Settle into a dimly-lit booth table for house-made guacamole, short rib enchiladas, and all the tacos you can handle. Michael Schulson has reimagined the concept with Alpen Rose, a lux and ultra dim hideaway on 13th Street serving succulent steaks, stuffed lobster, and baked Alaska with plentiful shares of bourbon and gin. The intimate restaurant seats only 40, and the dining room is cloaked in wood and adorned with ornate chandeliers. How to book: Resy The Love. Rittenhouse How aptly named. The Love is a refreshing take on new American cuisine, with white brick and arched hallways that feel airy and bright. How to Book: OpenTable Double Knot Midtown Village Go downstairs to the subterranean, cavernous dinner level of this all-day Japanese restaurant where tables are nestled in dark corners that make dinner feel extra private.
Adhere to reading for inspiration in all kinds of locations. In the garden Naught says love like eating amongst the flowers. Treat your date to a fairytale experience by hanging candles, chain lights, and paper lanterns from the trees and plants. Next, set ahead a table and cover it along with flowers; you are in a estate after all!