Everyone’s favorite mistress of magic, JK Rowling, turns 50 today! Here, we scoped out the perfect spots to celebrate the Harry Potter author’s birthday tonight based on your Hogwarts house (we KNOW you know yours).
Clever Ravenclaws will feel right at home at this NoHo restaurant; themed around famous philosophers, dinner conversations will naturally skew academic. But, the no-nonsense rustic French cuisine won’t make you think too hard.
Cozy gastropub chic fits Hufflepuff’s humble demeanor well. Even though Kanye has been known to frequent this place, it’s overall a good, low-key spot to nestle into rich dishes like burgers and skirt steak.
Located on the gritty cusp of the Lower East Side and Chinatown, Mission Chinese is the perfect haunt for Slytherins. The strong, spicy flavors match their devious personality, and snagging a table here requires some cunning tricks.
Hearty, contemporary British fair suits a Gryffindor’s night out. From fancy prime côte de boeuf to down-to-earth mac and cheese, this classic restaurant is the perfect place to raise a toast to JK Rowling’s birthday.
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