This 1794 building did time as a “disorderly house” long ago, and its romantic tin-ceilinged dining room can still inspire some old-fashioned hanky-panky. Diners at the Financial District hideaway, lurking in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge, can feast on a Maytag blue-cheese soufflé sweetened with grape syrup, or crisp-skinned fried chicken with creamy goat-cheese grits. There’s no better time to visit than Monday through Wednesday nights, when the all-American wine list is 30% off. Talk about a cheap date.
|Venue name:||Bridge Cafe||Contact:|
279 Water St
|Cross street:||at Dover St|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Sun 11:45am–10pm; Tue–Thu 11:45am–11pm; Fri 11:45am–midnight; Sat 5pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C to Broadway–Nassau St; J, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Fulton St|
|Price:||Average main course: $25. AmEx, DC, MC, V|