Our Favorite Date-Night Spots In NYC

Photo courtesy of The River Café

Photo courtesy of The River Café

Spring is finally here, and love is in the air all around the New York Spring Spectacular — a show that celebrates the magic of New York City, and the amazing things that can happen here. And if you’ve ever been on a perfect date in NYC, you know that it’s a magical feeling.

Set yourself up for the perfect date in NYC this season (or anytime!) and grab a table at one of our favorite date-night spots.

Dear Irving. For a dose of old-school glamour, check out the themed rooms at this cocktail parlor — from the 1960s all the way to Abraham Lincoln’s day. You’ll feel fancy and formal in a classic way — different most modern-day spots. Chandeliers, velvet couches and the coolest of cocktails will make you want to bust out your grandmother’s old jewelry that’s been hiding in your keepsake box. [55 Irving Place]

Serendipity 3It’s an iconic NYC dessert spot, and a perfectly sweet way to indulge your date. While famous for their ice cream creations, it’s not just a dessert spot. Grab anything from seafood to burgers, but don’t even think about letting the date end without a signature Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, or an Outrageous Banana Split. [225 E. 60th Street]

Salvation TacoNothing keeps a date casual quite like tacos (but the fact that the chef has a Michelin star doesn’t hurt, either). The colorful, playful interior keeps things from getting too serious when you grab an order of their famous tacos (roasted cauliflower and Moroccan lamb make for good talking points, too). And since it still is a date, finish off the meal with churros with Mexican chocolate. [145 E. 39th Street]

BrucieThis Brooklyn restaurant is known for power-couple themed menus on Valentine’s Day, like “Kimye,” as well as Jay-Z and Beyoncé, but you can dine like famous lovebirds any time of year at this eccentrically cozy spot. You and your date will delight in classic southern Italian dishes with surprising little twists. [234 Court Street]

The River Café. It’s hard not to resemble the heart-eyes emoji when you behold the breath-taking views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty from this romantic retreat tucked under the Brooklyn Bridge. Treat your date to live piano music, fresh flower arrangements and a menu boasting steak, sea bass, and caviar. Take a date who likes to dress up; jackets are required for men. [1 Water Street]

The New York Spring SpectacularOK, dinner can happen anywhere, but there’s only one place to see an extraordinary show with dynamic dance numbers performed by the Rockettes. The New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall is an inspiring and hopeful story about three New Yorkers who change each other’s lives in unexpectedly wonderful ways. What’s more romantic than that?!

The New York Spring Spectacular runs until May 7! Get your tickets for this limited engagement here.

Erin Sandberg