So after your candlelit meal at the Stork, no need to kill the momentum just yet—the curtain has been pulled back to reveal The Lounge at the Stork, now open up above.
You've had a couple weeks now to bring her over to the secluded new restaurant's hidden courtyard patio (beyond the bus lot around the corner from the Chinese Theatre, of course). But you've got a whole lot more incentive to visit now that, after your steak frites, you can charm your way past a discreet interior rope to keep the party going on the exclusive second floor.
The U-shaped cluster of couches, patios, brick and concrete upstairs will remind you of that infamous Tribeca loft party you closed down not so long ago...though you may want to keep the more sordid details of that night to yourself. Say your hellos to those responsible for your evening (Loyal Pennings, John Terzian and Grace Fernandez—been a while), then steer her toward your nook or cranny of choice for the signature sangria or a couple of Ross Calls (mint-infused vodka, cucumber, lime and a splash of soda).
And later you can move things downstairs...