When your original plan doesn't work out, try going completely opposite -- like when Kris Kristofferson abandoned the military to write drunk hippie songs, then later abandoned the peace thing to inventively pwn vampires. Drastically changing lanes with their cuisine: The Glenn Hotel's 30 Tables
Coming in the wake of the over-glitzed Maxim Prime Steakhouse (which never jibed with the Glenn's boutique style), 30-T is a fully renovated, date-friendly resto with terra cotta walls, detailed black Bettina wood mirrors, brown leather-wrapped banquette seating, and hopefully date-friendly natural lighting from Spring Street-facing. The southern-tinged menu begins with 6:30am breakfast (from cinnamon sugar Irish Oatmeal, to eggs, chile mayo, and bacon/ham on brioche, to Corn Beef Hash w/ red peppers, green tomato chow chow, & two fried eggs); lunch is grounded in savory sandwiches, like the open-faced, bacon'd Truffle Chicken Salad, the chipotle mayo & avocado salad Crab Cake, and the French Vietnam: shaved, marinated pork, w/ jalapeno, cilantro, pickled daikon, and a galling expectation of American assistance. Dinner brings big-time grub, including Diver's Scallops, Fish Stew, Short Ribs w/ grilled Vidalia onions, Game Hen w/ rosemary jus, and a Double Cut Pork Chop with chutney made from rhubarb -- whose National Council wants you to know "It's not just for pie anymore".
For cocktailing, there's the "House" section (The Glenn Rocks: house cherry brandy, lemon, Regan's Bitters, cava brut); "Fresh Fixes" (the Fraise Savage: vodka, lemon, prosecco, strawberries); and "Classic Consumptions" like the bin, créme de violette, lemon, egg white and charge water Blue Moon Fizz -- a favorite of Kristofferson, as only once in one of those does he make anything worth watching.