New York City is, without a doubt, one of the most romantic places in the world. Wouldn’t you agree? There’s so much to do with your significant other in New York, from exquisite dining experiences to spending an intimate day with renowned artwork to just resting on a park seat in Washington Square Park. Food, however, is one of our favorite things.
Everyone’s opinion on what makes a romantic restaurant varies as much as the next person’s thoughts on New York City’s restaurants. After all, there’s a lot of competing factors: What’s the occasion? Is there a type of food you’re craving? Is it a Tinder date or five-year anniversary dinner?
Anyway, we’ve compiled a list of some of the city’s most romantic spots in the city. You’d be amazed at how many warm, lighting, floral set-ups there are in the city that are ideal for date night.
Address: 176 8th Ave
Stunning flower arrangements and lighting lanterns, adding to the romantic ambiance. Only a few of the delicious dishes on offer include the Loulou Burger with grass-fed beef, clothbound cheddar, caramelized onions, Duck Leg Confit with apple rosemary puree, and gala chutney, and Steak Frites with 7oz skirt steak and béarnaise. Don’t forget about the delectable drinks!
2. Kokomo, Williamsburg
Address: 65 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY
These glistening curtains of lights at this new Caribbean restaurant in Williamsburg are charming. In the lovely warming room, choose from flatbreads, luscious meats, cozy starches, and delicious desserts, as well as refreshing drinks and house-made elixirs from renowned bartender and beverage consultant Rael Petit.
Address: 449 Court St, Brooklyn
For the romance, more flowers! This lovely restaurant, housed in one of Brooklyn’s oldest pubs, is the ideal place for a date night, including a variety of traditional nibbles and starters.
Address: 47 Bond Street
A beautiful place that reminds you of an Italian home. il Buco is today one of the most beloved restaurants in New York City. Even if the wine cellar, the restaurant’s most romantic location, isn’t available for dinner, the outside set-up is still glowing and lovely!
Address: 145 E 49th Street, btw 3rd/Lexington NY NY 10017
This is THE BEST kosher restaurant we have ever tried in NYC. The food is fantastic, all done with great taste, by Chef David Donagrandi – an artist. Co-owners and chefs David Egidio Donagrandiad and Sruli Subar clearly know what they’re doing. The modern and intimate design of the restaurant is just beautiful, which adds bonus points to the whole experience. Start with the classic pizza Margherita and then try a few of the pastas. Oh, and don’t forget to try the fried olives.
Address: 75 9th Avenue
This Asian-fusion eatery elevates alfresco eating to new heights. The outside seating at Buddakan is decorated with colorful lanterns, providing a beautiful scene for evening dining. This lantern-lit supper is conveniently situated in Chelsea and serves as a gateway to another planet.
Address: 380 Lafayette St.
Anyone up for fondue? This French restaurant features a new winter chalet “village” with a delectable market-driven bistro cuisine with seasonal specialties.
Address: 1110 Manhattan Avenue (Brooklyn)
What: This Italian-American restaurant offers a beautiful rear area where you can escape the crowd. Snuggle up with a nice drink and hearty noodles topped with fresh sauces.
9. Marea, Central Park South
Address: 240 Central Park S.
This Italian restaurant has made the most of the scaffolding covering their sidewalk, adding another beautiful flower display! Are you ready for a leisurely brunch on the terrace? Also, back by popular demand, their summer classic -the Quadrotti: corn-filled ravioli, black truffle, chanterelle, Parmigiano.
Address: 145 W 53rd St
Boucherie has several sites around the city, but this one in Midtown is ideal for an outdoor eating scenario. It’s a beautiful, wide alley between two streets. Enjoy unique handmade drinks and French cuisine.