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!
Here are just a few places I've adored in NYC that are also well suited to discretion and 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
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
Legacy Records (Hudson Yards)- mediterranean + excellent crudo
Cosme (Flatiron) - upscale mexican
Santina (Chelsea) - coastal Italian
Cote (Flatiron)- michelin-starred korean bbq
Decadence at the Bacarrat + a more low-key affair at the 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
Let's call in sick Friday & escape early for a 3-day weekend for...
A low-key, beachside weekend in the Hamptons or Newport, RI
Wine-tasting followed by couples-massages at our charming B&B's in the Finger Lakes or North Fork
Outdoor adventure & glamping in the Catskills
Catch an iconic Broadway show, or a smaller production at a playhouse. Maybe immersive theater is more your style?
Get heckled at the classic Comedy Cellar in the West Village or uptown at New York Comedy Club.
Unwind after a busy week at the office....in the hot baths at Shibui Spa followed by a relaxing massage.
Take in an exhibit at the Whitney, grab a drink with views at the Standard, and wrap up with a romantic stroll down the Highline.
Classic Lincoln Theater or
downtown Joyce Theater
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.