5 Best Romantic Date Spots in NYC with a View

New York City is one of the most romantic cities in the world. With tons of delicious restaurants, gorgeous natural sites and cultural activities, it’s a great place to go on a date with someone you love. One of the best date activities in NYC is going somewhere where you can take in a stunning view of the city. If you want to take your date somewhere romantic in the city that has a view that will take both of your breath(s) away, here are 5 of the best spots.

Bookmarks at the Library Hotel

The Library Hotel is an adorable boutique hotel close to Grand Central Station. Each floor of the hotel is themed after a book genre, and each room in the hotel has its own literary theme as well. One of the most special parts of the hotel, however, is its library bar — Bookmarks. This dark, secluded spot offers cocktails and lots of seating tucked away in nooks, so you can enjoy some privacy. It also has stunning views of the city around it, so you can hold your loved one close and look out onto the library, midtown skyscrapers and other beautiful NYC buildings.

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The Brooklyn Heights Promenade

For somewhere that offers a view of the city from across the river, go on a date to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. This walkway on the East River borders the gorgeous neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, and it looks out onto Downtown Manhattan, so you can get a glimpse of charming, historic neighborhoods and impressive skyscrapers. When you’re done wandering the promenade, head through Brooklyn Heights and have a meal at one of the cozy neighborhood restaurants that have been around for decades.


If you want an unforgettable view while you eat a meal, make reservations at the restaurant Robert, in the Museum of Arts and Design at Columbus Circle. This posh restaurant has a delightful menu of appetizers, entrees and cocktails, and it overlooks Columbus Circle and Central Park, so you’ll be looking out onto a setting you won’t soon forget. For the full effect of the view, go after dark. You can see Columbus Circle’s fountain lit up and you can get a glimpse of the glimmering Time Warner Center.

The River Cafe

Located on the East River in DUMBO is the River Cafe, a historic restaurant that offers unbeatable views of the river and downtown Manhattan. Take your date there for an awesome meal and spectacular views. You’re nearly right under the Brooklyn Bridge, so not only can you look at the skyscrapers of downtown, you can also feel dwarfed by the stunning, historic architecture of the bridge. The River Cafe offers prix-fixe menus of some of the best food in the city, so make sure you come hungry.

The River Cafe

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High atop Beekman Tower is Ophelia, an Upper East Side bar that looks out over the East River. The bar used to be home to a restaurant that hosted the likes of Frank Sinatra and Miles Davis. Today, you can go up to the top and take in the view while tasting the bar’s famous craft cocktails.

If you’re going on a date in NYC, why not bask in the always-romantic splendor of the city and make sure you go somewhere with a view. Adding the rivers, skyscrapers or neon lights of the city to the backdrop of your date creates even more electricity than you had already, and you’ll be able to enjoy an unforgettable day or evening with the person you love.

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