The Citiblog

2018 NYC Valentine's Day Restaurant Guide
January 20, 2018, 7:39.39 pm ET

Photo: St Tropez/Michael Tulipan

Rice & Gold
Address: 50 Bowery, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (646) 630-8055
Neighborhood: Chinatown

Chef Dale Talde presents a very special Valentine's Day menu straight from his heart. Indulge in 4-courses for $65 per person or $85 per person with a drink pairing). Menu includes: Oyster & Salmon Crudochiu with chow chili mignonette or Roasted & Raw Beet Salad with whipped tofu, pistachios. Rigatoni with shrimp, xo butter or Mushroom Fat Noodles, Steak Two Ways with roasted tenderloin, braised short rib,chinese broccoli, truffle butter or Lobster Congeeuni with ginger & tomato. Dessert: Salted Caramel Tart with chocolate ice cream, cherries or Green Tea Sesame Mochi with green tea sorbet, sweetened sesame powder, and strawberry coulis. more

Address: 450 E 29th St (First Ave and East River), New York, NY
Phone: (212) 729-9790
Neighborhood: Kips Bay

Tom Colicchio’s Riverpark is a dynamic culinary destination in Manhattan’s Kips Bay neighborhood, offering a modern American menu along with beautiful views of the East River. This Valentine's Day, executive chef Andrew Smith creates a seasonal three-course prix fixe menu utilizing local produce, much of which is grown on the adjacent Riverpark farm. Menu highlights include winter spiced seckel pear with chestnut mousse, roasted lamb saddle with beluga lentils and truffle, lobster for two with spiced sweet potatoes and brownie sundae for two with spiced chocolate and conversation hearts. more

Address: 157 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
Phone: (646) 590-0684
Neighborhood: Lower East Side

SakaMai is a relaxed, intimate space perfect for the biggest date night of the year. With dimmed lighting, exposed brick walls, cozy corners – like the hidden salon that boasts a crackling fireplace – and ethereal gauze-curtained booths, there’s no better spot to enjoy warm sake and elevated, elegant izakaya fare. For Valentine’s Day, SakaMai will be offering a very special 7-course tasting menu ($135) created exclusively for the evening by acclaimed Chef Takanori Akiyama. Menu includes: Pão De Quejio, cheese bread, karasumi, natto butter; Egg on Egg on Egg, sea urchin, sturgeon caviar, scrambled egg; Miyazaki Wagyu Katsu Sando, A5 Miyazaki wagyu beef cutlet sandwich; Sashimi Platter, chef’s selection, 7 types of sashimi; Mizore Kinmedai, golden eye snapper, grated daikon, dashi soy sauce; and Foie Duck Soboro Rice, foie gras, duck breast, egg yolk, shiso rice. Dessert: Yukidoke Gumo with amazake soy ice cream, cotton candy, roasted green tea cake, miso caramelized pine nuts. more

Selamat Pagi
Address: 152 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn
Phone: (718) 701-4333
Neighborhood: Greenpoint

Selamat Pagi, the charming restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn that serves fresh, seasonal, and modern takes on traditional Indonesian cuisine, will be running a Valentine’s Day tasting menu and accepting reservations. The prix-fixe menu costs $35 per person, and will include a complimentary glass of Prosecco or Lambrusco. more

Address: 30 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 888-2171
Neighborhood: Flatiron

Executive Chef PJ Calapa will offer a three-course prix-fixe menu, priced at $85/pwe person. Scampi’s Valentine’s Day menu consists of two savory choices from the crudo, vegetable, grilled, and pasta sections. Menu includes: Tuna Acqua Pazza, Delicata Squash with Burrata and Kale Pesto, Branzino with Cipollini Onions and Calabrian Chilies, and Mafaldini "Scampi.” Dessert: Cannolis with Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cream or Panna Cotta with Honey Custard, Pinenuts, Olive Oil and Apple Granita. Each diner will also be given a lemon mascarpone cake to go. more

Sir Henry Penthouse
Address: 37 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 243-0800
Neighborhood: Flatiron

Celebrate Valentine's Day 18 stories up at Sir Henry Penthouse where they are hosting a Valentine's Day Singles P arty. The event runs from 6-10 pm with prosecco, small bites, dancing and a live DJ. Email for table reservations and a special gift. more

St Tropez
Address: 304 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014
Phone: (917) 388-3893
Neighborhood: West Village

The West Village's charming new restaurant and wine bar St Tropez is offering a prix fixe Valentine's Day menu ($49) for an intimate night in their cute, cozy hideaway with rustic wood and candle light. The three-course menu includes a mini bottle of Moet & Chandon Imperial Champagne. Menu includes: Chèvre Frais aux Herbes, herbed goat cheese with zucchini and beet; Poulet Fermier à l’Estragon, tarragon chicken breast with potato mousseline. Dessert, the pièce de résistance – the heart-shaped Cœur de Tropézienne pastry with orange blossom cream. A la carte options will also be available, including Provençal specialties like Daube Provençale black Angus beef stew in red wine sauce and Tartare de Boeuf beef tartar with basil and avocado, along with 45 French wines by the glass. more

The Eddy
Address: 342 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003
Phone: (646) 895-9884
Neighborhood: East Village

Executive Chef Jeremy Salamon will be serving a romantic prix-fixe menu to guests for $120 with the option to add a wine pairing for $60. From Friday, February 9th - Tuesday, February 13, they will also be offering a Saint Valentines menu in addition to their a la carte menu for $95 and an additional $50 for wine pairings, for those couples looking to celebrate early. Menu includes: Salt Cod Crudo, lemon Marjoram & caviar, Handkerchief Pasta with Calabrian chile, parmesan broth, & dried shrimp, Scallop & Lobster with hominy grits & pickled padron peppers, and Veal Sirloin with marble potatoes, tonnato Sauce, and morel mushrooms. Dessert: Chocolate Cognac Ice Cream Bomb with black pepper huckleberries or Black Cardamom Pistacchio Cake. more

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