Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s about time to make dinner plans. Once the day arrives, you want to be sure you make a good impression with your restaurant choice.
Our friends at Zagat came up with a list of the most romantic restaurants in New York City, all perfect options for a Valentine’s Day dinner date.
Restaurants were rated on a 30-point scale, in the categories of Food, Decor, and Service. Scores between 26 and 30 are typically reserved for restaurants that are “extraordinary to perfection.” Prices are estimates, reflecting what diners should expect to spend on a single dinner with a drink and tip.
Low lighting, cozy nooks, and warm fireplaces complement exceptional food at these romantic restaurants. You’ll definitely be feeling the love.
39 Downing Street
With stacked stones and tree-trunk stools as decor in the lounge, this West Village eatery feels like a countryside getaway.
77 North 6th Street
Enjoy small Japanese plates at this hidden gem in Williamsburg, where semi-private booths make for an intimate setting.
47 Bond Street
Part Italian, part Spanish, this cozy NoHo spot is housed in what used to be an antique trading post.
53 Great Jones Street
Il Buco's market-wine bar little sister is modelled after a traditional Italian trattoria.
250 East 83rd Street
This tiny Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side only has room for a few tables, and it's filled with lots of rustic charm.
310 West 4th Street
Cozy up by one of two fireplaces in this New American eatery, tucked below sidewalk level in the West Village.
401 44th Drive
Sweeping views of Manhattan are sure to be a hit with your date, as is the delicious seafood to be had at this Long Island City restaurant.
121 East 17th Street
A three-story carriage house dating back to 1854 is the setting for this romantic restaurant. A wood-burning fireplace, porthole windows, and skylights add to the charm.
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