Romantic Restaurants

There is no better foreplay to an erotic interlude than a romantic dinner (or breakfast or lunch for that matter). Our experts scoured the city to select restaurants that provide gastronomic delights in a romantic setting and set the stage for sensual pleasures apres-dining. Your date will certainly feel lusty after eating at these restaurants.

Please bear in mind that it's not unusual for restaurants to close, relocate, or change their hours and/or prices, so be sure to call ahead before venturing out, and do make reservations.

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Address 133 East 65th Street

Is 212 swanky enough for a date? The answer is yes and no.

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Accademia del Vino

Address 1081 Third Avenue (corner of 64th Street)

Everything about this restaurant speaks to romance, especially if you like to eat.

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Apartment 138

Address 138 Smith Street

Casual romance on Smith Street.

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Armani Ristorante

Address 717 5th Avenue (corner of 56th Street)

Like the Armani clothing line, Armani Ristorante is elegant, chic, and sexy.

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Asia De Cuba

Address 237 Madison Avenue (between 37th & 38th Streets)

If you want to impress your date, Asia de Cuba should be at the top of your list.

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Address 110 Waverly Place

I made sure that my moanings were associated with the pasta....

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Address 136 Division Street

Bacaro makes women melt...

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Address 80 Spring Street

Balthazar is a gastronomic treat, albeit an expensive one.

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BLT Prime

Address 111 East 22nd Street

BLT Prime is both a steakhouse and a great date restaurant.

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Address 100 East 53rd Street

Now begins one of the most romantic date you'll ever have...

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Cafe Katja

Address 79 Orchard Street

Cafe Katja scores low on charm but makes up for it with its food.

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Cafe Noir

Address 32 Grand Street

Whether you're a Francophile or just looking for a date place, this hip restaurant/bar in Soho should be put on your top five list of romantic NYC hotspots...

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Casa Mono

Address 125 East 17th Street

Casa Mono is ideal for spontaneous romantic lunches and planned well-in-advance dinners.

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Address 223 Smith Street

The best Asian bistro on Smith Street, and the most romantic...

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Address 156 10th Avenue

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Address 900 Broadway (between 19th-20th Street)

The interior is romantic, but the food is substandard.

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Address 299 Bowery (bet Houston & 1st St)

DBGB is really a judgment call...

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Fig & Olive

Address See Review for All Three Locations

I highly recommend Fig & Olive for a date.

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Five Points

Address 31 Great Jones Street

Five Points is still considered one of the best date restaurants in NYC.

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