Top Romantic Restaurants in Long Island

Many travelers may not think of Long Island as an ideal locales for a romantic vacation - the area is mostly suburban and known as a pass-through for passengers landing at JFK or LaGuardia airports. But this New York destination is home to an array of quaint Long Island bed and breakfasts, many sprawling vineyards, hidden seaside villages and lots of coastside spots for cozying up to watch the sunset. During your stay, be sure to share meal with your special someone at some of these charming eateries:

Rose Hunt

romantic long island restaurants for two

Rose Hunt is both a restaurant and a piano bar, giving visitors a jazzy aura to accompany the continental fare. Set in an English-style country estate along Long Island’s Gold Coast, the eatery has a gorgeous and romantic atmosphere that attracts couples from all over the area. The eatery is known for its award-winning cuisine - start out with the Caprese or shellfish medley then move on to an entree like the filet mignon gorgonzola or rack of American baby lamb.




Prime

Located just outside Long Island in Huntington, Prime is one of the area’s dreamiest eating spots, open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can sit in the stunning dining room or out in the open air - outdoor tables typically require a reservation. Winner of the International Star Diamond Award, this establishment focuses on American classics combined with contemporary elements. The menu features steaks, fish, sushi and a full raw bar. Tryhouse favorites like the Wellington, the Colorado lamb rack or the veal chop Parmesan.



Limani

For a taste of Greece, head to Limani on the island’s North Shore. This restaurant features traditional Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on seafood from local fishermen. Meals are served buffet-style, but that doesn’t take away from the exotic charm of the experience - you can eat in a gently lit dining room that glows blue from the shimmering sea coming in through the windows, or grab a table in the open air out on the patio.You and your date can enjoy the tuna, eel, yellow tail and tempura delights at the sushi station, or try the brisket, prime rib, Gulf of Mexico shrimp or other meat and seafood dishes.



Georgica Restaurant and Lounge

Make your way to the delightful hamlet of Wainscott and find a table for two at the Georgica Restaurant and Lounge. The establishment has an intimate and sophisticated setting - look out over the Georgica Pond from a patio or a quaint dining room while enjoying some contemporary American comfort food. The menu focuses on locally-sourced seafood and prime meats. Order up a lobster cocktail from the seafood bar, move on to the five-cheese ravioli or wild black sea bass entree, and then end your experience by sharing a cannoli and sorbet trio. Pair your meal with a fine wine or craft beer from the extensive drink menu, and afterward head to the chic lounge for a handcrafted cocktail.

View

It’s all in the name with this restaurant: Nestled alongside the Connetquot River, View offers visitors a stunning waterfront display of the Great South Bay, making it one of Long Island’s dreamiest dining locations. Before you sit down for your meal, grab a drink at the cocktail lounge. Then be seated in the elegant eating area and get ready for some delicious contemporary coastal American fare. Try the seafood tower or littleneck clams off the raw bar menu. For your entree, savor the flavors of the New York strip steak au poivre, the fricassee of shellfish or other island-inspired treats.



Mill Pond House

Take in the fresh sea air during your Mill Pond House dining experience. This eatery is set in a 100-year-old colonial home seated alongside the sparkling waterfront. Guests can sit out on the patio at any time of the year - it’s heated during the cold-weather months - or take a seat at the laid-back tiki bar. Along with a chilled raw bar and sushi offerings, you can choose from steak and seafood specialties like the linguini with white clam sauce and the steamed three-pound lobster. A lengthy wine list lets you complement your meal with award-winning varietals from local and global producers.

Hudson’s Mill

Widely known as the best wine bar on Long Island, Hudson’s Mill lets you sip on a specialty cocktail or fine wine at a deep-mahogany bar before settling down for dinner in the dining room or on the outdoor patio. It’s located a short stroll from the Great South Bay, offering beautiful South Shore views among a lovely American bistro setting. Renowned chef Michael Fiorentino cooks up comfort foods with a coastal flare - order the mussels casino for starters, but let the crispy Louisiana crawfish tails or tequila-lime mahi-mahi be the start of the meal.