331 "First/Early in the Game Dates" restaurants in New York.
Leland Eating & Drinking House serves excellent small plates, fresh focaccia, and hot cocktails from its corner shop in Prospect Heights.
Chez Nick is an American bistro that’s one of the best casual date spots on the Upper East Side.
Amigo By Nai in the East Village serves four different kinds of carnitas tacos.
Brooklyn Noosh is a casual spot in Bed-Stuy with burgers, beer, kabobs, and a big outdoor patio in their back alley.
Farra is a wine bar in Tribeca from the people behind (temporarily closed) Atera. Order the scallop fried rice.
Endswell is a French-American bistro in Fort Greene that serves great cocktails.
Fradei is an Italian wine bar in Fort Greene that's a good option for date night.
Bin 5 is an Italian spot with a back garden on Staten Island that’s perfect for date night.
& Sons is a wine bar in Prospect Lefferts Gardens with a rotating list of country hams.
Peachy’s is an underground cocktail bar in Chinatown with good cocktails and lots of neon lights.
The Red Lion is a big bar in Greenwich Village that’s a good spot to watch soccer on TV during the day, and listen to live music every night.
If you’re looking to hear some live music around Elmhurst or Jackson Heights, go to Terraza 7.