Picture this: You’re in New York City with the love of your life (or at least someone close enough) and you have no idea where to eat but you know it has to be unbelievably romantic. Don’t worry, here at GoVisitNYC we know all the best romantic spots. We’re talking great views, great service, delicious food, unbelievable drinks…and your date will be so impressed you’ll definitely get a kiss at the end of the night.
Good Enough To Eat
American home-cooked meals are the best (don’t try to fight me on this). Most people think American cuisine and automatically think of food drowned in grease and sugar. Good Enough to Eat definitely proves that stereotype wrong. This homey and beautiful restaurant combines a fancy New York culinary skill with amazing comfort food. Good Enough to Eat is best known for its delicious breakfasts with their awe-inspiring omelets, pancakes, and waffles. But breakfast isn’t the only thing that they do; they also offer amazing homemade soups, meatloaf dinners, heavenly sandwiches, and so much more. Did I mention their food is all homemade? If you’re looking for the best American cuisine around, Good Enough to Eat is the place to go.
The Loeb Boathouse Central Park
If you’ve seen any romantic movie set in New York you know about the Loeb Boathouse. This beautiful restaurant sits in Central Park, right on the lake. The natural surroundings will leave you feeling like you’re in a dream. They have a delicious menu for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, desserts, and everything in between (including a tiny express cafe if you’re in a rush). The menu include amazing items like, eggs Benedict, coffee-chili rubbed pork loin, monkfish medallions, sautéed bronzino, and butterscotch bread pudding! The restaurant is perfect for celebrating any special event or just a cute meal for two. After the dinner, you can rent a rowboat and join in on the 150 year tradition (talk about romantic).
If you’re looking for the coolest ambiance around, Rolf’s is the place to go. Rolf’s is known for its exorbitant and over-the-top Christmas decorations that stay up for months on end. There is a huge sensory overload as soon as you walk in- your eyes won’t know where to look first, and after being there for a couple hours you’ll always be able to find something new and wonderful to look at. Their unique menu of combining French and German food is something out of your European dreams. They have five different kinds of schnitzel and you can’t go wrong with any of them (might as well order all five). They also have an overwhelmingly delicious flavor in everything they serve. What are you waiting for? Head over now!
Not to be confused with Harry Potter’s horrible cousin, Dudley’s is one of the best restaurants in the Lower East Side. This sweet Australian-American joint has a variety of incredible cocktails, unbelievably good coffee and other warm drinks, delicious yet simple food…and the ambiance is cute and undoubtedly romantic. The sleek vibe of the restaurant is definitely hip and with foods like avocado toast with salsa verde and a brown rice bowl with a soft poached egg, kohlrabi, avocado, and pumpkin seed pesto, you’re only getting the best in the world (plus you can impress your date with dope Instagram pictures).
Location, location, location, that’s what romance is all about (also love but who cares about that). The upscale and delicious Korean eatery is on a skyscraper’s 39th floor, giving you unbelievable panoramic views of New York City, along with delicious Korean BBQ! They’re also fantastic with pairing drinks with food. The views are like nowhere else in New York and the ambiance is classic, upscale, and very stylish. Their menu includes delicious items like seafood-and-scallion pancakes, hot stone bibimbap, spicy octopus bokkeum, and delicious desserts like, BFBA aka black forest baked Alaska. You won’t get tastier Korean food or unbelievable views anywhere else!
If you want to impress your significant other with an extremely fancy and beautiful place, The Rainbow Room is the place to go. The Rainbow Room has been open since 1934 and has had a great influence on American cocktail culture. They have drawn in the world’s elite from former Presidents, the Rockefellers and everyone in between. The restaurant sits above the landmark Rockefeller Center at the top of the NBC Studios (30 Rock fans say whatttt). The menu is amazing and has items like chicken liver and foie gras patè, two prime Wagyu beef sliders, a variety of sushi items, and so much more. Create your once in a lifetime dinner with unreal views from the 65th floor! The classy restaurant requires a strict dress code , so get your fancy on, and enjoy spending your worth at one of the best restaurants in New York.