New York is full of amazing restaurants – from global chains to top-end boutique places, managed by Micheline-star chefs. Here are the finest romantic restaurants in New York!
Given its size and popularity, Buvette quickly prevails, which gives you all the more reason to forget your closest companions. Don’t be fooled by the fact that Missy Robbins’ excellent Italian restaurant is a safe bet.
The design is understated and chic, with a beamed ceiling and an open-air dining room with outdoor terrace. While the room is certainly an eye-catcher, Lilia is constantly on the lookout for a new dish.
Entering Acme, you feel like you’re in a consulting room, but instead of going in and out. If you decide to stay and come back for a late dinner – late at night or early – with friends or family, you will be rewarded with a great view of the New York City skyline from the rooftop terrace.
Owner and restaurateur Danny Meyer even waives tips to make sure the wine flows properly, and he’s always on the lookout for tips.
The oysters may all be in their aphrodisiac glory, but if you really want to impress a fish lover, head to the Union Square outpost. For a wow-moment date night, don’t skimp on the pecan, and whole fish sashimi is a must.
One of the city’s most popular venues is Raoul’s, whose interior and headquarters in Soho have barely changed in more than 40 years (imagine a modern version of an old school bar from the 1950s). Despite its busy neighborhood, it feels warm and welcoming, and the food is always fresh and delicious.
If you can’t secure a table, the bar is also a great place to eat one of the 12 burgers on offer each evening. The difficult (but fun) thing is to find the unmarked door, but if you do, you will be taken to your own private wooden stalls draped with bamboo curtains. You tap the buzzer, scroll through the menu (there are two different types of food plus a selection of wine and beer) when you’re ready to order, and when you need a server.
The finest romantic restaurants in New York are high-end places with great kitchen, top atmosphere, and great service. You just can’t go wrong with them!