In part 1 and part 2 of the series, top food bloggers in Chicago and Los Angeles gave us a tour through the most romantic restaurants in their hometowns. In this third installment, we’ve asked popular bloggers in New York City to guide us through the most romantic restaurants in their local area. Peruse these exquisite dining options of Andrea Strong, of The Strong Buzz, and Yvo, of The Feisty Foodie.
“The setting is graceful, elegant, sumptous and intimate. The lighting is gorgeous (and so are you while bathing in it). Bouley’s food is exquisite but not heavy; you may actually feel like doing something other than rolling over and passing out after dinner.” – Andrea
“Casellula is not too dimly lit that you need a flashlight to read the menu, but isn’t so bright you feel like you’re in school again. The small plates are perfect for sharing and eating your way across the whole menu, and the desserts are so well thought out that while you can easily share two different ones, you’ll want your own. The cheese program is fantastic, as is the wine list. Cozy spot, perfect for a first or fortieth date.” – Yvo
“I love this little place on Union and Hoyt Street in Brooklyn. Step through the doors and into the cozy, hearth-fired space, and you’re in a rustic log cabin in the Smoky Mountains.The fire blazes, the food is honest, local, simple, inexpensive and tasty, and you can share fondue, snacks, and wine by the warmth of the fire until you’re ready to make your own heat at home.” – Andrea
“Old world Russian, caviar, smoked salmon, vodka… totally romantic. The service is impeccable, and the plush, hushed interior will make transport you to the 40s.” – Yvo
“I know not many people associate Balthazar with romance, but I’m a fan of brasseries, and this one just takes me away to Paris. Sure the crowds are crazy, but the energy and the buzz make it even easier to become invisible. Tuck into a corner table, snuggle in close to the one you’re with, and work your way through bottles of bubbly and wine, trays of icy fruit de mers, juicy steak frites, and just pass the night away.” – Andrea
“Cooking small bites for each other is very intimate, and Gyu Kaku sets itself apart from other bbq-yourself places because you don’t leave smelling like bbq meats (which some may find sexy, but most don’t). The food is great, the drinks are strong, and the menu runs the entire gamut from safe dishes to more eclectic, delicious items.” – Yvo
Marisa Miyasaki loves to mix and match different cuisines and believes Korean Tacos are just about the coolest thing ever invented. She is a devout foodhist and has a borderline-crazy obsession with taking pictures of nearly everything she eats. As Menuism's Community Manager, Marisa hopes to share her passion for food with the world- one hungry foodie at a time.