TWO Steak & Sushi Den
(516) 358-2222, New Hyde Park
New Hyde Park or NYC? You would hardly be able to tell the difference once you step inside this Asian steakhouse. The hip and modern décor captivates its clients with a killer city vibe. Looking for a mid-week pick me up? This trendy hotspot has great specials along with a DJ spinning your favorite beats on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Dress to impress and skip dinner at home before hitting this lounge.
(631) 728-6900, Hampton Bays
You can almost taste the sunset in your cocktail while listening to the live music under the tiki bar. Just a few feet off the water and surrounded by fishermen’s bobbing boats, you can’t help but wonder: Is this the perfect night? Semi-casual attire (it is a restaurant too, ya know) while dancing on this large deck makes for lasting summer memories.
Millesime at the Carlton Hotel
(212) 889-7100, Manhattan
Hop on the LIRR or swing in through the Midtown Tunnel for a weekend retreat at the Carlton Hotel. The elegant old-New York building sets the mood for a leisurely or romantic getaway. Located north of the Flatiron building and south of Herald Square, guests are in reach of Manhattan’s best Midtown attractions. The pristine lobby with its sweeping mezzanine, rich marble floors and the glamorous crystal chandeliers adds to the excitement of your weekend escape in NYC.
While heading upstairs to the Carlton’s restaurant, Millesime, it’s hard to miss the detailed Tiffany-style glass atrium above. The casual yet classy décor makes you feel like you are pulling up a chair in one of the finest Parisian seafood brasseries. Lobster stamped paper tablecloths and buckets of oyster shells add a nice touch to the overall ambience. Keep it simple by ordering one of their fish entrées along with their unbelievable homemade sauces, each one completely perfected. Just looking for a quick bite? Sit at the raw bar for a variety of freshly shucked seafood.
It’s hard not to head downstairs to the hotel’s lounge once you hear the beat of the music whispering up throughout the restaurant. Sit at the bar or pick a table to lounge at. Looking for your own cocktail? Try the “Train Wreck” for one daring drink. With a group? Grab either the fish bowl white sangria or the Parisian punch bowl, both are ladled into individual glasses and enjoyed with long straws. Here’s to a night out that leaves a lasting impression.