You tinderd, twatted or texted and you're finally ready to go on that first date. But, where do you go? Here is our list of the most romanticly incredible first date spots that may or may not get you a second. We have high hopes.
1. 49 Monroe
49 Monroe, Two Bridges
A name and address all in one. 49 Monroe is the cutest Mediterranean restaurant with food from France, Italy and Spain. Dishes are great for sharing (try the seafood paella) and range from $7-$12 for small plates and $12-$24 for Entrees. Your date will absolutely love the earthy decor filled with dramatic lighting and plants.
99 3rd Ave., East Village
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This is the ultimate place for modern Thai comfort food. You'll find special items like Papaya Pad Thai and lychee punch. For dessert, you must try the Thai tea poached pear with coconut chocolate ganache. Plus, it's small and intimate with great service and lighting that will make you and your date feel extra special.
3. Crescent Grill
38-40 Crescent St., Long Island City
Intimate farm-to-table restaurant located just 3 blocks from Queensboro Plaza stop. The food is just as good as it looks and the staff is more than welcoming. We recommend going on a Saturday night.
4. Candle 79
154 East 79th St., UES
Specialty vegan dishes made with organic produce. You must try their Cauliflower risotto, beet burger and the amazing Spaghetti with wheat balls. For dessert, the Mexican Chocolate brownie is incredible. Even any non-vegan will fall in love here.
37-20 30th Ave, Astoria
This is fine dining at its best. You'll find a variety of food from both Europe and Asia. This includes steak to pasta to sushi (yes, sushi) and it's all really delicious.
6. Black Thai
81-16 Northern Blvd, Jackson Heights
If you're not looking to spend much $$ but still want a special place to take your date - Black Thai is the best choice. This Snug, chandelier-lit Thai restaurant has a warm vibe and lots of spicy curries and noodles perfect to jump-start any first date.
905 Lorimer Street, Greenpoint
This romantic french bistro inspired eatery in Greenpoint features incredible food at the top of McCarren Park.
Plus, the owners are behind infamous Brooklyn cocktail wonderland Maison Premiere - so you also might want to try one of their signature cocktails.
111 1st Avenue, East Village
For something new and adventurous, you must try this incredible Filipino spot that has a modern twist. We recommend the Sizzling Sisig and Kare Kare (Plus, make sure to add *garlic* rice). You may just discover why Filipinos are the happiest people on earth.