SN Eats: Date Night in NYC

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In a city with endless restaurant possibilities, finding the right place to spend your date night can be quite tricky. But don’t worry, SN has got you covered! Stay tuned for our best date night restaurant recommendations and what you should wear during this transitional season. 

Where to Go

Here are some of our favorite spots for a romantic night out in NYC! Whether you’re looking for something fun, cozy, or intimate, we’ve got places on this list that can satisfy any and all your date night needs. See below for our top picks.


With three locations across NYC (Upper West Side, SoHo, Chelsea), Momoya is the perfect date night spot for our sushi lovers. With a packed menu including hot and cold dishes, everyone is sure to find something they love. An intimate atmosphere but energetic vibe is perfect for a first date or a night out with your significant other. Momoya is famous for its Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice, and we can tell you, it does not disappoint!


An NYC staple, Dante is sure to impress on your date night this summer and fall. An SN favorite for both food and drinks, this place is a must-try. Named the World’s Number 1 Best Bar in 2019, Dante has accumulated a stellar reputation around NYC and is definitely the next place you should try with that special someone. Make sure to check out the Campari-based Negroni, which Dante is famous for, the entire cocktail list is to die for!

Bar Pitti 

Known for its chic environment and star-studded diners, Bar Pitti is another date night favorite. The menu consists of Italian classics, but the pasta is truly the main attraction. The intimate and elevated atmosphere coupled with the delicious menu - there’s no question why Beyonce loves Bar Pitti! Make your next date night special by dining at this glamorous NYC spot.

19 Cleveland 

In the mood for something a little more fun? Check out this hole-in-the-wall Mediterranean spot, 19 Cleveland. Conveniently named after their address, this energetic and hip date night spot is perfect for the more lively couple. With many small plates and delicious vegetable-focused dishes, 19 Cleveland is the perfect start to a fun night out! Make sure to try the Spicy Margarita, it’s all the rage!

Joseph Leonard 

Another amazing spot in Greenwich Village for your upcoming date night is Joseph Leonard. This intimate and close-quartered setting makes for an iconic date night meal. With a wide variety of choices from brunch to dinner, there is truly something for everyone! Make sure to check it out.

What to wear

Now that you’ve secured your date, it’s time to pick your outfit! Our Tie Shoulder Top and Tie Waist Shorts make the perfect set for this end-of-summer season. Pair with a cardigan when the sun goes down, or keep by itself for the warmer August nights, this set is guaranteed to make a statement on your next date night. And it’s super easy to accessorize!

Perfect for this transitional season, the Eleftheria Sandal is a staple that you need in your closet from summer to fall. Pair these classic strappy sandals with our black set to create a monochromatic look, or with denim on a cooler September night. Speaking of denim, we’ve been loving The Tripper Ankle Fray from MOTHER. It's the perfect light wash straight leg pant. An easy go-to for a chill day or a dressed-up night, you need these jeans in your closet.

Need the perfect top to go with? Try pairing your new favorite pair of jeans with our One Shoulder Ruffle Top. This light and airy top is the perfect transition piece for fall. Pair it with Mansur Gavriel Mini Cloud Clutch, and you have quite the look. This chic crossbody is all the rage and the rich color is neutral yet cool enough to make a statement. We’re loving it!