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 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
Tasting Menus & Fine Dining
Gabriel Kruether (Midtown) - white tablecloth, yet approachable
Le Cou Cou (SoHo)- french, sexy ambience
Legacy Records (Hudson Yards)- mediterranean + excellent crudo
Cosme (Flatiron) - upscale mexican
"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
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.
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.