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The Best New York Romantic Restaurants


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230 Fifth Small Plates
14/20
Dining Room at 230 Fifth, New York, NY 230 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10001
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Enjoy the view twenty floors above Manhattan. More...

Artisanal French
14/20
Dining Room at Artisanal, New York, NY 2 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10016
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A fromagerie for cheese fans in Manhattan. More...

Babbo Italian
16/20
Dining Room at Babbo, New York, NY 110 Waverly Pl.
New York, NY 10011
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Batali and Bastianich bring out the (nouveau) Italian in the West Village. More...

Bill's Food & Drink American
14/20
Dining Room at Bill 57 E. 54th St.
New York, NY 10022
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Chef John DeLucie treats Crown and Lion fans in Midtown. More...

Bouley French
17/20
Dining Room at Bouley, New York, NY 163 Duane St.
New York, NY 10013
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Contemporary French cuisine from David Bouley at his namesake TriBeCa establishment. More...

Café Boulud French
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Dining Room at Café Boulud, New York, NY The Surrey
20 E. 76th St.
New York, NY 10021
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Café Boulud presents a menu anchored in French and American cuisine but drawing on a world of culinary destinations. More...

Casa La Femme Egyptian
13/20
140 Charles St.
New York, NY 10014
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This romantic fantasy of a Casbah is definitely theater-as-restaurant but in fact, the food is surprisingly good. More...

Charlie Bird American
15/20
Dining Room at Charlie Bird, New York, NY 5 King St.
New York, NY 10012
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Foodies and scenesters will have a happy meeting of the minds at this SoHo hot-spot. More...

Cherry Japanese
14/20
Dining Room at Cherry, New York, NY Dream Downtown
355 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
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Bordello-chic and sleek at this subterranean Japanese restaurant in Dream Downtown. More...

Co-Op Food & Drink Japanese
14/20
Hotel on Rivington
107 Rivington St.
New York, NY 10002

The Japanese-American cuisine successfully competes with the hip, scene-y vibe and interesting design. More...

Convivium Osteria Mediterranean
14/20
68 Fifth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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A Mediterranean menu accentuated by soft candlelight and Italian farmhouse style. More...

Daniel French
19/20
Dining Room at Daniel, New York, NY 60 E. 65th St.
New York, NY 10065
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Daniel Boulud’s French contemporary cuisine floats like a butterfly. More...

Dovetail American
16/20
Dining Room at Dovetail, New York, NY 103 W. 77th St.
New York, NY 10024
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John Fraser’s nimble touch and a thorough wine list light up the Upper West Side. More...

Gramercy Tavern Contemporary
16/20
Dining Room at Gramercy Tavern, New York, NY 42 E. 20th St.
New York, NY 10003
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This chic tavern gives classic American cuisine a contemporary twist. More...

Il Buco Mediterranean
14/20
Dining Room at Il Buco, New York, NY 47 Bond St.
New York, NY 10012
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Indulge your passion for Italian wine while partaking from the Mediterranean-influenced menu. More...

ilili Lebanese
14/20
Dining Room at ilili, New York, NY 236 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10001
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Swanky Flatiron eatery serves up savory Lebanese and modern Mediterranean fare. More...

Jean-Georges French
18/20
Dining Room at Jean-Georges, New York, NY Trump International Hotel & Tower New York
1 Central Park W.
New York, NY 10023
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A thousand good meals can't lie. This acclaimed restaurant has a master chef as its inspiration. More...

Koi SoHo Japanese
13/20
Trump SoHo New York
246 Spring St.
New York, NY 10013
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The scene-y Koi finds a home in the Trump SoHo New York. More...

Le Bernardin French
18/20
Dining Room at Le Bernardin, New York, NY The AXA Equitable Building
155 W. 51st St.
New York, NY 10019
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Le Bernardin’s attention to detail, stability and quest for perfection still elicits a culinary crusade. More...

Navy Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Navy, New York, NY 137 Sullivan St.
New York, NY 10012
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A Gallic-accented, seafood-leaning SoHo spot. More...

The NoMad Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at The NoMad, New York, NY The NoMad Hotel
1170 Broadway
New York, NY 10001
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Humm and Guidara team up again --- this time to oversee the dining experience at The NoMad Hotel. More...

One If By Land, Two If By Sea American
14/20
17 Barrow St.
New York, NY 10014
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Greenwich Village carriage-house features contemporary fare and a romantic ambience. More...

Pegu Club Asian
13/20
77 W. Houston St.
New York, NY 10012
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Sexy cocktails, sexy food and sexy sippers in SoHo. More...

Petrossian Caviar
15/20
Dining Room at Petrossian, New York, NY 182 W. 58th St.
New York, NY 10019
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Caviar and Champagne served in a gilded Lalique interior --- the next best thing to dining at the Czarist court. More...

Rosemary's Italian
14/20
18 Greenwich Ave.
New York, NY 10011
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Stylized but well-executed Italian in an eye-tantalizing West Village space. More...

Scalini Fedeli Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Scalini Fedeli, New York, NY 165 Duane St.
New York, NY 10013
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Chef Michael Cetrulo's lobster tail with Champagne and pancetta sauce alone is reason to celebrate life. More...

Sirio Ristorante Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Sirio Ristorante, New York, NY The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York
795 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10021
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An Italian restaurant from Sirio Maccioni, legendary restaurateur behind Le Cirque. More...

Skal Scandinavian
14/20
Dining Room at Skal, New York, NY 37 Canal St.
New York, NY 10002
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Icelandic fare brings a new view of Nordic cuisine to the Big Apple. More...

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