Despite New York City opening all its holiday markets and ice rinks, we will NOT gloss over Halloween.
You might think that Halloween has been co-opted by kids and college fraternities but we swear, it is possible to celebrate Halloween while also still #adulting. Even if Halloween is on a Monday (UGH).
What better way to celebrate the spooky season with a classy, boozy dinner?
NYC is filled with some of the most amazing restaurants who've stepped the f*ck up to plan some serious Halloweekend fun.
We have to be clear on one thing though, even if you want to keep up the whole #adulting thing, that is nooo excuse not to have a costume!
1. Angel of Harlem (2272 Frederick Douglass Boulevard)
Come out for the Brunch, Booze, & Boos: Brunch & Day Party on October 29th, from 12 p.m until 10 p.m. Both the sexiest and scariest costumes will get free brunch!
For brunch, they'll be serving classics like eggs, waffles, burgers, grits, and more until 5 p.m. With any brunch entree, for $20, you have the option to alternate between unlimited mimosas, sangria, or rum punch until 7 p.m.
After 4 p.m., you can order from their bar menu, which includes buffalo wings, sliders, and nachos. They'll also have bottle service, which you have to order in advance.
2. The Cannibal (113 East 29th Street)
"Multiple Personalities Welcome, Costumes Required," for this Jekyll & Hyde themed Halloween bash. They'll be serving draft beer and wine, as well as whole roasted animals. There will also be an 1800s England-style 3-piece band, English snacks, and proper cocktails.
The Cannibal is in Murray Hill, join them on October 29th from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Tickets are $125 per person for food and the open bar.
3. Rebelle (218 Bowery)
When Halloween's on a Monday night, we get why you might want some low key plans. How about dinner and a movie?
On October 31st, you can enjoy a three-course meal and a Wes Anderson film for $50 per person– you have the choice of seeing Fantastic Mr. Fox at 7 p.m. or The Royal Tenenbaums at 9:30 p.m.
The entire Rebelle team will be dressing up as Wes Anderson characters and encourage guests to costume themselves as well. The winner of the Wes Anderson-themed costume contest will receive up to $200 towards dinner for two.
4. Lovecraft NYC (50 Avenue B)
Head to NYC's H.P. Lovecraft themed restaurant for their Superheroes, Super Villains, Monsters and Mortals Halloween Party on October 29th. It starts at 6 p.m. and they'll be closing at 1 a.m. Also, heads up, the first 50 guests who arrive before 7 p.m. will get free shots.
They'll have live music, Burlesque, live readings, magicians, Steampunk (Steampunk decor? Steampunk food? Who knows!), and more. The prizes for the costume contest are:
1st: $200 bar tab
2nd: $150 bar tab
3rd: $100 bar tab
4th: $50 bar tab
5. Bobo (181 West 10th Street)
This will be this French restaurant's 4th annual Halloween Burlesque show. For $110, along with the show, you'll feast on a 3- course dinner. They're gonna be serving some yummy seasonal fare including roasted pumpkin soup and roasted red beet risotto.
The risqué show will feature performances from Mix Arcana, Francine the Lucid Dream, and Voodoo Onyx.
There are two seatings on October 29th, one at 7 p.m. and one at 10 p.m. You can find Bobo in the West Village.
6. Queen's Comfort (40-09 39th Avenue)
Trick-or-treating has never been this good. Indulge in some serious comfort food– wait, FREE comfort food, including mac & cheese, spaghetti pie, bbq pulled pork, and donuts. There will also be free beer. Score!
There will be old school monster movies playing, and a DJ spinning funk and soul.
Queens Comfort is in Astoria and they're partying it up on Halloween day, October 31st from 4 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. They're also accepting donated items for their Thanksgiving Food Drive.
7. Kingsley (190 Avenue B)
Mosey down to Alphabet City for Kingsley's Halloween Tasting Menu, which they've dubbed "Blood and Guts." Mmmmmmmmmm.
They will be serving "a fun take on Halloween gore." Okay, don't worry, you'll be feasting on delicacies like oysters, sweetbreads, blood sausage, and foie gras. You can order a la carte or their $75 full tasting.
You can go on October 27th at 6 p.m. or October 30th at 3:30 p.m.[Feature Image Courtesy LovecraftNYC.com]