Restaurant/Loundge: Girl, Date or Group Chat

The quest continues and will forever go on to find those perfect places to get a good bite and soothing drink in an inviting environment without paying too high a price.

Just last night two friends introduced me to the restaurant and lounge Aspen, and I LOVED it!

The run down and tips:
  • Located on 30 West 22nd Street (bet 5th and 6th aves.), you can take the F, V, Path, R, W to 23rd street and walk over.

  • The design takes after a ski lounge that you will expect to come across in - Aspen! Casual dress, so there is no fashion stress.

  • Reservations recommended if you know you're going, but the front bar/lounge area is good for walk-ins. Still ask to be seated in the dining area. Here's the number: (212) 645-5040.

  • If you love a warm fire place ask to sit at the large somewhat communal table that has the fireplace as the center piece. It's gorgeous and brings warmth to the meal.

The Experience: For my first visit I had the Bison Sliders (you get 2 for $12 - these are really tasty) with a side of Fries ($6 and comes with a chipotle ketchup - yummy) and to seal the night with sweetness, the Snow Capped Cupcakes ($5 - 4 really tiny but perfect tasting cupcakes).

So if you ever need to go out on a date, have some girl talk with a friend or two, or catch up with a few buddies this is an easy place to go.