Searching for a date spot with intimacy and romance this holiday season? We get in touch with our sweet sides to bring you the top 5 romantic restaurants in NYC sure to sweep you off your feet.
Sceney yet perfectly tucked away in the West Village is Perla, a chic neighborhood gem that easily makes our top 5 for NYC romantic dining. Opened by Gabe Stulman of Fedora, Perla brings diners a seasonal Italian menu in a rustic-sexy environment. Beyond its good looks and candlelit scene are hearty meal options, bold flavors and unforgettable cocktails.
Sharing is the name of the game at this unique, underground tapas restaurant. Haute-Spanish cuisine is brought to you in an innovative, flavorful menu with notable dishes like Salty Serrano with Roasted Pineapple and Goat-cheese Fritters with Lavender Honey. With warm decor and a cozy alcove upstairs, Alta couldn't be a more perfect date spot for the cool weather season ahead.
Just off of Washington Square, Mario Batali’s Babbo is traditional, elegant and effortlessly beautiful. Featuring an abundance of seasonal wines, cheeses, olives, seafood and meat, Babbo’s menu is just as vibrant as Greenwich Village itself. A classic and noteworthy neighborhood favorite, it surpasses all of our expectations for the perfect date night spot.
4 The Little Owl
The Little Owl is charmingly cozy and a best-kept secret overlooking Bedford Street. The spot consists of just 10 tables and it's not hard to see why; from the meticulous attention to detail on the Mediterranean-influenced menu to the stunning ceiling made of antique tin and painted gold, The Little Owl is a foolproof city escape for you and your special someone.
5 Minetta Tavern
A Keith McNally New York classic, Minetta Tavern is undeniably the cream of the crop when it comes to city romance. McNally’s French Bistro gem is private and secluded with an attractive, mysterious vibe that endlessly lures diners to come back for more. We recommend dining in the coveted back room, and no meal here is complete without an order of their famous Black Label Burger.