Where to Go on a Date This Summer in NYC
After swiping right, keep the heat going with these summer date ideas. - New York City is opening up again, and so are your options. If you’ve recently been through a COVID breakup (they’re Pfizer, you’re Moderna—you were star-crossed lovers!), if you’re in dire need of some fresh dating ideas post-quarantine, or if you’re just really, really, really ready to make out with strangers again, we’ve rounded up our favorite ways to make dating in NYC as fun as it can possibly be.
Have a hot dog eating contest for two at Coney Island’s minor league baseball stadium, order one ice cream float with two straws at the Ample Hills’ co-founders new sweet spot, or go full-court romance with a classical music concert lit only by candles. We can’t promise your date will be actually cool, but at least the venue will be!
Try a trendy new spot in the Rockaways
A meal at Margie's, the new restaurant in The Rockaway Hotel, is ideal for those whose Tinder profiles suggest they like long walks on the beach. Order a round of oysters from the raw bar, share a plate of scallops a la plancha, and sip on cocktails like the Shark Bite, with ghost pepper tequila and watermelon, and the Golden Hour Manhattan, with rye and espresso, to get that last-minute-tropical-vacation feeling without leaving the five boroughs.
Cost: Mains start at $18; specialty cocktails start at $14