Romantic Restaurants -NYC

01 Feb

Our New York matchmaking team have scoured Manhattan for some of the best venues to help romance blossom on your own upcoming dates. You’ll be guaranteed to impress … just remember to book well ahead so you don’t get turned away at the door!

One if By Land, Two if By Sea

Location: Greenwich Village

Price: $$$$

You can get by on the ambience alone at this former carriage house that has been voted NYC’s most romantic dining experience. If the fireplaces, fresh flowers and soft piano music aren’t enough to kindle romance, a taste of some old-time American favourites should do the trick.

Buvette

Location: Greenwich Village

Price: $$

This quaint French bistro is no exception to the adage that good things come in small packages. A warm ambience service awaits you, whether you opt for the outstanding brunch, jazzy dinner, or just an aperitif.

Il Buco

Location: Bowery

Price: $$$$

Originally an antique store, this cosy Italian trattoria retains its rustic charm and warm atmosphere. Nibble on the seasonal Mediterranean fare accompanied by wine from the cellar below, and you’ll both be spellbound in no time… with the restaurant if not each other!

Saxon & Parole

Location: NoHo

Price: $$$

A mecca for carnivores, this traditional American steakhouse with an equestrian theme boasts old-world luxury with a modern touch. Grab a drink in the long bar upstairs before heading down to the basement for an intimate dinner.

Bistro Chat Noir

Location: Upper East

Price: $$$$

Whisk your date to Paris for the evening, or at least the next best thing! Evocative of La Belle Epoque, this a popular date spot renowned as much for its ambience and attentive staff as for the perfectly-cooked French favourites.

Blue Hill

Location: Greenwich Village
Price: $$$$

A hidden gem with a speakeasy feel, this high-end bistro in the heart of Greenwich Village is famous for its farm-to-table, seasonal food and cosy atmosphere.

Le Coucou

Location: Soho

Price: $$$

A stylish, opulent dining experience awaits you at this bastion of elegant French cuisine. It comes at a price, but the to-die-for classic dishes and impeccable service may well be worth splashing out.

Bobo

Location: West Village

Price: $$$

Candle-lit romance is on the cards at this charming eatery tucked away in a red-brick townhouse. Enjoy an aperitif at the bar, then head upstairs for delicious French fare, often accompanied by live piano music.

The Polo Bar

Location: Mid Town

Price: $$$

Travel back to a bygone era for dinner or drinks at this intimate dining spot within the Ralph Lauren store. Great service and good portions of American classics, including an extensive cocktail list.

La Grenouille

Location: Mid Town

Price: $$$$

Book a table at this 50-year-old Grande Dame for one of NYC’s finest, upscale dining experiences. Expect high society and haute cuisine within one of the prettiest restaurants in the Big Apple.

Raoul’s

Location: Soho

Price: $$$

A foodie pioneer that opened in the 1970s, this Bohemian bistro is still always buzzing! Join the eclectic crowd in one of its three dining rooms for superb French dishes served against background jazz, and let the conversation flow ..

 

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by Alice Tapfield

Matchmaker- New York

Alice is the epitome of ‘international’. She spent her early years in Australia before moving back with her family to the UK. Alice moved to Manhattan in 2016 and is now focused on expanding Vida’s presence in and around New York City. Alice has a long-standing interest in dynamics of human relations, and a is highly regarded for her talent of bringing people together wherever she sees a potential synergy.More by this author