Umana specializes in international cuisine that is sure to excite your palate.Call ahead and ask for the Ethiopian platter -- it's designed to be eaten with your hands, which lends to the sensual nature of this dimly lit, romantic restaurant.* Address: 236 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210* Phone: (518) 915-1699* Price: $$* Website The Wishing Well The Wishing Well is one of the places that has been around forever, but seems to be an insider secret.Save room for the zeppole at the end of your meal.* Address: 15 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866* Phone: (518) 587-1515* Price: $$$$* Website 333 Cafe A bit off the beaten path in the suburbs of Albany proper, 333 Cafe remains a bit of a secret. The clubby atmosphere makes eating here feel like a private experience.* Address: 333 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054* Phone: (518) 439-9333* Price: $$* Website The Ginger Man The Ginger Man has been a staple in the Capital Region dining scene for decades and carries the reputation of being a great date spot.Sit at the bar and let your legs press against each other, ask for a seat in the cozy window nooks overlooking Western Avenue, or hide away in the back room; add a bottle of wine and a few plates to share, and it's hard to find a more romantic evening in the Albany area.* Address: 234 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203* Phone: (518) 427-5963* Price: $$* Website Lark & Lily What was once The Wine Bar on Lark is under new ownership and called Lark & Lily, but the charm remains the same.It's generational, but always fresh: your parents likely celebrated their anniversary here, but don't be surprised if your children one day celebrate their own anniversaries here, too.* Address: 745 Saratoga Road, Gansevoort, NY 12831* Phone: (518) 584-7640* Price: $$$* Website Peck's Arcade Don't be alarmed by the name: This isn't kid-stuff.Peck's Arcade pushes the envelop on cuisine in the Capital Region, and the dim lighting and resonate sound means you'll have to lean in a bit closer to get a good look at your partner.* Address: 217 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180* Phone: (518) 326-3450* Price: $$$* Website Nicole's Nicole's is better known for catering, but the brick-and-mortar restaurant is a great romantic date-night option.Tucked away in the bustling "village in the city" of the Lark Street district, this restaurant is a good chance to hide away without ever leaving Albany.Ask for table 205, dubbed the "make-out booth."* Address: 200 Lark Street, Albany, NY 12210* Phone: (518) 463-2881* Price: $$* Website Mouzon House Mouzon House embodies all things great about Saratoga Springs.
In which case, women looking for a man with a job will have their best luck in Ithaca (97 employed single men for every 100 single women), Albany (91 for every 100) and the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region (90 for every 100).
Only two cities had more than 90 employed single women for every 100 available men: Racine, Wisconsin; and Lewiston, Maine.
Should it surprise you that when we look to spark romance, we turn to food?
Census data on unmarried men and women ages 25 to 34 across America, and published a map of ratios between singles in more than 100 metro areas.
In Upstate New York, there are much more single men than women, especially in Ithaca, where there's 140 available men for every 100 women.
Table 5 is a legendary seat throughout the Capital Region.