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NYC Chefs with Amore on the Menu This Valentine’s Day

January 21, 2023, 1:36.11 pm ET


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From aphrodisiacs to dining in a private suite, and heart-shaped pizzas, these restaurants are offering fun and romantic ways celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetie!

Dinner Under the Stars Inside a Rooftop Igloo at Somewhere Nowhere

What’s more romantic than dinner under the stars - how about dining in a snow globe? Somewhere Nowhere, a lounge, nightclub, and rooftop pool offers panoramic views of New York’s skyline with a special prix fixe for Valentine’s Day.  Private Teardrop Igloo includes a table for two with a three-course prix fixe menu, a bottle of champagne (Veuve Clicquot), and a complimentary gift from Venus Et Fleur to remember your special day with an eternity flower. ($450 per couple). Additional seating in the new  Enclosure Rooftop includes a table for two with a three-course prix fixe menu and a complimentary gift from La Maison Du Chocolat to share with your loved one.($300 per couple). Choice of two from each section includes Charcuterie Board, Miso Salad, Warm Lobster Roll, Wagyu Beef Sliders and Eggplant Parmesan Bites and Mini Grilled Cheese, with chocolate lavo cake for dessert. Click here for Reservations


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BLACKBARN Restaurant offers its Pre-Fixe Aphrodisiac Menu

This Farm-to-Table, American restaurant located in NoMad from James Beard Award-Winning Chef John Doherty will offer a Valentine’s Day menu featuring special edition of its regular a la carte menu and optional four course pre-fixe loaded with aphrodisiacs ($95 pp). The pre-fixe includes a myriad of aphrodisiacs to set the mood starting with the option of a Tuna Carpaccio or Wild Mushroom Toast before the second course of either a Basica Cabbage Salad with a Fresno Chili Vinaigrette or Foie Gras Torchon. Main course is either a Filet Mignon Rossini or Butter Poached Maine Lobster Risotto. Finally, for dessert, diners can sweeten the mood with either a Chocolate Babka Bread Pudding or Toasted Almond Pavlova. Reservations via OpenTable


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Sushi Suite 1001 in Midtown with its One-of-a-Kind Intimate Omakase

One of the most unique dining experiences in New York- treat your date to a 17-course omakase sushi dinner located inside an unmarked hotel suite in Hotel 3232 in NoMad.  Sushi Suite 1001 offers what is likely the world's first hotel room turned restaurant experience with a simple four-seat sushi counter and chef Takeshi Sato for a 60-minute meal. When you arrive at Hotel 3232, you'll check in at the front desk and receive your room key to unlock one of the more unique dining options in the city. Arrive early to enjoy cocktails at the suite's private terrace bar. Chef Takeshi's sushi features a signature ratio of rice to fish taught him by his old Master, Chef Yasuda. He focuses on hyper-seasonal selections of Japanese fish. Date night packages for a two-seats (starting at $146 per person) or a party of 4 to have the place to yourself with a $600 private buyout. Reservations via OpenTable


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Sushi by Bou Speakeasy Sushi behind Flower Shop in Chelsea

The ultimate one-stop shop for Valentine’s Day ‘Bou’, Sushi by Bou in Chelsea is hidden behind Espresso Bar and Floral Boutique Bosqe where you can pick up your flowers on the way to the 9-seat omakase experience. Once inside, guests are transported to the roaring ’20s with its lavish surroundings while seasoned sushi chefs expertly guide you through the Japanese culinary tradition of the Omakase experience. Selections such as Hamachi (yellowtail), Botan Ebi (spotted prawn), Ikura (salmon roe), Hotate (scallop), O-Toro (fatty tuna), Unagi (bbq eel), and their signature Wagyuni (‘surf and turf’) can be enjoyed either in the 30 minute (12 pieces) or 60 minute experience (17 pieces). Click here for Reservations


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Pizza Making Class at Little Charli in West Village

Little Charli is the cozy new neighborhood spot serving up artisanal Roman-style pizzas from Neopolitan born Pizzaiolo Salvatore Olivella. The homey, Roman-style pizzas include family recipes and a simplistic menu done right, cooked with fresh ingredients and straight from the wood-burning oven with oak and cherry wood for a nice char, crispy crust and delectable flavor profile. For Valentine’s Day, couples or friends can learn how to cook Roman style pies La Pizza al Metro including rolling out the dough, choosing their own toppings while sipping wine and beer and noshing on apps before tasting your own creation. The pizza making will end with a dessert pie for an extra sweet finish. Price is $150 per person and bookable with various times on Resy.


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Eat Heart Shaped Pizza at Emmett’s and Emmett’s on Grove

Eat your heart out, literally! The only Chicago-style pizzerias in New York— Emmett’s and Emmett’s on Grove are serving heart-shaped pies for Valentine’s Day! At their MacDougal street location, diners have the option to enjoy a deep dish heart shaped pizza or tavern-style, thin crust. Using only the finest ingredients available, both restaurants offer an approachable, relaxed atmosphere to enjoy your Valentine’s Day date with plenty of shared plates and an extensive wine list from across the globe including owner Emmett Burke’s personal collection with old and new world varieties from France, Italy and Napa Valley. At sister restaurant, Emmett’s on Grove will serve their tavern-style thin crust in heart shapes by request as the perfect date night for Galentine’s, first dates or pizza lovers. The neighborhood hotspots will have the regular a la carte menu available with the option for heart shaped pizzas for $30 (plus toppings).


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A Rose Infused Dinner at Loreley Beer Garden

LES favorite Loreley Beer Garden goes all out on romantic décor for Valentine’s Day with 10,000 red rose petals decorating the tables indoors and the outdoor heated garden in the midst of their Snowy Winter Wonderland pop-up – but the prices stay the same on the a la carte menu that will include special Heart Shaped Pretzels with Beer Cheese Dip, great for sharing with your valentine. Dinner from 5-11pm with happy hour running until 10pm and half price Boozy Bourbon Hot Chocolate until 8pm. Reservations via Resy

Happy Valentine's Day!


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