steamy scene with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze from the movie Ghost? At Choplet’s Sip & Spin class in Williamsburg, you’ll make your own pottery magic. Grab a bottle of wine and take your date to this instructor-led adult pottery class, located just a twenty-four-minute cab ride from The Wagner. Show-off your artistic sides as you create something beautiful together. After three weeks, your finished and glazed creations will be ready to take home – the perfect chance to arrange another meet-up with your crush.
Dine-in at the Movie Theater
At Syndicated’s bar, theater & kitchen, you and your date can experience the best of Netflix & chill while still enjoying an evening out. Order a craft cocktail at the bar while watching one of the fan-favorite films they project onto their enormous projection screen or grab a larger meal in their dining area. In both of their dine-in cinemas, you can order plates off of the utensil-free menu (like their house-made curry popcorn) and savor them from the comfort of your plush theater seat.
Get an Aura Reading at Magic Jewelry
If you or your date have a mystical side, the readings at Magic Jewelry will be right up your alley. There’s often a line at this cult-favorite Chinatown store for their popular aura photography readings. But if you’re into tarot cards, magic or the things we can’t explain, it will be worth the wait. Once inside, you’ll sip on their homemade tea while they explain the process to you and your partner. When your aura photographs are ready, be sure to ask them if you’re a match made in heaven.
Get Romantic with Dinner By Candlelight
Dinner at the iconic One if by Land, Two if by Sea in the village is Romance-101. This classic date-night destination is set in a historic 1767-carriage house once owned by patriot and lawyer Aaron Burr. Located just a twenty-minute subway ride from The Wagner, this New York institution is the epitome of romantic dining. With candlelit tables, a crackling fireplace and live piano music, you and your date will feel transported back in time. Spoil your sweetheart and indulge in their decadent prix fixe menus, with treats like Hudson Valley foie gras, Italian milk burrata and Golden Osetra caviar.