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Caviar’s Best Date Night Restaurants for NYC Delivery

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It’s a loaded question among couples everywhere: “What should we have for dinner tonight?” If that dinner happens to occur on a date night, then the stakes get higher. Fortunately, New York City has plenty of cuisines (and price points) for any type of date night — and Caviar lets you plan an exceptional dinner from the coziness of the couch.

Ahead, 15 top-tier restaurants across NYC for ordering shareable appetizers, perfect entrees, and never-boring desserts. There’s plenty of steak and seafood here (we see you, surf and turf fans), plus perhaps the most shareable food of all: sushi. No matter which restaurant you choose, you can find something to please anyone’s taste — meaning you can spend more time curating your perfect date-night playlist and less time debating what’s on the menu.

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1. Momoya

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427 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024
(212) 580-0007
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If you’re looking for fresh delivery on the Upper West Side, go for Momoya. For a dinner date, you can’t go wrong with pan-seared dumplings (to share or for yourself), crispy shrimp tempura rolls, and honey-roasted Brussels sprouts. Need a little more? Popcorn chicken comes with a chili sauce, and classic duck buns or spring rolls make the perfect appetizer.

Plate of raw Japanese sushi Courtesy of Momoya

2. Noz Market

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1374 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10075
(917) 338-1792
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Although they’re open for indoor dining again, you can still taste the best of what Sushi Noz has to offer at your own dining table (with your favorite TV show on in the background). Chef Noz found inspiration in his grandfather, who owned a seafood company for years. A daily rotation of seasonal fish cuts is top priority, followed by saba-pressed sushi and a six-piece maki roll with chopped toro. Wide rolls come in the grilled salmon and blue crab variety.

Hand holding seafood lobster cone Courtesy of Noz Market

3. Avra Madison Estiatorio

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14 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022
(212) 937-0100
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This 300-seat eatery features traditional Greek cuisine, and it’s the ideal place for a shareable-plate date night. From the coziness of your own apartment, order dishes like vine-ripened tomatoes covered with feta or the bestselling octopus plate — complete with capers and red wine vinegar. Still hungry? Prime New York strip steak will surely suffice.

Grilled octopus dish on white plate Courtesy of Avra Madison Estiatorio

4. Sushi on Jones x Don Wagyu

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Gotham West Market, 600 11th Ave
New York, NY 10036
(212) 203-7731
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You’ll find Sushi on Jones and Don Wagyu’s dual concept at Gotham West Market, with cool and innovative menus from both Japanese establishments. The Sushi on Jones spot offers 12-piece classic omakase and mouth-watering king salmon rolls. Or, opt for Don Wagyu’s all-natural chicken with yuzu kosho ranch and A5 curry.

A variety of sushi, with two hands sharing using chopsticks Courtesy of Sushi on Jones x Don Wagyu

5. Sushi Seki

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208 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 255-5988
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This Japanese spot has special late-night hours, so don’t worry if you get an appetite well into the evening. Choose from bestsellers like torch tomato sushi, pan-fried pork dumplings, beef negimaki (thinly sliced ribeye and scallions), or perfectly balanced salads. Entrees like Yuzu miso cod and New Zealand salmon teriyaki (served with seasonal vegetables) come with enough food for two.

Sushi and sashimi seafood options on a palate Courtesy of Sushi Seki

6. COTE Korean Steakhouse

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16 W 22nd St
New York, NY 10010
(212) 401-7986
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With a wine list as extensive as the entree offerings, Cote has earned an exceptional reputation as one of New York’s first Korean steakhouses. From butcher bowls brimming with prime cuts to sweet and tangy chicken nuggets, you (and your date) will find a perfect order at this Michelin-starred restaurant. Enjoy a house salad that isn’t boring (it’s topped with local grapes, jersey tomatoes, and Korean mustard). Be sure to add a side of kimchi stew or bibimbap to share.

Steak and vegetables on fancy dinner plate Courtesy of COTE Korean Steakhouse

7. Catch NYC

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21 9th Ave
New York, NY 10014
(212) 392-5978
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This sleek, bi-level eatery is the site of a wide range of celebrity sightings, and it makes a social-media-worthy destination for stylish New Yorkers. If you’d rather stay in, just take advantage of the alfresco menu from home. Best-selling items include crunchy rice cakes, Maine-lobster mac and cheese (topped with crispy breadcrumbs), and truffle sashimi — earning Catch the accolade of “fancy date night restaurant.”

Pan of cheesy lobster mac and cheese Courtesy of Catch NYC

8. Sushi Katsuei

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357 6th Ave
New York, NY 10014
(212) 462-0039
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Located on 6th Avenue, this spacious Manhattan restaurant offers both a full sushi bar experience and an excellent dinner service — but it works just as well for ordering, too. Try omakase dishes like Madai Kama (deep-fried Japanese sea bream collar), deluxe sashimi options (with 13 different varieties), or spicy scallop rolls.

Sampling of fresh sashimi Courtesy of Sushi Katsuei

9. BONDST

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6 Bond St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 777-2500
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BONDST (aptly titled for its location on, well, Bond Street) offers a diverse Japanese-inspired menu with a specialized sushi bar. The dress code is upscale, but luckily you can forgo the trousers and heels by ordering at home. Appetizers come hot and cold — with albacore teriyaki, crispy duck confit salad, or warmed artichoke tempura with a Dashi dipping broth. Other popular items include sesame-crusted shrimp and crispy tuna rice — both with a spicy kick.

Sashimi on ice with black background Courtesy of BONDST

10. Blue Ribbon Sushi

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119 Sullivan St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 343-0404
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If you’re a New Yorker, then you’ve probably heard about Blue Ribbon: the collaboration between Bruce and Eric Bromberg and sushi master Toshi Ueki. This beloved spot is remarkable not only for its cozy atmosphere, but also for its ample menu, which is available for delivery. The Soho location serves up orders like maki rolls, seven-piece sushi platters, and Sake Kama (broiled salmon with sea salt or teriyaki).

Sauce-covered rolls of sushi Courtesy of Blue Ribbon Sushi

11. Fish Cheeks

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55 Bond St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 677-2223
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You can’t talk about New York date-night spots without including Fish Cheeks. Helmed by chef brothers Ohm and Chat Suansilphong, this iconic Bond Street Thai restaurant bridges culinary artistry and modern Thai flavors. Order coconut crab curry (a southern-style dish), steamed fish with Thai herbs, or crab fried rice to share. Add seasonal sides to top it off: sauteed cabbage, fresh jasmine rice, or fried chicken wings.

Plate of crispy seafood in white bowl on wooden table Courtesy of Fish Cheeks

12. Wayla

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100 Forsyth St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 206-2500
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In Thailand, Wayla translates to “time,” and that’s exactly what this restaurant wants you to enjoy here. Inspired by the plentiful markets of Bangkok, you’ll taste regional favorites like khao pad pu, classic shrimp pad thai, and chicken wings glazed with plum sauce. Don’t forget to add the purple sticky rice before you check out.

Spread of cooked seafood and vegetable dinner plates Courtesy of Wayla

13. Nobu

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195 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
(212) 219-0500
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Craving a celebrity sighting? It just might happen at Nobu. But if you’re playing it more low-key, Friday night dinner from the restaurant is easily available on Caviar. Rock shrimp tempura comes on a bed of mixed greens, while the sashimi selection comes with your choice of 12 pieces. Share shishito peppers, truffle honey baby corn, or seafood taco boxes, too.

Raw fish and sashimi dishes in small glass containers Courtesy of Nobu

14. Red Hook Lobster Pound

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284 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 858-7650
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Red Hook Lobster Pound opened in 2008, after Ralph Gorham and Susan Povich brought fresh lobster back from Maine. At their restaurant, you can find the freshest catches without leaving the city, much less the state. From Maine-style lobster salad and fish and chips to shrimp cocktail and lobster cheese fries, you’ll have more than enough for a decadent night in.

Woman’s hand holding a fresh lobster roll Courtesy of Red Hook Lobster Pound

15. Uotora

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1075 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 513-0724
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Based in Crown Heights, Uotora serves top-tier seafood from Japan. Chef Atsuomi and Chef Hiroyuki have more than 20 years of experience in sushi restaurants, so expect the classics to taste just as good as they look. Fatty tuna scallion, freshwater eel, California snow crab, and spicy tuna are just a few of the favorites on the roll menu. Add some greens with a side of blanched spinach or edamame.

Gourmet Japanese fish dish on black square plate Courtesy of Uotora
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1. Momoya

427 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
Plate of raw Japanese sushi Courtesy of Momoya

If you’re looking for fresh delivery on the Upper West Side, go for Momoya. For a dinner date, you can’t go wrong with pan-seared dumplings (to share or for yourself), crispy shrimp tempura rolls, and honey-roasted Brussels sprouts. Need a little more? Popcorn chicken comes with a chili sauce, and classic duck buns or spring rolls make the perfect appetizer.

427 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024

2. Noz Market

1374 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10075
Hand holding seafood lobster cone Courtesy of Noz Market

Although they’re open for indoor dining again, you can still taste the best of what Sushi Noz has to offer at your own dining table (with your favorite TV show on in the background). Chef Noz found inspiration in his grandfather, who owned a seafood company for years. A daily rotation of seasonal fish cuts is top priority, followed by saba-pressed sushi and a six-piece maki roll with chopped toro. Wide rolls come in the grilled salmon and blue crab variety.

1374 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10075

3. Avra Madison Estiatorio

14 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022
Grilled octopus dish on white plate Courtesy of Avra Madison Estiatorio

This 300-seat eatery features traditional Greek cuisine, and it’s the ideal place for a shareable-plate date night. From the coziness of your own apartment, order dishes like vine-ripened tomatoes covered with feta or the bestselling octopus plate — complete with capers and red wine vinegar. Still hungry? Prime New York strip steak will surely suffice.

14 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022

4. Sushi on Jones x Don Wagyu

Gotham West Market, 600 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036
A variety of sushi, with two hands sharing using chopsticks Courtesy of Sushi on Jones x Don Wagyu

You’ll find Sushi on Jones and Don Wagyu’s dual concept at Gotham West Market, with cool and innovative menus from both Japanese establishments. The Sushi on Jones spot offers 12-piece classic omakase and mouth-watering king salmon rolls. Or, opt for Don Wagyu’s all-natural chicken with yuzu kosho ranch and A5 curry.

Gotham West Market, 600 11th Ave
New York, NY 10036

5. Sushi Seki

208 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
Sushi and sashimi seafood options on a palate Courtesy of Sushi Seki

This Japanese spot has special late-night hours, so don’t worry if you get an appetite well into the evening. Choose from bestsellers like torch tomato sushi, pan-fried pork dumplings, beef negimaki (thinly sliced ribeye and scallions), or perfectly balanced salads. Entrees like Yuzu miso cod and New Zealand salmon teriyaki (served with seasonal vegetables) come with enough food for two.

208 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011

6. COTE Korean Steakhouse

16 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10010
Steak and vegetables on fancy dinner plate Courtesy of COTE Korean Steakhouse

With a wine list as extensive as the entree offerings, Cote has earned an exceptional reputation as one of New York’s first Korean steakhouses. From butcher bowls brimming with prime cuts to sweet and tangy chicken nuggets, you (and your date) will find a perfect order at this Michelin-starred restaurant. Enjoy a house salad that isn’t boring (it’s topped with local grapes, jersey tomatoes, and Korean mustard). Be sure to add a side of kimchi stew or bibimbap to share.

16 W 22nd St
New York, NY 10010

7. Catch NYC

21 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014
Pan of cheesy lobster mac and cheese Courtesy of Catch NYC

This sleek, bi-level eatery is the site of a wide range of celebrity sightings, and it makes a social-media-worthy destination for stylish New Yorkers. If you’d rather stay in, just take advantage of the alfresco menu from home. Best-selling items include crunchy rice cakes, Maine-lobster mac and cheese (topped with crispy breadcrumbs), and truffle sashimi — earning Catch the accolade of “fancy date night restaurant.”

21 9th Ave
New York, NY 10014

8. Sushi Katsuei

357 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014
Sampling of fresh sashimi Courtesy of Sushi Katsuei

Located on 6th Avenue, this spacious Manhattan restaurant offers both a full sushi bar experience and an excellent dinner service — but it works just as well for ordering, too. Try omakase dishes like Madai Kama (deep-fried Japanese sea bream collar), deluxe sashimi options (with 13 different varieties), or spicy scallop rolls.

357 6th Ave
New York, NY 10014

9. BONDST

6 Bond St, New York, NY 10012
Sashimi on ice with black background Courtesy of BONDST

BONDST (aptly titled for its location on, well, Bond Street) offers a diverse Japanese-inspired menu with a specialized sushi bar. The dress code is upscale, but luckily you can forgo the trousers and heels by ordering at home. Appetizers come hot and cold — with albacore teriyaki, crispy duck confit salad, or warmed artichoke tempura with a Dashi dipping broth. Other popular items include sesame-crusted shrimp and crispy tuna rice — both with a spicy kick.

6 Bond St
New York, NY 10012

10. Blue Ribbon Sushi

119 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012
Sauce-covered rolls of sushi Courtesy of Blue Ribbon Sushi

If you’re a New Yorker, then you’ve probably heard about Blue Ribbon: the collaboration between Bruce and Eric Bromberg and sushi master Toshi Ueki. This beloved spot is remarkable not only for its cozy atmosphere, but also for its ample menu, which is available for delivery. The Soho location serves up orders like maki rolls, seven-piece sushi platters, and Sake Kama (broiled salmon with sea salt or teriyaki).

119 Sullivan St
New York, NY 10012

11. Fish Cheeks

55 Bond St, New York, NY 10012
Plate of crispy seafood in white bowl on wooden table Courtesy of Fish Cheeks

You can’t talk about New York date-night spots without including Fish Cheeks. Helmed by chef brothers Ohm and Chat Suansilphong, this iconic Bond Street Thai restaurant bridges culinary artistry and modern Thai flavors. Order coconut crab curry (a southern-style dish), steamed fish with Thai herbs, or crab fried rice to share. Add seasonal sides to top it off: sauteed cabbage, fresh jasmine rice, or fried chicken wings.

55 Bond St
New York, NY 10012

12. Wayla

100 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002
Spread of cooked seafood and vegetable dinner plates Courtesy of Wayla

In Thailand, Wayla translates to “time,” and that’s exactly what this restaurant wants you to enjoy here. Inspired by the plentiful markets of Bangkok, you’ll taste regional favorites like khao pad pu, classic shrimp pad thai, and chicken wings glazed with plum sauce. Don’t forget to add the purple sticky rice before you check out.

100 Forsyth St
New York, NY 10002

13. Nobu

195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007
Raw fish and sashimi dishes in small glass containers Courtesy of Nobu

Craving a celebrity sighting? It just might happen at Nobu. But if you’re playing it more low-key, Friday night dinner from the restaurant is easily available on Caviar. Rock shrimp tempura comes on a bed of mixed greens, while the sashimi selection comes with your choice of 12 pieces. Share shishito peppers, truffle honey baby corn, or seafood taco boxes, too.

195 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

14. Red Hook Lobster Pound

284 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Woman’s hand holding a fresh lobster roll Courtesy of Red Hook Lobster Pound

Red Hook Lobster Pound opened in 2008, after Ralph Gorham and Susan Povich brought fresh lobster back from Maine. At their restaurant, you can find the freshest catches without leaving the city, much less the state. From Maine-style lobster salad and fish and chips to shrimp cocktail and lobster cheese fries, you’ll have more than enough for a decadent night in.

284 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

15. Uotora

1075 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Gourmet Japanese fish dish on black square plate Courtesy of Uotora

Based in Crown Heights, Uotora serves top-tier seafood from Japan. Chef Atsuomi and Chef Hiroyuki have more than 20 years of experience in sushi restaurants, so expect the classics to taste just as good as they look. Fatty tuna scallion, freshwater eel, California snow crab, and spicy tuna are just a few of the favorites on the roll menu. Add some greens with a side of blanched spinach or edamame.

1075 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11216

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