While the city and its suburbs have a lot of great places to offer during the day, the best part about NYC is just how much more fun things become once the lights go out.
Here are New York City's most romantic summer date spots, whether you're on your first date or your thirtieth.1.
Where to go for a rendezvous for two in the city that never sleeps.
As someone who's lived in New York City for more than 10 years, I've been around the block when it comes to dating and date night ideas.
Add to that top-notch cocktails from Aaron Melendrez (formerly of The Normandie Club, Walker Inn, etc.) like the rum-fueled Joven y Alocada served in a coconut (get two straws!
), along with Sonoran-style mesquite-grilled meats from Chef Esdras Ochoa (of Mexicali Tacos), and you have yourself one happy date.
Your lady has you, and you have us, and together we'll ensure that you thrill her with the sort of summer experiences she won't soon forget.
Head to the candle-lit bookshelf-lined indoor restaurant for a night of serious romance or try the fairy-light covered outdoor garden (which also serves as a wedding venue in warmer weather for a more casual—though no less charming—experience.
Regardless of where you're seated, take advantage indulgent menu options like the chicken liver pate, served with mission figs, and the duck served with golden faro and dried red currant.
From the gorgeous sunsets over the Hudson, to the eclectic crowd once it gets dark (like couple swing dancing to no music behind you), this lively boat is definitely a place to check out.
Plus, you get to reference this as many times as you want.