Love Is in the Air…and on the Table: 9 Best Date Spots in NYC That Won’t Wreck Your Budget

Love Is in the Air…and on the Table: 9 Best Date Spots in NYC That Won’t Wreck Your Budget

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We have no idea why some people believe that a big bill equates to romantic gestures when the best way to our hearts is through our bellies. That’s why we put together this list of budget-friendly, belly-pleasing date night (or morning after) spots.

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    If you have an anniversary or first date coming up, reserve a spot on their enclosed outdoor patio. This cozy little spot is the perfect place to sip on a wine flight while learning each others’ quirks. 
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    This tiny restaurant is the perfect place if you’re looking to get cozy with your significant other. We’d start off with some small plates to share over some drinks. Our favorites are the Squash Dumplings or the Oysters. 
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    Looking for some smaller plates to enjoy with some wine or beer by a fire? This is the place to hit up. With an extensive list of wines and beers, this is a great place to break the ice in a cozy setting. 
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    This is a casual, country-gourmet restaurant with some pretty delicious brunch options.  With a wood-fired oven and an emphasis on sustainably farmed ingredients, this place is a surefire hit. 
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    This cute Italian joint is perfect for a date night. Try and make a reservation for the garden room. It’s a glass-enclosed indoor garden with gorgeous glass lanterns and is the perfect place to enjoy Lanterna’s Lasagne. 
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    Sometimes all you need is a little Spanish flare to spice up your date night. This little tapas joint is perfect to test out your date’s tastes. This cozy spot has a mix of colorful and muted decor that will surely add romance to your meal.
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    This is a hot spot for a fun date night. We tend to feel that any place that offers a variety of margaritas and tequilas is the place to hit up for an awesomely entertaining date night. 
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    The Nomad Trio Dip (a choice of dips served with crispy pitas) or Goat Cheese Raisin Pizza (Spanish goat cheese, preserved raisins, arugula, and pumpkin seeds) are great ways to ease your date into the meal. Make sure to try the Grilled Beef Skewers too.
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    Say you’ve been dating someone for a couple years (2…5… or 8), you’d be a-okay with splitting their Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner with a bottle of Pascal Doquet Rose on the outdoor patio for your special occasion dinner. 
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