The Most Romantic Restaurants In New York City

One if by Land, Two if by Sea

Since 1973 this upscale American restaurant in an 18th-century carriage house in West Village has been a go-to destination for a romantic candlelit dinner

Zenkichi New York

Enter through an unmarked door in Williamsburg and you’ll be shown to a private booth, hidden from your fellow diners by bamboo blinds. 

The River Cafe

For a romantic dinner with a view, it’s hard to beat The River Cafe’s setting beneath the Brooklyn Bridge with the New York skyline laid out before you. 

Boucherie West Village

If Paris is the city of romance, then Boucherie West Village brings some Parisian flair to Manhattan in a former theater building transformed into a classic French brasserie and steakhouse.


A Manhattan institution, Raoul’s in Soho has been a date-night favorite for over 40 years. Inside you’ll find a cozy, inviting space with playful decor and a menu of serious French cooking

The Loeb Boathouse

If you’re looking for a romantic meal for two overlooking a lake, there’s really only one choice in New York. And that’s at The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park.

Candle 79

Forget any preconceptions you might have about vegetarian or vegan restaurants in New York. Candle 79 in the Upper East Side offers high-end meat-free dining with no compromises in a romantic setting.

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