On the lookout for romantic restaurants in NYC for the month of February? I’ve got just the thing for you! I’ll make sure you or your boo will not burn a hole in your wallet.
Romantic Restaurants in NYC That Are Easy On The Budget
I’ll admit, romantic restaurants in NYC can be pricey. Actually, now that I think about it, the prices of romantic restaurants in general, are known to be quite intimidating, what with the candlelit dinners, cozy atmospheres, and at times three digit entrees — yikes!!
But what if I said that you and your partner can breathe a sigh of relief during the upcoming month of love? What if I told you that I found gems of restaurants that are both romantic and affordable at just $20-30 an entree? Yes, ladies, I’m not joking with you. Keep on reading to find out what some of my favorite finds are!
1. Milk and Roses
Ah, what’s not to love about Milk and Roses? You have the option of sitting inside the cozy and dimly-lit cafe surrounded by books, or if you’re like me, you can have a table in the gorgeous backyard and greenhouse area. Did you know that Milk and Roses is one of the most romantic restaurants in NYC that at times people would book the entire restaurant as a wedding venue?
2. Olio e Piu
Sometimes a girl just can’t say no to carbs! Olio e Piu specializes in serving some of the best pizza and pasta of New York. Did I mention that the pasta is made fresh? Ladies, trust me when I say that once you’ve tasted fresh pasta, you’ll never look at store bought pasta the same ever again.
3. Cha An
Are you and your boo crazy about all things green tea? Then head over to Cha An! It’s a serene little tea house that specializes in all things matcha. They even have affordable lunch set meals that will help you stretch out your dollar. If you choose to visit Cha An next month, do yourself a favor and don’t leave without getting dessert. You’ll definitely thank yourself after for the wise decision!
I fell in love the first time I set foot in Uva because of its rustic charm and intimate atmosphere. It definitely struck me as one of the most romantic restaurants in NYC — it had all the makings for a great date night.
One of the most loved appetizers is the sheep’s ricotta cheese drizzled with black truffle honey. If that alone doesn’t make you lick your lips, wait until you try their truffle gnocchi. It’ll rock your socks off!
Oooohh and their yummy desserts are to die for!
5. Joe Allen
Joe Allen is a stone’s throw away from New York’s Theatre District, which makes it a great place to stop by before or after watching a show. If you’re lucky, you might even see or rub elbows with famous directors, producers, and actors inside.
6. Merchants River House
Loads of couples have fallen in love with the Merchants River House because of its impeccable view of the Hudson River. I’d say that this is actually one of the best places to watch the sunset during the summer.
You can bet that this restaurant will be up to their neck in reservations come February, so don’t forget to call in early to book a table in advance.
7. Shake Shack in Madison Square Garden
Shake Shack is one of my favorite burger joints, ever. EVER. Whenever I get the chance to swing by New York, I make it a point to drop by the branch in Madison Square Garden at night. I’m such a sucker for lights and the string bulbs they’ve hung above the seats have just won me over completely. I’ve got to say, the Shake Shack in Madison Square Garden has to be one of the most affordable and romantic restaurants in NYC I’ve ever had to date.
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Ladies, date night doesn’t have to be expensive. It’s all about eating good food, making new memories, and having the best company because you’re with someone you love. If you really want to save on cash, you could even try whipping up a romantic meal yourself. Not only will you get to sharpen your kitchen skills and learn a recipe or two, but you’d also have a chance to show your partner just how much heart you’ve put into making the date perfect. I’m sure he’d love you even more for it.
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