If we know anything, it’s where to party in New York City. Obviously this has taken on a different meaning in 2020. These spots made The VIP List for special occasions (social distancing edition)!
Type of Food: Asian Fusion
Price Range: $13-$38
Description: This upscale, asian-fusion restaurant has incredible ambiance and even better food. Celebrity sightings are almost guaranteed. They have a sick private room and the inside is completely covered in graffiti. There is sick art everywhere, we highly recommend this place for a wild night out.
Tags: Asian, Celebrity Sightings, Outdoor Dining, Boujee, Special Occasion
Our Picks: Lychee Martini, Truffle Edamame Dumplings, Crispy Rice with Tuna, Beijing Chicken, Wok Filet Mignon, Fruity Pebble Ice Cream
Type of Food: Italian
Price Range: $12-$62
Description: Scarpetta is perfect for special occasions. The pink umbrellas are iconic, we absolutely love their outdoor setup. The food is amazing and the aesthetics are so on point, every single plate is gorgeous. The aperitivo is perfect for a cute lunch and the ambiance makes it a great spot for a boujee night out.
Tags: Outdoor Dining, Italian, Ambiance, Instagrammable, Top Spot, Boujee, Special Occasion
Our Picks: Frosé, Burrata, Steak Tartare, Spaghetti with Marinara, Lobster Linguini
Type of Food: American
Price Range: $6-$24
Location: Lower East Side
Description: Located at the top of the Indigo Hotel, Mr. Purple is an iconic rooftop serving amazing views, food, and drinks. Especially under current circumstances, this is one of the best spots for a celebratory night out. They limit tables to 6 people and there is a minimum cover but they stay open until 2am, it’s always a great time here.
Tags: Rooftop, Special Occasion, Ambiance, Instagrammable, Night Out
Our Picks: Grand Spritz, Chips and Guac, Grilled Cheese Panini, Truffle Fries
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Type of Food: American
Price Range: $10-$26
Location: South Street Seaport
Description: The Greens at Pier 17 is one of our favorite spots right now. The views are gorgeous and the setup is so on point. I mean, everyone gets their own personal lawn and lawn chairs- beat that. This is one of the best places to go for a special occasion, there is great ambiance and they have an outdoor movie theater. Highly recommend this place.
Tags: Rooftop, Social Distancing, Special Occasion, Views, Instagrammable, Night Out
Our Picks: Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita, Calamari, Shrimp Cocktail, Cheeseburger
Type of Food: Seafood/American
Description: Grand Banks is a gorgeous sailboat on the Hudson serving fresh seafood and incredible views of the city. We love an instagrammable moment, there is just something about eating oysters on the water. Love this spot for a special occasion, it’s great for a birthday or a night out with friends.
Tags: Seafood, Views, Instagrammable, Special Occasion, Boujee
Our Picks: Oysters, Ceviche, Sea Scallops, Lobster Mac and Cheese