LANGUAGES

OUR STORY

FOR BUSINESS

Call us at  (877) 284-5122

It’s almost Valentine’s day… Do you really want to pull out the cheesy greeting cards and cheap chocolate again? We didn’t think so. This year, we’re changing things up a bit and getting cultural with our S.O.’s (or friends)! If you’re living in NYC, we’ve racked up the best date ideas to pair with any language you’re learning.

Image via @yaelgitai on Instagram

The Spanish Scene

Nuyorican Poets Café

Located in LES, Nuyorican Poets Café is the best spot for all things multicultural and all things artistic. Over the past 40 years, the café has housed numerous poets, artists, musicians, and more. They feature an event every night of the week, but on February 14th a Latin Jazz band will be playing. What more could you—or your date—ask for?

 

Image via @maison.francaise on Instagram

Romance in France

La Maison Francaise

Parlez-vous français? This Valentine’s day, La Maison Francaise at New York University will be housing a poetry slam entirely in French. Located on a quaint street that feels just like a European escape from the bustle of Manhattan, this is our idea of a perfect date night. Don’t speak French? It’s still worth going to take it all in.

 

Image via @crepesofwrath on Instagram

Deutsche, Deutsche, Baby

Spritzenhaus33

A bit of a modern take on the classic German bierhaus, Spritzenhaus—which translates to Splash House, is a fun, communal style beer hall right here in Greenpoint. You can order one of 10 different sausage types and select from some delicious topping options. Then, grab a german beer and sit down to play some jenga. We’re sure your date wouldn’t mind if you took a walk by the water afterwards.

 

Image via @katty_so_chatty on Instagram

If you’re lovin’ Arabic

The MET and Beyoglu

We had to! The MET includes rooms of Islamic and Egyptian works, and taking a stroll through these exhibits is one of the best ways to learn about Middle Eastern culture here in NYC. Afterwards, stop by Beyoglu to chat over a selection of shared meze plates (we hear they’re to die for).

 

Image via Zagat

Portuguese Passion?

Casa Restaurant

When you think Brazilian, you may think bright colors, lively music, and fun dancing. All great things, but maybe not the best for a romantic date night. Casa restaurant, however, is the exact opposite, known for their clean plating and light atmosphere. With a menu written in portuguese, you can be sure it’s authentic. Make sure to order their version of Brazil’s national dish, the feijoada, which is big enough to share.

 

Image via @thedooronline on Instagram

Amore Italiano

Alleva Dairy

Their claim to fame is being America’s oldest cheese shop, so this is a perfect store to just walk around and take it all in. This surely won’t be a typical date, so we suggest buying some smoked mozzarella, prosciutto, a baguette, and then heading to the nearest park to nibble. You can always grab a bottle of wine on the way!

 

Photo via @epochtaste on Instagram

Cherishing Chinese?

Tim Ho Wan

If you’re willing to get in line… This place holds a Michelin Star in Hong Kong and is totally famous there—and they just opened a spot in NYC! It’s been dubbed the “most anticipated dim-sum restaurant of the year,” and considering the fact that none of the dishes will set you back more than $5.50, we have to agree.   

 

Photo via sushibysimon.com

If you’re learning Japanese…

Sushi by Simon

…And you’re excited to learn more! Take your sushi date up a notch. This one is a little bit of a splurge, but it may save you some money on your future sushi cravings. Here, you’ll learn how to learn everything from what sticky rice to buy, to how to make a heart-shaped sushi roll. Sake is included in the cost!

 

Image via @taliabaiocchi on Instagram

Russia by the Beach

Tatiana Restaurant

NYC’s “Little Russia” is located in Brighton Beach, and Tatiana Restaurant is situated right on the Atlantic Ocean (We know!) If authentic Russian culture and food is what you’re looking for, you’ve got to make the trek—trust us, it’s worth it. Afterwards, you’ll be able to take a long, romantic stroll on the boardwalk.

 

Image via @thejewishmuseum on Instagram

Hebrew, honey

The Jewish Museum

With everything from films to plush-toy exhibits, the Jewish Museum is totally worth that trek to the Upper East Side. Finish your date with a stroll through central park and a platter of fish, breads, and cheeses to share from the Russ & Daughters café, located right inside the museum.

 

 

 

 

Never miss a beat and sign up for our newsletter.

Name
Email *

HP0-S42  , 070-461  , M70-101   ADM-201  , 70-533   9A0-385   70-488   70-411   70-410  , 640-911   AWS-SYSOPS   000-106   200-120   200-120   640-911   HP0-S42   101  , HP0-S42  , 000-089   300-115   PMP   70-412   70-270   300-115   PMP   74-678  , 500-260   70-347   220-901   70-411   PR000041   1z0-434   SSCP  , 70-411   400-051   PR000041   70-461   70-461  , 640-692   300-209  , 70-270   1Z0-061   CAS-002   9L0-012   70-417   210-060   N10-006   LX0-104   300-115   70-412   000-080   70-346   70-413   70-483   300-115   2V0-620   100-105  , 1Z0-803   300-208   ADM-201   000-106  , 300-135  , SY0-401   1Y0-201   2V0-621D   101-400   200-125  , NSE4   220-901   9L0-012   2V0-620   200-125  , NS0-157  

Free Email Updates
Join 25,000 other subscribers in receiving weekly travel tips and event alerts for cool cultural happenings near you.
100% Privacy. We don't spam.