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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.

Do or Dive Bar

Bedford-Stuyvesant
4.5
Food
3.8
Decor
4.1
Service

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.

Delaney Barbecue

BarbecueWilliamsburg
4.3
Food
3.2
Decor
3.8
Service

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.

Gotham West Market

West 40s
4.1
Food
3.6
Decor
3.6
Service

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.

Salvation Taco

MexicanMurray Hill
3.8
Food
3.9
Decor
3.4
Service

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

Williamsburg

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.

Bar at The Museum of Sex

NoMad

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).

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