Best Date Night Spots in NYC

It's officially the month of love! Whether you spend your Valentine's Day showered in roses or celebrate a bit more low-key, the annual occasion is a great excuse for a romantic night out — especially with all of the wonderful restaurants in NYC!

So dress up, grab a taxi, and head over to these fabulous date night spots to celebrate Valentine's Day with your special someone.


A dimly lit, cozy Italian restaurant nestled in the heart of the East Village, Frank is the perfect date night spot to wine and dine over delicious pasta. The restaurant is head up by Insta-famous chef, Frank Prisinzano. Just make sure to stop by an ATM before you go — it's cash only!

Photo courtesy of Supper Restaurant.

Le Coucou

Le Coucou is a rustic chic restaurant specializing in French classics with a New York twist. If you're looking to travel to Paris for the night, make a reservation at this Soho spot.

Image courtesy Le Coucou.

Sushi Nakazawa

If you and your special someone are regular sushi-goers, take a step up from your local take out and try dining at Sushi Nakazawa: a small yet well-renowned omakase restaurant in the West Village with intimate bar seating.

Photo courtesy of Sushi Nakazawa.


This trendy Brooklyn restaurant is worth the hype. Misi's modern, simple decor and vast wine list sets a romantic tone for any evening. The plates are large enough to share, so be sure to plan for your "Lady and the Tramp" pasta moment :)

Photo courtesy of Misi.

One if by Land, Two if by Sea

Named the #5 most romantic restaurant in the world by Architectural Digest, One if by Land, Two if by Sea lives up to it's reputation. The restaurant exhibits rich history and charming decor, operating inside a land-marked carriage house dating back to 1767. If you're searching for the ultimate romantic setting of roses, candlelight, and the sounds of a baby grand piano, make a reservation here.

Photo courtesy of One if by Land, Two if by Sea.


Nicola's is Ramy and Rob's go-to spot for a quick bite or a romantic night out. An Upper East Side staple for over 20 years, Nicola's is the epitome of a classic old school Italian restaurant. With endless wine lists and a staff that feels like family, Nicola's is perfect for a date night!

Photo courtesy of Nicola's.

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