Best Romantic Restaurants in New York

Best Romantic Restaurants NYC

Most Romantic Restaurants in NYC

Looking for the perfect place to share a special date night with your loved one? GAYOT has gathered the most romantic restaurants in New York, presented in alphabetical order, to help set the mood for you and your sweetheart.

1. Babbo

Babbo, New York
West Village, NYC

Reservation OpenTablemodern Italian trattoria in the West Village.


2. Café Boulud

Café Boulud, New York
Upper East Side, NYC

Café BouludReservation OpenTable presents a menu anchored in French and American cuisine but drawing on a world of culinary destinations.


3. Charlie Bird

Charlie Bird, New York

Foodies and scenesters will have a happy meeting of the minds at this SoHo hot-spot.

4. Colonie

Colonie, Brooklyn

Elegant spot serving farm-to-table eats in Brooklyn Heights.

5. Cosme

Cosme, New York
Flatiron District, NYC

Reservation OpenTableChef Enrique Olvera brings his Mexican cuisine to discerning Manhattan diners in the buzzy yet romantic Cosme.


6. Daniel

Daniel, New York
Upper East Side, NYC

Savor French contemporary cuisine in the romantic, elegant setting of Daniel, the eponymous fine dining establishment from chef extraordinaire Daniel Boulud.

7. Gabriel Kreuther

Gabriel Kreuther, New York
Midtown West, NYC

Gabriel Kreuther’s luxe Midtown restaurantReservation OpenTable beckons with a gastronomic experience that reinvents Manhattan fine dining.

The romantic, airy main room features nods to the chef’s Alsatian upbringing.


8. Gramercy Tavern

Gramercy Tavern, New York
Flatiron District, NYC

Reservation OpenTableThis chic tavern in the Flatiron District gives classic American cuisine a contemporary twist.

Enjoy a romantic dinner amid the rustic décor, which provides a welcome break from the asphalt jungle’s techno tune-filled minimalist eateries.


9. Il Buco

Il Buco, New York

Indulge your passion for Italian wine while partaking from the Mediterranean-influenced menu.

10. ilili

ilili, New York
Flatiron District, NYC

Reservation OpenTableSet in the Flatiron District in a chic high-ceilinged room bedecked with wood, ilili synthesizes traditional Lebanese cuisine with modern flair.


11. Jean-Georges

Jean-Georges, New York
Upper West Side, NYC

Reservation OpenTableA thousand good meals can’t lie. This acclaimed restaurant has a master chef as its inspiration.


12. June

June, Brooklyn

Charming Cobble Hill wine bar serving natural wines and small plates.

13. Junoon

Junoon, New York
Flatiron District, NYC

Reservation OpenTableElevated Indian fare in an elegant environment.


14. Le Bernardin

Le Bernardin, New York
Midtown West, NYC

Le Bernardin enlightens diners with a revolutionary approach to seafood. White tablecloths, dim lighting and flower arrangements contribute to the romantic setting.

15. Le Coucou

Le Coucou, New York

Reservation OpenTableAt Le Coucou, chef Daniel Rose has created a NYC dining experience redolent of the great French restaurants of times past, but with his very current twist.

The romantic restaurant is adorned with crystal chandeliers and candles, but it’s not stuffy.


16. Majorelle

Majorelle, NYC
Upper East Side, NYC

Reservation OpenTable The Lowell’s restaurant serves up classic French dishes with Mediterranean influences. The room is elegant and filled with as many beautiful flowers as the beautiful people who frequent it.


17. Marc Forgione

Marc Forgione, New York
TriBeCa, NYC

Reservation OpenTableThis sleek TriBeCa spot is a fitting venue for Marc Forgione’s ambitious American menu. Enjoy a romantic dinner in the candlelit dining room.


18. The NoMad

The NoMad, New York
NoMad, NYC

This younger, more informal sibling of Eleven Madison Park is a collaboration from co-owners Daniel Humm and Will Guidara.

Among the romantic dining rooms is The Parlour, which features dark wood furnishings, red velvet chairs and soft lighting.

19. Union Square Cafe

Union Square Cafe, New York
Union Square, NYC

The new incarnation of Danny Meyer’s first restaurant, serving elegant, seasonal dishes.