Romantic Restaurants in NYC


We take a look at some of the top romantic restaurants in NYC, perfect places to for Valentine's and Date Night.

There are hundreds of romantic restaurants in NYC but choosing the right one to celebrate Valentine's is a difficult decision.

The date is quickly approaching, that one time of the year when it's time to pull out all the stops for your partner, romantic restaurant, tasting menu, perfect bottle, delicious food: the works! And what better city to celebrate in than New York.

With this in mind, we decided to offer up some top dining suggestions with some of the most romantic restaurants in NYC, a list of deliciously sexy spots to celebrate with your loved one on Valentine's or Date Night.

We've gone for intimate restaurants, big and bold romantic restaurants, formal and informal romance, romantic resaurants with a view – we got you covered for all angles. It's a tasty list that will allow you to choose the perfect romantic restaurant in New York, whatever the occasion. 


Romantic Restaurant with a View in New York

River Cafe comes with an epic romantic view of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge, all framed by the restaurant's huge windows. If you want to impress your Valentine this is the perfect place to start and they still have some tables available for their 14th February menu which starts with wild sturgeon caviar, fruitwood smoked salmon and a herb flan paired with Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne.

Romantic Restaurant Brooklyn

Olmsted makes the list for a couple of reasons. First, because we know how romantic it can be to dine in the garden of this Brooklyn spot, get a blanket and sit with your loved one as you sip creamy hot chocolate and toast your own S'mores together for dessert. Secone, it's an affordable romantic restaurant in New York that offers some of the sharpest cooking in the city right now, go large and order lots of plates, most are perfect for sharing and chef Greg Baxtrom and crew are promising to cook up some of the restaurant's most loved dishes on Valentine's. Get a table.

Cosy Romantic Restaurant New York

Pic by Gregory Goode

Want to sneak away into a cosy corner with a perfect wine list and cooking that cuddles? Head to The Waverley Inn – tip: they open reservations on Open Table just 10 days before the date but you can snag a table now by phoning. Chef Oscar Lorenzzi will be cooking up the restaurant's luxurious American classics: mac n cheese topped with truffle, oysters on the half shell and Dover Sole will all feature. There will also be four special additions to the menu for Valentine's: Lobster ceviche, pithivier, lamb and poussin. This place isn't cheap, it's lavish and luxurious, but for those looking to celebrate big, it's a unique atmosphere and one of the most cosy romantic restaurants in NYC.

Classic Romantic Restaurant

The Nomad Restaurant, a romantic hotspot in NYC, will be offering up a four-course prix fixe menu for $175 per person. The tasting menu will include a number of delicious dishes, starting with Golden Osetra Caviar before guests will choose between three options for first, second and dessert. Our best combo suggestion from the menu? Sunchoke roasted with puntarella, hazelnuts and grapes for starter; Chicken roasted with foie gras, black truffle and brioche for second; Milk and honey with shortbread, brittle and ice cream for a silky sweet finish. Reservations can be made by emailing or calling +1347-472-5660.

Nomad has one of the most beautiful dining rooms in New York and is the perfect spot for some luxury romance in Manhattan. For those that want a more casual romantic restaurant option, the Nomad Bar will be offering a three-course prix fixe menu for $95 per person that includes oysters, black truffle and suckling pig. Reservations can be made on Resy.

Most Romantic Restaurant NYC

It's hard to write about romantic restaurants in New York without mentioning the world famous, One if By Land, Two if By Sea - often described as the most romantic restaurant in NYC and one of the most romantic restaurants in the world, seriously, they're on those lists.

A warm, candlelit dinner is the calling at this spot where there's a three-course prix fixe or a seven-course chef tasting on offer for $100 or $150, respectively. The menus features scallops, tartare, foie gras and a great beef wellington. 
There's still some tables available for Valentine's.