This Longstanding Music Venue Off of Union Square Has Hosted All Of The Greats
NYC is hardly in short supply of Italian food, but Italian food surrounded by ancient Roman architecture is something else entirely. This is what you’ll get at Bocce USQ, along with an indoor/outdoor setting just feet away from a bocce court (hence the name). Whether you’re craving their bocce bread with whipped ricotta and market crudite or their meat and cheese plate, the columns, spritzes, and breezy atmosphere is the epitome of romantic.
After dinner, take a stroll through the park to Irving Plaza. This longstanding music venue is more of a rock ballroom than some throwaway auditorium, and it’s showcased everyone from Paul McCartney to The Ramones. With a grungy outside contrasted by an ornamental inside, this is a date night for couples who don’t mind getting too close for comfort with total strangers. Ticket prices differ per show—see what's on deck here.
20 Union Square West, Manhattan
17 Irving Place, Manhattan