Romantic Vibes

Description

High-end, classic & original craft cocktails in a hip, bi-level setting. A noteworthy spot in Murray Hill

Address

154 E 33rd Street

Neighborhood

Murray Hill

Vibes

Chill Fancy Romantic

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

This “dark, secretive” Village basement “cocktails oasis” with a speakeasy vibe, serves “bespoke cocktails” that are “conversation pieces in and of themselves”; despite being “crazy expensive” (and cash-only) it's so “killer” that it's always busy – expect “a bit of a hassle to get a seat.” --Zagat

Address

22 7th Ave S

Neighborhood

West Village

Vibes

Chill Classy Fancy Late Night Romantic Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

Turks and Frogs is the West Village’s wine bar, epitomizing all the intimacy and novelty of this neighborhood. Turks and Frogs offers a wine list that is the envy of other wine bars, both spanning the world and satisfying even the discerning lover of wine.

Address

323 W 11th St

#2

Neighborhood

West Village

Vibes

Chill Classy Fancy Romantic Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

This “transformed” NoHo bistro’s latest iteration is a “pleasant surprise” offering “tasty” upmarket French-Italian dishes and “sophisticated” cocktails, downed by a “lively”, “trendy” crowd; with its downstairs lounge and “party” vibe, it “fits the neighborhood to a T.” --Zagat

Address

9 Great Jones St

Neighborhood

NoHo

Vibes

Classy Club Fancy Social Late Night Lively Pickup Romantic

Establishment Type

Bar Restaurant

Description

Primo “people-watching” abounds at this “fun”, all-day Bowery Hotel Italian that lures “scenesters” with a “romantic”, “country-chic” setting festooned with “hundreds of candles”, plus a sidewalk patio; “tasty” fare, “attentive service” and “fair prices” make the “no-rez” policy (except for hotel guests) less of a drag. --Zagat

Address

335 Bowery

Neighborhood

East Village

Vibes

Chill Classy Social Romantic

Establishment Type

Bar Restaurant

Description

Missy Robbins’ “mind-blowing” housemade pastas and wood-fired entrees are declared “exactly what Italian food should be” at this “outstanding” arrival to the Williamsburg dining scene; the “spare-but-warm” space – complete with “lovely open kitchen”, “sweeping bar” and plenty of “buzz” – is overseen by an “excellent” staff, so the only real problem is “getting a reservation.” --Zagat

Address

569 Union Ave

Neighborhood

Williamsburg

Vibes

Classy Romantic

Establishment Type

Restaurant

Description

The Dead Rabbit team is behind this Battery Park City resto-bar on Pier A, which harks back to the expat life in Havana with its highballs, punches and sours, accompanied by seafood-focused American fare. The space includes a wood-panelled main bar and a ‘lobby’ area. --Zagat

Address

22 Battery Place

2nd Floor, Pier A Harbor House

Neighborhood

Financial District

Vibes

Chill Classy Fancy Romantic Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

A “neat find” down a “dark alley”, this atmospheric LES lounge “feels like a real speakeasy” with cocktails served in teacups and “beers covered in paper bags” -- “in case the Prohibition agents bust through the door”; though hardly hush-hush at this point, it maintains its “underground vibe” if you're “willing to play the game.” --Zagat

Address

102 Norfolk St

Neighborhood

Lower East Side

Vibes

Chill Classy Late Night Romantic Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

This SoHo cocktail bar pours updated takes on classic drinks, plus a no-risk Bartender's Choice (you can send it back if it's not your thing). Short-rib sliders and other rich plates are also on offer in the downstairs space, designed with a mix of clean lines and weathered fixtures. --Zagat

Address

158 Lafayette St

Neighborhood

SoHo

Vibes

Chill Classy Fancy Romantic Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

This “stylish” “trendsetter” in the NoMad Hotel draws a “chic crowd” that’s “blown away” by Daniel Humm’s “superb” American-European menu (the roast chicken is “one for the books”); “spot-on service” and a “beautifully designed” space spread out over several cozy rooms help distract from the “heavy” tabs. --Zagat

Address

10 W 28th St

Neighborhood

NoMad

Vibes

Chill Classy Fancy Romantic Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Restaurant Bar

Description

An Acme vet is behind this retro West Village lounge evoking midcentury cocktail culture in distinct spaces: a horseshoe bar and tiki-inspired dining area on the main floor and a jazzy intimate bar down below. Small bites and burgers accompany classic or signature cocktails, the latter of which can be made with any spirit. P.S. there's also a retro cocktail bar downstairs called Slowly Shirley. --Zagat

Address

121 W 10th St

Neighborhood

West Village

Vibes

Classy Fancy Late Night Lively Romantic Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

“Marvelous” “cucina rustica” pairs with a “well-crafted” wine list in “intimate farmhouse-inspired” surrounds that’ll “transport” you to a “Tuscan home” at this NoHo Med-Italian; if it gets “loud”, the downstairs wine cellar is a “beautiful” alternative, though it’s “not cheap” no matter where you sit. --Zagat

Address

47 Bond St

Neighborhood

NoHo

Vibes

Chill Classy Fancy Romantic

Establishment Type

Restaurant

Description

Underground lounge where dark nooks & a waterfall lend a romantic, intimate vibe.

Address

65 W 70th St

Neighborhood

Upper West Side

Vibes

Chill Classy Romantic

Establishment Type

Restaurant Bar