Valentine's Day is almost upon us. Here are some NYC restaurants adding amore to the menu! If you have a favorite romantic NYC restaurant email us at cititour[at]gmail.com and we will add it to the list.
Jack & Charlie's no. 118
118 Greenwich Ave
Executive Chef/Partner Ed Cotton is offering a romantic meal with specials and an a la carte items. Look for things like Black Truffle-Sunchoke and Prosecco Soup; Wood Fired Oysters “Rockefeller” (Island Creek oysters, classic preparation); Charred 8 oz Prime Beef Filet with parsnip puree, baby spinach, port wine sauce; and Lobster Fra Diavolo Bucatini with crushed Tomato and chilies. For dessert, there is Coffee & Donuts for Two (old fashioned cinnamon donuts with warm coffee anglaise). Available: Fri., Feb 11- Mon., Feb 14.
127 E 27th St
Executive Chef Bryce Shuman is offering an $115pp, prix-fixe Valentine’s Day meal. The menu includes Butternut Soup with lime creme fraiche and Aleppo pepper; Roasted Beet Salad with tahini dressing and turmeric yogurt; Smoked Chicken with Meyer lemon marmalade and spiced pickle jus; Grilled Beef Tenderloin with grilled chicories and dry-aged beef jus; Salmon Mi Cuit with horseradish sauce; and Grilled Maitake Mushroom with black lentils and mushroom broth., For Dessert, Raspberries and Cream Heart Cake for Two, as well as Chocolate Bonbons in the flavor of BBQ Ribs. Available: Mon., Feb 14.
29 E 61st St
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and La Goulue, the French bistro on the Upper East Side, is offering a delicious dining experience on February 14th. The restaurant, helmed by award-winning Executive Chef Antoine Camin, will feature a $125pp three-course prix fixe menu that will begin with a welcome glass of Champagne and an amuse of Cauliflower Mousse and Caviar. Guests can choose from options such as Peekytoe Crab with avocado, apple, Madras curry and crispy quinoa; Lobster Raviole with Jerusalem artichoke and lobster Sauterne cappuccino; Roasted Halibut with crispy pancetta, Beluga lentils, lsigny beurre blanc and aged balsamic; and Profiteroles Croquantes, Choux puffs with vanilla ice cream, drizzle in a warm chocolate sauce to finish off the meal.
132 W. 47th Street
Haven Rooftop above the Sanctuary Hotel in Midtown will offer a special prix-fixe menu for Valentine's Day with the choice of an appetizer, entree and dessert complemented by a live Jazz band from 6pm - 9pm. Appetizers include Tuna Avocado, Crab Cake and Endive Pear Salad with pomegranate, candied walnuts and cherry vinaigrette, Entrees include a 6oz Filet Mignon served with truffle mashed potatoes and mushroom sauce, Salmon with asparagus risotto, Lobster Spaghetti with lobster brother and ‘Havenly’ Chicken served with Beurre Blanc sauce, Mesclun salad and fries. Top it off with Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Crème Brûlée or New York Cheesecake with Berries for dessert. This prix-fixe menu will be offered for $89 plus tax and tip.
Executive Chef/Partner Dale Talde is offering a romantic $99pp, prix-fixe meal in a stylish setting. Options include Tuna Tartare with chili boba, black truffles; Roasted Mushroom with gem lettuce, winter citrus; Roast Duck Tea Sandwiches with house made plum sauce, milk bread; Filet of Beef with red-braised fondant potatoes, Chinese broccoli; Wok Charred Lobster with Xo sauce, lotus root; and Roasted Cauliflower with coconut grits, pickled raisins. For dessert, there’s Warm Chocolate Donuts with strawberry salad, and strawberry sorbet as well as Citrus with coconut bubbles, candied almond, and Calamansi granite. Available: Sat, Feb 12 - Mon, Feb 14.
154 Bleecker St
Madam Ji, who offers modern interpretations of traditional Indian flavors for an elevated romantic dinner experience, will feature special three-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu priced at $120 for two and includes a bottle of wine. Menu options include Crispy Aubergine: with Malabar, goat cheese, and a spinach crumble; Goan Cafreal Chicken Tikka, served with a masala aioli; Crispy Okra: with tempered yogurt, curry leaves, and a tomato confit; Dalcha Shrimp: with sprouted lentils and a coconut curry. Traditional sides like Dal Makhana, Garlic Naan, and Jeera Rice are also available for the table. And for dessert, there’s Betel Bites, honey glazed donuts with betel leaf ice cream and fennel seeds.
245 E 44th St
Michelin-recognized MIFUNE, known for its French-infused Japanese cuisine, has created a special Valentine’s Day 8-course omakase experience featuring their signature Japanese A5 Wagyu Foie Gras Pie with sauce Periguex and black truffles. The dining room is dimly lit and spacious with soft music playing to provide the perfect ambiance for Valentine’s Day date night. MIFUNE’s Valentine’s Day omakase experience is priced at $225 per person and will be offered on Friday, February 11th and Saturday, February 12th, making it a destination to celebrate with your significant other.
23 Lexington Avenue, NYC
Comodo is the Latin American-inspired restaurant from husband-wife team Felipe Donnelly and Tamy Rofe (executive chef + wine director, respectively) in Flatiron (housed in Freehand NY). For Valentine’s Day, Comodo will be offering special prix-fixe menus with optional wine pairings. Look for Oysters for Lovers - Six oysters with yuzu mignonette; Menage a Trois Tostada - Uni & Salsa Fresca, Foie Gras & Homemade Preserve and Smokey Jackfruit; Chile Relleno Capeado - Poblano Pepper stuffed with cheese in a pecan and pomegranate sauce, Golden Tilefish with squid ink risotto, or Steak Frite; Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Coulis. Dinner: $75 per person; $60 wine pairing per person.
Photo: HOWM Cocina & Cocktails
HOWM Cocina & Cocktails
518 West 27th St
Mesoamerican restaurant HOWM Cocina & Cocktails [Chef Byron Peñafiel - Gitano, BLT Prime] in Chelsea, has created a specialty holiday menu that brings the heat with a quirky dessert menu add-on: those joining for dinner can choose to add on a room stay at Selina (the hotel the restaurant is located in) for just $14 (based off availability) to celebrate February 14th. The theme for dinner is all things spicy: Blood Orange Burrata with a Fennel & Pickled Jalapeno Salad and a Chili Rubbed Duck Breast with crispy potato gratin and a spicy plum gastrique. Couples who want to keep their date going can book their stay alongside an order of Chef Byron’s red velvet churros and head upstairs after signing the check. $65pp
Limani New York
45 Rockefeller Plaza
At Limani New York, couples are greeted with a spacious indoor dining room marked by beautiful white marble and a blue infinity pool emulating a true Mediterranean atmosphere to whisk lovers away from the winter weather of New York. For Valentine’s Day, Executive Chef-Partner M.J. Alam will be serving a special four-course prix fixe menu priced at $145 per person. It includes Blue Point Oysters: ½ dozen in the half shell; Tuna Tartare: Micro basil, serrano chili, and an orange slice; Crab Cakes: Jumbo lump crabmeat with Maryland spices; Tunisian Octopus: Grilled and served sashimi style. Filet Mignon: 10 oz. boneless dry aged prime beef tenderloin; Nova Scotia Lobster: 1 ½ lbs of deep sea, charcoal grilled lobster. For dessert, there’s baklava or chocolate covered strawberries.
505 Columbus Ave
For those looking to experience a Latin-flavored Valentine’s Day, Tasca will be offering both a four-course Valentine’s Weekend Tasting Menu priced at $85 per person from Friday, 2/11 through Sunday, 2/13, and a special Valentine’s Day menu on Monday, 2/14. For Valentine’s Day, an a la carte menu will be served along with specials. Options include Vieras en Caldo de Frijoles: Sea scallops in a black bean broth with Caribbean herbs and saffron teardrops; Rodaballo sobre Papas: Grilled halibut filet over Peruvian potatoes and a light albarino reduction; and Chuleta de Cordero: Grilled baby lamb chops, baby carrots, baby zucchini, and a port wine reduction.
65 East 55th St, NYC
The two-Michelin star Scandinavian restaurant Aquavit is celebrating Valentine’s Day with special menus on Monday, February 14th. For those seeking the ultimate experience, Chef Emma Bengtsson is preparing a special six-course tasting menu for $325 per person with an optional wine pairing for $225 in the main dining room. The tasting menu includes King Crab with sunchoke, Duck with truffles, and Chocolate with pomegranate. In their chic bar and lounge space, Chef Emma is offering a three-course prix-fixe menu for $165 per person with an optional $125 wine pairing. The choices include Wagyu Tartare, Nordic Shrimp, and Vanilla Bavarois for dessert. For those not looking for a full dinner experience, Aquavit is also offering an alluring package with half a bottle of Champagne, Oysters, and Ossetra Caviar at the bar for $325 (for two).
25 W 38th St
Catch one of New York’s breathtaking sunsets at Daintree, the intimate cocktail lounge and rooftop destination on the top floor of Hotel Hendricks in Midtown, with a Daintree Sunset special being offered Friday - Saturday from 4pm - 6pm. For $12, diners can enjoy a dozen oysters paired with a classic cocktail like an Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Negroni or Martini complemented by some outrageous views.
Magic Hour Rooftop
485 7th Ave
The Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Moxy Times Square – known for its Pink Winter Lodge - is offering a prix fixe ‘Date Night Package for Two’ at $170 ($244 value). Couples, galentines or friends alike can experience a reserved table on the iconic carousel which sports 25,000 sparkling crystals and panoramic views of the Empire State Building. Options include Bubbles & Bling (a bottle of Moet Champagne with flutes and rock candy served table-side); and seasonal favorites like the Cheesy Pizza Tower, Jersey Hamburger Sliders, and Grilled Shrimp Tacos. For dessert, there’s the Sweetest Surprise Valentine’s Day Edition, a pink gift box with a sparkly golden red bow including layers of caramel ganache, chocolate cake, and chocolate mousse with an explosive rainbow sprinkle center.
One 19 Wine Bar + Food
119 Essex St
One 19 Wine Bar + Food, located speakeasy-style behind a Lower East Side storefront, will serve its first Valentine’s Day dinner with a 5-course prix-fixe menu ($85) and special Valentine’s Bubbly Flight ($49 per person or $78 for 2) on 2/11, 2/12, and 2/14 (a la carte also available). Chef Matt Rojas’ Italian-inspired meal starts includes Bresaola Carpaccio with arugula, artichoke, parmesan; Whole Roasted Eggplant with Calabrian chili oil; Lobster Ravioli with tomato basil sauce; and a Panna Cotta with blueberry preserve for the finale. To pair, Sommelier Gianni Cavicchi created a Valentine’s Bubbly Wine Flight featuring natural and organic sparkling wines from Italy, including Col di Luna “Flora” Prosecco Brut (white), La Favorita Lambrusco (red), and Corvezzo Col Fondo Rosato Pet-Nat (rose).
788 9th Ave
Badshah, who showcases inventive dishes inspired by Indian street food and signature classics updated in creative ways, will be offering a special three-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu priced at $120 for two and includes a bottle of wine. Menu options include Crispy Cauliflower: with a chili garlic glaze, sesame, and onion seeds; Dahi Puchkas, spiced potatoes with a tamarind-mint chutney; Baby Spinach Purée: with tandoori paneer and tempered garlic; and Murgh Makhani Roast: with a tomato-fenugreek curry. Traditional sides like Roti and Garlic Naan are also available for the table. For dessert, couples can indulge in Sweet Betel Bites, honey glazed donuts with betel leaf ice cream and fennel seeds.
176 8th Ave
Sip on a Valentina at Loulou in the heart of Chelsea on Valentine’s Day or V-Day weekend. Served in a heart-shaped glass, the cocktail comes with muddled raspberries, mint leaves, lemon juice, simple syrup, yellow chartreuse, vodka and topped with Prosecco.
239 E 5th St
At Esora Omakase, Chef Koichi Endo will serve his exquisite, luxurious omakase to only 8 guests per seating. Available on 2/11, 2/12, and 2/14, the Valentine’s Day omakase ($225 per person) will showcase certified Kobe Beef, Shabu Shabu, and Kegani (hairy crab), in addition to signature A5 wagyu sashimi, sushi and tempura. The first and only restaurant in NYC to serve wagyu tempura, Esora Omakase exclusively offers the highest grade A5 wagyu Japanese beef with a beef marbling score (BMS) of 10 or more to ensure creamy white marbling for glorious tenderness, richness and juiciness. Two seatings each night at 5:30pm & 8:30pm, with an additional sake pairing available for $105.
La Pecora Bianca
La Pecora Bianca is offering a 3-course prix-fixe at $75 per person and specials for 2. The menu includes LPB classics like Toscano, tuscan kale, baby carrots, ricotta, toasted pumpkin seed, parmesan, breadcrumbs, lemon vinaigrette; Local Burrata, roasted figs, hazelnuts, country toast; Rigatoni, vodka sauce, stracciatella; Gramigna, house-made sausage, broccolini, chili flakes; and Ribeye (For Two), 16oz ribeye, chard gratinata, cipollini agrodolce, with a barolo reduction. Desserts include Olive Oil Cake with apple marmellata, whipped creme fraiche; Chocolate Hazelnut Budino with caramel, and sea salt; and Tiramisu (For Two) with mascarpone, espresso, and amaro.
849 Manhattan Ave, Bklyn
Order a Pizza Love Fest Kit for your loved one from Fornino in Greenpoint anytime from February 11th - 14th. The celebratory Valentine's Day feast will be offered for dine-in guests and delivery and includes an Imported Cheese and Fruit Plate, Large Salad, Two Heart Shaped Pizzas, Tiramisu, Strawberries and a Bottle of Red or White Wine for $95 (and without wine the kit is $70). For more information visit www.Fornino.com.
Gage & Tollner
Gage & Tollner will be open for dinner on Valentine's Day, Monday, February 14. Our full dinner menu will be served from 5-10pm with the addition of several a la carte specials - designed to be shared, of course! Menu options include a selection of oysters on the half shell, chilled seafood platter, Clams Casino, Oysters Rockefeller, She-Crab Soup, Steak & Chops, and more. For dessert, there’s a Coconut Layer Cake, Quince & Walnut Tart, and Baked Alaska for Two.
115 E 60th St
Amali will serve up special menu items on Valentine’s Day. Dishes to indulge in on the 14th include a Tuna Carpaccio with Meyer lemon, avocado mousse, and mint, a "Lady and the Tramp" style Spaghetti and Meatballs dish and Happy Valley Filet Mignon with creamed Bloomsdale spinach, Maitake mushrooms and Maine lobster as the ultimate surf & turf. Red Velvet Chocolate Mousse with Morello cherry compote and Kirsch cream will be offered for dessert. These options will be offered a la carte and as a Valentine’s Day only price-fixe menu for $105 per person. Reservations via website.
55 E 54th St
Valentine’s Day at Nerai will feature a Chef's tasting menu. The full course menu includes a variety of delicious appetizers such as the Amuse fruit plate, Seared Tuna, Pantzaria Salata, and Lobster Pasta. Entrees include a choice between Oregano Crusted Halibut or 28 Day Dry Aged New York Strip steak. Sokolatina chocolate mousse and Politiko Thessalonikis semolina cake are the shared dessert options. For $135 per person, the meal also includes a Valentine Petits Four Box with house-made truffle, finciar, and cookies inside.
Fireman Hospitality Group
Fireman Hospitality Group’s iconic restaurants will all be open on Valentine’s Day, serving their menus with romantic specials. NYC restaurants include Bond 45 New York (221 West 46th Street), Café Fiorello (1900 Broadway at Lincoln Center), Brooklyn Delicatessen (200 West 57th Street), Brooklyn Diner (155 West 43rd Street & 212 West 57th Street), Redeye Grill (890 7th Avenue), and Trattoria Dell’Arte (900 7th Avenue). Couples can enjoy live entertainment with their dinner at Bond 45 in Times Square by GRAMMY Award Winner Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks performing from 8pm to close, as well as Redeye Grill across from Carnegie Hall by Pianist & Singer Desmond Scaife Jr. who will be performing from 6pm – 10pm on Monday, 2/14. There is a $25 cover and $25 F&B minimum.
54 W. 21st St, NYC
Slate , the upscale bar, lounge and club in the heart of Chelsea, will offer Pull Apart My Heart Pizza Stuffed Garlic Knots from Executive Chef Darryl Harmon as a special complemented by a special live Jazz band from 8pm - 11pm.
28 Grand St, NYC
Kintsugi will offer an unforgettable omakase experience in the heart of SoHo for Valentine’s Day. Omakase lovers will be able to indulge in a 13 course classic and seasonal nigiri menu with a seasonal appetizer, chef’s choice handroll, tamago, miso soup, an extra taste of ‘Seasonal Premium Uni’ and dessert for $135 per person with seatings at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm. Kintsugi will also offer an outdoor, heated omakase dining experience featuring 12 pieces of Nigiri for $75 per person.
108 E 4th St, NYC
At his East Village French-Korean gem Soogil, chef/owner Soogil Lim will offer a sophisticated, intimate dining experience with a luxurious Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu ($158) on Sunday 2/13 & Monday 2/14. Starting with Tuna & Caviar with Black Diamond Kaluga Caviar, tuna tartare, watermelon radish, finger lime crème fraiche and seaweed potato taco shell; the gourmand adventure will continue with Sunchoke Soup with gnocchi, sunchoke nets, and smoked trout roe; gochujang-crusted Lobster with fennel and more. An additional course of Uni Bowl (with smoked trout roe, seaweed pureed rice, gamtae $34) or Black Diamond Kaluga Caviar ($17) can be added. For a sweet finale, a choice of Cheesecake with black truffle, fig and raspberry jelly or the signature Jenga Tower, crispy churro-like pastries with black sesame gelato and Korean seven grain powder. Wine pairing $96 per person.
Loreley Beer Garden
7 Rivington St, NYC
Loreley Beer Garden goes all out on romantic décor for Valentine’s Day from Sunday 2/13 through Tuesday 2/15 with a few hundred long stem fresh red roses and 10,000 rose petals on the tables and floors throughout the restaurant and its heated outdoor garden’s Winter Wonderland. For the occasion, they will be making Heart Shaped Pretzels served with warm Beer Cheese Dip to share with your Valentine. It begins Sunday 2/13 with an a la carte Valentine’s Brunch (12-4pm) featuring drink specials like $2 off Perfect Irish Coffees and Jameson Hot Toddies (till 2pm) and dinner (4pm-11pm) with happy hour 7pm-10pm. Valentine’s Day (2/14) dinner is a la carte as well from 5pm-11pm (happy hour until 10pm and half off Snow White Margaritas until 8pm).
Photo: American Brass
2-01 50th Avenue, LIC
American Brass on the water in Long Island City will offer a delicious Valentine’s Day menu from Executive Chef Kevin McGinley for $90 per person from 5pm - 10pm. The table will start with a glass of champagne and an Amuse Bouche of Osetra caviar on a potato rosti with creme fraiche before an unforgettable first course, which includes Steak Tartare with crispy sunchokes, smoked egg yolk and sourdough, Butternut Squash Soup or Wellfleet Oysters. The Second Course features Seafood Risotto with calamari, bay scallop and uni butter, Japanese Eggplant with crispy rice, vadouvan curry and golden raisin vinaigrette or Grilled Short Rib with pomme puree, baby leeks and smoked sauce ‘diable’. And desserts include an Apple Tarte Tatin, Chocolate Mousse and Red Wine Velvet Cake with cream cheese ganache, poached pear and graham cracker cookies.
Sami and Susu
190 Orchard St, NYC
Indulge in "Hearts and Bubbles" at Sami & Susu, the Mediterranean restaurant and specialty store in the Lower East Side from Amir Nathan and Jordan Anderson. The team just launched dinner service, which has become super popular since debuting a few weeks back. For Valentine's Day, they'll be offering a special “Hearts and Bubbles” starter course. "Hearts and Bubbles" ($40 / 2 people) will include bites that feature hearts prepared in various ways, paired with a glass of Champagne.
Temperance Wine Bar
38-40 Carmine St, NYC
Try the Blind Wine Tasting at Temperance Wine Bar, the lively and energetic West Village bar with an extensive wines by the glass list of 100+ rotating selections. This Valentine's Day weekend, bring about a little friendly competition with your loved ones with Temperance's blind tastings. Guests can order 4 half glasses of wine of the steward’s choosing for a set price of $30 (red flight, a white flight, or a half and half flight). If you guess all wines correctly, you can win one full glass of your choice (up to $16). Temperance also has a heated outdoor patio!
853 Onderdonk Ave, Queens
Share the romantic Lady and the Tramp Mafaldine at Rolo’s in Ridgewood, Queens offering ingredient-driven dishes cooked over a wood fire, as well as housemade pastas, breads, meats butchered in-house and more. Available from Friday, February 11th - Monday, February 14th, Rolo’s will be offering Lady and the Tramp Mafaldine - one, 6-foot long, house made mafaldine noodle served with Rolo’s signature grilled meatballs and spicy tomato sauce. A playful take on the famous scene from the classic Disney movie. Rolo’s is also offering colorful cocktail specials like the pink Clover Club with gin, lemon juice, raspberry syrup and egg white; Spicy Mezcal Negroni with strawberry campari; and a deep-purple Trinidad Sour with rye whiskey, lemon juice, and Sicilian pistachio orgeat.
Photo: Oniro Taverna & Lounge
Oniro Taverna & Lounge
This Valentine’s Day, get whisked away to the Greek islands for an intimate, romantic dining experience on Long Island. Oniro Taverna & Lounge is offering a menu of re-imagined Greek staples by Executive Chef Peter Spyropoulos (Le Cirque and Bouley). The $85pp, prix-fix menu includes Elliniki Salata (Authentic Greek Salad); 1/2 Dozen East Coast Blue Point Oysters; Octapodi (Grilled sashimi quality octopus), Fried Calamari OR Grilled Calamari, Garides Loukoumades, and Tuna Tartar. Mains include choice of Lavraki (Branzino), Salmon, Chicken, Prime 10oz. Filet Mignon, and Astakomakaronada (Lobster Pasta +$15). For dessert, there’s Champagne Toast served with Baklava and Tuxedo Style Chocolate Strawberries. Indoor and heated outdoor dining available.
For Valentine's weekend, Carmine's is offering an Amore For Two to-go special, with Garlic Bread, Penne Alla Vodka, Chicken Parmigiana, and a Chocolate Torte for $105. Dine-in specials include Stuffed Salmon, Roasted Beef Tenderloin, and Spaghetti Carbonara. The to-go special is available Friday through Monday, orders and reservations can be placed online at carminesnyc.com.
2454 Broadway, NYC
Marking one year since they opened the doors to their UWS locale, Chef-Partner Ari Bokovza created an indulgent, delicious five-course tasting menu (which can also be enjoyed a la carte) at $105 per person for the upcoming holiday of love. Options begin with a Salt Baked Malpeque Oyster with crispy merguez and preserved lemon bearnaise ($15), Diver Scallop Crudo, ‘ocean’ gelee, green apple, and harissa essence ($23), then Roasted Garlic Gnocchi with green harissa, tomato jam, and trumpet royale ($21), a Schug Crusted Rack Of Lamb, roasted beets, horseradish yogurt ($55), and the final touch - a Pomegranate Sundae made with labneh ice cream, candied pistachio, and pomegranate caramel ($15). With options like these, Dagon won’t be breaking hearts this Valentine’s Day. La dolce vita, Tel Aviv style!
284 Mulberry Street, NYC
Looking for a treat as sweet as your partner? Celebrate the holiday by indulging in decadent Valentine’s Day-themed desserts with your sweetheart. Starting February 1st and available throughout the month, La Churreria is offering Heart Shaped Churros and Churro Lollipops starting at $4. Melt your heart with Churro Ice Cream Sundaes, served with churro bites, strawberry sauce, custard cream, fresh strawberries, ice cream (of your choice), whipped cream, and topped with a heart-shaped churro at $9. Whether couples prefer to sit down at this cozy Spanish spot or take desserts to go, these adorable specials are sure to be the highlight of any date.
39 Grove St, NYC
Lindens (Dinner in the Cabins or Prix Fixe): A modern American restaurant situated within the the Arlo Soho, Lindens celebrates the essential tastes and flavors of each season. Inspired by the Lindens trees that lines the new York streets, Lindens is a spirited ode to nature within the city with a produce-forward ethos encompassing the food and beverage experience, spearheaded by Renwick Hospitality partners Chef Carsten Johannesen and Gary Wallach. Take your loved way on a winter escape to enjoy a beautiful three-course menu including Kabocha Squash Ravioli, juicy Half Roasted Chicken, Hanger Steak with Lemon & Bourbon Donuts for $75 per person with the option for an addition wine pairing for $40 on Open Table. For another experience at the courtyard, you can spend Valentine’s Day in the Cabins with a special dinner experience for $150 per person (all reservations for two hours each).
621 Amsterdam Avenue
If there’s any place sure to impress a Valentine's date, Lucciola is definitely it. Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Lucciola's intimate interior might as well be from a scene out of a movie with its romantic dim lighting, an old piano in the corner, and a wall filled with the finest bottles of Italian red wine. For Valentine's Day, they are offering a three-course prix-fixe menu at $149 per person featuring first-course options like Spaghetti With Hokkaido Sea Urchin with churned butter or Tagliatelle Wagyu Filet with black truffle and Oregon foraged mushroom, second courses including Wagyu Butcher Steak or Scallops and Hokkaido Sea Urchin with potage brodetto, and for dessert the Wild Alpine Strawberry Tartelette. Nothing says romance quite like a classic Italian dinner with the one you love the most, that’s amore. Reservations can be made on Resy.
200 Church Street, NYC
If couples are in the mood for a Mediterranean and cozy feel this Valentine's Day, Tribeca’s Greek Bistro Marathi is the perfect spot. This lofty restaurant will transport you to a romantic island for a night, with a three-course prix-fixe dinner offered on Valentine’s Day weekend from Friday through Monday, at $55 or $90 with beverage pairing per person. The menu includes Chef Nicholas Poulmentis' signature dishes such as Branzino Ceviche paired with Tsikoudia Pear Mojito as an amuse-bouche, followed by a Baby Kale Salad paired with Sigalas Cyclades Assyrtiko Blend, and Lobster Ravioli A La Creme, paired with Vin Does Potes Skin Contact Sauvignon Blanc Blend. Save room for dessert; the Golden Leaf, a chocolate mousse montè, with a white chocolate heart and a 4c gold leaf is not to be missed. Reservations can be made via Resy.
54 Carmine Street, NYC
For those that want to keep their Valentine’s Day date light (literally and figuratively) with market-sourced, seasonally driven plates, Market Table is the spot. Located at Carmine and Bedford Streets, Market Table's team created a holiday menu for lovebirds featuring three courses of choices: firsts include Salmon Sashimi, Crispy Rock Shrimp Salad, and Butternut Carpaccio, seconds offered are a Hudson Valley Duck Breast, NY Strip, and Grilled Arctic Char, and desserts to highlight include the Lemon Meringue Tart, and S'more Chocolate Mousse. Reservations for Valentine's Day can be made via Resy.
Photo: Saint Tuesday
24 Cortlandt Alley, TriBeCa
Hidden away in the lower cellar of the Walker Hotel Tribeca, Saint Tuesday - an new intimate, romantic new cocktail bar from an alum of Little Branch and Fresh Kills - will offer a special cocktail and oyster pairing with seatings at 6pm, 8pm, and 10:30pm on Valentine’s Day. Guests at 6pm and 8pm will enjoy a dozen oysters, 2 cocktails and a glass of bubbly. ($100pp). At 10:30pm, guests will receive a welcome drink, 2 cocktails, a glass of bubbly, and a dozen oysters as they enjoy the accompaniment of a live gypsy jazz band. ($150pp)
The Mary Lane
99 Bank Street, NYC
A romantic cozy oasis, The Mary Lane is featuring a date-worthy Valentine's Day prix-fixe menu at $95 per guest. Chef Mike Price and Chef de Cuisine Andrew Sutin are whipping up three courses that will be sure to swoon. The first course includes Hamachi Crudo served with pomelo vinaigrette, chili, Tokyo turnip, and toasted hazelnuts, Long Island Duck Confit accompanied by creamy grits, Tuscan kale, roasted radish, with spiced duck jus, followed by second course choices like an Angus Filet Mignon, paired with parsnip gratin, grilled broccolini, rosemary, and roasted garlic demi, as well as Maine Lobster Tagliatelle with saffron, wilted spinach, burst tomatoes, and Meyer lemon bread crumbs. Dessert options include Chocolate Souffle For Two, Pear & Quince Crisp, and Olive Oil-Almond Cake. The full menu can be found linked here, reservations can be made via Resy.
Virgil’s Real BBQ
Those craving a barbecue experience on Valentine's will want to check out Virgil's Smokin' Love to-go special ($105) for two, with a sampling of all barbecue meats including BBQ Chicken, Brisket, Pulled Pork, and Memphis-Style Pork Spare Ribs. Also included are Trainwreck Fries, Mac & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread, and a slice of decadent Chocolate Cake to share, available for pick-up or delivery from either location. For dine-in at Virgil's Times Square, their Surf & Turf special ($80) features a Ribeye Steak and Grilled Salmon, with a choice of two sides and a slice of Chocolate Cake. Reservations and orders can be placed online at virgilsbbq.com; the to-go special is available Friday through Monday.
1 John Street, DUMBO
Celestine, the romantic Mediterranean restaurant located on the water in DUMBO with stunning views of the bridges and skyline, will offer a luxurious three-course prix fixe menu featuring oysters with black truffle, dry-aged ribeye, seared scallops, a raspberry cream tart and more. $75pp on 2/12 and 2/13, $90pp on Monday 2/14 with optional wine pairing and special cocktails for the holiday.
Photo: Somewhere Nowhere
112 West 25th St, NYC
What’s more romantic than dinner under the stars.. how about dining in a snow globe? Somewhere Nowhere, New York City’s newest lounge, nightclub, and rooftop pool, recently launched its new Teardrop Igloos with panoramic views of New York with a new seasonal private dining menu with craft cocktails and globally-inspired dishes. For Valentine’s Day, the prix fixe package will include two of their fantasy-inspired cocktails like The Enchanted (Beauty and the Beast) and Queen of Hearts with some outstanding presentations that will have you and your guest in awe, not to mention the 360 panoramic views. Heated Igloos offer a luxurious feel like you’re dining in a snow globe with an infrared fireplace, plush loveseat, carpet, pampas grass, scented candles and gold decor. Globally inspired dishes to be included in the prix fixe, include Dry Aged Wagyu Beef Sliders, Wild Mushroom Aranchini, Spicy Tuna Tartare and a Warm Lobster Roll served on mil bread, to name a few. Heated rooftop igloos (seats up to 5 guests) with a 2-hour minimum.
132 First Ave, East Village
On Monday 2/14, Bar Lula will offer a one-night-only six course prix fixe menu ($90pp) featuring peppadew & potato croquettes, baked oysters, green pozole risotto, grass-fed sirloin, roasted scallops, a cheese course, chocolate cake and more. A wine pairing, chosen from special bottles they carry, is available for $50pp. Open on Monday 2/14
Kaiseki Room by Yamada
145 West 53rd Street, Midtown
At this recently opened 10-seat counter led by renowned Chef Isao Yamada, guests will enjoy a special nine course traditional Japanese kaiseki meal, featuring exquisitely prepared seasonal delicacies including chawanmushi with Hokkaido uni, French black truffle & foie gras sashi; sashimi, Sanuki olive fed wagyu; and Maine lobster with ikura donabe rice. Special menu offered Sunday 2/13 2pm, 5pm, 8pm; Monday 2/14 5pm, 8pm
Kyma Hudson Yards
445 West 35th St, NYC
Kyma through its menu and ambiance guides you to the sun-drenched islands of Greece, filled with traditional Greek fare with a Modern twist. Recently opened in the Hudson Yards neighborhood Executive Chef George Pangonis’s (Top Chef Season 12 Finalist) will prepare a host of special options for Valentine’s Day to pair with its main menu, which includes Crab Cakes ($25) or Langoustines ($75) to start, a bone-in ribeye for two with the option to add Tiger Prawns for a surf and turf ($125) with a supplement for extra prawns. For dessert a Chocolate Cake with ganache topping ($13) to pair with special his and hers cocktails. This is in addition to its main signatures including its Kyma Chips (crispy slices of zucchini and eggplant chips served with tzatziki), Lavraki (Branzino lean white fish, mild, moist tender flakes) and a Lobster Pasta (Maine lobster and fettuccine, tomato, myzitha).
126 West 18th Street, NYC
For a Valentine's night that combines exquisite Italian food with a sophisticated vibe, Portale, the eponymous restaurant of Chef Alfred Portale, is the place to ‘wow’ your date. The restaurant offers a four-course dinner menu at $115 per person with supplements available. The menu offerings begin with a Zuppa of celery roots with poached pear and spiced hazelnuts, followed by appetizer options like Plateau Frutti Di Mare with oysters, snow crab claws, and seafood ceviche. Entree selections include Chef Portale's signature Lumache pasta with bolognese Bianco, black truffle, and Parmigiano, and a Bistecca for Two, a filet mignon perfect to share with roasted carrots, cipollini onion, and truffled potatoes. Executive Pastry Chef Kaity Mitchell's desserts are the perfect way to end dinner on a sweet note including Budino Di Focacci and Mousse al Cioccolato.
Photo: La Grande Boucherie
Each location of this French brasserie will offer a la carte specials including a tuna carpaccio, crème brûlée au foie gras, duck breast, black sea bass, white chocolate mousse and more. Specials offered 2/12, 2/13, 2/14
Olio e Piu
3 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich Village
In addition to its regular a la carte menu, this Greenwich Village Italian favorite will offer specials for the weekend including burrata with crispy eggplant; veal braised ravioli; a Long Island duck breast; and white chocolate mousse. Specials offered 2/12, 2/13, 2/14
Nami Nori is the acclaimed Japanese restaurant specializing in open temaki hand rolls with locations in the West Village and Williamsburg. On Valentine's Day, Nami Nori is offering specials like Lobster Bisque with saffron, tomato and leek, Akamutsu Temaki with yuzu shichimi butter and daikon, and Oishii Omakase Berry with panna cotta and chocolate ganache. For folks looking for a romantic night in, they can enjoy Nami Nori's customizable temaki kit, which includes all the elements to make temaki in the comfort of your home. The temaki kit for two is $135
80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
Bar Blondeau, the new French-style bar in Williamsburg with unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline, is offering a special 3-course prix fixe menu ($90 / person) for Valentine’s Day. Menu optons include Tuna tartare with mustard seed and aged soy; Salmon Tartine with smoked trout roe; Winter Citrus Salad with ubriaco rosso for starters. Choice of Entrée include Filet Mignon with foie gras, black truffle bordelaise and frites; Halibut with lobster cream and turnips; *Vegetarian option available. Dessert brings Orange Semifreddo with pistachio meringue and white chocolate; Chocolate and Peanut Butter Blondeau Bar with banana ice cream; or Apple Sorbet and Polish Vodka
Photo: Grand Army
336 State Street, Boerum Hill
Valentines, palentines, and galentines to Grand Army on 2/14 for an evening of oysters, chocolate covered strawberries, special cocktails in partnership with Balvenie, and a sweet, sweet playlist to enjoy by the fireplace. Head bartender Ally Marrone will be serving up several drinks with Balvenie 12 year and 14 year, including: Amaretto Sour - a fluffy sour with single malt Scotch and notes of bitter orange and apricot; Right Hand - a Negroni lover’s best friend. Single malt Scotch, raspberry, bitter chocolate; and Towser the Mowser - a spirit-forward cocktail featuring a Caribbean cask-aged single malt Scotch (Balvenie 14 year) with notes of honey and nuts. Grand Army will offer all guests a signature Hardstart chocolate covered strawberry, compliments of the kitchen. They will also prepare luxe oyster accoutrements for the evening.
635 Bergen St, Brooklyn
Evi's Bäckerei is the new all-day bakery and cafe from chef-owner Greg Baxtrom and notable pastry chef Alex Grunert in Prospect Heights. For Valentine's Day, they're offering a ton of special festive baked goods, in addition to their bestselling items (selling out daily!). The perfect edible gift can include a box of Old World and New World Donuts, slices of Bee Sting or Sacher Torte cake, or cookies like Rolled Oats & Rum Raisin or Double Chocolate Chip.
2 W 28th St, NYC
Bondi Sushi known for its fresh, affordable menu items and bright airy spaces will be offering a $99pp tasting menu for Valentine’s Day from 11am-10pm, which includes a special cocktail and dessert. The menu features Crispy Rice topped with Santa Barbara Uni and Winter Truffles; Caviar and Gold Leaf hand roll; Champagne-Marinated Ikura hand roll; Seared Wagyu + Uni Nigiri; Negitoro hand roll with uni and takuwan; Clearwater Shrimp, mango and tempura crunch hand roll; and Lobster, shiso leaf and yuzu hand roll. For delivery/takeout from 2/11-2/14, Bondi will be offering a Boom Boom Box ($35) which includes: lobster, negitoro, wagyu + uni and truffle avocado rolls. Available for pre-order and can also be purchased anonymously as a romantic gift.
25 1st Ave, NYC
Grounded in Ayurvedic principles, Divya’s is a New York-based, full-service kitchen, non-for-profit organization, range of good-for-you packaged foods, and series of best-selling cookbooks helmed by founder and executive chef, Divya Alter. For Valentine’s Day, Divya’s is offering heart-shaped brownies (vegan and gluten free) for dessert at their East Village location.
Simo the pizza restaurant known for its high quality and affordable Neapolitan pies from Simone Falco - the Naples-born chef behind Eataly’s famed pizza concept Rossopomodoro, with locations in the Meatpacking District and Greenwich Village. For a fun Valentine’s day as a couple or with the kids, Simo offers heart shaped margherita pizzas with san marzano tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala.
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