On any given evening, there will probably be dates happening at 67 Orange Street. This is a cocktail bar on Frederick Douglass Boulevard with two floors and wood everywhere. The upstairs is pretty spacious, but there’s a lower level that has perfect lighting for hiding from your responsibilities and/or sunlight.
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Clay is an American restaurant in Harlem that’s perfect for a special-but-not-too-formal dinner with a date or your family.
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