Tucked away in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, the West Village is a charming area boasting tree-lined cobblestone streets and iconic brownstones around every corner. A prime shopping and dining destination and home to some of the best restaurants in the city, this neighborhood is bursting at the seams with dining options for foodies of all kinds. To help you sort through the clutter, we’ve compiled a list of the five most luxurious spots you need to add to your date night repertoire.

1.    Alta
In the heart of Greenwich Village, this high-end Mediterranean restaurant not only serves exquisite small plates, but transports diners to another world when they step through the doors into the enchanting 19th century townhouse. Alta is the perfect place for a romantic evening on the town, to sip on wine and share tapas with old friends, or to enjoy a delicious meal accompanied by their sangria that keeps people coming back for more.

2.    James Beard House
Friends and family in town? If you’re looking for the ultimate private-dining experience, look no further than the James Beard Foundation’s private dining boardroom. Choose from special five- to seven-course tasting menus with wine pairings chosen by the chef himself and know that you and your guests will be taken care of by the excellent waitstaff. If it has always been your dream to meet a nationally celebrated chef, this experience cannot be missed.

3.    Piora
Nestled in the West Village on Hudson Street, this Korean-Italian inspired restaurant immediately invites you in as the warm glow from inside this swanky spot flows out into the night. The modern, unexpected dishes pair perfectly with the 300 label wine list and the polished décor and charming ambiance are guaranteed make for an unforgettable experience.

4.    L’Artusi
Italian cuisine is one that is certainly difficult to perfect. However, the exquisite culinary team and talented staff at L’Artusi make this spot a must-see on your West Village itinerary. You can’t miss their incredible beef Carpaccio and choosing just one pasta dish from their creatively concocted menu will leave your head spinning. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it!

5.    Blue Hill
Featured on Netflix’s “Chef’s Table,” this local favorite found just off of Washington Square Park and three steps below street level takes the trendy concept of “farm to table” to a whole new level. Michelin-Star rated, Blue Hill sources many of their ingredients from their own farm in New York, allowing the food to speak for itself. Dimly lit and intimate, this restaurant proves that is is deserving of it’s spot on the list of the top restaurants in New York City.