hip & romantic place
Please recommend a place or two that is trendy/hip yet has a romantic feel to it. Ideally, we'd like to have a drink at the bar first, then have dinner afterwards. Nice mood lighting, and great music, but not too loud so that we don't have to shout across the table. Budget under $200 incl a $100 range bottle of wine. Neighborhood - prefer west village / chelsea / meat packing area, but not essential. I liked Buddakan but looking for other options. Thanks.
75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Romantic Italian is definitly Apizz. Very hip hood to hang in before or after. Only downside is a small bar.
Inthat same hood is Little Giant which has great food and small and dark as well.
217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002
85 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002