Romantic Date Night Ideas in 2021 in NYC

Romantic Date Night Ideas in 2021 in NYC

Spending the day with the person who means the most in this world to you can mean more than any gift. What better place to spend a romantic evening than New York City? We've put together a list of some of the best places to spend some quality time with your sweetie. 

Dinner Date

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It's no secret that New York City has the widest variety of cuisine of any city, available at any hour. But for a romantic date night, you don't want to go just anywhere. Here are a few fabulous restaurants that work beautifully with this special evening. 


Enjoy a private dinner for two, Korean style, with meat, scallops, and longevity noodles. If you have fancier tastes, you can even add caviar and lobster tail. Enjoy the food outside in private cabanas, or if you prefer, take it home to enjoy with cocktails or Champagne.

Bar Boulud

No one loves love more than the French. So why not celebrate Cupid's lucky arrow strike with a three-course meal from Bar Boulud? Choose from lobster or pork osso bucco paired with delicious appetizers and delectable desserts. Eat outdoors or get your meal delivered.


Fondue means ‘to melt’ in French, so it’s a fantastic option for a heart-melting evening. Hutte serves it for two, with the option to add in Austrian wines. Also on the menu are Centra-European dishes, just in case you don't do fondue. 

The Great Outdoors

If you want to get out of your daily routine, head out for a hike or see the sights. Explore the wonders of nature with your special someone at some of the most romantic places New York has to offer. 

Niagara Falls

Head out to Niagara Falls to experience the wonder. Watch the water crash down before your eyes. There is nothing more breathtaking than watching this unique natural phenomenon. Be careful though, you fell in love, not in the water!

Sunrise Access at Edge

Visit Edge, the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, for a beautiful look at the sun rising over the city. Edge opens at 6 a.m. so couples can get a look through the glass floor and glass walls at the early morning light washing over the city. Sip champagne or go old school and have hot chocolate with whipped cream, along with a rice crispy treat covered in red and pink sprinkles. 

Sea Glass Carousel

Spend three minutes in this awe-inspiring fiberglass fishbowl. Watch as the LED lights change colors as you spin around. Take a moment to watch the sunset over the water. In the background, you can see the Staten Island Ferry and Lady Liberty. 

Overnight Fun

Spend a little alone time in one of New York City's premier hotels. Here are a few romantic options to choose from. 

Baccarat Hotel New York

Enjoy an evening in the luxurious Baccarat Hotel New York. The hotel is full of crystal-lit curtains, shining chandeliers, and the signature in-room Champagne button, conveniently placed on the bedside phones. Once pressed, couples will receive their favorite bottle of Champagne, which is served exclusively in Baccarat flutes. Book the romantic retreat package to get the most of your stay. 

Library Hotel New York City

Is your significant other a voracious reader? If the love for the written word is their thing, spending the night around the corner from the New York Public Library in this book-filled Library Hotel New York City may be perfect. The Library Hotel takes love as seriously as poets. For the whole month of February, it has special packages, and couples get to take home their very own book of sonnets. 

The NoMad Hotel

The unique and artistic NoMad HOtel offers classic cuisine with a touch of French technique for its guests to enjoy. The fully stocked bar is available so you and your date can have your favorite drinks. The Rooftop is a sight to behold and makes for the perfect spot to enjoy your food. The hotel also offers a brunch on weekends, perfect for the morning after your stay. 

Relaxing Holiday

Spend your day or night getting pampered with the arts, or keep it low-key. 

Virtual Museum

Go museum-surfing from the comfort of your couch by using Google Arts & Culture to take a peek at famous museums around the world. The collection has over 500 to choose from, and you're sure to find a few that are on your bucket list. Choose from museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, The MET, the National Gallery of Art, The Munch Museum in Oslo, and The National Gallery in London. 

You can even virtually visit historical monuments such as The White House and the Eiffel Tower. 

Your Love, Our Musical!

Watch two musical comedians, Rebecca Vigil and Evan Kaufman, in this live YouTube comic rendition of their love story. Get the best seats in the house by watching the show from your couch. 

Visit a Day Spa

Soaking away the stress is the best way to start to feel the love, and a massage doesn't hurt. either! Add a glass of champagne, and your relaxing day is off to a fabulous start. Soju Spa Club offers 60-minute couples massage experiences featuring aromatherapy, heated salt stone, or deep muscle massage. After your massage, take a soak in one of the pools. 

Virtual Cooking Class

What's better than to cook a romantic meal together? Masterclass offers many different cooking courses, many taught by celebrity chefs. It even offers classes on activities such as playing chess and making cocktails. 

We at Martin Busch Jewelers know the importance of taking the time to create fun, romantic experiences that give us lovely memories. What's your favorite thing to do in NYC so far in 2021? Let us know! If you're still looking for that perfect gift, take a look at our staff's favorite pieces for your significant other. For questions about our jewelry, give us a call or send us a message.a couple holding up a red heart while kissing