Date Night Ideas in Flatiron & NoMad

Around the Neighborhood

Sep 13, 2023

Make your next date night fun, unique, and romantic in Flatiron & NoMad! Whether you and your significant other want to enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience, or are ready to challenge each other to some friendly competition in themed mini golf, the neighborhood is filled with ideas you’ll want to share with your special someone.

Interactive Fun

Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, (212) 229-2560, @eatalyflatiron
Within La Scuola di Eataly, pick from a variety of workshops and learn how to make romantic Italian cuisine such as fresh pizza and pasta.

Empire State Building, 20 West 34th Street, (212) 736-3100, @empirestatebldg
Take a short walk north from the Flatiron Public Plazas to explore the iconic Empire State Building. Once there, head to the 86th Floor to experience a one-of-a-kind open-air observatory offering 360° views or go higher up to the 102nd Floor to take in floor-to-ceiling window views across NYC and beyond, great for taking frame-worthy photos. Purchase tickets here.

Flatiron Room, 37 West 26th Street, (212) 725-3860, @theflatironroom
The popular whiskey bar offers spirits classes for all levels of enthusiasts, including World Whiskey ClassWhiskey 101, and Luxury Whiskey.

The FRIENDS™ Experience, 130 East 23rd Street, @friendstheexperience
Visit the two-floor immersive space and explore the world of the show, FRIENDS™. After you check out all 18 rooms, stop by the Central Perk cafe for themed treats and coffee and grab a souvenir at their store.

Harry Potter New York, 935 Broadway, @harrypotterny
Immerse yourselves in the wizarding world at Harry Potter New York where you can create your own wand, sip on butterbeer, shop merch, and go on a Hogwarts VR adventure.

Ms. Kim’s Lounge & Private Karaoke, 6 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor, (646) 870-0128,
Make your date night memorable with karaoke fun at Ms. Kim’s. Sing your favorite songs, enjoy tasty food, and drinks. Reserve your karaoke room here.

SPIN New York, 48 East 23rd Street, (212) 982-8802, @wearespin
Challenge your date to a ping-pong competition! Reserve one of SPIN’s 19 tables, enjoy a couple of games, and try their food and drink menu.

Swingers Crazy Golf, 35 West 29th Street, (646) 661-3509, @swingersus
Bring your date to Swingers Crazy Golf for a round of mini golf in a theatrical space unlike any other. While you’re there, enjoy tasty street food and craft cocktails in a themed lush 1920s English golf clubhouse. Book your tickets here.

Visit World-Class Museums

Fotografiska, 281 Park Ave South, (212) 433-3686, @fotografiska.newyork
Together, explore the world-renowned photography museum Fotografiska. View current exhibitions: Stars by Terry O’NeillListen Until You Hear, and Prix Pictet Fire. Buy tickets here. While you’re there, check out the museum gift shop and upcoming events.

Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Avenue, (212) 689-6337, @museumofsex
Discover the evolution of sexuality at the museum and check out their lobby gift shop. View current exhibitions, including Portia Munson: The Pink Bedroom and Superfunland: Journey Into the Erotic Carnival. Purchase tickets here.

Poster House, 119 West 23rd Street, (917) 722-2439, @posterhousenyc
Celebrating the art of the poster, stop by to see current exhibitions: Advertising Type: Women in Digital Design and The Revolution Will Be Digitized: Typefaces from Emigre & FUSE. Browse their gift shop and enjoy their in-house coffee shop! Buy your tickets here.

Romantic Dinners

The Bazaar by José Andrés, 35 West 28th Street, (212) 804-9070, Reservations, @bazaarbyjose
Take your special someone to The Bazaar within The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad. Enjoy creative dishes drawing from Japanese and Spanish cuisines in a sleek interior.

COTE Korean Steakhouse, 16 West 22nd Street, (212) 401-7986, Reservations@cote_nyc
For a weekend date night, head to Michelin-starred COTE. The restaurant pairs elements of an American steakhouse and Korean BBQ to offer a menu of premium dry aged in-house steaks and classic Korean specialties.

Gramercy Tavern, 42 East 20th Street, (212) 477-0777, Reservations@gramercytavern
Savor seasonal American cuisine at Michelin-starred Gramercy Tavern that sources ingredients from local farmers and purveyors. Treat your loved one to a five-course dinner in the Main Dining Room.

Hortus NYC, 271 Fifth Avenue, (646) 858-3784, Reservations@hortusnyc
Bring your special someone to a romantic dinner at the Asian fusion restaurant Hortus NYC. Enjoy a two-course prix fixe option or the Hortus tasting menu.

Journey NYC, 27 West 24th Street, (212) 796-0607, Reservations, @journeyexperiencenyc
At Journey NYC, you and your loved one can enjoy fine dining paired with immersive digital entertainment without ever leaving the table. Through theatrical storytelling, 3-D animation and video projection mapping, experience a dinner that delightfully surprises.

Junoon, 19 West 24th Street, (212) 490-2100, Reservations, @junoonnyc
Indian restaurant Junoon serves authentic and modern dishes curated by Executive Chef Akshay Bhardwaj. Treat your significant other to a three-course prestige menu for dinner which includes, a small plate, a main, dessert, and bread.

Koloman, 16 West 29th Street, (212) 790-8970, Reservations, @kolomannyc
French-Viennese restaurant Koloman combines turn of the century European cafe culture with contemporary New York. You and your date can enjoy inventive dishes and curated cocktails.

Rezdôra, 27 East 20th Street, (646) 692-9090, Reservations@rezdoranyc
For date night, reserve a table at Michelin-starred Rezdôra. The Northern Italian restaurant serves delicious house-made pastas as well as traditionally prepared main dishes.

Wonder, 128 West 23rd Street, (855) 818-5755, @wonder
Have a relaxing date night in by ordering upscale takeout from Wonder. Choose from over a dozen iconic menus ranging from Texas-style barbecue to flavor-rich Indian cuisine. Use the promo code: FLATIRON10 to take 10% off your first order.

Header & Thumbnail Photo Credit: Fotografiska

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