Love is in the air and across New York City and northern New Jersey restaurants are ramping up the romance with champagne and caviar, heart-shaped pizzas, rooftop igloos and more. Here are some of them:
Photo: 87 Ludlow/Michael Tulipan
Recently opened Filipino-Spanish tapas restaurant 87 Ludlow will offer a can’t-miss $70 prix fixe Valentine’s Day diner with welcome glass of bubbly and live jazz in a cozy space, making it the perfect night out for couples looking for a culinary adventure that’s also budget friendly. The 4 course menu includes two tapas, an entrée, a dessert and welcome glass of bubbly, with options such as Oyster Sisig, Chef Aris Tuazon’s unique take on the popular sizzling Filipino dish made with the prized Filipino Aklan oysters — an aphrodisiac perfect for the holiday —served in a hot mini skillet.
At the popular Alligator Pear in the Fashion District (150 West 30th Street), guests can celebrate a sultry “Day of Valentines” in style, complemented by live music, from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The “A Day of Valentines” menu on February 14th will be a two-course menu featuring ‘soul food for two’ or ‘duck for two’ and topped-off with a decadent ‘chocolate brownie sundae.’ Included in the romantic dining experience will be a complimentary bottle of prosecco. Guests can also enjoy a special on additional orders of prosecco with bottles priced at $50 per bottle. Priced at $140 for two persons. For reservations call 646-868-7884 or visit Resy.
This new hotspot in the Upper West Side features one of the most romantic rooms in the neighborhood where diners eat under a massive glass enclosed atrium. A four-course pre-fixe menu with Oysters as amuse bouche, starters like Grilled Prawns and Tuna Carpaccio, entrees like a Filet Mignon and a Rainbow Trout and desserts such as a creme brulee raspberry mousse dome. Full menu attached. $95 per person. Reservations here
Alice is a lively Italian restaurant in the heart of the West Village from One More Hospitality Group. The restaurant’s seafood-forward New Italian menu transports your senses to Italy’s coastline with an emphasis on seasonality and pristine local fare. For Valentine’s Day this year, Alice will be offering a four-course menu for $130pp with options like Sicilian Shrimp with lightly cured lemon and bay leaf oil, Octopus with pinto potatoes and Italian plums, lobster crepes with bechamel, or pappardelle with king crab and truffle. Reservations can be made via Resy.
Amali (115 E. 60th St.) offers an exquisite Valentine's Day experience featuring a Champagne Flight as an optional add-on, presenting a 2oz tasting of three unique expressions of Champagne, including Champagne Jacquart 'Brut Mosaique,' Champagne de Villepin 'Blanc de Noirs,' and Veuve Clicquot 'Brut Rosé' for $45. The Prix Fixe menu, priced at $125 per person, is exclusively available on February 14th. Amali ensures a delightful Valentine's Day celebration with a perfect blend of culinary excellence and romantic ambiance
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This Mediterranean spot is famous for offering a 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’s the perfect spot to grab a pre or post-Broadway meal for the perfect date night.
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Spice up this Valentine's Day with your special someone at Baar Baar in the East Village. The modern Indian gastropub will be offering a 3-course prix-fixe menu for $70++ per person, plus canapés and accompaniments. Menu options include both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes such as Crispy Brie Pakoda with Baby Beetroot and Apricot Chutney (V) and Shrimp Ghee Roast with Scallion Uttapam and Crispy Kataifi for starters; Tandoori Butternut Squash with Millet Kichidi and Asparagus (V) and Lamb Chop Burrah with Rogan Josh and Keema Stuffed Potato for mains; and Spiced Chocolate Rum Ball with Rose and Raspberry Sorbet or Cashew Cake with Milk Ice-Cream, Phirni Mousse and Gold for dessert. Each guest will also enjoy extras like a glass of bubbles and chocolate dipped strawberries as part of the experience. Reservations are now open and available via Resy
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Bar Miller is the jewel box omakase restaurant from partners Jeff Miller and TJ Provenzano (the duo behind acclaimed sushi restaurant Rosella). For Valentine’s Day, Bar Miller will open with two seatings at 6pm and 8:30pm with their regular 15 to 18 course omakase menu. Expect courses including Pickled Mussels in Green Sauce, The Bar Miller Salad, made with local produce, a variety of Nigiri including fatty tuna, Spanish Mackerel, and uni, XO & Uni Handroll, Miso Soup, and dessert like Corn Ice Cream with caviar and maple syrup. Price: $250/person Reservations via Tock
Chef John Doherty's BLACKBARN in NoMad boasts a stunning dining room in which guests enjoy dinner in a dimly lit atmosphere that resembles a chic barn. a four-course pre-fixe menu that features many of the restaurant's staples with oysters and mushroom toast as first course, a foie gras torchon as a second course, entrees such as a Dry Aged NY Strip & Tiger Prawn and a Beet Curated Halibut and a chocolate pear tart as dessert, among others. Full menu attached. $120p/p, $185 with wine pairings. Reservations via OpenTable
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Blu on the Hudson, a beautifully designed Modern American restaurant with breathtaking views of Manhattan’s glittering skyline, will be featuring a seafood and steak centric Valentine’s Day four-course menu, priced at $120 per person. A go-to destination for every type of couple, whether one is dining with a date, solo or celebrating a day full of love with a group of friends. The restaurant is located in Weehawken, New Jersey. Blu will be open from dinner from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. may view the full Valentine’s Day menu here and reservations can be made via OpenTable.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day and evening at Bosco, the cozy craft cocktail bar & restaurant serving traditional Tex-Mex Cuisine with New York City flair. The music will be playing at Bosco all-night and dance the night away with your significant other or your best mates. For this special night, Bosco invites you to enjoy ‘2 for 1 cocktails and beer all night.’ For reservations/enquiries at Bosco (169 Bleecker Street), visit www.bosconyc.com or Resy. Limited reservations and walk-ins encouraged
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Offering creative cocktails, exceptional service, and a vibrant atmosphere, Casa Bond is the ideal destination for couples seeking to enjoy tropical, Tulum-inspired vibes and refined Mexican fare this Valentine’s Day. The restaurant will offer a specially curated five-course menu, priced at $150 per person. The restaurant will be open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and reservation are available on OpenTable.
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A decadent Valentine’s Day to remember. Executive Chef Edgar Panchernikov will prepare a special pre-fixe menu for $600 pp starting with Select Osetra caviar with traditional accoutrements followed by indulgent aphrodisiacs dishes including Bay Scallops with Buttermilk Caviar, Foie Gras with perigord black truffle, King Crab and Dover Sole. At the end of the meal, guests will receive a special dessert from Chef Eunji Lee from Lysée pastry boutique. In its lounge, Caviar Russe will delight guests from its a la carte menu, including its Caviar Cornets, its spin on hand rolls, and its ultra-decadent Golden Egg dessert. Reservations via OpenTable
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Embark on regal culinary journey with your loved one this Valentine's Day at Chef Guo. Experience unapparelled Chinese fine dining accompanied by white glove service in an intimate imperial garden adorned with Chinese artifacts, all set beneath the branches of a faux ginkgo tree. On the romantic day, the restaurant will offer the Chef Guo Signature Experience, a 19-course menu, for $518 per person. Seating times are at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and reservations are available on Tock
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Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare is the world-renowned restaurant which recently reopened with two new executive chefs, Max Natmessnig and Marco Prins, who both worked at Chef’s Table early in their careers and who now bring deep culinary experience and expertise from working in Michelin-starred restaurants around the world. The seasonally driven, seafood focused tasting menu relies on both French and Japanese techniques and inspiration and currently features dishes such as Alaskan King Crab, A5 Wagyu Beef Tartare, Grilled Norwegian Langoustine, Hokkaido Uni and more. Tasting menu: $430. Reservations via Opentable
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Chez Ma Tante – the neighborhood restaurant in Greenpoint from chef-partners Aidan O’Neal and Jake Leiber. Named after the French euphemism, Chez Ma Tante serves unfussy food in an understated dining room meant to evoke the easy feel of being a part of a friend’s dinner party. For Valentine’s Day, Chez Ma Tante is offering a special pre-fixe menu for $75 per person (with a la carte options available at the bar). Dishes include Oysters with citrus and caviar, Duck a l'orange, Chocolate Cake with olive oil and whipped cream, among others. Price: $75 per person. Reservations via Resy
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Nothing says “I Love You” like a 40 oz tomahawk steak for two – literally, for this Valentine’s at David Burke Tavern and Park Ave Kitchen by David Burke which are offering such this Flintstone-esque cut for Cupid’s big day, its long, exposed bone engraved with “I Love You.” It will be available with a $35 supplement to the restaurants’ three-course prix fixe menus for Valentine’s Day. At David Burke Tavern, it will be plated, while at Park Ave Kitchen, it will be hanging from a hook. It will be carved at table at both restaurants. However, that is where most of similarities for February 14 dining at the two end. Each restaurant has its own menu reflecting its distinctive style.
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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. 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. Reservations via Resy (Emmett's on Grove), Reservations via Resy (Emmett's)
Epistrophy is a local Italian cafe and restaurant in NoLita. A perfect local community gathering place for anything from breakfast to dinner, Epistrophy’s menu is filled with traditional Sardinian dishes and Americanized spins utilizing housemade pastas and locally sourced produce. The homey atmosphere perfectly complements the food and Italian wine and cocktail program, and live jazz fills the space on Sundays. For Valentine’s Day, the restaurant will be offering its regular menu in addition to a few traditional Sardinian specialties. Reservations via Resy
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Eight is the New-American-Chinese restaurant in the West Village from the team behind Silver Apricot that celebrates the culture and culinary richness of the Lower-Atlantic coast (West Virginia - Florida). This Valentine's Day, menu highlights include the Hush Puppy HK Egg Waffle with white cheddar and honey butter, Corn Pineapple Bolobao with sweet corn, jalepeño, and brown butter, Hot Fried Skate with chili crisp, buttermilk ranch and pickles, and Soy Poached Chicken with collard greens, crispy Hoppin’ John, and select sides. Several of the dishes at Silver Apricot are made to-share, making it the ideal date night setting. Reservations via Resy
Fornino (849 Manhattan Ave.) in Greenpoint (only) will celebrate lovebirds between February 10th - 14th (minus Monday when they're closed but don't think that needs to be highlighted), with a special Valentine’s Day Pizza Love Kit. The kit is priced at $95 and includes an Imported Cheese and Fruit Plate, a Large Salad, Two Heart shaped Pizzas, Tiramisu, Chocolates, Strawberries and a bottle of red, white or bubbly. Orders can be placed by visiting www.fornino.com. Additionally, all month long, small pizzas can be made heart shaped by request for no additional cost.
This West Village spot will celebrate love with a host of romantic specials prepared by the restaurant’s Executive Chef Nate Ashton. The restaurant, designed to feel like you are stepping into owner Gabby Madden's living room features artwork and hand-painted murals and cozy vibes pair with its comforting food and live music. Gab’s will also commemorate Galentine’s Day on Saturday, February 17th with a special “movies and mezcal” brunch featuring classic movies playing on its projector, a special Mexican chocolate espresso martini with female-founded mezcal Doce and a complimentary house-made donut. Reservations via Resy
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Greywind is the newest restaurant from James Beard Award-winning Chef Dan Kluger (Loring Place, Washington Squares), located on the edge of Hudson Yards. This Valentine's Day, Greywind will be offering their regular menu alongside a few seasonal specials. Celebrate the occasion with Dan’s fresh takes on seasonal classics like, House Made “Cheese Its”, Baby Lettuces with tahini, pears and sesame, The Greywind Burger with cheddar, “au poivre” mayo and rosemary potato chips, and The Greywind Sundae with citrus poppy seed cake yuzu curd and blood orange. Reservations via Resy
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Love knows no limits! That's why Gulaabo in Times Square is offering their Valentine's Day specials all week long. From February 12 through February 18, guests can indulge in special a la carte treats that go beyond the ordinary, like the Chapali Kebab ($20) with lamb, naan, mint chutney and salad; the Goat Takka Tak ($32) with goat, homemade spice blend, onion salad; a Rajma Rice Plate ($30) with rajma, basmati rice, and anaar dana ki chutney; and the Rose Faluda Kulfi ($20) with rose kulfi, rabdi, faluda, lotus seeds. A cocktail special called "Love at First Sip" with gin, aperol, prosecco, cardamom, and grapefruit is also on the menu. Reservations can be made via Resy. Make it the ultimate date night by booking a Broadway show at a nearby theater! Reservations via Resy
Nothing says date night like dinner and a show! Tempo by Hilton Times Sqaure, the flagship hotel for Hilton’s new contemporary lifestyle brand is an ideal homebase for an exciting and romantic Valentine’s getaway amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. Guests can book a stay in time for Valentine’s Day and save up to 40% off tickets to some of Broadway’s hottest shows with Hilton’s Stay, Save and Broadway This Winter program. Grab an early dinner pre-Broadway show at Highball, the hotel’s swanky restaurant and cocktail lounge, which is offering a pre-fixe three-course dinner menu, ($70pp).
Huda is the new Middle Eastern restaurant and bar that celebrates Levantine culture and cuisine in East Williamsburg. Huda will be open on Valentine’s Day for a special pre-fixe dinner, which includes dishes such as Oysters with pomegranate and mint, Prawns Languostine, Uni Spaghetti with aleppo and parsley, Halibut with sour cherry and tarragon, and a Turkish Delight Petit Four. Price: $150 for two guests. Reservations via Resy
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Celebrate love in the enchanting atmosphere of Hortus NYC, where one can indulge in a romantic dining experience. Choose to be surrounded by the lush greenery of their hidden garden or opt for the intimate mood lighting in the comfortable seating booths of the second floor dining room, offering views of 5th Avenue through its floor-to-ceiling windows. From February 14th to the 18th, lovers of Asian cuisine can enjoy a 4-course prix-fixe menu priced at $65 per person. The restaurant will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and reservations are available on here
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For Valentine’s Day, Ketchy Shuby is offering a three-course prix fixe menu for $110, dish highlights include, Deviled Eggs with caviar & crème fraiche, Oyster Truffle Chowder with yukon potatoes, smoked short rib bacon, and black truffle, Burrata with winter fruit and basil water, Lobster Ravioli with chanterelle mushroom and tarragon oil, and Braised Prime Short Rib with ‘au poivre’ sauce, toasted fregola,and cipollini onions. Chef’s Dessert Selection. A glass of champagne, glass of red or white wine, and chef’s selection of desserts is also included with the pre-fixe menu.
Kissaki is offering an indulgent Valentine’s Day dinner experience at their UWS (286 Columbus Ave) and Bowery (319 Bowery) locations, featuring a meticulously crafted omakase menu. At UWS, exclusively on Valentine's Day, savor an enchanting Valentine's Day 16-course Omakase, requiring a non-refundable $100 per person ticket and priced at $185, offering meticulously crafted selections, including 4 appetizers, 10 specialty nigiri, a handroll, and a dessert, with seatings available at 6 PM and 8 PM.
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Kochi is a Michelin-starred restaurant from acclaimed chef Sungchul Shim (also of the Michelin-starred Mari, its casual sister concept Mari Ne, and retro dry-aged pork Korean barbecue concept Don Don). Enjoy a unique tasting menu for two on Valentine’s Day that specializes in skewered dishes (“Kochi” means “skewer” in Korean), as well as other dishes that are Chef Sung’s modern interpretations of traditional Korean cuisine and flavors. An assortment of sexy cocktails can also be found. Reservations via Resy
To celebrate Valentine’s Day in style, KYU, the Asian-inspired, wood-fired restaurant, in Manhattan’s buzzy NoHo neighborhood certainly sets the setting for a romantic evening out on the town. In addition to their dinner menu, KYU will be offering The KYU Experience ($125pp), an 8-course tasting menu of the restaurant’s signature dishes such as the Tuna Crispy Rice, Korean Fried Chicken and Duck Fried Rice. For veggie lovers, KYU also offers a plant-based tasting experience featuring Shishitos, Chicories Salad, Roasted Cauliflower and more. The dimly lit, ultra-chic atmosphere and extensive list of sharable plates make this hotspot an inviting and intimate location to bring a new lover or that forever special someone.
Le Fanfare is the authentic Italian restaurant in Greenpoint from the team behind Epistrophy. For Valentine’s Day, Le Fanfare is offering a three-course prefix menu ($75), plus live music by from 7:30pm - 9:30pm. The menu includes choices such as Stracciatella with anjou pear and prosciutto di parma; Fritto Misto; Sweet Potato Agnolotti; Taglioloini with porcini and 36 month parmigiano fondue; Marinated Duck Breast in Cannonau wine, with roquefort fondue, burnt endive, and apple jam. Desserts include Housemade Chocolate Valhrona Candies, Tiramisu, and Cannolis. Price: $75/pp. Reservations via Resy
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Lincoln Ristorante, invites patrons to indulge in an exquisite four-course Valentine’s menu just a stone’s throw from the Lincoln Arts Performing Center. Begin the evening with a selection of Antipasti such as Hamachi Crudo with blood orange and juniper aioli. Primi and Secondi courses include Squid Ink Strozzapreti and Lobster Risotto. Conclude the evening with Dolci delights like Baci, a chocolate hazelnut mousse. Reservations here
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LittleMad is the vibrant Korean-American restaurant in NoMad from James Beard Award-nominated chef Sol Han. Guests are encouraged to create their own mäd tasting experience, choosing from Chef Sol's thoughtful, reimagined a la carte menu. For Valentine’s Day, Littlemad will be offering a pre-fix menu for $95 per person. Dishes include Chef’s Snacks for the Table, Signature Yellow Tail Pond, Chou Farci Mandoo, choice of Prime Galbi or Lobster, All of It, and ending with dessert. Price: $95/person. Reservations via Resy
This year, cheers to Valentine’s Day at The New York EDITION's intimate Lobby Bar with the specialty cocktail named ‘Filakia,’ derived from the Greek language meaning kisses. Mixed with Herradura Ultra Añejo Tequila, Dolin Dry, strawberry, lemon, vanilla Bban, and topped with egg white foam, this cocktail is the perfect way to begin an evening of romance.
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LES favorite Loreley Beer Garden may be an unexpected Valentine’s Day destination, but it is the perfect lowkey, pressure-free place to celebrate without breaking the bank. Surrounded by 10,000 red rose petals and a snowy Winter Lodge décor in a heated outdoor garden that will have you feeling like you’re at a romantic ski getaway, guests can choose from an a la carte menu that includes the loveable Heart Shaped Pretzels with Beer Cheese and half-priced Boozy Bourbon Hot Chocolate until 8p.m. Dinner is available from 5 to 11 p.m. and happy hour until 10 p.m., which includes draft beer, wine and hot cocktail specials.
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Indulge in a romantic tasting menu featuring a variety of Korean-style handrolls at Mari, the Michelin-starred restaurant from acclaimed chef/owner Sungchul Shim (also of the Michelin-starred Kochi, Mari’s casual sister concept Mari Ne, and retro dry-aged pork Korean barbecue concept Don Don). Mari’s handrolls are rooted in traditional Korean cuisine, while diversifying with new seasonal and ingredient-forward items that pull inspiration from countries such as Peru, France, Greece, among others. The current seasonal tasting menu is $185 pp. Reservations via Resy
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Diners can celebrate a romantic evening at this new MePa hotspot which features one of the most stunning and romantic dining rooms New York has seen in the last year. A multi-course curated pre-fixe menu where the table gets to choose two appetizers such as spiced prawns or spiced hamachi, a choice of two entrees such as grilled branzino and a lobster arrabbiata, two sides including crispy brussel sprouts and pomme puree and two desserts including their famous olive oil cake. Full menu is attached. Pricing: $149 p/p. Reservations here
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Mel’s is the female-led restaurant and pizzeria from Michelin-starred chef Melissa Rodriguez, acclaimed for its wood-fired pizzas and vegetable-forward dishes, as well as its menu of playful ice cream sundaes from pastry chef Georgia Wodder. This Valentine’s Day, Mel’s, will be offering their regular menu + dinner service in addition to a few evening specials. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with fresh takes on Italian classics including, Eggplant Parm with pomodoro, provolone, mozzarella and basil, Guanciale Pizza with pecorino, peperoncino and shallots, and a Tricolore Stracciatella Pizza with mascarpone gelato, fudge sauce, and Italian rainbow cookie. Reservations via Resy
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Newly opened Mishik offers an elegant yet relaxed setting for a showstopping centerpiece for Valentine’s Day dinner — the Kegani Donabe for Two ($120), a luxurious rice pot with Hokkaido hairy crab, uni, ikura (salmon roe), scallops, lotus root, maitake mushrooms and edamame. Guests can enjoy it with other a la carte options like the decadent braised short rib, A5 wagyu, crab legs, handrolls or sashimi, and pair the meal with a bottle of Hakkaisan Sparkling Nigori Sake or sophisticated cocktails like the lush Red Okami made with wolfberry-infused Japanese Roku gin, Aperol, kumquat-strawberry shrub and peach bitters.
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The first restaurant from chef David Chang (also behind acclaimed Ko in the East Village, Majordomo in LA & others), Noodle Bar opened in the East Village in 2004. Momofuku Noodle Bar offers a constantly changing roster of noodles, steamed buns, soft serve and daily specials, alongside a distinctive menu of large format dishes. Noodle Bar has locations in the East Village and Uptown at Columbus Circle. Both locations will be open for regular service on Valentine’s Day where guests can enjoy the full menus. Where to Book: Uptown Resy + East Village Resy
Enjoy a romantic evening surrounded by rose petals and the soft glow of candlelight this Valentine's Day at Nerai (55 E. 54th Street) in Midtown East, and indulge in a 4-course prix fixe menu at $140 per person. On the menu, you'll find fresh crudo, warm king crab with citrus and fennel, fresh squid ink pasta with Maine lobster, seared scallops in a red pepper-paprika sauce, and a 28-day dry-aged New York Strip, to name a few. Nerai is currently accepting dinner reservations over the phone and online. Click here
Olmsted is the acclaimed restaurant in Prospect Heights from chef-owner Greg Baxtrom. For Valentine’s Day, Olmsted will be offering a prix-fixe menu featuring dishes like Oysters on the Half Shell served with pomegranate mignonette and lard powder; Pommes Dauphine with escargot butter and parsley vierge, Farmer’s Salad with beet butter, fermented stone fruit, haricot verts, and early spring chicory, Short Rib Bo Ssam For Two with daikon kimchi, yuzu kosho potato salad, and an herb bouquet, and for dessert, Strawberries and Creme strawberry bavarois, vanilla panna cotta, and rye streusel. Reservations via Resy
Osteria 57 is a cozy Italian restaurant in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village serving an entirely seafood and vegetarian menu celebrating the flavors of Italy while providing a way to eat with abundance with health and sustainability guiding the restaurant's culinary direction. For Valentine’s Day, Osteria57 is offering a three-course menu for $110pp with options like Red Snapper Crudo, Wild Scallops with sunchoke purée, chanterelle mushrooms and caviar, Paccheri Octopus Arrabiata or Linguine with lobster and truffle. You can find the full menu here and reservations can be made via Resy.
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This Valentine’s Day (2/14), tiki bar Paradise Lost will be throwing a bacchanalian party (inspired by ancient Roman rowdy affairs). There will be a costume contest with awards for the best demon, devil, creature, or lover (prize being awarded at 11pm), special activities and performances, a curated playlist, games with prizes, special dance party activations, and more. Themed cocktails include the Lei Lani Volcano - a classic rum drink created at the Polynesian Village Resort in Walt Disney World, circa 1970s. This refreshing number includes a blend of rums, guava, coconut, and pineapple to produce a fragrant and fruity libation served in a custom Lilith Mug made for two to share.
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Celebrate love at Philippe with their extensive Beijing-inspired Valentine’s Day menu options available Wednesday, February 14 - Saturday, February 17 at both locations (UES and Downtown). To kick off the romantic evening, the restaurant will be welcoming guests with a complimentary box of chocolate truffles, roses, and a glass of bubbles for that extra touch of luxury. Whether you're up for the Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu ($125pp), the exclusive Wine Cellar Experience ($250pp), or if you're planning for a larger gathering of up to 20 people, Philippe has got you covered. More infor at Opentable.
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GO PINK this Valentine’s Day, and think of nothing other than Pink Tacos, Pink Shareable Cocktails & Pink Fried Ice Cream at Pink Taco! This Valentine’s Day, share in the love the same way you should be sharing a cocktail, with the Mi Amor Es Grande, our 50oz margarita for two, passionately blended with El Jimador, Prickly Pear Puree, Fresh Lime & Agave Nectar – complete with rubber duckie & crazy heart straws, it tastes just as ridiculously good as it looks. Paired with our Signature Pink Tacos, Pink Fried Ice Cream (or during brunch, our Pink Churro Pancakes) you’ll want to celebrate your love ALL WEEK LONG like we do.
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Point Seven, the seafood centric-restaurant from acclaimed chef Franklin Becker, will offer a three-course prix fixe menu ($115) for Valentine's Day, where you can choose an appetizer from selections like Cauliflower Leek Velouté with poached oysters and caviar or Foie Gras Terrine with crab apple, pistachio and brioche; a choice of a main from selections including Butter Poached Lobster with beets, fennel, and horseradish; Mushroom Risotto with parmigiano reggiano and black truffles; and Pan Roasted Duck with rutabaga, orange whipped honey, and spiced duck jus; and a choice of dessert from famed pastry chef Sam Mason (formerly of wd~50) including Chocolate-Raspberry Tart with pink peppercorn, and Passionfruit Pavlova. An optional wine pairing is available for $60/pp. Reservations can be made here.
POPULAR at the PUBLIC Hotel (215 Chrystie St) is offering a romantic meal for Valentine’s Day starting with a Peruvian Passion Fruit Pisco Sour. From there guests will enjoy dishes such as Ceviche del Amor, fluke, sweet shrimp, mussels, and rocoto tiger milk; Pan-Seared Scallops, smoked chalaca, and cauliflower foam; Tenderloin, lomo saltado sauce and potato cream. For dessert there is Chocolate-coconut cake, pink peppercorn cream, and blood orange sorbet. $130 per person with $95 wine pairing.
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Porter House Bar and Grill is the iconic American steakhouse and restaurant from acclaimed Brooklyn-born-and-raised chef Michael Lomonaco. Located in the heart of Columbus Circle with stunning views overlooking all of Central Park. For Valentine’s Day, Chef specials for Valentine’s Day:Porter House’s Ultimate Surf n Turf – Tomahawk Steak and Lobster Scampi with Shrimp and Scallops in Garlic Butter, Dover Sole, Baked Alaska and Chocolate Raspberry Martini. Reservations via OpenTable
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Enjoy a theatrical dining experience at Restaurant Yuu, which was recently awarded a Michelin Star, located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where Executive Chef-Owner, Yuu Shimano, has created a 15-course French omakase tasting menu. Guests are then escorted to an intimate part of the restaurant called the salon to indulge in Executive Pastry Chef Masaki Takahashi’s beautifully designed mignardise creations that are accompanied by tea, coffee, or digestifs, while taking in the sounds of smooth jazz and soft classical. Seating times are at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m and reservations are available on Tock.
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Celebrate the spirit of love and happiness this Valentine’s Day at Sabai Thai in the Flatiron District. True to its name, Sabai Thai, which translates to “Happy Thai”, will be offering a special menu with seven unique items that are only available on Valentine’s Day, along with their regular a la carte menu. Valentine’s Day specials include Gang Kiew Wan Tally, avocado green curry with shrimp, squid, salmon, peppers, coconut milk and Thai basil, and Tiger Prawn Pad Thai, tiger prawns with rice noodles and eggs, topped with scallions, beansprouts, and peanuts. Reservations are available on OpenTable
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Show some love at Sake No Hana/ This modern Japanese restaurant is set on the Bowery in the Lower East Side offering a unique culinary experience with a menu rooted in the purity of Japanese cuisine, paired with playful Western techniques and tastes.
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Located below the iconic Mercer Hotel, this chef-driven restaurant offers a modern touch to traditional Italian fare. Culinary Director, 3X James Beard Award Winner Chef Alfred Portale oversees the blend of authentic Italian dishes and contemporary American classics, executed by Executive Chef Chris Lewnes.
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Silver Apricot is the New-American-Chinese restaurant in the West Village. This Valentine's Day the menu features unique dishes like Scallion Puffs with Zhajiang and Scallion Butter, Cold ‘’Mouthwatering’’ Chicken with Fennel, Herb Relish and Koushui Trinity Chili Crisp, Peking Grilled Cheese with Duck Confit, Asian Pear, Ginger-Apricot Duck Sauce and Flaky Pancake, and Mapo Squash Rice Cakes with Roasted Butternut Squash, Chili-Fermented Broad Bean and Yacai. Silver Apricot also has a heated outdoor garden area that serves the perfect romantic setting for any Valentine's Day date. Reservations via Resy
Photo: Sofitel's Gaby Brasserie
Sofitel's Gaby Brasserie
During the entire week of February 11 – 17, anyone celebrating the season of amour can savor a heartfelt dining experience at Sofitel's Gaby Brasserie. The three-course, prix fixe Valentine's Week menu is priced at $79 per person and features dishes like tuna tartare, filet mignon, and black truffle pasta. The full menu can be viewed here, and reservations are strongly recommended via OpenTable. Throughout the month, Gaby will also entice patrons with a specialty cocktail, Le Baiser Rouge. This velvety and seductive creation, priced at $22, boasts Havana Anejo, simple syrup, fresh lime, yellow Chartreuse, and sparkling rose.
Photo: Somewhere Nowhere
What’s more romantic than dinner under the stars with panoramic views of the city? Somewhere Nowhere is offering private teardrop igloos with a table for two and four-course prix fixe menu prepared by newly appointed Executive Chef Sandy Dee Hall, 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 (300 per couple). Options include a Warm Lobster Roll, Wagyu Beef Sliders and more. Reservations via OpenTable
Photo: Son Cubano
With its enchanting views, glamorous interior, delicious cuisine, and award-winning wine list, Son Cubano has earned its reputation as the go-to spot for celebratory dining, making it an ideal destination to celebrate Valentine's Day. For the romantic day, the restaurant will offer a specially curated 3-course menu valued at $95 per person. The restaurant will be open from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and reservations can be booked here.
Photo: STATE Grill and Bar
Chef Morgan Jarrett of STATE Grill and Bar has curated a three-course prix fixe menu with a complimentary champagne toast and optional wine pairings. Offerings range from Cornbread & Caviar to Pink Caesar Salad, and Porcini Crusted Filet Mignon to Lobster Newburg Potpie. Each of the four desserts is decadent; particularly the Amore Mousse with pistachio mousse, red chocolate glaze, and samboise. Love birds can also enjoy a Sleepless in New York cocktail served in an Empire State Building-stemmed martini glass with coconut rum, Nocello walnut liqueur, and white chocolate liqueur. Reservations via Website
Photo: Sushi by Bou
Located within the lobby of Hotel 32|32, seasoned sushi chefs guide you through the Japanese Omakase experience in an intimate setting. 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). Special for Valentine’s Day, guests may request its special Sashimi Bou-Quet, for an additional $29/pp. Also being offered, an ounce of top-notch caviar paired with a bottle of bubbly for $150. Reservations via OpenTable
Photo: Sushi Lab
Sushi Lab (320 E. 11th Street) in the East Village is honoring Valentine's Day with a special 16-course omakase menu! The experience, priced at $125 per person will include an arrays of delicious bites in a romantic setting. Reservations are open for both the dining room and sushi counter with seatings available at 4:30 pm, 6 pm, 7:30 pm, and 9 pm. Reservations via Resy
Photo: Tara Rose
Tara Rose is bringing its A-Game for Valentine’s Day with a ‘Taylor Swift Lovers Brunch,’ on February 8th featuring bottomless cocktails inspired by the brilliant artist, such as the ‘Bad Bloody Mary,’ ‘Cruel Summer Spritz,’ ‘Tim McMosa,’ and the Mango Lover Spritz. Patrons can also groove to a Taylor Swift playlist throughout the entire day. Then on February 14th, guests can enjoy a special “Wine Wednesday’ and get any bottle of wine for $25 when you purchase a meat and cheese board. For reservations at Tara Rose (384 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016), call 929-602-5983 or visit www.tararosenyc.com
Photo: The Ellington
This Valentine's Day, The Ellington is serving a three course meal that includes a variety of options including 'chicken liver foie mousse with pickled mustard seeds,' a 'stout braised short rib accompanied by a shallot whipped potato,' and a colorful 'fruit loop panna cotta.' The bar will also be offering special cocktails to perfectly couple with the meal such as an elderflower and rose gin with tonic called 'New Romantic,' and for those with a taste for drama the 'Bloody Rose,' a berry based vodka with chambord, passion fruit liqueur and essence of rose.
Photo: The Gallery/Aya Kishimoto
The Gallery - Chef Hiroki Odo of the two-Michelin-starred odo restaurant, has crafted a sumptuous Valentine’s Day dinner course menu for sister restaurant, The Gallery, which is also an art gallery that features rotating exhibitions by acclaimed artists and makers. The course menu will feature a ‘Seasonal Starter,’ ‘Chef Odo’s 3 pieces of seasonal kushi-age selection,’ ‘Wagyu Shabu Shabu,’ ‘Chef’s selection of nigiri sushi and rolls (four pieces),’ and a special ‘Valentine’s Day Dessert.’ Priced at $125 per person. For reservations visit www.odogallery.nyc or log on to Resy
Photo: The Standard Grill
The Standard Gill in the Meatpacking District (84 Washington St) is offering a $185 meal for two on Valentine’s Day. It includes options such as Hamachi Crudo with grapefruit, cucumber, jalapeños sesame seeds, blood orange; Lobster Ravioli with black truffle, tomato compote, parmesan cheese; Florida Red Snapper with English peas, black trumpet mushrooms baby turnips, beurre blanc; and a 32 oz Dry Age Tomahawkfor two potato purée, and sauce perigueux. The Deal Closer is a bowl of bittersweet chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream and strawberries for sharing.
Photo: The Terrace and Outdoor Gardens
At Terrace and Outdoor Gardens inside the Edition Hotel in Times Square, an elegant Valentine’s Day meal is being crafted by Chef John Fraser that begins with Pull Apart Milk Bread or Oysters + Caviar. First course options include Lioni Burrata, Scallop Crudo, or Wagyu Beef Tartare. The main course provides the options of Cauliflower Chops, John Dory, or Beef Wellington. The final dessert course offers a choice of Milk Chocolate Mousse Heart or Passionfruit Sparkling Granita. The cost is $125 per person with a complimentary rose for your date, and entertainment by a 3-piece band.
Photo: Time Out Market
For a lively Valentine's Day celebration, Time Out Market New York is hosting a night of love, music, drinks, and prizes for singles and couples alike! Experience the Valentine's Day Jam with live music by DJ Liondub from 7-10PM and treat yourself to two limited-time specialty cocktails—the Cherry & Thyme Prosecco Smash and Love's Potion. Guests can immerse themselves in the festivities with personal readings by Dumbo's local psychic and snag a cartoon portrait from our talented cartoonist. Attendees will also be able to purchase $10 raffle tickets for a chance at some serious prizes. For a special discount click here
Happy Valentine's Day!