By Rachel Barber

Published on December 31, 2015

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ROSEMARY’S

The date ambience at this Italian enoteca is perfect–from the strings of hanging bulbs to the huge open doors that allow seating to spill onto the sidewalk. A great place for a leisurely meal and people watching.

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MARGAUX

Hidden in the back of the Marlton Hotel, Margaux serves flavorful dishes inspired by the Mediterranean, France, and California. Enjoy a drink in the whimsical hotel lobby before dinner.

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QUARTINO

A tiny wine bar off of Bowery specializing in healthy Italian food. The intimate space includes romantic outdoor seating.

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LA PISCINE

The Hotel Americano’s unrivaled city views and gorgeous pool make this a memorable date option. Equally romantic during the day as it is at night.

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BARBUTO

This West Village favorite, housed in a repurposed garage, feels lively yet sophisticated. The walls open up in warm weather and the result is a relaxed, neighborhood feel.

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CAFE SELECT

Stop into this dark Swiss cafe for croque monsieur and a glass of wine under the twinkle light-covered ceiling. The hidden back bar is the perfect place to continue the date.

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SOUVLAKI GR

This casual Lower East Side spot offers a short but delicious menu of Greek favorites, for great prices. The blue and white decor will make you feel like you’ve stepped out the city.

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FELIX

A romantic, windowed restaurant in Soho with mouth watering French options like moules frites and steak tartare

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TACOMBI

A vibrant Nolita taqueria serving up individual mini tacos, plus sangria, aguas frescas, and spiked horchata out of their VW bus bar. The bustling, concrete-floored shop never disappoints.

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THE MUSKET ROOM

This date night favorite offers upscale New Zealand eats in a rustic yet elegant space. Snag a table in the back for views of the cute herb garden outside.

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MOTORINO

Located in the East Village, this neighborhood pizza joint creates unexpected pies in a cozy, no-frills space. Great for a casual lunch date