Surrender to the Valentine’s Day hype this year! We've compiled a list of sultry dinners, lovey-dovey specials, and more to take your date to the next level. Whether you are miles high above the city, or seated front and center in the hustle and bustle, here are the places transporting lovebirds for the night!
Nerai (55 E. 54th St.)
A romantic Chef's Tasting Menu is available for $135 per person on Valentine's Day at Nerai in Midtown East. Couples can start off with Seared Tuna, Pomegranate Salad, or Lobster Pasta before going on to Pan Seared Halibut with Butternut Squash Puree, Grilled Root Vegetables, Pickled Onions, and Saffron Dill or a 28-Day Dry Aged New York Strip with Parsnip, Trumpet Royale Mushrooms, and Mavrodaphne Jus. Shared desserts for the table include Kokaki and Kataifi Ekmek. Reservations can be made by visiting, https://nerainyc.com/
Bell Book & Candle (141 W 10th St.)
Bell Book & Candle is adding romance to its West Village hideaway with an alluring Valentine's Day dinner priced at $90 per person! The meal is served with a bottle of Cremant de Bourgogne Brut or L'Heure de Nuit Cava Brut Rosé for $230 per couple, or for $270, couples can spend the evening with a bottle of Pol Roger Brut Champagne. The meal starts with an Amuse Bouche of oysters and caviar, followed by either a Pink Salad with watermelon, radish, radicchio, grapefruit segments, and mint leaves or a Lobster Bisque. A dessert buffet of several desserts follows the main course, which features grilled mahi or beef tenderloin with potato puree, broccoli rabe, and Bernaise sauce. Dinner reservations can be made by visiting, https://resy.com/cities/ny/bell-book-and-candle?date=2023-01-31&seats=2
This Valentine's Day, Ainslie will be serving an exquisite special menu for $65 per person at both their Williamsburg (76 Ainslie St.) and Bowery (199 Bowery) locations, in addition to their a la carte menu options. The restaurant's two-course prix-fixe menu includes a complimentary glass of Prosecco, as well as the option of an appetizer like butternut squash soup, shaved Brussels sprouts salad, honey pie pizza, tuna tartare, and more, as well as an entree like house-made tagliatelle, lobster risotto, eggplant ricotta agnolotti, or a Black Angus NY Strip for an additional $10. Make a reservation by going to https://ainsliebowery.com/ or https://ainsliebk.com/
Kintsugi (28 Grand St.)
Kintsugi will serve couples and loved ones an extravagant Omakase feast this Valentine's Day, made with early spring ingredients such as Firefly squid, abalone, and auction-grade uni from Tsukiji market! For $185 per person, guests can savor a total of 20 dishes, which include 7 appetizers, 9 Sushi courses, 1 hand roll, 1 soup, 1 house special Tamago, and 1 dessert. For an additional $45 per person, diners may tack on an urchin tasting, and for $120 per person, they can match their meal with drinks from some of the most renowned sake breweries in the world, including Masumi, Izumibashi, and Ninki Shuzo. Visit https://www.exploretock.com/kintsugi/experience to make reservations.
Loulou (176 8th Ave.)
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to try your first Valentini at Loulou, in the center of Chelsea. The festive drink is presented in a heart-shaped glass and contains aromatic muddled raspberries, fresh mint leaves, zingy lemon juice, simple syrup, yellow chartreuse, vodka, and Prosecco finishing. You can make reservations by visiting https://www.loulounyc.com.
Isla & Co., located inside the Hotel Hendricks, is offering a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and a dessert with every reservation in Williamsburg (107 N. 12th St.) and Midtown (25 W. 38th Street) in honor of Valentine's Day. In addition to this holiday special, the Australian-style, all-day Brasserie's executive chef Matt Foley will serve his distinctive menu at all of their NYC locations. Visit https://www.isla-co.com to book a reservation.
Daintree (25 W 38th St.)
Valentine's Day is being celebrated at Midtown's Daintree, a charming cocktail bar and rooftop attraction nestled on hotel Hendricks' top floor. Daintree provides a dynamic atmosphere for inventive drinks and globally inspired dishes, along with huge windows and panoramic views of the Empire State Building. It is rooted in both Australian culture and New York soul. Valentine's Day reservations will come with a free glass of sparkling wine and a dessert. Book your dinner by visiting, https://www.daintreenyc.com/
Valentine's Day specials are being offered by Hole in the Wall at its locations in FiDi (15 Cliff Street), Murray Hill (626 1st Avenue), Flatiron at Hotel Henri (37 W. 24th Street), and Williamsburg (292 Bedford Avenue)! Couples can enjoy dishes like the Crispy Pork Belly with Sticky Glaze, Chili, Fried Shallots, and Lime from Executive Chef Matthew Foley. To mark the occasion, guests will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling and a dessert! Book your reservation by visiting, https://holeinthewallnyc.com
Somewhere Nowhere NYC (112 W 25th St.)
This Valentine's Day Somewhere Nowhere is adding a touch of romance to the metropolitan skyline with a number of specials that guests can take advantage of whether they reserve a table in their seductive indoor lounge for $300 or a magnificent teardrop igloo for $450. A three-course prix-fixe menu will also be offered in one of their styled winter igloos overlooking the Empire State Building in addition to the special Valentine's Day a la carte menu in their vast bi-level indoor lounge. Tables on the enclosed rooftop will receive a complimentary gift from La Maison Du Chocolat to share, and reservations for the teardrop igloo will be accompanied by a complimentary gift from eternity flower and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne from Venus et Fleur. Learn more by visiting, https://somewherenowherenyc.com/
Sushi Lab East Village (320 E 11th St.)
As part of a totally comprehensive sensory experience, Sushi Lab East Village will host a romantic Valentine's Day evening filled with vibrant and expertly made delicacies. A fantastic 16-course Valentine's Day omakase dinner with a special champagne toast is available to guests for $125 per person. Visit https://www.sushilab.com/#east-village to reserve a table.
Haven Rooftop (132 West 47th St.)
A seductive Valentine's Day evening in the sky is being held at Haven Rooftop, where a sumptuous prix fixe cuisine is available for $95 per person, along with live entertainment all night long. Tuesday night seatings are available at 5, 7, and 9 p.m. for a romantic 3-course supper for couples. Syrena, an accomplished musician, will perform romantic songs. Send a reservation request to email@example.com.
Amali (115 E. 60th St.)
On February 14th, Valentine's Day, Amali will be replacing its regular a la carte menu with a special prix fixe dinner priced at $145! A variety of appetizers, such as Tuna Carpaccio with Caviar, Chives, and Avocado Mousse, entrees, such as Red Snapper with Moroccan Rice, Chermoula, Roasted in Grape Leaves, or Long Island Duck Breast with Quinoa Crust, Hazelnut, Cognac, D'anjou Pear, as well as desserts, such as Basque Cheesecake and Creme Brûlée with Tahitian Vanilla, will be on the menu. Reservations for the pre-fixe meal can be made by visiting, https://www.amalinyc.com.
Bar Marseille (190 Beach 69th St.)
On February 14th only, Bar Marseille in the Rockaways will serve a unique Valentine's Day meal! Escargot with Garlic Herb Butter and Steak Tartare with Cornichon, Caper, Shallot, Parsley, and Dijon are just a couple of the mouthwatering appetizers available to diners. They can also select an entree like Steak Frites or Salmon Au Poivre and a delectable dessert like Chocolate Covered Strawberries or Creme Brulee. You can make reservations for the pre-fixe dinner for $65 per person by going to https://www.barmarseille.com.
Primal Fusion (20 W 39th St.) at Sapphire 39
Plant one on the lips at Primal Fusion, the newest elevated steakhouse concept from Chef John Dewine, located upstairs at Sapphire 39! Enjoy a sensual Valentine's Day evening while exploring the world of adult entertainment and upscale dining! The full menu of whimsically flavorful dishes includes entrees like Gold Encrusted Wagyu Ribeye with a Truffle Reduction and Norwegian King Crab with a Caviar Beurre Blanc. Make the evening special by ordering the one-of-a-kind platter of kisses for dessert. The unique dessert features several solid chocolates molded into puckered-up lips, arranged on a glamorous tiered tray. Reservations for the monumental evening can be booked by visiting, https://www.primalfusionny.com/
Fornino (849 Manhattan Ave.)
Between February 11 and February 14, Fornino will honor couples with a special Valentine's Day pizza love kit. The kit costs $110 and comes with a bottle of wine, an imported cheese and fruit plate, a sizable salad, two heart-shaped pizzas, tiramisu, and strawberries. Orders for the kit must be placed by 10 am for pick up or delivery at their Greenpoint location only by emailing email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slate (54 West 21st St.)
Slide into Slate for a romantic evening of laughter and frolicking on their adult playground! Spend Valentine's Day with a live jazz concert, one bottle of house-selected champagne, and two dinners for just $49 per person. Explore the arcade, give bowling a shot, and take your date for a swing on the dance floor before heading to dinner while a jazz band plays covers of today's top songs. Visit https://slate.ticketsauce.com/e/valentines-day-slate to make reservations.
Crystal Lake (647 Grand St.)
Crystal Lake will transform its bar and event space into a Valentine’s Day haven in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a Sexy or Sweet Valentine’s Event! DYKEFEMBOT will host the post-holiday bash on February 16 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. It will have entertaining DJ lineups, vendors, and loads of love. View mixed-media creations by Hottie Dearest and Homesick Alien. Tickets for the 21+ event can be bought in person at the door for $20 or online for $15 at Queenvalentine.eventbrite.com.
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