You have a hot date and need a romantic restaurant to bring them to? In this awesome city there are so many places to wine and dine but we’ve come up with 6 of our favorites. These restaurants boast lust and sensuality through food and ambiance. This is our list of panty dropper dining. Get some, for real.
We are starting off with this place because it is perfect to take a first date. It’s a quaint Italian spot right off of Washington Square. It’s not ridiculously expensive and there is an awesome year round garden in the back, even if it is freezing you can still enjoy the lantern lit garden and escape the hustle and bustle of New York. The pizzas are good and the lasagna portions are huge. They have awesome desserts and champagne cocktails. You will get great food in a romantic space without breaking the bank. Give this place a whirl. Entrees will run you about $13-15.
Nestled near Washington Square Park, this is one of New York’s most romantic restaurants. You will walk into an old carriage house once owned by Aaron Burr and be surrounded by beautiful sounds of the piano by the resident pianist, gorgeous flowers and two fireplaces. This place oozes romance and will instantly turn your date into date putty. They are famed for their classic beef wellington dish, so we suggest you try it. They offer a three-course dinner for $90, six-course tasting menu for $125, and a six-course tasting menu paired with wine for $185. You are going to drop a nice hunk of change so make sure you bring a date who’s worthy.
This beautiful little Nolita gem boasts simplistic Tuscan food at its finest. The romantic factor is the wood buring stove at the end of this restaurant. The smell of perfectly charred pizza bianca and wood roasted tomatoes fill the air, and if you are a foodie, this alone will put you in the “mood”. It’s an awesome place to bring a date. The menu is pretty reasonably priced; it will run you about $60 a person. So get there and bring someone out on the town for a night in Tuscany.
This old carriage house hits every point on the romantic ambiance scale. You walk into an 1854 Gramercy townhouse and you are welcomed by a perfectly lit parlor and a sky lit second-story intimate dining area. There are two bars that offer 15 wines by the quartino, a great size to share, so you can get yourself and your date perfectly lit as well. The impressive sensual space will not disappoint. The dish that creates the most buzz is the lobster club with tarragon and pancetta. Prices vary, but will probably run you about $120 a person.
This one made the list because you will fall in love with, first and foremost the food, then the awesome service, then (let’s not forget) your date. In that order. It’s a gorgeous Upper East Side restaurant with a sustainable menu and the food is wonderfully creative. You should bring a “foodie” date here because you will have so much to talk about as each dish comes out. You get a sense of the well thought out dishes with precise direction and focus. You can eat Millbrook Venison and Nantucket Bay scallops and gaze into each other’s eyes as you feed each other an amuse bouche to start off your meal. They offer a seasonal tasting menu for $95 a person.
This one made the list because we have a serious crush on Lydia Bastianach (that’s romantic no?). Seriously though, this place is in Midtown and it’s very affordable. So, this is for that date night where you still want to go out for good food, but you don’t want to break the bank. They have an unlimited table side pasta tasting menu for $22.95. They also have a wine menu where all of the bottles are $25 a bottle! It’s great to bring a date that is not carb counting and wants to do some drinking. It’s a beautiful space with some beautiful service.