D.O.C feels like a Sardinian bed and breakfast where the elderly owner smiles and nods as you taste the house wine and local cheeses. It’s a very cozy Italian wine bar that’s great for a low-key date in Williamsburg. The big Italian wine list has affordable options by the glass and carafe, and there’s a large selection of cheeses and charcuterie along with some housemade pastas.
More spots in WilliamsburgSee more
Court Street Grocers
The Williamsburg location of Court Street Grocers serves a huge menu of breakfast and lunch sandwiches in a small, primarily-takeout space.
N 11th Cookout
N 11 St Cookout is a big outdoor-only spot in Williamsburg where you can play lawn games after having burgers and frozen cocktails.
More Italian spotsSee more
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.
Bocce Union Square
Bocce USQ is an outdoor Italian restaurant in Union Square Park, and it’s perfect for an after-work spritz when you’d rather be in Rome.
Vinatería is that "new" Harlem neighborhood restaurant that's Perfect For pretty much every occasion.
Suggested by our writers
Off the main stretch in Williamsburg is Aurora, a place charming enough for a First/Early in the Game Date, calm enough for Dinner with the Parents, and with an insane, well-greened Outdoor/Patio Situation.
Bar Belly is a cocktail and oyster bar on the Lower East Side that’s an ideal first date spot.
Antica Pesa is both crazy and endearing, and a far cry from some of the other restaurants around here that hand you some food and a paper napkin and then wait for you to leave.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more