The Smoking Goat
The Smoking Goat has been around since 2010, and has been the neighborhood’s go-to, date night French spot for years. Dark walls, exposed brick, a chandelier, and an eclectic mix of art make it feel like a speakeasy, only this one serves steak frites. Their duck fat truffle fries are so good you’ll ask your date if you can have the last bite (they’ll say yes, a sign romance is not dead). You’ll both be pleased with entrees like the mussels and chorizo in a tomato broth you’ll want to slurp up with a straw (a biodegradable one, of course), and local swordfish cooked in sauce vierge with crispy fingerlings.
Whether you’re getting dinner to define your situationship or dining solo, don't leave before you try the goat cheese cheesecake. If your night is just beginning, let loose next door at Bluefoot Bar, where they have guest DJs on the weekend, strobe lights, smoke machines, and a packed dance floor.