New York is certainly no stranger to the romance. In the winter, lightly falling snow lands softly on the cheeks of lovers walking through the streets. In the summer, star-crossed lovers clasp hands as they gaze longingly into each other's eyes over iced coffees. But where do you take that special someone when you want a romantic dinner that's unparalleled?
There are a couple of ways to go. For one, you can knock their socks off with a fancy feast the likes of Le Bernardin or Del Posto, both excellent options for inciting a jaw-dropping effect upon walking in.
For something more subtle and sultry, stick to a romantic's old-standby with a reservation in the downstairs cellar at Peasant. If dripping wax candles, Italian wines and rustic fare don't close the deal for you, to be blunt, nothing will. And of course, there's few things sexier than feeding each other pieces of sushi while sipping slowly on sake at a joint like Gaijin.
The list below is by no means all inclusive, but choosing to take your date to one of these fine establishments should score you some brownie points that will come in very handy for whatever happens next.