Cozy NYC Spots For Winter Date Night

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There’s no bigger “date night” deterrent than cold, winter weather. IT’S THE WORST. But sometimes, you just gotta buck up, get dressed, and get yourself out there, regardless if you’re on or off the market. Personally, I find that the people who are willing to go out during this time of year are the one’s you’ll have a stronger connection with, whether you’re meeting for the first time or spending time with an existing significant other. Date night is SO IMPORTANT for yourself as an individual & for the relationship you’re focusing on.

So to help make “date night” seem more approachable despite the bitter cold, here are some of my favorite spots in NYC that I’ve deemed intimate & most importantly, “cozy” to spend your time at with someone new &/or someone special:

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BOBO

French Restaurant
Location: West Village

Low-lit place with outdoor terrace & downstairs bar serving French classics and sustainable wines. Its cuisine is rooted in the French Country kitchen – traditional French recipes that celebrate the season and have been handed down from one generation to the next.

BOUCHERIE

French Cuisine
Location: West Village & Union Square

Two-floor bistro for French cuisine, with a bar that’s strong on absinthe. Great for small plates, has healthy options, & fantastic desserts.

CAFE CLUNY

Modern French Restaurant
Location: West Village

Bright neighborhood bistro whose Franco-American offerings include weekend brunch. Best known for its comfort food & selections of coffee, dessert, & tea.

CEDAR LOCAL

Upscale Bar
Location: Financial District

Warmly lit bar with creative, craft cocktails paired with great New York fare. Its selection of over fifteen local beers and ciders round out a truly unique downtown experience.

DIRTY FRENCH

French Restaurant
Location: Lower East Side

Classic French bistro fare with flair in a cool brasserie-like space with chandeliers & banquettes. The restaurant takes its culinary cues from the timeless dishes and preparations of the classic French bistro and enlivens them utilizing modern techniques and bold flavors. 

FREEMAN’S

American Restaurant
Location: Lower East Side

American fare, craft cocktails & Colonial tavern decor draws a hip crowd to this hidden-away spot. The cuisine was also imagined to early American: Simple, Rustic, and inspired by Old World traditions.

JONES WOOD FOUNDRY

British Gastropub
Location: Upper East Side

British taproom with a mellow atmosphere, classic pub food & a big draft beer selection. Rooted in the proud tradition of the United Kingdom’s public houses as a genial gathering place for convivial eating and drinking.

LORING PLACE

American Restaurant
Location: Greenwich Village

Upscale-casual American restaurant for seasonal, wood-fired dishes, handmade pastas & pizzas. The menu, comprised of small and large shareable plates, spotlights farms and farmers whom Chef Dan Kluger has gotten to know intimately over 20+ years of frequenting the Union Square Greenmarket.

SCAMPI

Southern Italian Restaurant
Location: Flatiron District

Chic, upscale space for Southern Italian seafood, pastas & wine, with banquette & communal seating.

SUPPER

Northern Italian Restaurant
Location: East Village

Italian comfort food matches the rustic setting at this cash-only trattoria with an open kitchen. Warm up to a big bowl of spaghetti while the huge oven at the center of the restaurant blazes.

THE NOMAD

New American Restaurant
Location: Flatiron

Sophisticated, multi-room venue for refined, French-inspired modern cuisine, cocktails & wine.

TINY’S & THE BAR UPSTAIRS

American Restaurant
Location: TriBeca

Historical 1810 bi-level townhouse showcasing New American fare in a dimly lit, rustic setting. Complete with a fireplace & outdoor seating.

UNCLE CHOP CHOP

Asian Fusion Restaurant
Location: West Village

The namesake of this Southeast Asian restaurant is a legendary underworld figure in Australia, where two of its owners & its chef, Chris Rendell, grew up. They’ve joined forces with the Grey Lady’s Callum McLaughlin and plan to eventually serve all day, from spanner-crab omelets at breakfast and caramelized sticky pork at lunch to dinner dishes like kingfish sashimi and rendang curry of Wagyu beef.

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To Be Bright

11 Comments

  • Reply Jacqui Berry March 4, 2019 at 3:59 pm

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    • Reply Tilden March 5, 2019 at 2:11 pm

      Thank you so much Jacqui!! xx

  • Reply Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies March 5, 2019 at 3:35 am

    We are having a long weekend in New York this year so I’ll PIN this – thanks for putting it together xx
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    • Reply Tilden March 5, 2019 at 2:10 pm

      Wahoo!! Let me know which spots you end up going to! Would love to hear what you think xx

  • Reply Katie Novack March 5, 2019 at 10:58 am

    When I travel to NYC, I am always on the hunt for new spots! Thank you for sharing these 🙂 I will definitely try them out next time Im in town!

    • Reply Tilden March 5, 2019 at 2:10 pm

      YAY! So glad you came across my post, Katie! xx

  • Reply Juliann Brown March 5, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    These places sound fantastic! I love the idea of finding different places for a cozy date night! This winter will not leave!

    • Reply Tilden March 5, 2019 at 2:09 pm

      I KNOW! I’m so ready for Spring haha! xx

  • Reply Chelsey March 5, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Obsessed with this trouser trend right now! I would so love to have a cozy weekend in NYC!
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  • Reply Michelle March 6, 2019 at 7:02 am

    I will definitely have to try some of these restaurants out next time I go to New York! They all sound amazing!!

  • Reply Heather Mellick March 7, 2019 at 8:48 am

    I really need to make it to NYC, for the food scene if nothing else! And I am OBSESSED with your coat!!

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