Dating lounge nyc
Andrew Carmellini’s Bowery spot specializes in pasta and small plates, so you can split fried calamari with spicy aioli and tuck into bowls of spaghetti and clams, or fusilli with veal Genovese, while sharing stories of your semester abroad in Rome.
The service and space are casual but nice, so you can impress without looking like you’re trying too hard. (East Village) Best for: When you’re in the mood for Chinese but want to step up your game.
Dishes like “China-quiles” with crunchy yucca chips draw on Wu’s heritage and fine-dining experience at restaurants like Per Se, and it’s the rare Chinese restaurant with an excellent, interesting wine list, so you can get adult beverages appropriate for the occasion.
Gottino (West Village) Best for: When you’re looking for the classic first-date spot.
The Fat Radish (Lower East Side) Best for: When you need a spot that can please anybody.
With its lived-in walls and brick floor, this trendy but rustic Lower East Side haunt looks like a refurbished upstate barn that your friends may have gotten married in.
Downtown Annisa (West Village) Best for: Setting a romantic mood.Big dishes — like that duck — must be ordered ahead and may be too much for two, depending on your ambitions, but there are plenty of sides, like fried rice and Katz’s pastrami triangles, to satisfy.El Maguey y La Tuna (Lower East Side) Best for: An easygoing place to grab food before hitting the bars.And not all restaurants are ideal for every date situation, and everyone’s tastes — and comfort levels — are different.Maybe you want a sit-down place with flattering lighting, or maybe you’d prefer a festive taco spot that offers some distraction should things go south.