359 "First/Early in the Game Dates" restaurants in New York.
Taqueria Ramirez is a tiny CDMX-style spot in Greenpoint that makes some of the city’s best tacos (with suadero, tripa, and more).
Boozy brunch has ruined Café Cortadito in the East Village, which was previously one of our favorite Cuban restaurants in NYC.
Pylos is a longtime Greek restaurant in the East Village, and it’s a perfect back-pocket spot.
One of our favorite restaurants in Brooklyn, especially in the summer when their back garden is in full swing. Bring some bug spray, eat a pork chop.
Extra Virgin in the West Village is an excellent date spot and is as consistent as they come.
Flex is a restaurant import from Prince Edward Island, which immediately gives it some credibility - "P.E.I" as they call it, is the source of some of the best mussels the world has to offer.
An import from Nantucket, Sfoglia is one of the few Upper East Side joints that, if transported to downtown, wouldn’t feel out of place.
This West Village Italian spot is starting to feel just a tad dated - but the food is as good as ever. Try it for a special dinner, and order pasta.
Tia Pol is a Chelsea tapas spot that’s a great move for early-in-the-game dates. Have some sangria and some small plates.
One of the few New York City restaurants you can count on for an excellent meal regardless of circumstance. Go for any meal or for a day on the patio.
We love the Mermaid restaurants, but an oyster bar? I guess fifteen or so varieties qualify you, but we were hoping for a deeper raw bar and a little more excitement. Where's the oyster inspiration?