Whether you waited until the last minute to make plans for you and that special someone, or you’re just aiming to live your best life solo, you’re gonna have no problem celebrating with a little help from us.
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1. His And Hers Prix-Fixe At Primal Cut (333 E 60 St.)
Still trying to plan a sexy Valentines Day that your SO will never forget? How about a special “His and Hers” four-course prix-fixe tasting menu at “New York’s Sexiest Steakhouse”, with wine pairings available for an additional charge?
And if all the great food gets you guys raring to go for some naughtier “dessert”, Sapphire Nightclub is right next door and ready and waiting to take your night to the next level with unique VIP couples packages ranging from “S&M entertainment” to “boudoir photography”. Ooh la la!
2. Cruise The Night Away On The Duchess ( W 41 St. and 12 Ave., 6:30 pm boarding, 7 pm departure, 9 pm return)
Is this the year you really wanna sweep that guy or gal of your dreams off their feet? Head over to Pier 81 and get a little help from a delicious four-course menu, a rose, a champagne toast, and that beautiful NYC skyline all on the luxurious World Yacht Duchess.
While cruises are also available on Friday and Saturday night for them procrastin’ types, Wednesday’s voyage will culminate in a special fireworks display at the Statue of Liberty practically guaranteed to melt your date’s heart.
3. Make It Your Way At Nicoletta Pizza Class (160 2 Ave., 6:30 pm- 9 pm)
Instead of making awkward chit-chat in a crowded restaurant, why not take dinner into your own hands with a little help from the experts?
This pizza-making class at Nicoletta will give you lovebirds all the bonding fun of home-cooking with none of the blah of clean up, awkward roomie run-ins, or “my place or yours”. If we didn’t have you at pizza, you’ll also be greeted with snacks and prosecco upon your arrival and get to enjoy your dinner creation alongside a draft beer or house wine!
4. Try to Win Big At Bodega Negra (355 W 16 St.)
If you’ve been lucky in love and now wanna give fate’s wheel another spin, you can do it in style at this classy Mexican joint. All parties with reservations will get a chance to pick from a grab-bag of prizes, among them a free night’s stay at the Dream Downtown, a 1-year subscription from Underclub luxury underwear, and a free margarita pitcher.
But all perks aside, it’s worth heading down just for sexy cocktails like “El Matador” and the “Smoking Scorpion” and amazing eats from tacos to tostadas. Their iconic, molten, Don Huevo dessert will also be colored red for the day, so don’t miss your chance to see it in style.
5. Taste the Mediterranean at Nerai (55 E 54 St)
Escaping the cold with a mid-February trip to the Mediterranean would be ideal, but for those of us stuck in the city spend this Valentine’s Day at Nerai and indulge in a taste of the Mediterranean.
Nerai even created a special five-course menu for the evening featuring mouthwatering oysters, crisp greek salad, velvety lobster risotto, your choice of halibut or filet mignon. Don't forget dessert, decadent chocolate soufflé, and white chocolate berry embrace. Seal the deal and personalize your reservation online to up the romance with a dozen fresh cut roses, a bottle of Roederer Brut on ice for the table, and a box of luscious chocolate truffles to take home.
1. The Outcasts Party (54 W 21 St., 6pm-12am)
Want to enjoy your night and maybe even find someone to spend the night with without having to dodge canoodling couples every step of the way? You may want to dance on down to Flatiron’s SlateNY, where their “The Outcasts” themed bash is sure to be on-point.
Enjoy a full food menu, some outrageous cocktail options, music by DJ Vada, happy hour from 4 to 8, games like Jenga, Foosball, Ping-Pong, and more, and even a pour-your-own wine and beer wall catering to the truly antisocial among us. And if you miss the big day, you’ve still got all week to try their special “Rose-y Doughnut Fondue Flute”.
2. Hang with Diandra Barnwell At The Black Derby (310 W 4 St., 4pm-6pm)
Want a “date” with a celebrity this V-Day? Luckily for you, E! News personality and former star of Cosmopolitan Magazine's Reality Show “So Cosmo” Diandra Barnwell is hosting a special Valentine’s Day happy hour at the West Village’s Black Derby!
Even if you’re not yet a fan, this hip spot was named the #3 best new bar in the city by Liquor.com last year, so why not miss you chance to grab mouth-watering snacks like Lamb Sliders or Ahi Tuna Tostada or swanky cocktails like “Mi Esposa” or “The Black Derby” all priced at a reasonable $10 each?
3. Moxy’s Times Square Valentine’s Day Packages ( 485 7 Ave. at 36 St.)
Wanna wash those men right out of your hair and live up the night with your gal pals? The happenin’ Moxy Times Square is offering a special “No Boys Allowed” Valentine’s Day package, which comes with twin quad beds or a double double, discounted glam hair and makeup appointments at their “Pericura” pop-up , and an exclusive “Menage a Trois” dessert at Legasea with the purchase of dinner.
But the more adventurous singletons among us may want to consider their “Find Love… Or Don’t” package. For a sexy $69, you can grab yourself a welcome cocktail at Bar Moxy and a “crashpad” perfect for canoodling. Even if you don’t end up finding yourself an after-hours companion, you’ll still have everything you need to bring your night to a climax thanks to a curated assortment of sex toys from What’s in your Box! Jeez, these folks think of everything, amirite??
4. Anti-Valentine’s Day Package at the Viceroy Central Park (120 W 57 St.)
Who needs a date when you’ve got complimentary vodka? A bottle and mixers will be just one of the amazing perks waiting at your Luxury Park View Suite for you and your fave gal pals if you indulge in their Anti-Valentine’s Day package.
Also lined up will be a special Anti V-Day Spotify playlist, Nomi Glam Squad makeup and hair services to prep ya’ll for the perfect night on the town, in-room tarot card reading, and “recovery day essentials” and a private yoga class to whip you back into shape on that morning after.
So whether you’re in the mood for a night that’s wild or tame, and whether you want to share it with a date, your friends, or just plain old you, we bet we’ve given you everything you need to get you there! Safe travels, ya’ll![Feature Image Courtesy Slate]
5. Celebrate Galentine's Day with Pizza at Bagatelle
Who needs chocolate truffles when you can have truffle pizza? Celebrate your love, life, and cheese with squad this Valentine's Day at Bagatelle. Groups of five or more people who reserve a table will receive a complimentary truffle pizza #spreadinthelove
The real win is the 3-course price fix menu for $85 with options including tuna tartar or butternut squash soup to start, Scottish salmon or a honey glazed duck breast for the main course, and a luscious chocolate mousse for dessert, a steal for the meatpacking hotspot.