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NYC's Best Low-Key Date Spots

Liven up your love life with a fun outing at one of these offbeat date spots in New York City.

  • Gotham West Market
    • West 40s
    Food
    25
    Decor
    24
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $26

    At this high-end marketplace in Way West Hell's Kitchen, you and your date can take a trip around the city without ever leaving the block. Browse food stalls from local favorites like The Cannibal, Ivan Ramen, and Blue Bottle Coffee, then rent bikes from Velo and go on a real tour.

  • BrisketTown
    • Barbecue
    • Williamsburg
    Food
    24
    Decor
    13
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $29

    What's more romantic than a messy BBQ dinner at this Williamsburg hot spot? Think about it: you can wipe sauce off of each other's faces, then laugh about it later over drinks.

  • Do or Dine
    • Eclectic
    • Bedford-Stuyvesant
    Food
    23
    Decor
    21
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $51

    Introduce your date to something new at this one-of-a-kind restaurant, where everything is an adventure - from the trek out to Bed-Stuy to the innovative menu, which includes dishes like foie gras donuts and Japanese nachos.

  • Brooklyn Bowl
    • Bowling Alley
    • Williamsburg
    Atmo.
    22
    Decor
    20
    Service
    17
    Cost
    M

    This isn't your high school bowling date. At this Williamsburg spot, you can take over a lane, sip beers from nearby Brooklyn Brewery, and enjoy awesome Blue Ribbon food - and on certain nights, hear live music and groove to popular DJs.

  • Salvation Taco
    • Mexican
    • Murray Hill
    Food
    21
    Decor
    20
    Service
    15
    Cost
    $41

    After you've enjoyed some tacos and margaritas with your date at one of the cozy lounge couches in this trendy Murray Hill Mexican, you can play each other in Ping-Pong; winner buys the next round of drinks.

  • Barcade
    • Bar
    • Williamsburg
    Atmo.
    21
    Decor
    19
    Service
    16
    Cost
    M

    At this popular Williamsburg bar, you can get to know your date better while sipping craft beers and battling each other's top scores on vintage arcade games.

  • Play
    • Cocktail Bar
    • Nomad
    Atmo.
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    E

    Get playful at this sexy lounge at the back of the Museum of Sex, where the cheekily-named cocktails, vintage Playboys scattered around the tables, and blush-worthy art on the walls will be sure to start a conversation (to say the least).

  • Attaboy
    • Cocktail Bar
    • Lower East Side
    Atmo.
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    M

    Knock on this unmarked door and you'll discover a warm, cozy bar manned by bartenders who really know their stuff - enough to create custom cocktails for both you and your date.

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