A plethora of romantic restaurants makes NYC the perfect place for an intimate date night with your significant other. No matter your taste, there’s a spot for every couple in the Big Apple. Here are the best date spots in Lower Manhattan below Houston Street.
Tucked away on North Moore Street, a couple blocks from the Duane Street Hotel, is one of Tribeca’s most intimate restaurants. Smith & Mills prides itself in offering classic dishes with a modern spin—like watermelon and feta salad, salmon tartare and veal meatballs. A former carriage house, the decor is rustic and unique—highlighted by cozy tufted velvet benches.
Smith & Mills. 71 N Moore St, New York, NY. (212) 226-2515
Michael Chernow, the founder of NYC icon The Meatball Shop, expanded his empire to the world of seafood—creating Seamore’s. Instantly one of the city’s trendiest seafood joints, the striped umbrellas outside Seamore’s Nolita outpost offer the perfect place to enjoy fresh fish tacos and prime Lower Manhattan people watching.
Seamore’s. 390 Broome St, New York, NY. (212) 730-6005
This British-inspired farm-to-table bistro has become a LES favorite of casual diners and celebrities alike. Savory dishes such as roasted black bass, artichoke lasagna and a bacon cheeseburger line a menu that boasts a range of upscale comfort foods. You’ll want to call ahead to make reservations as dinnertime at The Fat Radish usually means a full house.
The Fat Radish. 17 Orchard St, New York, NY. (212) 300-4053
Arguably Soho’s most sought out sushi bar, Blue Ribbon Sushi never disappoints. Serving up everything from basics like California and spicy tuna maki to more ornate dishes like squid ink fried rice with uni, there’s something for all tastes here. Whatever you do, don’t live without trying the green tea creme brûlée.
Blue Ribbon Sushi. 119 Sullivan St, New York, NY. (212) 343-0404
If you’re looking for a more relaxing scene, head to Grey Lady in the Lower East Side. Tufted leather couches and a rustic-chic interior will greet you at this nautically themed establishment. With plenty of seafood options, like $1 happy hour oysters, the New England-inspired menu will take you to Cape Cod without the travel.
Grey Lady. 77 Delancey St, New York, NY. (646) 580-5239