Chef David Santos made his name with an underground dining club on Roosevelt Island, and he’s kept the tradition alive after making the jump to the West Village. For your next date, check out Louro, which is never more intriguing than on a Monday night “Nossa Messa” theme dinner. Step into the crisp, clean space and you’ll be feeling comfortable and cosmopolitan right off. Marble, leather, and whitewashed brick set a warm frame for the kitchen’s creativity. You and your date will have plenty to talk about as you explore the night’s theme. Maybe it’s a celebration of oysters, or black and white truffles, or spring lamb. Lean back and luxuriate in a slow-paced feast. Homemade bread gets things going, followed by course after course of inspired cuisine, from the likes of lobster lasagna to braised suckling pig. Show off your sommelier skills by bringing along a complementary vintage—in classic supper club fashion, it’s BYOB here. Not that you can’t trust in the bar’s expertise: a couple of Hemingway Royale cocktails, with rum, citrus, and sparkling wine, will amplify the vivacious mood. Save a little room for dessert, something rich like a dark-chocolate brownie with espresso ice cream, and marvel how in New York you can find serious romance even on a Monday night.