New York City has everything you could ever want in life. There is music, art, culture and, of course, the best food this side of the Atlantic. No matter what part of the city you’re in, there is always a place to eat, and your choices of cuisine can be anything from early American to modern French. From restaurants in Soho, to Food vendor’s in Central Park, you’re not going to have to go far to find something to curb your hunger. If, however, you’re looking for some of the most romantic restaurants in the city, then here are the top 12 places to dine.
if you’re looking for French fare, then Restaurant Daniel is some of the finest French cuisine in Manhattan. This classy restaurant of chef Daniel Boulud’s is guaranteed to be one of the best restaurants in the city. The establishment is a glamorous mixture of simple modern elegance and classical architecture, and the food is the finest from venison to caviar. There is a bar and lounge to relax in as you wait to be seated, as well.
Situated in the Bank of America tower at One Bryant Park, the Aureole restaurant has some of the best American cuisine in New York. The Aureole has spectacular chicken, beef, and even seafood dishes to choose from, and the atmosphere is very modern and stylish. This restaurant is perfect for those of you who are heading out to the theatre after your meal.
#3 One if By Land Two if By Sea
This restaurant is one of the most romantic restaurants in New York City. From the superb Wild Boar Bolognese to the Gingerbread Soufflé, this restaurant has some of the finest dining you will ever taste. The entrance is set inside a beautiful brick building at 17 Barrow and inside you will fall in love with the deep wood decor and candlelight chandeliers. This is the perfect place to fall in love.
Felidia is undoubtedly one of the best Italian restaurants in New York City. Located in Manhattan’s East Side, this lovely establishment offers lunch and dinner (and fabulous wine) for anyone who is a romantic at heart. The simple flower arrangements and soft white linen decor is comfortable and inviting, while the menu is absolutely delectable. From Polipo to Manzo, this is the restaurant to dine in when you’re in Manhattan.
#5 Il Buco
Il Buco is one of the most romantic restaurants in New York City. The charming old world wood tables, mixed with soft lighting and shelves lined with wine, you couldn’t get a more romantically rustic feel than at Il Buco. Also, for those of you who are conscious about their meat, Il Buco gets of its meat from local sources without the use of antibiotics or hormones.
#6 The House
One of the most romantic restaurants in the city is The House. The House, aptly named for its location in a restored nineteenth century carriage house) is absolutely breathtaking. There’s jazz playing, skylights, and a parlor fireplace. The menu at The House includes brunch, lunch and dinner, with dishes such as duck, black olive hummus, oysters, hamburgers and even a lobster club, this restaurant has a little bit for everyone.
#7 The Sea Grill
If you happen to be anywhere near the Rockefeller Center, then you must try the Sea Grill restaurant. The Sea Grill is one of the best restaurants in New York, and certainly the finest for seafood. There is a sushi and sake lounge for those who love a more modern fare, while you can always order a delectable plate of Jumbo Crab cakes or a bowl of chowder. The view is also one of the most lovely to see, overlooking gardens in the warm months and the ice-skating rink in winter.
#8 Del Posto
Del Posto is one of the best Italian restaurants you will find in New York. Located in Chelsea, this beautifully romantic restaurant is one of those places you don’t want to miss. The polished wooden bar curves elegantly to the side, while in the center of Del Posto is a grand stairwell that offers patrons upstairs, as well as ground floor, eating. The menu here includes dishes such as Salmon with Caponata and sheepsmilk cheesecake, this elegant restaurant is a must.
#9 Scalini Fedeli
If you’re looking for elegant Italian at one of the best and most romantic restaurants in New York, then you’ve found it here. Scalini Fideli is located in Tribeca, New York, and has a distinctly modern yet classic feel to it. The vaulted ceilings, and high lighting enhance the romantic atmosphere as you dine by candlelight among the classic paintings and high arches. The food is Italian with French influence, and the wine list is superb.
#10 Le Bernardin
On West 51st, you’ll find one of the best restaurants in New York, Le Bernardin. Le Bernardin is the imaginative, and delectable, creation of Maguy and Gilbert Le Coze, who opened a seafood restaurant in honor of the stories and songs their father told them from childhood. Unique in cooking style, Le Bernardin offers everything from caviar to octopus and duck, all cooked unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before and beautifully served with artistic flair. The restaurant itself is beautiful, modern and elegant.
Whether you are looking for a restaurant that has warmth and old world charm, or a romantic modern place with artistic food and the finest wine, New York has some of the best and most romantic restaurants in the world. The only question remaining is which one will you choose?
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