Pursuitist’s Guide to Date Night in NYC

Looking to have the ultimate date night in New York City? Welcome to Pursuitist’s Guide to date night in New York City. From scenic rooftop bars to cozy speakeasies tucked away in hidden corners, NYC has options for every type of date night. Whether you are a local looking for new spots or visiting on a romantic getaway, here are some of our favorites:



two fifteen at PUBLIC Hotel 

215 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002

Downtown chic meets sophisticated glamour at the new two fifteen bar in the PUBLIC Hotel. Dripping in rich fabrics, chandeliers and a mood setting fireplace,  this is the perfect spot for drinks and light bites from 5-7pm, or a sophisticated lounge from 10pm.


 19 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011

Dark leather chairs, mood lighting and a unpretentious neighborhood feel is what an unforgettable evening at Analogue holds. The friendly staff will make you feel right at home, as you and your date get comfortable over expertly made cocktails and small plates.

Credit: Fabien Desgroux

Bar Nena

63 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014

Take your date to the next level with a visit to this hidden lounge in the West Village, located below jajaja. From owners and  longtime friends Nima Garos and Koorosh Bakhtiar, Bar Nena serves up made-in-house, low ABV fermented beverages based on ancient Mexican recipes, bespoke cocktails and light bites on a copper bar, or choose one of the velvet banquettes. All cocktails are romance -inspiring with names like Besame (“Kiss Me”).

Blind Barber

339 E. 10th St. New York, New York 10009

Keep it casual with this historic East Village speakeasy hidden behind a working barber shop. With a focus on both seasonal and speciality cocktails, Blind Barber also keeps it interesting with nightly themes like “Retro Wednesday” and “House Party Thursday”.


The Bronze Owl 

52 W. 33rd Street

Sultry midtown cocktail lounge The Bronze Owl is the perfect place to escape for classic Italian cocktails and assorted bites in a chic lounge that reminisces on a Mad Men era with dark green banquets, black and white artwork, and gold accents. Pick a corner booth for the most coziness, and don’t miss the Black Diamond Caviar & Burrata, house made pizzas or selection of cured meats.

Jac’s on Bond

26 Bond Street, New York, NY

This NoHo subterranean cocktail bar from Authentic Hospitality is the cool, discreet place to be to enjoy light bites, sips, and a round of pool.  Spirit-forward craft cocktails like the Fig Poppa ( reposado tequila, combier, fig, pineapple, lime, vanilla, graham cracker salt) and Shoulder Blade (monkey shoulder scotch, santa teresa 1796, coconut, banana, pineapple, lime, vanilla, nutmeg) are served alongside shrimp cocktail, oysters and chilled crab dip.


 49 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

From owner Ryan McKenzie and Executive Chef Carlos Chavarria, of Patent Pending, comes seeyabajo, located underneath  seeyamañana. The vibey, intimate venue hosts live music, a Baja California menu and bespoke drinks with fresh, unique ingredients inspired by Chef Chavarria’s Mexican upbringing (think: butter-washed mezcal, kiwi, green peppercorn, the Mexican spirit Pox, cantaloupe, yerba mate, Mexican corn whiskey, and more).


Photo: Nikolas Koenig

Twenty Three Grand 

23 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

In the heart of Soho in the Modernhaus Hotel is the garden oasis Twenty Three Grand. Named after the address, the beautiful indoor/outdoor restaurant offers delectable Mediterranean-inspired dining under a retractable roof. The food is helmed by Executive Chef Ashley Rath, and the menu reinvents classic comfort dishes with a twist and is the perfect spot for an evening under the stars. 


 105 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

From Monte Carlo, now in downtown Tribeca is beefbar. Located in an art deco building and designed by French interior design firm Humbert & Poyet, the stunningly sophisticated space offers a timeless chic experience with diverse range of dishes curated by Executive Chef Thierry Paludetto, with Executive Chef Peter Jinat the helm in New York. Don’t miss the croque sando, a dry aged ribeye ham with mozzarella and La Sauce Beefbar, or the homemade wagyu bolognese with 101-month-aged parmesan.


 773 10th Ave, New York, NY 10019

From Executive Chef Efi Naon comes modern middle eastern restaurant Frena. Food lovers will enjoy getting cozy over classics like hummus, tzatziki, falafel, crispy zucchini cakes and more.



Hotel Fouquet’s New York

456 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

This stunning Tribeca property is the perfect place to take someone who appreciates the finer things in life. The first U.S.  property for Group Barrière, the hotel embraces Parisian opulence and sophistication. Three dining venues are available Brasserie Fouquet’s, Par Ici Cafe, or Titsou.


The Regency Bar & Grill at Loews Regency New York 

540 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065

This Park Avenue icon is known for its power lunch crowd, but also a chic and sophisticated place for date night. With a classic American menu brought to you by Executive Chef Manjit Manohar, the hotel’s signature restaurant is serving up soups, salads, seafood and meats from regional, organic farms and supports ecological fishing practices.


Roof at 66 Park at the Prince Kitano New York Hotel

On the 18th floor of the newly reopened Prince Kitano New York, is the lively Roof at 66 Park.  With a selection of craft cocktails, fine wines, rare Japanese whiskeys and shareable gourmet bites. With panoramic views of the city from the bar’s wraparound terraces, this is the perfect place for an memorable evening.


The Garden Terrace at Aman New York

The Garden Terrace of Aman New York is the epitome of elegance and luxury. With stunning Manhattan city views surrounded by lush foliage, this upscale hideaway is a tranquil escape for intimate evenings. Have a seat at the marble bar, grab a table by the fountain or fire pits, and sip on top shelf cocktails.