Romantic New York Restaurants

Romantic places to eat in the Big Apple.

New York is full of great restaurants for romantic occasions. You can choose from a wide variety of experiences, from lavish tasting menus to more casual dining, all with exceptional atmosphere and service. The list below is a small sampling of many potential date-night destinations in New York.

Blue Hill

Blue Hill, located in Greenwich Village, specializes in seasonal American food with local ingredients from nearby farms. The menu changes to reflect the fresh ingredients, and vegetarian options are always available. The menu usually offers a selection of vegetable sides in addition to the appetizers and entrees. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were seen sharing a romantic meal here.

Blue Hill

75 Washington Place

New York, New York 10011

(212) 539-1776

Le Bernardin

Le Bernardin is award-winning chef Eric Ripert's seafood restaurant in Midtown. Consistently ranked as one of a handful of four-star restaurants by The New York Times, this restaurant is sure to amaze. Vegetarian options are limited, and the prix fixe might be prohibitive. Lunch is a more reasonable. Make sure to save room for dessert.

Le Bernardin

155 West 51st Street

New York, NY 10019

(212) 554-1515

One if By Land, Two if By Sea

Lower Manhattan's One if By Land, Two if By Sea is located in an 18th-century carriage house. It doesn't get more romantic than this. Enjoy the rustic space and candle-lit atmosphere as you take in the mouth-watering menu, complete with aphrodisiac desserts. If you're feeling extravagant, try the tasting menu, complete with individual wine pairings for each dish.

One if By Land, Two if By Sea

17 Barrow Street

New York, NY 10014

(212) 647-9280

The Little Owl

The Little Owl, located on the cobblestone streets of Greenwich Village, offers more casual dining than some of the other restaurants on this list. You'll enjoy seasonal Mediterranean cuisine and classically romantic ambiance in this corner restaurant located in a beautiful neighborhood. The Little Owl also has a special New Year's Eve menu.

The Little Owl

90 Bedford Street

New York, NY 01001

(212) 741-4695

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