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The Sexiest Spots For Date Night In NYC

Bookmark this list – you can thank us the morning after.

If you know Fleur du Mal, you know we’d never say no to an intimate night in. But sometimes, the best foreplay is done in public.

We’re talking making eyes at each other across the rim of a cocktail glass, brushing legs under the table, letting a strap slip off your shoulder, and indulging in a lavish meal that whets your appetite for later. Why, what did you think we meant?

No matter how long you and your boo have been together, dressing up and stepping out is a surefire way to keep the spark ignited, and have a little cheeky fun while you’re at it. So make your next date night extra special and hit a hot spot that helps set the mood for romantic wining and dining. Trust, it’ll make the ride home even more exciting.

In need of some sexy suggestions in NYC? Bookmark this list – you can thank us the morning after.

The Nines

Red is the color of love – and passion – so where better to heat things up than amidst the scarlet ambiance of The Nines? Inspired by the upscale piano bars of Europe (and the Upper East Side), this glamorous NoHo haunt boasts rich drapery, vintage Murano chandeliers, and, of course, a scene-stealing baby grand piano from which tasteful tunes float on the nightly. Old school, darling. Fuel up with classic cocktails in crystal glassware and don’t forget to feed each other caviar on the mother-of-pearl spoons. After all, it is an aphrodisiac.

[Photo via The Nines]

Temple Bar

Ahem, more caviar, you say? Well, right this way to the conveniently nearby Temple Bar. A revived staple from the ‘90s, this dimly lit locale is as stylish as it is sexy. Whether you sidle up to the glossy mahogany bar or settle into a clandestine back corner, expect to see and be seen, perhaps by an A-lister or two. Peruse the spot’s famous selection of martinis by candlelight, and get your pulses racing by adding a “bump” of caviar – served on your hand, natch – to any one of them. And if you’re really feeling frisky, we suggest springing for the wagyu pigs in a blanket.

[Photo via Temple Bar]

Saint Tuesday

Add some extra excitement to your evening by sniffing out a secret subterranean speakeasy. It’s like a treasure hunt, and in the end you get bespoke cocktails and live music – what more could you ask for? Look for the side door on Cortlandt Alley and wander down two flights of stairs to the sub-cellar of the trendy Walker Hotel in Tribeca. There, you’ll find Saint Tuesday, a rustic, bohemian hideaway dotted with marble two-tops and wooden bistro seating. Get close and pretend you’re in a Paris jazz club while the band du jour amps up the vibes. With a rotating cocktail menu and musical lineup, this spot could be your new go-to and you’ll never have the same night twice.

[Photo via Saint Tuesday]


What’s a New York City night out without some sparkling skyline views? To ensure your evening has the ultimate romantic backdrop, head to Nubeluz, the jewel box of a lounge atop the luxe Ritz Carlton New York, NoMad. Designed to be a “lightbox in the sky,” the rooftop destination is glamorously appointed with back-lit marble, ultra plush booths, and floor-to-ceiling windows that give you a front-row seat to the sweeping city below. There’s a whole lineup of innovative libations that are sure to impress even the most discerning cocktail connoisseur, while the elevated bar bites (from celebrity chef José Andrés, no less) make for extra fancy snacking.

[Photo via Nubeluz]

Al Coro

Michelin-starred fine dining is on the agenda at Al Coro, a sleek and sophisticated eatery that takes Italian to the next level. Cozy corners and intimate nooks abound in the grand space, while mood lighting and glittering chrome accents set the mood – with the help of the live band playing up on the mezzanine. Your multi-course feast can be enjoyed as part of the exclusive tasting menu or à la carte, but whichever way you choose to indulge in the Langoustine Crudo, Rabbit Ragu, and Black Truffle Pave, you and your boo are sure to leave satisfied – but hungry for each other.

[Photo via Al Coro]

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