One of my fav neighborhoods in Manhattan is NoMad (north of Madison). Entering in the trendy NoMad restaurant scene is Pergola NYC, a mediterranean restaurant & hookah bar. Located at 36 w. 28th St, Pergola is a super sexy restaurant perfect for date night. Be sure to try the Perfect Gentleman & Spearmint 75 cocktails (featured above). Check out what MG dined on below…

photo – Efrain Duenas 

Crab Cake – fresh crab, wild salmon, organic greens

Grilled Prawn – tomato orzo, yellow polenta, sautéed spinach

Pergola Mixed Grill – chargrilled Australian lambchop, kofta, merguez, kabob (get this)

Jalisco Rose &  Two-Shot cocktails

MG Tips:

  1. Head there for happy hour (Mon-Fri, 5-8pm) for great prices on apps & cocktails (bar only).
  2. There’s a partial view of the Empire State Building, so grab a table towards the front.
  3. Menu
  4. Reservations 

For more dining ideas, check out MG’s Date Night Restaurants column.