2018 NYC Valentine's Day Restaurant Guide

January 20, 2018, 5:50.13 pm ET  

                                                                                                         Photo: Yves/Paul Wagtouicz

Temple Court
Address: 5 Beekman Street, New York, NY
Phone: (212) 658.1848
Neighborhood: Financial District
Website: templecourtnyc.com

Tom Colicchio's downtown destination, Temple Court, is celebrating Valentine's Day with a romantic five-course menu in its elegant dining room in The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel. Tom Colicchio and executive chef Bryan Hunt re-imagine classic dishes such as Belon oyster “Rockefeller,” Maine lobster with chanterelle mushrooms, tournedo Rossini with Wagyu sirloin and foie gras. Guests will finish on a sweet note with Paris-brest with hazelnut and banana or l'opera torte with coffee and chocolate by pastry chef Abby Swain. more

The Gordon Bar
Address: 60 Thompson St (Spring-Broome St), New York, NY
Phone: (212) 219-3200
Neighborhood: South Village
Website: thegordonbar.com

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at John McDonald, Jason Pomeranc (co-founder of SIXTY Hotels) and Steven Eckler's (former Wolfgang Puck and Union Square Hospitality) The Gordon Bar, a convivial destination for sophisticated cocktails downtown, located inside the recently revamped SIXTY SoHo hotel. Cozy up and indulge in a four course tasting menu ($75pp) featuring Baby Beat Salad or Radicchio & Fennel Salad, Oysters Rockefeller or Petit Eggplant Parm, Gnocchi with Truffle Sauce or Sea Bass or Filet Mignon, and Dark Chocolate Tart or Strawberry Zabaglione. Guests who aren’t as hungry can still celebrate their special night with The Gordon Bar’s a la carte menu. more


The Loyal
Address: 289 Bleecker St (7th Ave and Commerce St, New York.
Phone: (212) 488-5800
Neighborhood: West Village
Website: loyalrestaurant.com

Whether you’re hoping to impress your date or are simply in need of a romantic dinner for two, chef and restaurateur John Fraser’s newly opened neighborhood restaurant in Manhattan’s West Village, The Loyal, is a perfect Valentine’s Day spot. The usual menu of Chef Fraser’s American Tavern inspired simple dishes built for comfort will be offered on Valentine’s Day, along with several Valentine’s Day specials. Couples can also enjoy their Yakuza cocktail for two, featuring Japanese whiskey, Lapsang Vermouth, ginger, yuzu and matcha. For dessert, the Sundae Set & Candy Shop ice cream sundae is perfect for sharing, as is the decadent 20 layer chocolate cake with cranberry-beet jame and ganache. more

The NoMad
Address: 1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001
Phone: (347) 472-5660
Neighborhood: Flatiron
Website: thenomadhotel.com

The NoMad Restaurant will be offering a 4-course tasting menu at $175 per person, with a wine pairing available for $95 per person. Menu includes: Oysters with sorrel & champagne, Waldrof Salad, Turbot poached with spinach & mushrooms, Suckling Pig with pears, chickory & mustard. Dessert: Chocolate Lava Cake with passion fruit & coconut sorbet. Reservations can be made by emailing dining@thenomadhotel.com or calling 347-472-5660. more

The NoMad Bar
Address: 10 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 796-1500
Neighborhood: Flatiron
Website: thenomadhotel.com

The NoMad Bar will be doing a 3-course menu at $95 per person, with a wine pairing available at $65 per person. Menu includes: Roasted Sunchoke with puntarella, hazelnuts & grapes, Red Snapper Bouillabaisse with mussels, tomato and fennel, Beef Bone Marrow with beets & horseradish, Roasted Chicken with foie gras, black truffle & brioche with pomme puree & baby leeks. Dessert: Milk & Honey shortbread with brittle & ice cream, and Coconut Cake with toffee & chocolate cremeux.  Reservations can be made on Resy. more

The Osprey
Address: 60 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (347) 696-2505
Neighborhood: DUMBO
Website: theospreybk.com

Executive Chef Michael Oliver has prepared a special Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu for $95pp. Valentine’s Day specials will also be offered throughout the weekend. Menu includes: Cavatelli with Roasted Chestnuts, Tuscan Kale, Pecorino, and Parsnip; Lobster Thermidor with Baby Leeks, Cognac, Gruyere, and Toasted Bread Crumbs; Berkshire Pork Duo with Braised Belly, Pancetta Wrapped Tenderloin, and Heirloom Grits. Dessert: Profiteroles served with Chocolate Cremeux and Vanilla Mascarpone. more  

The Palm Court at The Plaza
Address: 768 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Phone: (212) 546-5300
Neighborhood: Midtown West
Website: theplazany.com/dining/the-palm-court 

Choose from a special three-course menu (available from Saturday, February 10 through Sunday, February 18) fro $72 per person. The first course includes options like oysters, tuna tartare or butternut squash soup; the second course includes options such as beef tenderloin, salmon or duck breast. Dessert includes either a Raspberry and Rose Water Fool or a Warm Dark Chocolate Madagascan Chocolate Sable. The Palm Court is also offering a Valentine's Day Afternoon Tea (available from Saturday, February 10 through Sunday, February 18) includes: a variety of sandwiches and savories, scones, pastries and sweets and a glass of champagne for $125 per person. more 

The Shakespeare at The William

Address: 24 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (646) 837-6779
Neighborhood: Midtown East
Website: theshakespearenyc.com

The Shakespeare is offering two Valentine's Day Packages. $265 per couple for a four-course tasting followed by a 3-hour open bar in Raines Law Room featuring signature cocktails and a burlesque show presented by Rosie Cheeks, and $145 per couple for a 3-hour open bar in Raines Law Room with signature cocktails and a burlesque show presented by Rosie Cheeks. The Shakespeare is known for dishes like Hanger Steak Tartare, Brook Trout with horseradish mash, and Steak & Ale Pie. Dessert: Blackberry & Apple Crumble, and a Milk Chocolate Tarte with hazelnut nougatine. more  

The Smile
Address: 26 Bond Street
Phone: (646)329-5836
Neighborhood: NoHo
Website: thesmilenyc.com

The Smile’s candle-lit, subterranean dining room is perfect for a cozy + romantic Valentine’s Day. The Smile will offer their regular Mediterranean-inspired menu along with three special Valentine’s Day specials designed by chef Melia Marden. Guests can enjoy Lamb & Preserved Kumquat Tagine for Two with Pomegranate Couscous ($36), Seared Duck Breast with Hibiscus Jus ($26) and for dessert, Pistachio Cannoli Cake ($10). more

The Standard Biergarten
Address: 848 Washington St< New York, NY 10014 
Phone: (212) 645-4100  
Neighborhood: Meatpacking District 
Website: standardhotels.com

The Standard Biergarten will be hosting a singles bingo night in the game room with reservations including punch bowls, a selection of bingo bites and a night of fun. Who knows, maybe you'll meet another single soul while there. Tickets are $95pp.  more

The Standard Grill
Address: 848 Washington St< New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 645-4100 
Neighborhood: Meatpacking District 
Website: thestandardgrill.com

The Standard Grill has a plethora of romantic options for those that are looking to cuddle up in one of their deep booths. The Double Your Pleasure ($95) is a luxurious platter of king crab legs and oysters served with two mini martinis with DIY garnishes and two flutes of Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2009. A prix-fixe menu with options such as a Fois Gras Torchon and Salt Baked Sea Bass will be available, as well.  more

Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs
Address: 135 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 374-1135
Neighborhood: TriBeCa
Website: tinysnyc.com

Executive Chef Alejandro Bonilla is serving up a special Valentine’s Day prix fixe “Love Story” menu for $68/pp with a wine pairing option for an additional $35/pp. Menu includes: Crudo of Oysters and Caviar for the table; Grilled Bourbon Quail with Hearts of Fire, Roasted Shallots, and Hibiscus Agridulce; Roasted Lamb Lollipops with Purple Potato, Mint Gremolata, Sherry, and Fennel Pollen; Handmade Pappardelle with Porcini Mushrooms, Roasted Cippolini Onions, and Lemon-Thyme Butter. Dessert: Warm Chocolate Cake with Manchego Pineapple Ice Cream and  Fleur de Sel Caramel. more  

Address: 385 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 431-3385
Neighborhood: TriBeCa
Website: yves-nyc.com

Yves will be offering a special menu for one night-only on Valentine's Day. Menu includes: Kumamoto Oysters (champagne granita), Steak Tartare (whipped lardo, crispy shallots, toast). Mains such as Gnocchi Parisienne (black truffle butter), Lobster a L’Americaine (tomato, tarragon) and Blanquette de Veau (veal ragout, hen of the woods). Dessert: Assiette de Fromage (roquefort, apricot). more


Zadie's Oyster Room
Address: 413 East 12th Street (AVE a), New York, NY
Phone: (646) 602-1300
Neighborhood: East Villahe
Website: zadiesoysterroom.com

James Beard Award-winning chef Marco Canora’s restaurant Zadie's Oyster Room pays homage to the lively oyster houses of turn of the century New York. Bright and sun-drenched by day while romantic and cozy by night, Zadie’s is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner of oysters prepared in every style over a glass of beer or wine. This Valentine’s Day, Zadie’s is offering a 4-piece snack tray and glass of bubbly for $22, featuring sharable plates like smoked bluefish paté, brown bread slathered in anchovy butter, or a oyster pan roast with bisque, smoked paprika, autumn squash and toast. Cap it off with an apple pie baked to order with mascarpone, black pepper & honey. more
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