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The 19 Most Romantic Places in NYC

Love is in the air, New York!

And just because we know that you’re trying to flaunt your relationship to the world this season, here’s a list of the most romantic places in the city.



One if by Land, Two if by Sea

17 Barrow St

Consistently named one of the most romantic restaurants in the world, One if by Land, Two if by Sea was made for snuggling up to your sweetie. Of course, the fact that it’s most likely haunted doesn’t hurt at all either.


The Top of the Empire State Building

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Okay, this one’s a no brainer.



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181 Thompson St

A classic NY restaurant with the cozy, crowded attitude to match, Carbone is by far one of the most romantic places city wide.



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42 Grove St

It’s French. It’s tiny. It’s all over Instagram. You know Buvette is romantic af.


Brooklyn Promenade

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Romantic strolls with a skyline view? Yes, please.


Brooklyn Night Bazar

150 Greenpoint Ave

Karaoke. Music. Food. Strong drinks. This dark lit bar and venue is the perfect spot for a couple’s night out.


Hotel Delmano

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82 Berry St

Though, no, you won’t find any rooms at Hotel Delmano, you will find a cozy little bar with amazing cocktails perfect for cozying up to your boo.


The Gramercy Park Hotel

2 Lexington Ave

One of the most famous hotels in NYC, what The Gramercy lacks in affordability it more than makes up for romance. Beautiful rooms, classic decor, and an all acess pass to that exclusive park? Sounds like a staycation plan to us.


Bow Bridge

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You know it, you love it, you totally wouldn’t object to rowing under it on a date.


Grand Banks

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Pier 25, Hudson River Park

A floating oyster bar with stellar views, Grand Banks is a shoo in for one of the best date night spots in the city.


The Last Word

30-31 Ditmas

Known for it’s live music, amazing cocktails and speakeasy like atmosphere, The Last Word is the place in Queens for romance.



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77 N 6th St

This low lit Japanese restaurant in Brooklyn practically screams romance. I mean, just look at it.



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281 3rd Ave

So, no – a German restaurant might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to New York romance. But this intensely decorated hole-in-the-wall is just too good to pass up.


Brooklyn Botanic Garden

990 Washington Ave

One of NYC’s best green spaces, The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens have enough beautiful scenery to fuel your lovey-dovey-ness for hours.


Macao Trading Company

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311 Church St

There’s no better place to make eyes across a candle lit table than Macao. I mean, it does take its inspiration from opium clubs, after all.


Il Buco

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47 Bond St

Il Buco offers Lady and the Tramp levels of romance. Trust.


Nitehawk Cinema

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136 Metropolitan Ave

This indie movie theater offers you the perfect opportunity to accidentally brush hands when going for the popcorn.



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310 W Broadway

This outdoor hotel restaurant will make you feel like your on a romantic getaway the minute you walk in the door.


The Cloisters

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99 Margaret Corbin Dr

Let you and your boo get lost in the Met’s Cloisters exhibit in For Tyron Park.



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As an avid NPR listener and self-described Snapchat addict, Jessica Hamrick is excited to showcase her love for all things media as an Editor at UrbanMatter. Her short-yet-illustrious academic career was dedicated to finding the intersections between writing and marketing and she’s definitely found it here. In her free time, Jessica can be found hanging out with her dog Indie, watching the Food Network or commiserating with fellow, unfortunate White Sox fans.

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