Business Spotlight

How to Enjoy a Night In During Quarantine

Apr 13, 2020
take out bags on the counter of The Smith Lincoln Square

Wondering how you can still enjoy happy hours or date nights while staying inside your home and social distancing? Shake off those quarantine blues with the help of Lincoln Square’s local eateries. You can still be prepared to remote into a happy hour video chat or celebrate a birthday virtually with friends and family (try Zoom!), or plan a date/anniversary at home with your spouse/partner during this COVID-19 situation thanks to some terrific take-out and delivery options. Check out the specials and drink offers below:

  • Rosa Mexicano (61 Columbus Ave at 62nd Street) is offering a delivery/take-out menu that includes shareable plates, so roommates, families, and partners can still partake in a restaurant style meal. If you order take-out, you can also pick up margaritas to go for a fun night in. Each mix option serves two, which is nice for a date night in your own kitchen. They also offer beer and wine with take-out options too. Call to place an order at (212) 977-7700.

  • If you’re in the mood for some quality seafood dishes, place an order at Atlantic Grill (49 West 64th Street at Broadway). If you’re looking to pair your food with wine for a romantic dinner or a relaxing happy hour style experience, the restaurant is offering a 50% discount on bottles with take-out meals. Call to place an order at (212) 787-4663.

  • The Smith (1900 Broadway) has several menus with good food to order for take-out and delivery. For a date night, you can order from The Family Style Delivery menu, which includes a dinner for two for $35. Or, enjoy a burger and a beer special for $20. The restaurant is also offering delivery on beer, wine, and fun cocktails for two. Right now, they are offering 2 for 1 cocktails, too. No reason not to enjoy a date night! Order online here.

You can still social distance while socializing remotely, so, order some good food, pour yourself a drink, and keep spirits high! You’ll be supporting some of your favorite local businesses while adding fun to your new stay-at-home routine. And, you won’t have to miss out on a Friday night date night with your live-in partners.

If you’re looking for more activities to do while you’re inside, check out our guide to staying connected to culture and more in Lincoln Square from home. We will continue to provide updates as we receive new information; however, information changes frequently, so please check with individual businesses for the most up-to-date information. And contact us if you have questions via email at

If you want to plan ahead for a special night out once quarantine is over, many Lincoln Square’s restaurants are offering gift card deals. And, many restaurants have set up GoFundMe campaigns to raise money to support their employees during this period. Please check with your favorite Lincoln Square eateries for gift card or donation inquiries. Stay safe!