Cupid's Pulse Article: Popular Restaurants: The Best NYC Date Night SpotsCupid's Pulse Article: Popular Restaurants: The Best NYC Date Night Spots

By Melissa Lee

Perhaps one of the most romantic cities in the world, New York City is the place to be if you’re treating your sweetheart to a date night. There are thousands of amazing restaurants tucked into the vast neighborhoods and areas of the city, each individual spot giving you a new experience all based on the environment and food. If you’re on the hunt for a romantic restaurant to take your honey on your next date night, check out some of the best spots in the city.

Interested in heading to a popular restaurant for a romantic date night? Here are a few of these hottest spots in NYC!

1. The River Cafe, Brooklyn: Considered to be the best (and most expensive) restaurant in Brooklyn, The River Cafe is a romantic spot complete with views of downtown Manhattan and some of the best chefs in the world. The current chef offers an incredible dining experience by giving two menus: three entrees that you and your partner choose, or six entrees that he chooses.

2. La Grenouille, Manhattan: This French spot is one of the last in the city. Located on the East side, the restaurant has amazing food that has been raved about since 1962. The menu also has an extensive wine list, many of which are encouraged to be paired with certain entrees.

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3. Le Coucou, Little Italy: Located in, perhaps, one of the most cultural neighborhoods in the city, Le Coucou does not shy away from its Italian roots. The gorgeously decorated restaurant is quite intimate, making it a fantastic date night spot. If you stop by, make sure to try their notorious rabbit cooked three ways.

4. Marea, Manhattan: Another Italian hotspot on our list, Marea is located in Midtown West. Featuring a huge menu filled with expensive delicacies, only the freshest and best ingredients are being served to its customers. The experience is completely unique, especially since it’s the only place in town that serves Petrossian special reserve caviar at $385 an ounce!

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5. Augustine, Manhattan: Yet another French restaurant that’s based in the Beekman Hotel restaurant in the Financial District. Augustine is decorated with floral murals and beautiful chandeliers, giving it a rustic and classic vibe. Their food is incredible, and the spot serves some of the best steak tartare in the entire city.

What are your favorite date night spots? Share your thoughts below!