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9 Spots for Valentine's Day in NYC
February 5, 2023, 9:41.26 pm ET



8282 on the Lower East Side is offering a modern Korean menu with couples in mind. The $75 pp pre-fixe menu is divided into snacks, a choice of entrée, and dessert. Entrées include Kanpachi with apple sauce, young yellowtail, pickled cucumbers, gochujang oil, almonds, pickled kumquats; and Iberico Presa with grilled pork shoulder, mook (acorn jelly), ssamjang, and gochujang vinaigrette; and a dessert choice between sorbet or Injeolmi ice cream. Coctails include the Secret Forest made with Tanqueray dry gin, Rockey’s botanical liqueur, vermouth, snap pea & green chartreuse syrup, lemon, and thyme.

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Avra Rockefeller Center

Avra Rockefeller Center, is a glamorous date night spot, famous for its daily-changing variety of fresh fish that customers can order by the pound, and a robust wine/spirits program. Conveniently located in Rockefeller Center it is the perfect spot to grab a pre or post Broadway meal for the perfect date night.

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baba cool

baba cool, the cozy all-day restaurant that serves feel-good food and drinks, will host chef Zoe Adjonyoh of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen for a special guest chef appearance as part of its ongoing winter Williamsburg pop-up series. The five course menu includes red palm confit plantain - guava reduction with avocado & cucumber salsa; charred okra salad with osu ranch - mixed leaves, baked kale, pickled watermelon radish, crispy millet; yam croquettes - yam, black garlic, turmeric, thyme, trio of shito; jollof risotto with grilled shrimp - Zoe's house blended jollof seasoning; and nkatse with vanilla ice cream - pistachio, cashew & peanut brittle, homemade vanilla ice cream, lemon juice with sorghum & hibiscus. $95 per person; $115 per person with signed “Zoe’s Ghana Cookbook” to take home.


Four locations around the city - SoHo, Flatiron, Upper East Side, West 40th Street - this lively Spanish tapas bar and restaurant is an ideal spot for a casual dinner on an early-in-the-game date (or a fun night out with friends). Boqueria will offer its usual a la carte menu, so guests can choose their own adventure with a cocktail and some light tapas, or linger over a shared paella while splitting a pitcher of sangria.

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Celestine, the romantic Mediterranean restaurant located on the water in DUMBO with stunning views of the bridges and skyline, will offer a luxurious prix fixe menu featuring oysters with black truffle, dry-aged ribeye, seared scallops, a raspberry cream tart and more. They will also be pouring special wines and specialty cocktails for the occasion. $95 per person.

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Grand Army Bar

Grand Army Bar - the well-liked (and flatteringly-lit) neighborhood cocktail bar in Boerum Hill will be offering a Love Island-themed cocktail menu (in partnership with Balvenie) for the night alongside some fun food specials and a sweet playlist to enjoy by the fireplace, in addition to its usual a la carte seafood-focused menu. Because nothing says romance like a seafood tower. Drinks include I Got a Text - a tropical take on a Sazerac. Balvenie 12 Year, pineapple rum, passionfruit, and orange wine; Summer in Mallorca - a Scotch based daiquiri with coconut, Balvenie 14 Year, coconut, lime, cacao, and falernum (contains nuts); and Casa Amour - dessert shots.

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Magic Hour

Magic Hour is offering a “Date Night Package” For Two. Available from Saturday February 11th - Tuesday, February 14th the package ($180) includes: Reserved table for two, Bubbles & Bling - A bottle of Moet champagne served with pink rock candy swizzle; A small plate of choice each; and a New Valentine’s Day Dessert for Two: Heart-Shaped Dessert with red velvet sauce pour.

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Mollusca, a spirited and sophisticated global seafood restaurant with Italian influence in the Meatpacking District, will offer a prix fixe menu priced at $200 for two on Valentine's Day. To start the night, the pair will receive Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Champagne for two and a half dozen oysters. Menu options include Wagyu Gyoza with a yuzu creamy truffle sauce; Ceviche Misto with mixed seafood, sweet potato, leche de tigre; Mussels with frites and several sauces to choose from; and Butternut Squash Cappelletti crème fraiche and crispy black squid ink chips.

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Silver Lining Lounge

Silver Lining Lounge is offering 2 different “Date Night Package” For Two on Valentine’s Day. Package 1 ($375): Tableside champagne with one bottle of Veuve Clicquot + tableside Caviar Service with 1 oz. Golden Ossetra and traditional garnishes. Package 2 ($195): Tableside champagne with one bottle of Veuve Clicquot + your choice of small plates + specialty desserts.


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