Whether you want to make it a formal occasion, with flowers and a candlelight dinner, or take a more casual approach with tapas and dirty martinis, you can plan the perfect date in Newark.
With stone fireplaces and lots of candles, the two dining rooms even have nooks for privacy. The walls are exposed brick, pizzettes are baked in the original bank vault and the dinner menu offers charcuterie plates, roasted chicken and steaks. Nico specializes in shared plates, such as grilled octopus and crab cake sliders — perfect for two.
For a really special evening, attend a performance and make reservations to dine here beforehand. The atmosphere is at once theatrical and intimate, with soaring ceilings, bold art and showy chandeliers mixed with soft hues and candles. You may not be thinking of the great outdoors at this time of year, but Branch Brook Parkwith its lush landscaping and the ornate spires of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart as a backdrop, is lovely in all seasons.
In April, when more than 4, cherry trees blossom in pink and white, it becomes undoubtedly the most romantic place in Newark.
The annual Cherry Blossom Festival attracts tourists from around the world. This year is the 40 th anniversary of the festival, which starts on April 9 with the Cherry Blossom Challenge Bike Race and concludes on April 24 with Bloomfest. The Ironbound is a perfect place to stroll hand-in-hand, window-shop and people-watch.
The innovative tapas menu features modern takes on culinary classics, including codfish croquettes and savory, stuffed piquillo peppers. New Orleans is one of the sexiest places in the world. Newark restaurateur Vonda McPherson serves Southern cuisine with a twist, including fried green tomato B. Sunday brunch is served from a. The menu includes Japanese and Korean dishes, as well as sake, beer, wine and cocktails. Sit at the sushi bar and feed each other sushi, or eat in the dining room or outdoor courtyard.
Brooke Tarabour has been a food and features writer for 25 years.
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