"Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence."
Vincent van Gogh
V-Day is rolling in and whether you're planning a romantic evening, enjoying time with loved ones, or focusing on self-love, here are spots setting the tone with delicious dinners and decor.
Greg’s Roses Valentine’s Experience and Sale-A-Bration
Williamsburg sports bar Bk Backyard Bar (86 N 11th St) will host Greg’s Roses- the ultimate Valentine’s Day one-stop-shop for lovers and friends alike. NYC’s resident ‘Holiday Man’ Greg Walsh has gone all out with a swoon-worthy popup stocked with over 10,000 roses just in time for Valentine’s Day. Shop the finest selection of long stem roses in every variety and color, bouquets, centerpieces, among other delights. Don’t forget to snag a photo op in the epic Tunnel Of Love, or fulfill your Jack and Rose fantasy with a Stand On the Bow of the Titanic photo moment. This love fest pops up from February 9-14, from 10am-12am everyday. For more information please visit https://gregstrees.com/.
Heritage Grand Bakery Offering Takeaway Desserts and Special V Day Treats
Bryant Park’s French bakeshop, Heritage Grand Bakery, is offering sweet treats and breads, created specially for Valentine’s Day, that make an excellent gift for loved ones or a hack to top off dinner at home without a heavy lift. French Pastry Chef Damien Hergott has filled the bakery with individual Heart-Shaped Ispahan, Passion Fruit Cheesecake, and Chocolate Decadence. Heritage is also known for its bread-making techniques (they mill their flour on the premises) and will be showcasing a heart-shaped baguette special for the occasion. Their sister restaurant next door shares the same grain mill, implementing the same flours on-site throughout the bakery and restaurant. The Mediterranean-influenced dinner menu this year will boast Osso Buco for Two, Whole Fish for Two, and Baked Alaska on the restaurant sides.
Sushi Lab (320 E. 11th Street)
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 array of delicious bites in a romantic setting. Reservations are open for both the dining room and sushi counter with seatings available at 4:30pm, 6pm, 7:30pm, and 9pm. More information can be found by visiting Resy.
Amali (115 E. 60th St.)
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 and serves as the sole offering, with all items later available as a la carte specials in the days and the weekend following the holiday. The A la Carte additions include delectable options such as a Half Dozen Beau Soleil Oysters with Horseradish Apple Mignonette for $24. The diverse menu features enticing courses like Tuna Carpaccio, Winter Citrus, Hiromasa, Stracciatella, and an array of pasta choices. For the main course, indulge in options like Roast Chicken, Filet Mignon, Red Snapper, Colorado Lamb Chops, or enhance the experience with a decadent A4 Australian Wagyu Filet Mignon for an additional $30. Concluding the meal on a sweet note, enjoy complimentary chocolate-covered strawberries alongside tempting desserts such as Truffle Sundae, Chocolate Mousse with Morello Cherry and Luxardo Cream, Basque Cheesecake, and Creme Brûlée with Tahitian Vanilla. Amali ensures a delightful Valentine's Day celebration with a perfect blend of culinary excellence and romantic ambiance.
Enjoy Regional Mexican Flavors on Valentine's Day at El Lugar Cantina
Celebrate Valentine's Day with specialty dishes and drinks from regional Mexico at El Lugar Cantina! Known for their wood-fired Tlayudas (Mexican pizzas, their special Valentine's Day menu features a special Passionate Heart Tlayuda topped with spicy shrimp, pickled onions, and refried bean puree on a crispy, heart-shaped corn tortilla. Couples can end their meal on a sweet note with heart-shaped churros and flan. They’ve even crafted a special cocktail, "It Takes Two to Tango," made with Milagro Blanco tequila, mango, agave, chamoy, and Tajin, and “Amor E Fuego,”a flight for two with Jaja Blanco, Milagro Reposado, Maestro Dobel Añejo to complement the food specials this holiday.
Nerai (55 E. 54th Street)
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 via Resy. To view the 4-course prix fixe menu, click here.
Fornino (849 Manhattan Ave.)
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.
Kissaki (286 Columbus Ave. and 319 Bowery)
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. Meanwhile, at Bowery, diners can reserve the same experience from Valentine’s Day until Sunday, February 18th!
Somewhere Nowhere (112 W. 25th Street)
Celebrate Valentine's Day at Somewhere Nowhere (112 W. 25th Street) with a special 4-course menu and romantic views of the city skyline! Start with a comforting Chicken Noodle Soup featuring chicken bone broth, miso ricotta stuffed tortellini, and scallion. For the second course, choose between Burrata with toasted ciabatta, Gochujang, olive oil, and smoked sea salt; Wintered Greens with candied pecans, manchego, and apple; or Schezuan Powdered Calamari with spiced tomato sauce and chive. The third course offers options like Pan Roasted Duck Breast with curried lentils, labne, and pomegranate; a salmon dish from our normal menu; or Roasted Chicken with celeriac mash, garlic confit, lotus root chips, and braised mustard greens plus dessert. Couples can enjoy the lovely ambiance and live music of the Jazz Experience ($85), the sweeping views of the Rooftop Enclosure Experience ($125), or the winter glamour of the Igloo Experience ($200), with perks like shared dessert for enclosure and lounge guests or the exclusive S'mores for igloo dwellers. Reservations, accompanied by a complimentary rose and chocolates, can be made for seating at 5pm, 7:15pm, and 9:30pm by visiting OpenTable.
Haven Rooftop (132 W. 47th Street)
Celebrate a memorable Valentine's Day prix fixe dinner at Haven Rooftop, situated atop the Sanctuary Hotel at 132 W. 47th Street in Midtown! Indulge in a special $115 prix fixe menu, carefully curated for every palette. The dining experience will be complemented by live music, and a romantic atmosphere during three intimate seatings at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm. Diners will be treated to stunning views above the city, delectable food, and a serene evening. For more information visit, https://www.havenrooftop.com
Delight in Valentine's Worthy Sashimi Bou-Quets at Sushi by Bou NoMad
Ensconced within the lobby of Hotel 32|32, guests may enjoy seasoned sushi chefs expertly guide you through the Japanese culinary tradition of the Omakase experience in its intimately sized dining room. 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, a unique fusion of art and flavor, featuring fresh slices of premium sashimi arranged in stunning bouquet style for an additional $29/pp. For those looking to add a touch of luxury, we're offering a dreamy combo at all of our venues – an ounce of top-notch caviar paired with a bottle of bubbly for $150. Reservations can be made now on OpenTable.
Loulou French Bistro Debuts The Valentini Cocktail
Loulou Petite Bistro & Speakeasy (176 8th Avenue) in Chelsea is serving up the prettiest cocktail for Valentine’s Day- The Valentini. The gorgeous French bistro which has heated outdoor seating and cozy indoor dining is serving this cocktail in a heart-shaped glass and includes muddled raspberries, mint, Grey Goose Vodka, and is topped with a generous splash of Prosecco. Romance is infused into all of Loulou’s cocktails as well as in the air.
Carnegie Diner & Cafe (205 W 57th St. and 828 8th Ave)
Carnegie Diner & Cafe is gearing up to sweeten Valentine's Day for visitors with a special holiday themed cupcake and milkshake available at both their Central Park (205 W 57th St) and vibrant Times Square District (828 8th Ave) locations. Starting February 1st through February 14th, they're adding an extra touch of love with special Valentine's Day cupcakes and a huge cherry flavored Valentines’ Milkshake! The shake arrives in a sprinkle bedazzled glass, topped with fluffy whipped cream and a cherry, perfect to split! The cupcakes will be priced at just $4.95 each or $25 for a delightful set of 6, fit to gift or take home! For more information visit, https://www.carnegiediner.com/
Romance Reigns at Bar Schimmi's In My Feelings Valentine's Day Party on 2/16
Get ready to let love take the spotlight at In My Feelings, the ultimate Valentine's Day Party happening at Bar Schimmi (60 N 11th St.) on Friday, February 16th! It's not just a party; it's a celebration of romance, dance, and good vibes. Step onto a dazzling dance floor where you can showcase your favorite moves, sip on delightful concoctions from a full-service bar, and groove to today's most romantic hits spun by talented DJs Stef Stay Flee, Scrillz, and Panama Da Prince. The party kicks off at 10 pm and keeps going until 4 am – so get ready for a night of non-stop fun! Want to take your experience up a notch? Elevate your squad's vibes with VIP bottle service; just shoot an email to email@example.com.
Bell Book & Candle Hosts a Romantic Prix-Fixe Valentine’s Day Dinner
BB&C interior Courtesy of Jake Helgenberg
Indulge in a romantic culinary experience this Valentine's Day at Bell Book & Candle (141 W 10th St) with an exclusive Prix Fixe Menu, available for one day only. Begin your evening with a delightful Amuse Bouche of Oysters & Caviar, and select a first course like Pink Salad featuring roasted beets, goat cheese, pistachio, and mint, or the rich and indulgent Lobster Bisque. Couples can delight in second course options of Seared Halibut accompanied by a wild mushroom and root vegetable stew, or the flavorful Roasted Duck Breast served with maple-glazed sweet mashed potato, sautéed broccoli rabe, and cranberry sauce. Conclude the evening on a sweet note with the decadent Chocolate Sweet Hearts. Find more information about this dining experience, priced at $80 per person, or $220 per couple, including a bottle choice of Cremant de Bourgogne Brut or L'Heureu de Nit Cava Brut Rose, by visiting, https://www.bbandcnyc.com/
Slate (54 W. 21st St.)
Slate (54 W. 21st St.) is partnering with @WhatisNewYorkDating to celebrate Valentine's Day with an inclusive evening of fun in the heart of Chelsea! The special event, starting at 6 pm, welcomes groups of friends, singles, and couples for an array of free games such as ping pong, bowling, pool, foosball, giant Jenga, giant Connect Four, and great vibes! Aside from games, the upscale bar, lounge, and club, will host the festivities in their 16,000 square feet, where guests can explore three mini-bowling lanes, private event spaces, a karaoke room, BYOB pouring station with 20 adult beverages on tap, a 20-foot slide, arcade, ping pong, pool tables, Skee-Ball, pinball, and an 8-player foosball table and more!
Indulge in a sweet symphony of flavors on February 12th-18th at both Isla & Co. locations at 25 W. 38th Street in Midtown Manhattan and 107 N. 12th Street in Williamsburg and Hole in the Wall locations including 15 Cliff Street in FiDi, 626 1st Avenue in Murray Hill, 37 W. 24th Street in Flatiron at Hotel Henri, and 292 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. Secure your reservation and treat yourself and your loved ones to a delightful Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cheesecake, priced at only $14.
Brian Sears Plays Love Songs at Mr. Melo This Valentine's Day
Mr. Melo (61 Withers) is in the mood for love on Wednesday 2/14. Friends and lovers alike are invited to the Williamsburg listening bar this Valentine's Day for a swoon-worthy evening of sexy cocktails, New Greek style bites, dancing, and tunes from DJ Brian Sears. The love fest will kick off at 8pm on VDay until late. For more information or for large party reservations, please visit https://www.mrmelobar.com/.