NYC DATE IDEAS

If time allows... what better way to spend our time than exploring all that New York has to offer?

The most memorable connections I've made in this world begin much the same way as any other first-date: connecting over a shared meal or activity. I've found that getting to know each other in a low-pressure, clock-free environment allows us to build natural chemistry... making the rest of the evening that much more fun!

 

Below, I've provided a brief guide to just some possibilities for our time together. But, please, don't feel limited to this list!  

RESTAURANTS

Here are just a few places I've adored in NYC that are also well suited to discretion and dinner date conversation.  Please, don't feel limited to this list, I have many more recommendations if curious :). Beyond this... my trusted-sources for food recommendations are OAD, Eater, & NYT's Pete Wells

Bars & Cocktails

The Apotheke

Library Collection @ NoMad 

Dear Irving 

Bemelman's Bar 
 

Tasting Menus & Fine Dining

The Modern (Midtown) - MoMa's gorgeous restaurant

Gabriel Kruether (Midtown) - white tablecloth, yet  approachable

Gramercy Tavern (Flatiron)  - an NY Institution, a classic

Le Cou Cou (SoHo)- french, sexy ambience
 

Upscale Casual
Legacy Records  (Hudson Yards)- mediterranean + excellent crudo

Cosme (Flatiron) - upscale mexican

Santina (Chelsea)  - coastal Italian 

Cote (Flatiron)- michelin-starred korean bbq

 Afternoon Tea 

 Decadence at the Bacarrat + a more low-key affair at nevertheless chic downtown Crosby Hotel

"To Do" / Wishlist 

Musket Room - foodie paradise, New Zealand cuisine

Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare - once in a lifetime 

Via Carota - no-reservations Italian

Attend a dinner at the Beard House Events

 

 

GETAWAYS

Let's call in sick Friday & escape early for a 3-day weekend for...
 

ADVENTURES 

 Theater  

Catch an iconic Broadway show, or a smaller production at a playhouse. Maybe immersive theater is more your style?

 

Comedy 

Get heckled at the classic Comedy Cellar in the West Village or uptown at New York Comedy Club.

 

Spa Day

Unwind after a busy week at the office....in the hot baths at Shibui Spa followed by a relaxing massage.

 

Museum 

Take in an exhibit at the Whitneygrab a drink with views at the Standard, and wrap up with a romantic stroll down the Highline.
 

Jazz 

Classic Lincoln Theater or 

downtown Joyce Theater

 

Sporting Events

Whether we're cheering on the Rangers, taking a trip up to the Iconic Yankees Stadium, or pretending the Knicks are any good... watching a game together is a great, adrenaline-infused way to start the evening.