From the outside, it may look like a regular good old fashioned coffee ship, but on the inside you are transported to a 1960s Korean inspired cafe. They serve a truly “black” coffee called the Matt Black. more info
They have exotic food options and great decor. Your date is sure to swoon at this throw back cafe, with modern foods and delicious coffee. It’s open late and sure to give you a caffeine high.
TIP: There’s a hidden dining room in the back to work, relax and eat.
HOURS: Sunday to Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Thursday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. – Midnight
Bryant Park is a city park behind the New York Public Library. The lawn is lush and green and the flowers change seasonally. Bring your date to stretch out, dine al fresco, chat on the lawn or listen to the music in this beautiful garden.
But it is more than a garden. There are perfect urban amenities like reading rooms and hundreds of free and engaging activities including outdoor film screenings, various performances, games etc. Check out Bryant Park to know more info.
TIPS: You can also enjoy the free wireless network, and walking dog is permitted.
HOURS: Everyday 7a.m. – 10p.m.
LOCATION: Bryant Park is situated between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Panaramic views from DUMBO House(Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). Stop by this exclusive club, march up to the roof, and soak up the sunset. Perfect place to enjoy the NYC skyline but from the comfort of the indoors. Great winter date!
TIP: Although it’s a members’ club but you can go up and check the view from the rooftop, see the Brooklyn Bridge, Jane’s Carousel and Manhattan Bridge surrounded by the East River.
Cross the Brooklyn Bridge and walk to the park for breathtaking views of downtown Manhattan. Brooklyn Bridge Park is a world-class waterfront park with rolling hills, riverfront promenades, and lush gardens.
Being by the water is so peaceful which will provide the perfect backdrop to your romantic walk. in the park.
TIP: You can take Citywide Ferry or the Governors Island Ferry to get to this Park.
Milk and Cookies is almost too cute! But don’t worry. Its still delicious. This off the beaten path bakery is right in the West Village and sure to make your date go AHHHH. Did I mention this place is cute? They are making cookies throughout the day so they are sure to be fresh. Bakery Website
Dip some cookies in your milk as you and your date enjoy the adorable ambiance. You’ll be glad you came to this cute cookie shop and your date will be impressed with your knowledge of obscure delicious bakeries.
Looking to take your pooch on the date? Nothing better than Washington Square Park. The well manicured dog park is in the actual park so there is a lot to explore for both canines and humans. Washington Square Park
If your dog is part of your family then it is very important that your love interest and your bitch get along. This dog friendly doggy date will help see if its a good fit. Also there is plenty to see and do around the neighborhood! Your dog and your date will thank you
LOCATION: 5 Ave, Waverly Pl., W. 4 St. and Macdougal St.
This park has everything. Beautiful Monument? Check. Large Fountain? Check. Performance artists? double check. You and your date can soak in the sights and there is almost always some sort of political movement or performance going on. There are puppeteers and bubble blowers. Dancers and musicians. Maybe try your hand against some of the chess experts in the park.
Sit by the fountain or go and sit in the grass and relax. You are sure to have interesting things to see and talk about as you enjoy Washington Square Park. Park Website This park is lively at any time of day and is open til 1 AM. The people watching here is amazing!
This is a must do attraction in NYC. The preserved tenement houses have guides to walk you through the apartments and businesses of actual New York historic buildings. These are real Lower East Side immigrant stories and seeing them in person brings them to live. The guide is knowledgeable and great at answering any questions you may thing of.
This will give you and your date plenty to talk about as you learn how immigrants lived when the came searching for a better life. To hear their actual words and touch things they touched is inspiring.
Seniors (65+): $20
Sunday to Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday to Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
103 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002 Lower East Side immigrant stories
Zenchai Matcha Cafe specializes in, you guessed it, Matcha. This is an adorable shop with a huge downstairs ares. Plenty of seating and delicious matcha. This is a quirky run shop by two friends from business school. The vibe is super chill. One of the walls is has an elaborate wallpaper illusion done in green chalk by artist Rajiv Surendra aka Kevin G from “Mean Girls”. Kevin G’s Calligraphy site
Perfect date to try something new, and for those matcha lovers this quirky place does it right!!
On your way – stop at the vintage candy store in service since the 1930s Candy Store Show your date you know weird hole in the wall places like a true New Yorker!
TIP: In the summer they leave the windows open and it is pretty glorious.
Maribelle’s in SOHO is a romantic cozy European style chocolate house. They sell high end chocolates and beautiful gift sets. Don’t let this intimidate you. Head to the back and ask for a table. Order a hot chocolate and sip the decadence as you converse with your date. The beautifully styled cafe will dazzle your eyes and the thick non-dairy hot chocolate will make your taste buds dance.
TIP: Try the spicy hot chocolate if you are adventurous, or I recommend the Aztec for a less daring palate.