New York’s Most Romantic Restaurants

January 27, 2020

Right up there with New Year’s Eve, deciding on a restaurant for Valentine’s Day can be an intimidating task. That’s why your team of concierges at LIVunLtd have been busy curating a variety of recommendations ranging from over-the-top chic to cozy and romantic. If dining out is not your idea of the perfect plan, we can also help you with flowers, chocolates and gift ideas for that someone special. 

Le Coucou

138 Lafayette Street between Howard + Canal Street

Acclaimed chef Daniel Rose, opened one of the city’s best new French restaurants in Soho. Le Coucou pays homage to old-school, refined French cuisine. Savor lobster, rabbit, duck, and foie gras in an elegant, candlelit setting for your next special occasion or fancy night out.


Financial District
28 Liberty Street between Nassau + William Street

Perched 60 stories above Lower Manhattan, Manhatta is the newest restaurant by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group. The cuisine measures up to the dining room’s views, which are nothing short of breathtaking – the perfect spot for “Manhattans and lobster quenelles in the clouds.”


Tiny’s + The Bar Upstairs

135 West Broadway between Duane + Thomas Street

The restaurant in this historical 1810 bi-level townhouse in Tribeca is indeed tiny. “The rustic interior – antique wallpaper, salvaged wood paneling, original tin ceilings, pressed copper and marble bar tops, and handmade tiles – alone makes it worth a visit.” Tiny’s equally compact modern-American menu with French accents stars a “to-die-for kale salad,” a roasted half chicken with white bean and mushroom ragu, and incredible cocktails.

The River Cafe

1 Water Street

The River Cafe is a restaurant every New Yorker should go to at least once for a special occasion. The romantic Brooklyn waterfront restaurant offers a New American menu, live music, and stunning views of Manhattan. Stellar dishes include crisp oysters with smoked salmon and caviar, rack of lamb, or lobster specials. For dessert, few can resist the chocolate marquise Brooklyn Bridge, shaped like its sparkling namesake.”



West Village
18 King Street between 6th Avenue + Varick Street

An intimate and romantic bistro in the heart of West Village. King’s daily-changing menu is inspired by the South of France and North of Italy.


Vinegar Hill House

Vinegar Hill
72 Hudson Avenue between Water + Front Street

Brooklyn restaurant with a cozy, salvaged decor setting with a garden perfect for late summer evenings. Vinegar Hill House’s menu favorites include juicy, country pork chops with lamb ragù, homemade pasta, and the most delicious Guinness chocolate cake with a stark white cream cheese frosting.



Upper East Side
6 East 65th Street between Park + Madison Avenue

Daniel is an elegant restaurant on the Upper East Side by famous French chef Daniel Boulud. The Michelin-star New York fine-dining classic is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.


Greenwich Village
28 Cornelia Street between Bleecker + West 4th Street

Let charming West Village restaurant Palma “welcome you into her villetta in città. White stucco walls, beamed ceilings and salvaged chestnut doors lead to a beautiful garden with ivory covered walls, fresh herbs and flowers.” The traditional Italian food is prepared from generations of family recipes and organic ingredients. After, stop by the bar next door, Aperitivo di Palma.

Convivium Osteria

Park Slope
68 5th Avenue between Bergen Street + Saint Marks Place

Convivium Osteria is an Italian taverna in Park Slope that’s great for a date night. The restaurant features a farmhouse-like setting, garden, wine cellar and wide-ranging menu inspired by the cuisine of Portugal, Spain, and Italy.

La Grenouille

3 East 52nd Street between Madison + Fifth Avenue

La Grenouille was opened by the Masson Family in 1962. Ever since it has been serving time-honored French specialties in a flower-arrangement-filled space.

Contact your concierge for dining reservations!