99 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002 / 212 995-0099 Rating - $$
Like a freight train of food, the tapas at the Stanton Social just keep on coming. Dishes don't arrive in neat batches or at timed intervals, just steadily and continuously throughout your meal. Never knowing what will arrive next is half the fun, especially when the food is as full flavoured as this.
Some of the tapas dishes are delicate, others amusingly messy. But all you really need to know is that it's some of the best finger-food this side of Seville.
Full of romantic dark wood, chocolate banquettes and flickering candles, the room is a real mood setter once the sun sets. It can get a little loud as it gets later, but it's the perfect excuse to get in close, lean in and sneak a kiss – or three.