New York City is the city that never sleeps and there are always great places for dates to happen. You have museums, art galleries, parks, events, night clubs, and shopping galore. But if you’re looking for a place to have a first time dinner date you may be having an issue narrowing down where to go. There are only several hundred options and all of them have the stamp of approval from someone. The following five, though, have been rated time and again as great places to take younger women for dinner in NYC.
B Flat is located on Church Street in the Lower East Side. It’s small, but cozy and you have to go down a flight of stairs to reach it, meaning there isn’t a lot of foot traffic. If you want to eat here, you need to arrive early and snag one of the wooden booths while you can because even though most people don’t know it from off the street, it is a hot spot to go. One of the best parts of this restaurant/bar is that it offers unique drink specials in surprising glasses that will keep you interested and adds a talking point to your conversation.
Take your date on vacation and never leave the city. There is a hidden island in the middle of the city where vintage surfboards are propped against the wall, a pineapple-themed chandelier adorns the ceiling, coffee cups remind you “we’re not in New York anymore,” and the whole spirit of the place makes you feel like you’ve left the Big Apple for the beach. And it’s all done within a bar that boasts coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, and more. This is actually a great place to stop off after time at B Flat, because they are in walking distance of one another.
It has a 9 out of 10 rating, it’s a bar, a diner place, a singles paradise, a great place for friends and dates and even offer some celebrity sightings. L’Artusi is located in the West Village and boasts great fish dinners, Italian cuisine, and an atmosphere that people love to talk about. Loud and vibrant, fun and full of music, this place is upbeat and many people are on dates here nightly so you won’t feel out of place. Take your date there for the first time and you’re sure to impress.
Located in the East Village, Yerba Buena offers Latin cuisine and some of the best drinks in NYC. The menu can be a bit off-putting at first, especially the price, but it’s worth every penny you spend and the atmosphere will make up any costs you think you overspent. It’s compact, but not cramped, and the staff is very attentive, so you know you won’t have bad service, which is always a mood killer on dates.
If you don’t like Latin or Italian, try French. The food is amazing, and the French know a thing or two about romance. If you really want to wow her and enjoy a fantastic meal, check out Le Philosophe. This has been rated the number one hot spot to take first time dates to in the city, and it’s also a place for hot young people to meet up. Classic cooking, classic style, and classic atmosphere make for a casual, yet romantic evening. Lively, fun, and interesting this place will be sure to have you chatting with your new lady as you eat some of the best cuisine a fairly priced restaurant can offer.
NYC is full of fun, life, music and great things to do and see. Some of the best restaurants in the country are located here and finding one for your first date shouldn’t be too hard if you know where to go. Keep it casual and chic with any of the above options and get to know what your lady likes over great food and drinks.