You don’t need a reason to take your partner out for a romantic dinner for two. In fact, you’ll get more credit if it’s spontaneous. Either that or they’ll ask what you’ve done wrong. And if it’s your anniversary, Valentines Day, a birthday or any other romantic occasion you’d damn well better have booked somewhere special. Preferably dimly lit, where you can play footsie under the table, gaze longingly into each others eyes, whisper sweet nothings, and perhaps share a dessert before heading back to your romantic hotel.
One of New York’s finest restaurants for nearly 30 years. Daniel is the creation of famed French chef Daniel Boulud. Enjoy a four-course seasonal prix fixe menu or a tasting menu in one of the finest restaurants in America.
One if by Land, Two if by Sea
For a truly romantic experience, it doesn’t get much better than One if by Land, Two if by Sea. Frequently touted as one of the most romantic restaurants in New York City, this former carriage house in the heart of West Village serves exquisite American cuisine. With its live piano music, candlelit tables, and historic charm, this restaurant sets the stage for an intimate dining experience that’s perfect for special occasions or a romantic getaway to New York.
If it’s his birthday perhaps a steakhouse is the order of the day? You won’t find one better than Keens. Rated the 4th best Steakhouse in the World. You won’t leave hungry.
Eleven Madison Park
Dating a Vegan? One of the worlds finest restaurants went plant based in 2021. I’ll be very interested to see if they can retain their 3 Michelin Stars. But for now this is quite possibly the fanciest vegan restaurant on the planet.
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
If you like large plates with tiny food, you’ll love Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare. Don’t worry the tasting menu style means they bring enough tiny plates you won’t leave hungry. It’s an experience as much as a meal, and while it costs well over $400 a head (plus service & drinks) it’s actually worth it. This romantic restaurant has 3 Michelin Stars, and that means every part of the dining experience is perfect.
At Le Bernardin they’ve managed to hold 3 Michelin stars for 10 consecutive years. If only your husband was that reliable! Seriously good seafood, innovative and perfectly prepared. It’s also the the best value of the 3 starred restaurants in New York. One of the finest restaurants anywhere in the world. Even the most high maintenance partner should be impressed.
Acclaimed Chef Thomas Keller’s New York masterpiece Per Se offers the finest in fine dining, in an intimate setting with great views of Central Park. You simply cannot fault anything in this wonderful restaurant. Traditional French cooking techniques paired with the freshest local ingredients, to create culinary masterpieces that will impress the pants off almost anyone.