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Jan 18, 2012 01:26 PM


Does anyone know of any nice date restaurants that are BYOB? Preferably with entrees in the $20-$25 dollar range per person. Any type of food is fine...

Thank you!

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  1. Check out Apiary. If you go on Mondays, corkage is free.

    60 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

    1. I like Gazala Place in Hell's Kitchen.

      Gazala Place
      709 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

      1. Apiary looks good but it seems to serve it also BYOB?

        Gazala doesn't seem quite date-y enough for my tastes.

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        1. re: Hofman777

          Apiary allows BYOB with a corkage charge on all nights except Monday when corkage is free.

          Go to and search

        2. There are a number of ethnic spots that are BYO and places like Apiary and, I believe, Ciano that have special BYO nights (usually Monday).

          For everyday BYO, La Sirene in Soho is one of the nicer spots and might make sense for a date. The food is good, traditional French bistro, and the setting is the same. It isn't anything cutting edge or amazing, and is a little cramped, but if BYO is important, it is a good choice.

          Kuma Inn is the other spot that comes to mind, as it is a step up from some of the ethnic spots in terms of atmosphere. Not 100% certain they are still BYO, but always were.

          Kuma Inn
          113 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

          La Sirene
          558 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

          60 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

          45 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

          1. Nook in Hell's Kitchen. Tiny but good food and it seems like a popular date spot.

            746 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019