Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, just want to show your significant other you love them or want to have a night out on a town, there’s always room for romance. With so much of our day-to-day lives being predetermined for us, it’s fun, every once in a while to let go out and have a really nice night with the person you love. And in New York City there are endless possibilities of places to go so choosing where to have a special meal can be difficult. But in Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan there is at least one gem waiting for your reservation.
42-05 235th Street
Douglaston, NY 11363
Il Toscano has a cute cottage feel on the outside, with its wooden benches and signs, and bright white paint offset by the brick walls. Located next to the Long Island Railroad Douglaston station the two-story restaurant has a rustic feel with fun items and old pictures hanging on the walls throughout the dining room that is cozy, with tables close to one another. Entrees ranges anywhere between $19.00 to $39.00 and includes meals, cooked to perfection, like Pollo Scarpariello, Spinach Pappardelle and 22 ounce Shell Steak. The delicious food and cozy setting make Il Toscano a perfect choice for your romantic night out on the town.
4358 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Da Noi restaurant has a very homey feel with picture frames, vases and knickknacks being displayed throughout the dining room, making one feel like they could be in their own dining room. The light yellow walls are highlighted by dark wood walls and wine racks, with tables that are decorated beautifully filling the room. Entrees like Filet Sole Fiorentina and Pollo Giambotta range from $13.95 to $25.95 – with appetizers like Mozzarella, Pepper and Tomato, costing approximately $8.00 each. For a nice quiet night with your date, check out Da Noi.
555 City Island Ave
City Island, NY 10464
For almost two decades Portofino Ristorante has been serving delicious meals to patrons near City Island. The restaurant is spacious with plush chairs and booths as well as pretty murals painted on the walls around the restaurant, chandeliers hanging from above and plants that are placed around the restaurant all add a warm feel. The small bar and large wine racks are fully stocked. The menu offers a wide variety of well-known Italian favorites, which include items like King Crab Legs Oreganato ($32.95), Chicken alla Marsala ($14.95) and Penne alla Vodka ($13.95). Portofino Ristorante is perfect for a romantic evening because it offers two very important qualities: good food and a chance for quality time with your loved one.
The River Café
One Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Large windows stand tall revealing a breathtaking view: the East River and towering it above it the New York City Skyline – what could be a better setting for a romantic New York evening than that amazing sight? Nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge, The River Café has ample room between tables that are covered with cream tablecloths, little lamps and flowers. They also serve timeless meals like New York Cut Sirloin, Organic Chicken Breast and Salmon, as well as delectable desserts like a Caramelized Apple-Almond Tart, Coffee Caramel Parfait, a cheese or sorbet plate and, a specialty, Chocolate Marquise Brooklyn Bridge. The River Café exemplifies romance with everything it does; from its menu, to its décor to that breathtaking view.
One If By Land, Two If By Sea
17 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014
One If By Land, Two If By Sea is one of the most famous romantic restaurants in New York City, as it has become a proposal spot for many young couples in love. The restaurant, which is located in a converted carriage house, has large windows, beautiful chandeliers, and murals that perfectly compliment the brick walls and tables covered by white table cloths and topped with flowers and candles. While listening to piano music played lightly in the restaurant, you can enjoy a prix fixe menu (which includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert for $78.00) that includes items like White Asparagus Salad, Tuna Crudo, Beef Wellington, Lobster Truffle Ravioli, Citrus Crème Brulee and Funnel Cake. One If By Land, Two If By Sea is the perfect example of romance and class.