For date night needs in Greenpoint, head to Alameda. It’s a cocktail bar that serves the kind of food that you could either share/pick at as you get to know one another, or actually sit down to eat for a full meal. Plus, the drinks are delicious and interesting enough to give the two of you something to talk about should your conversation take a turn for the worst. And for the atmosphere: there’s a big, beautiful u-shaped bar, good lighting, and plenty of tables for two.
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Sauvage is a place in lower Greenpoint that looks like a French bistro, serves a great burger, and is surprisingly easy to get into.
Lobster Joint is closest thing to a clam shack that you can find in Greenpoint, and it's absolutely perfect for summer day drinking.
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Edward's is a casual place in Tribeca to grab a burger, some tacos, or a nice piece of fish.
One of the few New York City restaurants you can count on for an excellent meal regardless of circumstance. Go for any meal or for a day on the patio.
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Achilles Heel is a cozy Greenpoint bar with laid-back vibes and some very good bar food.
Madre is a seasonal American restaurant in the bottom of a boutique hotel in Greenpoint, with food that’s better than most other hotel restaurants.
Magazine is a bar in Greenpoint with inexpensive cocktails and a nice backyard, and it’s a great place to go out on a Saturday night and make friends.
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