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Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Picks in New York City
February 10, 2024, 11:00.29 am ET


Love is in the air heading into Valentine’s Day. Here are some recent additions for even more amore!

Photo: Atti

Fine Korean BBQ restaurant Atti in Downtown Brooklyn is offering a Han-Sang Love feast ($135) for Valentine’s Day that is a perfect celebratory meal. The menu starts with a raw bar plate of steak tartare and shrimp cocktail, plus fresh oysters and japchae noodles. What follows is a BBQ feast, where servers grill tableside in-house dry aged cuts of USDA Prime Filet Mignon, American Wagyu Flatiron steak, USDA Prime NY Strip and Kalbi (short rib) for the guests. The Han-Sang spread comes with accompaniments of rice cakes, scallion salad, egg soufflé, multiple side dishes, two stews, seasonal ssam with ssamjang sauce and much more. Guests can also add “extra love” and try more cuts of meat before ending their meal with a light, refreshing lemon sorbet.

Photo: Sahadi's

Market 57. Pier 57’s food hall is offering Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day options. Sahadi’s will be selling heart-shaped wood baskets filled with hand dipped chocolate strawberries and cherries ($35) available Monday, February 12 – Wednesday, February 14.

Photo: Galley by Lobster Place

Also at Market 57, the Galley by Lobster Place will be running a Lobster Roll Combo Special for $35 that includes one Lobster Roll, one cup of Chowder, Chips, and a choice of beer or wine. This offer will be available all day on Valentine’s Day, or until they sell out. LoLo’s on the Water – the original Caribbean and Cape Cod mashup – will offer a Surf and Turf platter for two, perfect for date night!

Photo: Nona Dora's

Nona Dora’s Pasta Bar ids offering its San Valentino 4-course Prix Fixe Menu for $78 per person featuring signature dishes and Dora’s special Valentine’s Ravioli.

Photos: Shota Omakase

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Shota Omakase, the Edomae-style sushi spot in Williamsburg led by veteran sushi chef Cheng Lin (Sushi Seki, Blue Ribbon, ITO Tribeca), is offering a special 21 course menu. Highlights the finest ingredients and honors the traditions of Edomae – an emphasis on marinating, curing and aging. will feature dishes including Ora King Salmon & Black Truffle with hon wasabi and kombu salt, Matsuba-Gani & Uni, Toro & Caviar. This will be followed by a variety of Nikiri with Belt Fish, Tiger Prawn, Butter Fish, Fatty Tuna, Horse Mackerel, Scallops and more. The special menu is priced at $600 per couple with an option $150 wine pairing per person.

Photo: La Goulue

Need a reservation idea? La Goulue is one of the best French bistros in town. For Valentine’s Day, Chef Antoine Camin has designed a delicious prix fixe menu. Guests can choose from options like pétatou de chêvre, tarte tatín, carnaroli risotto and more for $110/person. The duck, fish, caviar and dessert specials are the ultimate treat for the special day!

Photo: Kubeh

Kubeh is offering an aphrodisiac menu. This Valentine's Day, the restaurant is serving a symphony of the senses with an aphrodisiac menu to ignite your romance. Menu includes five-courses for $90 with an optional beverage or non-alcoholic pairing consisting of Half Dozen Oysters with persian cucumber mignonette, pomegranate, himalayan sea salt, mint, parsley; Tuna Tartare or Hasselback Beet, Artichoke Hummus or Bocconcini and Smashed Peas, choice of entree with Pan Roasted Half Chicken, Braised Lamb with paprika labneh, sauteed swiss chard, chermoula and mashed potato, Seafood Skillet and more, with chocolate strawberries and whipped cream to finish. A perfect destination for shared plates and memories. To set the mood at home, guests will leave with aphrodisiac candies to take home to keep the romance going after their meal.

Photo: Artesano

For those seeking an escape, Artesano's Valentine's Day Prix-Fixe Menu promises an unforgettable evening that takes you on a journey to Peru without leaving New York. Highlighting flavors from the coast, mountain and jungle, the restaurant will serve a 7-course tasting menu with exquisite Peruvian cuisine, each dish carefully orchestrated with live entertainment for the evening as a backdrop. Tasting menu will cost $220 per person with an option for a Champagne or wine pairing.

Photo: the Friki Tiki

Lei Down your Heart at The Friki Tiki with their first Singles Event on Valentine's Day. This Valentine's Day, say "Aloha” to Tiki Torch Love Shack where drinks, laughter and music will flow as freely as the tropical cocktails! This is not a ticketed event, everyone is welcome to 'get friki' with an all-request piano bar and a few specialty themed cocktails for the night. It's a 'no pressure, and all play' on Valentine’s Day type of vibe. So ditch the expectations and embrace the spirit of aloha! The singles event at The Friki Tiki this Valentine's Day will be the perfect place for Sing-a-long music, Delicious tropical drinks, A chance to connect with someone special (or just make some new friends) and an all request piano show as your soundtrack as the ultimate place where love stories are sung in paradise. P.S. They can't guarantee love at first sight, but can guarantee a night you'll never forget!

Photo: Hide Rooftop

Elevate your Valentine's Day celebration to new heights at Hide Rooftop, a hidden gem perched above the city's vibrant streets. For the entire week leading up to February 14th, enjoy a complimentary fondue station alongside breathtaking views and a romantic atmosphere. Start your evening with a cocktail menu and small bites as you settle in, then when the mood strikes, enjoy a special Valentine’s Day touch with chocolate to finish. Cozy up while watching the city lights shimmer below. Hide Rooftop's Valentine's Day offers a romantic escape from the ordinary or a fun and festive pre-Valentine's Day soirée with friends for something unique and unforgettable.

Photo: Little Ruby's

Sometimes, love's truest stories unfold in the simplest moments. For those seeking a Valentine's Day as charming and uncomplicated as a first date's nervous laugh, Little Ruby's Cafe welcomes you with open arms. With multiple locations in East Village, West Village, Soho and Murray Hill, this cozy haven offers a refuge from the glitz and pressure of the traditional romantic evening. Share the restaurant’s signature rigatoni with soft chatter and Little Ruby's legendary sticky date pudding. This wintery classic, rich and warm and sweet like your date, might just be the catalyst for a love story just beginning of something that 'sticks’. ;)

Photo: Nami Nori

Nami Nori, the Japanese temaki restaurant specializing in open-style hand rolls, is bringing back its takeout build-your-own temaki set for those wanting to celebrate at home. The kit includes: Main ingredients - Toro, Salmon, Yellowtail , Akami Tuna, Scallop, Avocado in Green Goddess Dressing; Garnishes -Scallion, Crispy Potatoes, Shredded Daikon Tsuma, Crispy Shallot, Cucumber Julienne, Plum Sesame Seeds, Diced Jalapeno; Sauces - Nikiri Soy Sauce, Orange Ponzu, Spicy Mayo, Chimichurri; and Basics - Sushi Rice, Nori, Wasabi, Ginger

A sweet for your sweet or to gift yourself a little treat at Isle of Us. A fun update to your standard box of chocolates, the popular Upper East Side cafe and marketplace is collaborating with Nekohama, a premium organic matcha founded by Sanne Vloet with a Valentine’s Day special. For the start of 'Romance Month' in February (1-16th), Isle of Us will be serving a heart-shaped Nekohama Matcha Mochi Raspberry Dusted Cake Pop ($7) to pick up for a nice stroll through Central Park.