A restaurant for every relationship scenario
While there’s certainly no shortage of restaurants here in the city, sometimes it’s hard to find the right place for your relationship needs.That’s where TasteSpace.com comes in. A restaurant search engine with a twist, TasteSpace allows users to search for fun criteria such as “Celebrity hangout” or “Scantily-Clad Waitresses.” We asked founder Ajay Rajani to give his recommendations for date places, at every relationship stage. First date
“You’d be looking for somewhere not too loud, but not too romantic. You don’t want heavy food, and sometimes it’s good to have a novelty item to talk about,” he said.
His suggestions: Tapas lounge Mercat on Bond Street, and Murray’s Hill’s Asia De Cuba and Gotham Bar & Grill in the West Village for their prix fixes.
Summer flingPost-breakup girls’ nights out
Rajani recommended the Meatpacking District’s Pop Burger for its “fun feel.”
“One of my personal favorites is [Nolita’s] Eight Mile Creek,” he said, “because it has a garden, and kind of weird Australian food.”
“If it’s a serious breakup, you should do it privately,” Rajani said.
Crema Restaurante in the Flatiron District was Rajani’s choice because it provides “a new, fun take on Mexican food.”
“They have the same strong drinks of most Mexican places and you can get dressed up with your girlfriends,” he said. Post-breakup boys’ nights out
“Go to a sports bar with really good food, like [the Upper East Side’s] Baker Street Pub,” he said. “In midtown, there’s P.J. Clarke’s.” He also recommended all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouses, churrascarias. Proposal
If you don’t have a personal spot with sentimental value, Rajani said you can’t go wrong with a fancy, classic place such as the Upper East Side’s Daniel.
“Something with a romantic atmosphere and great wine list; a fireplace is inherently romantic,” he added.