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Romantic East Village restaurant?

Wet Towel Aug 9, 2009 06:01 AM

Looking for a place that has excellent food and nice atmosphere. Any recommendations? Degustation?

  1. iFat Aug 10, 2009 09:34 AM

    wet towel looking to get romantic huh? for a low key, romantic bite rue b (ave b bet 11th and 12th) has always been a solid spot. jazz bar that has live music from time to time and serves some good paninis and salads.

    another more low key romantic spot is wine bar/raw bar desnuda on 7th bet 1st and A.


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    1. re: iFat
      tabs Sep 5, 2009 06:21 PM

      I just went to Desnuda for a romantic date. It was wonderful!!! The ceviche was exactly what I was looking for, crab and avacado, hamachi and apple and jalapeno. The wines were simple and lovely, and the space by the bar was airy and opened to the street. Everyone friendly and real.

    2. princeofpork Aug 10, 2009 07:25 AM

      I think the most romantic place in the East Village is Apizz. Warm, dark, good food and wine.

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      1. re: princeofpork
        stephaniec25 Aug 10, 2009 08:56 AM

        Agree with Apizz

        1. re: stephaniec25
          KTinNYC Aug 10, 2009 09:38 AM

          Apizz is a fine suggestion except it's not in the East Village.

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        fearlessemily Aug 9, 2009 06:06 PM

        How about the garden at i Coppi (9th street between 1st and A) -- beautiful setting, candlelit, tables not crunched together, easy to hear your guest, and great reliable food.

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        1. re: fearlessemily
          egit Aug 10, 2009 08:51 AM

          La Vagna is also really nice.

        2. D...DF Aug 9, 2009 04:37 PM

          Kyo Ya

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            susiederkins Aug 9, 2009 03:54 PM

            Dieci on 10th, between 2nd and 1st Ave has very good food.

            Pylos has a nice atmosphere as well. I wouldn't call it super romantic, but it's very civilized. Food is great.

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              ExFlexitarian Aug 9, 2009 10:14 AM

              Try Aroma on 4th St. Fantastic Italian and very romantic atmosphere.

              Mermaid inn is also very romantic, but the food is spotty.

              If you're looking for a lighter meal, Grape and Grain has great wines, really romantic ambiance, and tasty small bites.

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                RCC Aug 9, 2009 08:42 AM

                Not Degustation. It's a counter/bar-like setting where you can end up rubbing elbows with the other party and where you can't help but listen to others converse.

                1. bbqdawg Aug 9, 2009 07:51 AM

                  How about The Redhead? My wife and I had an excellent meal there during a visit to NYC last month. I think its dark and cozy enough to be considered romantic, although it is fairly casual.

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