Romantic Restaurants In New York City

Looking to make your special someone feel even more special? Or are you looking to ignite the fire between you and your date? Check out these great romantic New York City restaurants to make your next date a guaranteed success. These New York City restaurants incorporated the perfect blend of an atmosphere, food, views, and great music.

Check out these great New York City restaurants that are perfect for special dates, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, and any other special occasions that call for setting a loving and romantic mood.


1. One if By Land, Two if By Sea

The historic 18th-century carriage house in the West Village, turns this place into a romantic restaurant that has been the location for many dates and dinners since it was first established in 1972. With its crackling fireplace and the baby grand piano nearby, it creates a romantic scene for impressing your special someone.


2. Aureole

Enjoy this romantic and award-winning restaurant that offers a cuisine that will dazzle your taste buds. Located in a brownstone on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the food is spectacular and the atmosphere is captivating.


3. The River Cafe

The River Cafe is, much like the name advertises, by the river. With a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline, this place is sure to set a very romantic mood as the sunsets. Add its delicious menu and its effortless ambiance and you’ve got the perfect spot for a little love.


4.’s editors pick

For a special occasion to remember, it’s hard to go wrong at Daniel. Daniel is the perfect place for your next date. It is also one of only five New York City restaurants deemed worthy of a four-star rating from The New York Times. If the award-winning French contemporary cuisine isn’t enough to put you in the mood for romance, the elegant neo-classical dining room and world-class attentive service are sure to make your date feel very special.


5. Top of The Tower

Ever wanted to make your date feel like they are on top of the world? Dine at the top of the Beekman Tower Hotel and enjoy views of New York City from the Beekman Tower Hotel, 26 stories up! This revolutionary and chic, romantic restaurants offers different prix-fixe dinner options priced at $45 and $65 per person.


6. The House

The beautifully restored 1854 carriage house location from afar is guaranteed to impress your sights. Choose from fireside dining on the parlor level, a table on the second floor with a view of Gramercy Park, or a cozy spot at the Chef’s Table in the wine cellar. All spots are guaranteed to make your night special.


7. August

A little West Village bistro achieves the perfect balance of chic and homey. Although the venue is small, the perfectly balanced candlelit ambiance and unique eclectic menu, make up for the small space. Due to its size, a recommendation is highly recommended or you may be waiting for sometime.


8. Sushi Yasuda

For those who love sushi. This Zagat Survey “best Japanese/sushi restaurant in New York for two years running” is sure to make your date special. Sushi Yasuda doesn’t offer the typical romantic restaurant setting, however its carefully crafted blond wood interiors put the focus where it belongs: the food. Which inturn is sure fascinate your date. For a more romantic feel ask to be seated at a table.


9. Silverleaf Tavern

The last of our romantic choices, this elegant restaurant in Murray Hill features an elaborate chandelier, plush leather booths and an amethyst bar. The typical setting in Murray Hill with a stylish and chic crowd to follow. Their innovative cocktail menu lets you sample intriguingly-named drinks like the Kama Sutra, the Stone Pole, and the Havana Kiss. Perfect place to grab some drinks after a successful date.