If you are thinking of having a romantic evening or brunch with a loved one at a New York restaurant then look no further. I have compiled a list of some of the most romantic restaurants that you could ever wish to experience.

Maybe you are planning a marriage proposal, or maybe you want to celebrate a special anniversary. Whatever the reason you cannot go wrong by reading on.

Depending on what you are looking for I have included quite an eclectic mix so there should be something here to meet every taste.

5. One if by land, Two if by sea
The first most romantic restaurant in New York is called ‘One if by land, Two if by sea’. This place is situated at 17 Barrow Street, NYC, 10014. This restaurant has won the title of “most romantic restaurant in New York” from citysearch and for good reason as you cannot fail to be enchanted by the tinkling sound of the piano keys coming from the baby grand piano which is the first thing you notice as you enter.

Although the music adds an air of sophistication, the roaring log fire instantly makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. And that’s not all. There is an extensive menu to choose from which includes blackened sea bass, an unusual winter shellfish salad which features both oysters and clams and delicious servings of cod cheek accompanied by a saffron and champagne dressing. What more could you ask (especially if your loved one is a fish lover)?

Check out their website at www.oneifbyland.com for the latest menu guide and bookings.

4. Aureole
My next New York restaurant of choice is the ‘Aureole’, which is located at 1 Bryant Park, 135 West 42nd Street NYC 10036 and offers award winning cuisine. This luxurious restaurant, located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, could not fail to charm you into a romantic mood. The soft lighting and delicious food create the perfect atmosphere for a proposal and the oysters should certainly get you in the mood for love!

If you fancy sampling some fine Scottish salmon, yellow fin tuna tartare or perhaps some mouth watering langoustine then this is your place. The dessert menu offers a vast choice including delights such as salted caramel chocolate tart, pineapple baked Alaska or sorbets.

Book early and book now http://www.charliepalmer.com

3. The River Café
You cannot go to New York for a romantic meal and not give my third choice, ‘The River Café’ a try. The romance is created by the stunning view. While you are dining, you are looking out at the Manhattan skyline all lit up by twinkling fairy lights which decorate the tree branches.

You can find The River Café at 1 Water Street, Brooklyn New York,11201. This romantic New York restaurant offers very modern cuisine with the food more about quality not quantity. They offer a wide variety of fish such as scallops as well as cooked to perfection steaks and venison. For a lighter appetite there are beautiful pear salads, foie gras or Scottish salmon. The desserts look like works of art which clearly shows a dedication to detail, something your loved one may fail to notice should you decide to get down on one knee.

To book online visit http://rivercafe.com.

2. Daniel
The next most romantic restaurant in New York is ‘Daniel’, which is run by top chef Daniel Boulud. This decadent, vibrant ambience creates a very romantic setting fit for a marriage proposal. The French cuisine on offer helps to generate an appealing aroma within the restaurant. Everything is mouth wateringly fresh as menus are dictated by what food is in season. This keeps the choice on the menu very current and new.

For the more discerning pallet there are delicious fresh seafood dishes such as oyster terrene featuring caviar on the side. If you are keen to try the whole French experience you will not be disappointed when sampling the Frogs Legs or Duck a L’Orange! If I have convinced you, you can find this great eaterie at 60 East 65th Street, New York 10065. To make the night extra memorable you should dress in black tie and evening dress. It is also important to know that this restaurant was awarded a coveted four star rating by the New York Times!

1. August
And my final choice for a top 5 romantic New York restaurant is the ‘August’. This place plays host to a huge menu and is mainly based on European cuisine from the Mediterranean to Northern Europe. The food here fits many different tastes as the menu offers Jerusalem artichoke soup, sirloin, skate, tender scallops, organic meat and a great vegetarian choice. You can also get really simple food such as burgers or eggs Benedict if that is what you prefer.

The most romantic thing about this restaurant is the homely, ultra chilled out atmosphere! An ideal location for wining and dining but in a relaxed way. There should be relatively few pre proposal nerves in here as it is just so laid back. It does serve absolutely delicious food and is very comfortable so I hope you enjoy. Find the August at 359 Bleecker Street, New York 10014.

Go online at http://www.august.com for the latest info.

I certainly hope I have given you food for thought and have made your decision a little easier in finding New York’s most romantic restaurant. There are fabulous, unusual places to suit every taste in this city of romance, whether you are a tourist or you live there. They all offer tantalizing finger food and scrumptious desserts, both ideal for sharing! So good luck and please let me know how you get on.


Anna Perkins is a relationship writer who offers her own forthright opinion over the worlds of dating, romance, relationships , marriage and friendships. She loves cats, traveling, spending time with her son and husband.

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