Romantic Restaurants and Bars in New York

Romantic Restaurants and Bars in New York

Take your partner to one of the romantic restaurants or bars in New York for Valentine’s Day, or any other special occasion. There are many restaurants where you can enjoy a romantic night out. There are also a number of great dinner cruises that will surely win you some points. Afterwards, you can wind down for the rest of the night in one of the hip bars in New York. In short, enough romantic things to do in New York!

Romantic Dinner Cruises in New York

One of the best things to do is to take your partner on a dinner cruise. You can enjoy each other’s company and the beautiful views of New York City. They serve good food and drinks too! The Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise is the perfect option for Valentine’s Day itself. For any other occasion, I’d choose the Bateaux Dinner Cruise which is one of the most beautiful boats.

Romantic Restaurants in New York

Peak NYC

Right above Edge observation deck in the 30 Hudson Yards building, you’ll find Peak, a 10.000 square foot à la carte restaurant with the best views of West Manhattan and a menu that caters to everyone. When the sky turns black and the thousands of lights below you start to shine, Peak is the perfect background for a romantic evening in New York.


Balthazar on Spring Street is always a great restaurant to go to. There is a pretty good chance of celebrity sightings too, and despite the busy French bistro feel, it is still cosy and romantic. The food makes the pricey menu worth it. This is definitely a restaurant for Valentine’s Day for a younger crowd.

Romantic Restaurants and Bars in New York - Balthazar

Daniel Boulud

Daniel Boulud is also another great chef with many top restaurants in New York. Daniel on East 65th Street is the best. If you want to go all out to impress your date, then this is the place in New York to take them to. With the most impressive decor in a classy restaurant, the French food will blow you away, but only if you can afford it.

La Grande Boucherie

Enjoy the French kitchen at La Grande Boucherie. This restaurant is very elegant and beautiful, creating a romantic ambience. It’s decorated for each season, which makes the place even more stunning. The brasserie is located in Midtown Manhattan and stretches for an entire block. Thanks to the heated floor, you can sit outside all year long. Of course, you can also head inside to have a romantic dinner.

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Romantic Bars in New York

Ascent Lounge

The Ascent Lounge in the Time Warner Center is a romantic and sexy place to hang out. The views help set the romantic tone when celebrating any special moment, like an anniversary. On Valentine’s Day, the lounge features special cocktails and small bites from a menu created just for the occasion.

Royalton Park Avenue

Royalton Park Avenue (formerly known as Gansevoort Park Avenue) is a great place to go after some quiet dining. There is a rooftop bar on Park Avenue, complete with a swimming pool. It’s perfect to chill out on one of the couches when winding down at the end of the night.

Oyster Bar at Grand Central

At Grand Central, next to the Whispering Gallery, you can find the Oyster Bar. It’s a nice place to go to have a drink and enjoy some oysters or to have an extensive lunch with your loved one. They serve up to 30 varieties of oysters! This bar is also a restaurant where you can have dinner.

Romantic Restaurants and Bars in New York - Oyster Bar

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