Century Ballroom and Café
The Vibe: Get your dance cards ready and take to the 2,000-square-foot floor for an evening of salsa or classic ballroom, or just gawk from the balcony. The venue offers weekly dance classes as well as lesson-and-dance combo nights.
The Crowd: Ideal for date night, the mostly-coupled crowd is an eclectic cross between Singin’ in the Rain baby boomers and Dirty Dancing–raised Gen Xers. Clothing is just as varied, with jeans and T-shirts Lindy Hopping next to cocktail attire.
Time-Travel Tip: Make it an evening by having dinner at the Tin Table, adjacent to the dance hall. When calling for a reservation, request to be seated in the ballroom. January and February mark the cabaret season, when guests can see a show over dinner and cap the evening with dancing.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.