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The Most Romantic Restaurants in New York City

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so if you are looking for fun, romantic foodie ideas, Ahoy New York has your back! Here are the most romantic restaurants in New York City. It is sure to be the start of a memorable night!

The River Cafe – 1 Water St, Brooklyn
The River Cafe was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy back in October 2012. It only just reopened after almost a year and a half of repairs. The River Cafe is best known for their outstanding food and breathtaking views. When reading their menu with dishes like Wagyu steak tartare and mushroom Wellington, our taste buds are yelling “Yes, please!”

City Hall Restaurant – 131 Duane St
City Hall is a classic steakhouse with a beautiful dining room. Few things are more satisfying than a good quality steak, grilled masterfully and it is even better sharing it with a loved one.

Union Square Cafe – 21 E 16th St
The Union Square Cafe is luxury at its best and it has been a mainstay in the New York restaurant scene for years. They have truly mastered their craft. Prime New York strip steak and braised pork cheeks are both sure bets but then again you really can’t go wrong with just about anything on the menu.

One if by Land, Two if by Sea – 17 Barrow St
You can’t have a list of the most romantic restaurants in New York City without One if by Land, Two if by Sea. It is an American restaurant in a historic location. But it is more than just a gimmick. Their food is just stunning and we especially love their beef Wellington. One if by Land, Two if by Sea is truly perfect for an intimate, memorable night out any day of the year.

Balthazar – 80 Spring St
If you are looking for an authentic Parisian bistro in New York City, you can’t beat Balthazar. It is great for francophiles or great for really anyone who just loves good food. Onion soup gratinee, moules frites and more unusual items like duck shephard’s pie are all top notch.

Le Barricou – 533 Grand St, Brooklyn
Another great option is Le Barricou, a hip French restaurant in Williamburg, owned by restaurateur Jean-Pierre Marquet. Their Coq au Vin and steak frites are both standouts and you also have to try their crème brulee. Le Barriciou is offering a Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu for $35 per person.

EN Japanese Brasserie – 435 Hudson St
If Japanese cuisine is on your mind then look no further than EN Japanese Brasserie. Visiting here is truly a treat for all your senses. Their sushi is unparalleled and their tofu is divine. EN Japanese Brasserie will also have a special Valentine’s Day menu which is definitely worth exploring.

Butter Midtown – 70 W 45th St
Alex Guarnaschelli only recently opened her latest expansion of Butter. Mmmm… the food here is heaven is on a plate. Just where to begin? Hudson Valley duck breast, Berkshire pork chop, roasted Colorado lamb, tomahawk steaks… all are insanely delicious!

Porsena – 21 E 7th St
Finally if you are looking for something more rustic, Porsena is a homely Italian restaurant that makes some of the best pastas in the city. One to especially look at for is their rabbit ragu. It is magnificent. Simply put, Porsena provides comfort food in a relaxing setting. What more can you ask for?

Porsena Rabbit Ragu