Whether it is a first date and you are out to impress, getting ready to propose or you just need a romantic evening out and away from the kids, finding a restaurant that is quiet and romantic, yet offers good cuisine can be often be a challenge. (Even in Manhattan.) Here are five highly recommended Manhattan restaurants that will work well for your romantic dinner needs:
One If By Land, Two If By Sea 17 Barrow St. New York, NY. Phone (212) 228-0822
Consistently in the top picks for romantic restaurants, One if By Land Two if by Sea is a Manhattan classic. Offering a Prix Fixe price of $90 per person plus tax and gratuities this restaurant offers excellent food as well as a romantic setting in a landmark carriage house in Greenwich Village.
Waverly Inn 16 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 Phone:(917) 828-1154
Located in the West Village, the Waverly Inn is contained in two former townhouses and lends itself to a comfortable, "homey" and romantic setting. Open for dinner only, reservations are highly suggested at this very popular restaurant.
Daniel 60 E 65th St, New York, NY Phone:(212) 288-0033
Daniel is a highly acclaimed restaurant located on the Upper East Side, and, offers both a romantic setting and outstanding food. Prix Fixe pricing makes it easy to estimate your tab for the evening and service is attentive without being intrusive.
La Grenouille 3 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022 Phone:(212) 752-1495
Located in midtown Manhattan, just off Fifth Avenue at East 52nd Street in a former townhouse you will find the outstanding French restaurant La Grenouille. Prix Fixe dinner is $104 per person plus tax and gratuities, and, an excellent value for setting, food and service.
Gordon Ramsay at the London 151 W 54th St, New York, NY Phone:(212) 468-8898
Sleek and contemporary, Gordon Ramsay at the London is located just a few blocks from Central Park, and, away from the maddening tourist traps of Times Square. The restaurant offers just 45 seats so reservations are an absolute must. If you are seeking French cuisine in a very sophisticated setting then go no further than Gordon Ramsay at the London.