336 "First/Early in the Game Dates" restaurants in New York.
In 2021, Llama Inn in Williamsburg has loosened up into a laid-back Peruvian spot we’d visit on a random Tuesday night.
Wild Birds is a music venue and bar in Crown Heights with live shows every night and tons of outdoor seating.
Edith’s is a sandwich counter in Williamsburg that serves pastrami sandwiches, baked goods, and an excellent bagel BEC with latkes.
Bánh is an Upper West Side is a Vietnamese spot that's perfect for a casual weeknight dinner when you're looking to spend less than $30.
Sushi Muse is a fantastic sushi spot in Flatiron from the chef behind high-end Japanese spots, Hall and Odo.
Rolo’s is a restaurant and grocery store in Ridgewood that serves excellent sandwiches, dinner kits, and baked goods.
Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea is a tea shop chain with stores around the city, including this reliable one on St. Marks spot.
This Chinese restaurant on St. Marks in the East Village is home to some of the best soup dumplings in Manhattan.
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.