NYC Date Night
Need some inspiration for a romantic dinner in the city? These are our top picks of the month (when it comes to romantic atmosphere and cuisine!)
Finding a romantic spot in the city to impress your date is never easy! Passports & Pérignon recommends these two city spots for a romantic anniversary dinner extraordinaire.
La Goulue – Upper East Side
After an 8 year hiatus, this Upper East Side landmark is open again for business and has her regulars flocking to tables for a bubbly lunch or romantic candle lit dinner. Even thing is the same, from the delicious menu to the phone number (kind of a serendipitous reincarnation if you ask us). Other than seeing the same old faces that become part of our Friday night fixture, the new restaurant has also kept all the fixtures, nut-brown wood paneling, chairs and even the front doors. Yip, you will hardly notice you’re not on Madison Avenue anymore. Chef and partner, Antoine Camin, has maintained the exact menu with steak tartare, tuna tartare, Burgundy snails, onion soup, sole meunière, roast chicken, steak au poivre vert, profiteroles and tarte Tatin. Talk about a blast from the past.
(Opens Monday): 29 East 61st Street, 212-988-8169, lagouluerestaurant.com.
Rosemary’s – West Village
This farm to table restaurant is always a great choice for pasta lovers and health fundi’s alike.This Italian restaurant with a rooftop farm situated in the heart of Greenwich Village, was created by Carlos Suarez, and named after Suarez’s mother (and inspired by both her home in Lucca (Tuscany) and the rich heritage of the restaurant’s Greenwich Village corner).
Dinner guests can enjoy delicious seasonal Italian dishes that highlight the herbs and produce from the rooftop garden, as well as house-made pastas and a selection of focacce.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this is the perfect spot for a reenactment of Lady and the Tramp’s famous pasta scene (and with Rosemary’s broad wine selection this may be more reality than Disney).
Sit back, turn your cellphones off and enjoy something often forgotten in 2018; the art of great conversation over a candlelit pasta dish.
18 Greenwich Avenue (West 10th Street) , 212-647-1818, rosemarysnyc.com