2018 NYC Valentine's Day Restaurant Guide

January 21, 2018, 10:08.30 am ET  

2018 NYC Valentine's Day Guide
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2 Spring
Address: 2 Spring Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Phone: (516) 624-2411
Website: 2springstreet.com

American Brasserie 2 Spring in Oyster Bay is offering a special $89 Valentine's Day menu in addition to its regular menu (The whole table is asked to participate.)
Menu includes: Scallop, parsnip, caviar burre blanc; Choice of: Orzo, Hen of the woods, Black truffle ($15 supplement), or Lingunin & Clams shellfish bisque, littlenecks, guanciale; Duck breast, beet greens, dates, and port. Dessert: Pink grapefruit Pavlova, Cassis, and Champagne. more


Address: Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd Street, New York, NY
Phone: (646) 568-4018
Neighborhood: Midtown East
Website: agernrestaurant.com 

Agern is offering a menu for two for $185/person and $145/beverage pairing. Menu includes: Yellowfin Tuna with radishes, buttermilk, watercress, Beef Heart Tartare with spicebush, elderberries, tarragon, Gus's Wagyu New York Strip with silver onions, mushroom, oregano and Beets & Black Currant. more


Address: 19 W. 8th Street, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 432-0200
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Website: analoguenyc.com

On February 14th, this Greenwich Village craft cocktail bar will be hosting the “Shake, Rattle and Roll” Valentine’s Day Cocktail Class, with a focus on pre-Prohibition and spirit-forward recipes. This hands-on class will teach cocktail lovers how to craft three cocktails in an intimate and interactive setting. This fun and educational class is the perfect way to spend some quality time with the one you love while enjoying awesome cocktails and complimentary light bites. The class will be held from 7-9 p.m. in Analogue’s cozy, private back room. Tickets are $105 per person and can be purchased here. more


Address:43 E 28th St, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (646) 476-7217
Neighborhood: Flatiron
Website: atoboynyc.com

Atoboy, a modern Korean restaurant featuring banchan-inspired plates from husband-and-wife duo Junghyun and Ellia Park, will be offering a 6-course tasting menu at $95 per person. Atoboy is known for dishes like Yellowtail with Yuza, Mustard, Tuna Powder; Beef Tartare with Nooruk, Mustard green, Myungran; Octopus with Kimchi, Chorizo, Parsley; ChickenSpicy peanut butter, Garlic; Pork Jowl with Barley, Ssamjang, Cipollini Onion; and Strip Steak with Wasabi, Gim, Romaine. Desserts range from Ginger Panna Cotta with Grapefruit, Ginger crumble to Pumpkin Cheesecake with Salted caramel, Soy sauce pumpkin seed. more

Bar Moga
Address: 128 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (929) 399-5853
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Website: barmoga.com

For Valentine’s Day, the team at Bar Moga has created a special romantic three-course meal and cocktail pairing for parties of 2, to be served in its private Fireplace Room. Chef Takanori Akiyama and bar director Frank Cisneroshave joined forces to  create this one-night-only menu. Menu includes: Fluke Carpaccio with Fluke Carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, paprika, cilantro; Kani cream croquette w/ aurora tartar sauce; Omurice, Valentine’s Day special edition fried rice, omelette, and cocoa infused demi-glace sauce. Dessert: Kusudama puff pastry puff, strawberry, blackberry, and rose. Just 30 seatings will be available that evening for parties of two. $70 per person (includes food and drink; gratuity is extra); reservations can be made by emailing events@barmoga.com. more

Benjamin Steakhouse Prime
Address:52 E 41st St. New York, NY 10017
Phone:(212) 297-9177  
Neighborhood: Midtown East
Website: benjaminsteakhouse.com

Beef up your love life at Benjamin Steakhouse prime.  The $99 Prix Fixe Menu features steakhouse classics such as sizzling canadian bacon, blue point oysters, NY Strip Loin, Bone-in Ribeye Steak, and New York Cheesecake & Flourless Chocolate Molten Cake for dessert.  more

Address: 60 W. 55th Street, New York, NY
Phone: (646) 943-7373
Neighborhood: Midtown West
Website: benoitny.com 

French bistro Benoit is offering a prix fixe dinner for $115 per person.  Menu includes: Hazelnut and butternut cromesquis with delicate chestnut velouté and black truffle, Duck foie gras terrine with orange marmalade and Parisian brioche, Seared Maine sea scallops, with cauliflower and caviar, ‘Volaille farcie’ with mushroom fricassée and pine nut condiment.  Dessert: Glamorous grapefruit and raspberry vacherin. more  


Address:5 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
Phone:(212) 228-8502 
Website: bessou.nyc

Bessou, a Japanese comfort food restaurant in NoHo, will be offering a 5-course tasting menu at $60 per person. Reservations are accepted, and walk-ins welcome for open seatings. Menu includes: Beef Katsu with black garlic teriyaki, Scallops on the Half Shell with crab miso and Wagyu Steak with figs, carrots and potato, and shoyu koji butter sauce. Dessert: Chocolate Soufflé Cake. more

Brooklyn Cider House
Address: 1100 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn 11237
Phone: (347) 295-0308
Neighborhood: Bushwick
Website: brooklynciderhouse.com

Valentine's Day + Restaurants (usually) = Couples, but for those who are single or would rather have fun with friends this February 14, Brooklyn Cider House is the perfect destination. Best enjoyed with a group, the Brooklyn Cider House dinner experience includes sharing a wallet-friendly 5-course communal meal. Menu includes: Cider-braised chorizo and cowboy-style ribeye steaks ($37; vegetarian $32) and catching cider straight into your glass from wood barrels between courses ($15) – it’s a great Valentine’s Day alternative. more

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer
Address: 248 W. 14th Street, New York, NY
Phone: (212) 675-7236
Neighborhood: Meatpacking District 
Website:  blacktapnyc.com 

Black Tap is offering a special Valentine's Day Red Velvet Cake Shake, in collaboration with Magnolia Bakery! Perfect for two, it's a Red Velvet Cake Batter milkshake with a vanilla frosted red-and-white sprinkle rim, topped with a slice of Red Velvet Magnolia Bakery cake, and garnished with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle. Price: $19 (Also available at three other NYC locations.) more

2018 NYC Valentine's Day Guide
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Butcher & Banker
Address:481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 268-8455 
Neighborhood: Midtown West
Website: butcherandbankernyc.com

The New Yorker Hotel’s underground “steak-easy,” Butcher & Banker, is offering a luxurious Valentine’s Day feast from Chef Scott Campbell. Revel in New York City's storied past while dining in a former bank vault, take pictures in front of the massive vault door and sit under opulent chandeliers rescued from a former ballroom at the hotel. Menu includes: Oysters in Champagne-chive sauce ($15), and Chateaubriand of Beef Tenderloin Bordelaise for Two ($92). Dessert: Champagne with Raspberries & Sorbet ($11). The regular a la carte menu will also be available. more

Address: 16 West 22 Street (5th to 6th Ave)
Phone: (212) 401-7986
Neighborhood: Flatiron
Website: cotenyc.com

Celebrate February 14th with friends at Cote. The Michelin-starred restaurant will be serving up traditional menu highlights such as the acclaimed Butcher's Feast where guests can partake in an array of speciality cuts from Cote's own in-house dry-aging room alongside a modern take on a traditional Korean barbecue spread. Guests can opt to upgrade with a selection of reserve cuts aged between 45 and 110 days and start their meal off with the Fishermen's Catch, a west coast oyster with east coast uni. A fun alternative evening for Valentine's Day. more


Address: 24 Fifth Avenue (9th St), New York, NY
Phone: (212) 868-2424
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Website: claudettenyc.com

Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, Claudette offers a menu of French-Mediterranean dishes with influences from North Africa by chef Ari Bokovza (Union Square Café, Picholine, The Modern). For Valentine's Day dinner at Claudette, Ari will offer a four course dinner including dishes such as Malpeque Oysters with Preserved Lemon and Brown Butter, Steak Tartare, Roasted Garlic Gnocchi, and Atlantic Halibut ($95/person). For dessert, guests can enjoy a delicious Creme Anglaise and a Frozen Coffee Mousse. Wine pairing may be included for an additional $50/person. Vegetarian and vegan options available. more


Address: 43 East 19th Street (Broadway-Park Ave S), New York, NY
Phone: (212) 780-0880
Website: craftrestaurant.com

Craft is the James Beard award-winning restaurant from chef Tom Colicchio, offering a menu of market-driven and vegetable-focused dishes from chef Tom Colicchio and chef de cuisine Kyle Koenig. For Valentine’s Day this year, Craft is offering a decadent four-course meal in their private dining room featuring light starters such as fluke crudo with blood orange, chili & mint followed by pasta dishes like spaghetti with peekytoe crab, chili & sea urchin or lobster risotto with stracchino & farm egg. For the main, guests can enjoy rack of lamb with farro, delicata squash & salsa verde or scallops with romesco, hen of the wood & truffle gastrique and can finish on a romantic note with warm chocolate fondant for two with passion fruit caramel & crème fraiche ice cream. more

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Empellón Taqueria
Address: 230 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 367-0999
Neighborhood: West Village 
Website: empellon.com/taqueria

Located in the West Village, Empellón Taqueria led by chef Alex Stupak is offering a five course prix fixe menu for $60 per person and includes a complimentary glass of cava and Guacamole with Two Salsas (Smoked Cashew, Salsa Arbol) for the table. Menu includes: Cevichewith Red Snapper with Apples and Aguachile Verde; Sea Scallop Ceviche with Aji Dulce Chile. Tacos: Fish Tempura with Cabbage and Lime Mayonnaise; Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds; Lobster with Sweet Corn and Epazote; Short Rib Pastrami with Pickled Cabbage and Mustard Seed Salsa; Duck Carnitas with Habanero Honey. Dessert: Soft Milk Chocolate Custard with Flor de Cacao Crema; Ice Cream Trio.Reservations are available via OpenTable or by emailing. more

Eleven Madison Park
Address: 11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 889-0905
Neighborhood: Flatiron
Website: elevenmadisonpark.com

For Valentine's Day, Eleven Madison Park is serving a 10 course prix fixe menu in both the main dining room and the lounge, featuring caviar, champagne and a heart-shaped version of the restaurant's classic Black and White cookies. The tasting menu in the main dining room is available for $375, and the tasting menu in the lounge is $275. Wine pairings are available for $175 and $295 (reserve wine pairing); lounge pairings at $175 and $275. Reservations can be made here. more

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