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Top 10 Romantic Cafes

When we speak of romantic cafes, we speak of uniquely tucked away little places ideal for a first date because they are obviously public and also rather quiet. These spots made it on our top 10 list because of their rather reasonable, border line economical prices along with their romantic ambiance, decor and of course their food.

Theater Cafe (10)

This spot reeks of comfort, from the burning fire place to the nice love seats. The staff is friendly and the food is pretty good. This cafe is conveniently tucked away in a very quiet and safe area. The prices are pretty decent. Their mango smoothies are pretty first class. 106-03 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375: (718) 261-0014 Hours: Monday through Sunday, 12pm to 12am Kitchen closes @ 11pm Prices: R

Union Square Cafe (9)

This locale has an upscale air to it, but yet very casual. The staff are very friendly, and are on point. Service its as good as it gets here. The price is on the expensive side, but you will not be disappointed. 21 E 16th Street; Phone: (212) 243-4020 Hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm-9:45pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-10:45pm Prices: E

Manhattan Espresso Cafe (8)

This place takes hot chocolate to another level, although on the pricey side, the place is classy and inviting. The deserts are amazing. Leave your plastic at home and bring only cold hard cash. 146 East 49th Street New York, NY 10017 (212) 832-3010 Prices: R

Brick Cafe (7)

Also a crowd favorite in Queens. The key words here are relaxing, cozy and low key. Service is very good. Good place to meet for drinks after work, or a good first date for drinks. 30-95 33rd Street, Astoria, NY 11102 (718) 267-2735 Hours: Dinner Service begins at 5:00 PM. Prices: R

Tanti Baci Cafe (6)

This is the place to go when you are craving home made pasta. Cozy romantic atmosphere. There are not many selections on the menu, but then again they have killer meat balls. Its a very nice place to go in the summer. 163 W 10th St Bsmt, New York, NY 10014: (212) 647-9651 Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri, Sat 11am-12am Prices: R

Cafe des Artistes (5)

Another hot spot where your lady friend will definitely be impressed. The decor is very romantic. The food is amazing. The staff are very friendly and professional. Place your reservation online if you want to assure a table. The downside is the price but overall a gem. The crowd tend to be on the mature side towards late brunch. 1 W 67th St New York, NY 10023 Phone: (866) 551-2146 Prices: E

Cafe Dante (4)

This one definitely ranks among the most reasonably priced Italian cafes in Soho. It offers a quiet and very romantic venue, perfect for the attraction and comfort building steps of the date, as it allows the evening to be filled with uninterrupted long conversations. The staff are friendly and helpful. Don't forget to try one of the tasty Tiramisu. 79-81 Macdougal St Ste 1, New York, NY 10012-2514: (866) 681-0299 Prices: R

Cafe La Fortuna (3)

This Upper West Side locale is popular with tourist due to its John Lennon connection, take a look at the menu and you will know what I'm talking about. Host to maybe one of the very best Capucinos in New York. What landed this place in the top 10 is its very private and cozy settings, perfect for a first date. 69 W 71ST St, New York City, NY 10023: (212) 724-5846 Prices: R

Cafe Rafaella (2)

This Greenwich Village four star Italian cafe has a great family atmosphere, perfect for a first or second date. The dimly lit aura adds to the very romantic tone. The pumpkin cheesecake is amazing. 134 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10014: (212) 929 7247 Prices: R

The River Cafe (1)

If you are in Brooklyn, and want to impress big time, then by all means, this selection should score you MANY brownie points. There is just something magical when you combine the Manhattan skyline with seafood and Chocolate Marquis. This place gets packed so make sure to make reservations and guys make sure to wear gentlemen jackets. 1 Water Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201: (718) 522-5200 Hours: Dinner Service begins at 5:30 PM. Prices: E


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