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If that makes you picture some rooftop lounge with views of the Empire State Building and shiny leather booths and elevator music in the background, we don’t mean that kind of “sexy.” Mimi is legitimately sexy thanks to a combination of attractive French waiters, tightly packed tables, and a marble bar that turns out ice-cold martinis.
The food is funky, modern French stuff like beef tartare with quail yolk. Whether you’re just starting to really get to know someone or you’ve known them for a while, it can never hurt to remind someone that you know where the cool sh*t is.
I Sodi is one of the best Italian restaurants in NYC, but you aren’t going to feel like you’re on a prom date here.But we actually most strongly endorse Prune at dinner-time, when the restaurant feels like the experimental American version of a cozy little French bistro.The menu is interesting, and yes, they even take reservations.Lilia is a knockout in every way: stunning space, awesome pastas, fried cacio e pepe, great wine list, and soft serve ice cream with sprinkles on top. We would usually tell you that the best place to experience a place like Lilia would be to bring a bunch of people and try everything. So point your date night in the direction of Wildair.On first glance, it just looks like a casual wine bar - but the food here also happens to be pretty incredible.