Where to Dine on Valentine's Day in New York City
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Valentine's Day, dreaded by some, longed for by others, is one of those unexpectedly wonderful eating holidays in New York City. Chefs cook up romantic specials, pre-fixe menus are set, and you have ample opportunity to indulge in an old favorite or discover a new one.
Treat your special someone on Valentine's Day with dinner at Telepan (72 West 69th St). Chef Bill Telepan will serve a four-course menu with romantic dishes including roasted quail, lobster bolognese, turbot for two and strawberry granita parfait. $95/four courses; $150/with wine pairings
Rosemary's (18 Greenwich Ave) will offer a five-course menu of chef Wade Moises' Italian dishes for guests on Valentine's Day. To help set the mood, a jazz trio will play romantic tunes throughout the evening. $65/person
Celebrate Valentine's Day at The Breslin Bar & Dining Room (16 West 29th St) by enjoying classic and special dishes from chef April Bloomfield. Specials include lamb heart, beef tongue and crab, and classics like pig's foot for two and dry aged ribeye for two. Reservations for groups of any size can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special prix-fixe menu will be available at Scarpetta (355 West 14th St) on Valentine's Day. Guests can choose among signature dishes such as raw yellowtail, braised short ribs of beef and spaghetti with tomato & basil. The a la carte menu will be available at the bar for walk-ins who prefer a more casual night out. $150/person; $65/wine pairing
At Tiny's & the Bar Upstairs (135 West Broadway), the romantic restaurant in a centuries-old pink Tribeca townhouse, chef Paul Nanez has created a prix fixe menu for Valentine's Day dinners in the cozy fireplace room. ($75 per person, including a glass of Champagne). The à la carte menu is also available in the rest of the restaurant. A tip for lovebirds: reserve tables 24 & 28, they are the most romantic tables in the house. $75/person
Husband and wife co-chefs Ann Redding and Matt Danzer have special Ya Dong shots for Valentine's Day at Nolita Thai hotspot Uncle Boons (7 Spring St). Their version is known as Mah Grateub Rong ("Horses Trampling the Stables"), and is a secret Thai liquor made from infusing rice whiskey with herbs and honey, and is thought to increase strength and libido ($5 each).
Guests can cozy up at chef George Mendes' intimate ALDEA (31 West 17th St) whether they're sitting at one of the low-lit booths or side-by-side at the chef's counter and enjoy his modern Iberian fare as a three-course prix-fixe menu or special tasting. $95/person (three-course prix fixe); $125/person (tasting).
At Michelin-starred newcomer The Musket Room (265 Elizabeth St), Kiwi chef Matt Lambert has created six-course ($125) and ten-course ($195) prix fixe menus for Valentine's Day lovers who want to sample his modern approach to New Zealand cuisine in a rustic yet elegant setting. Wine pairings available for an additional $90 and $145, respectively.
At Riverpark (450 East 29th St), executive chef Sisha Ortuzar will serve romantic dishes including a roasted lobster for two, Piedmontese ribeye steak for two and a chocolate soufflé for two allowing guests to share a romantic Valentine's Day meal while taking in the restaurant's stunning East River views. The standard a la carte menu will also be offered.
For Valentine’s Day, Midtown Greek restaurant Nerai (55 E 54th St) has developed amorous, aphrodisiac-imbued dishes, featured in a five-course prix fixe meal. Don’t expect to be feasting on the usual, cliché aphrodisiacs though—instead, Nerai employs guaranteed ancient Greek aphrodisiacs. For starters, almonds in the Truffled Almond Soup are said to arouse passion in both sexes, according to the poets of ancient Greece (Adonis dined on raw almonds every night before meeting his mistresses). In the Maine Lobster Orzo, prepared with shaved asparagus, mascarpone, and bisque foam, in addition to the lobster being an aphrodisiac, asparagus is also said to set a romantic tone—in ancient Greece, grooms were given five servings of it. $95/person.
Michelin-starred Lincoln Ristorante (142 W 65th St) is one of the most romantic restaurants in the city, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls that look out on to the Henry Moore Sculpture Pool on Lincoln Center Plaza and private booths that lend themselves to an intimate evening. From Thursday, February 13 through Saturday, February 15, Chef Jonathan Benno is offering a special “Menú di San Valentino” ($90/person)—a 5-course tasting of refined modern Italian cuisine, including one “shareable” dish for two. Menu highlights include: Cappellacci di stracchino, plump pasta parcels filled with crescenza cheese and served with hazelnuts, brown butter, Brussels sprouts, and black truffles; branzino per due, grilled sea bass with salsify, capers, San Marzano tomatoes, and Castelvetrano olives, and dessert.
Brooklyn’s Maison Premiere (298 Bedford Ave) is serving a 4-course pre fixe menu. Highlights include Black Bass Crudo with apples, seaweed and lemon preserve or Citrus Salad with endive, confit grapefruit and celery; Winter Vegetable Velouté with chestnuts, lobster and chevril; Beef Tenderloin a la Rossini (topped with foie gras) with potato fondant, scallion and black truffle; and Absinthe Panna Cotta. The bar will be open for walk-ins and will offer a select small plates menu until midnight. $95/person. Reservations for dinner seating are required and can be made through CityEats or by calling the restaurant at 347-335-0446.
Chef Harold Dieterle's first restaurant, Perilla (9 Jones St), is offering dishes such as Foie Gras Ballotine and a Confit of Hampshire Pork Belly. Finish your meal with Chocolate Beignets to set the mood for a romantic evening. $65/person.
Kin Shop's (469 6th Ave) contemporary twist on Thai cuisine is evident in its Valentine's Day menu – specialties such as Curried Cauliflower Panna Cotta with caviar & raw oysters, and a unique tasting of Local Rabbit stand out, as well as Sri Lankan Love Cake for dessert. $60/person, optional $45 wine pairing.
The Valentine's Day menu at The Marrow (99 Bank St) features warm, hearty dishes like Guinea Hen Parmesan For Two and Crispy Braised Suckling Pig. End your evening with the Black Forest Cake – a sweet end to a savory meal. $65/person.
New York’s best-loved Italian restaurant, still family owned and operated for over 70 years, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant (236 West 56th St), will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year by offering a special aphrodisiac menu featuring Arugala Salad with shaved parmesan cheese and basil vinaigrette, Baked Clams, Chicken Fra Diavolo, and Patsy’s Passion cocktail made with Vodka, Prosecco, Chambord, and Creme de Cacao. For dessert, chef Sal Scognamillo will prepare Patsy’s famous Warm Chocolate Cake served with strawberries, honey and whipped cream and served with coffee. $65/person.
Spend Valentine's Day this year dining fireside at Geoffrey Zakarian's elegant restaurant The Lambs Club (132 West 44th St), while tucked in a red banquette, the color befitting for this holiday. The restaurant will be offering their a la carte menu along with a 5-course prix fixe dinner on Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th, featuring savory dishes such as Wapsie Valley Polenta & Mascarpone Agnolotti, followed by Butter Poached Nova Scotia Lobster and Grilled Calotte de Boeuf. Wine and champagne pairings will be available as well. When making your reservation, surprise your sweetheart by purchasing a bouquet of roses that will be delivered table side at the end of your meal. $125/person. For a less formal meal, make reservations in the Mezzanine Bar upstairs and listen to jazz from 8pm - Midnight while indulging in a la carte offerings.
Enjoy Valentine's Day dinner at new Midtown restaurant Enduro (919 3rd Ave) and sample the Chefs Tasting Menu for Two. Enjoy a bottle of champagne paired with Cured Salmon, followed by a Citrus Salad then Risotto allo Champagne. Next, savor Enduro's Lobster Bisque and New York Strip served with Shallot Marmalade, Cardoons, Celery Root and Black Truffle Sauce. Top off the evening with a delicious Chocolate Napoleon for dessert. $150/couple.
Elizabeth Falkner's Upper West Side Italian restaurant Corvo Bianco (446 Columbus Ave) is the perfect restaurant to celebrate Valentine's Day with the one you love. The restaurant will be offering their regular menu with special additions such as Grilled Snapper, Smoked Potato, Spinach and Mustard Vinaigrette for her ($28) and Stuffed Lamb Shank, Olives, Parsley, Pepperonata, and Olive Oil Potatoes for him ($30). Share the Warm Sourdough Chocolate Cake for Two together, featuring Earl Grey Gelato and Seville Marmalade ($19). Not only will Falkner's food make you swoon, the restaurant's stunning interior will make for the perfect ambiance on the most romantic night of the year.
Dine at Fresco by Scotto (34 East 52nd St) for a romantic dinner! The prix fixe menu features a heart shaped pizza Margherita for the table, choice of appetizer such as the Love salad (with baby arugula, frisée greens, warm goat cheese fondue, fresh strawberries and champagne vinaigrette), Yellowfin Tuna & Avocado Tartare or Italian Wedding Soup, choice of entrée such as Chicken a la Limone, Fresco's Famous Lasagna Bolognese, Scottish Salmon and finish off the special evening with decadent dessert options such as Creamy Ricotta Cheesecake, Brownie Fudge Sundae or Chocolate Strawberries & Cream to dip & enjoy! $80/person.
Love is in the air at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse (451 Lexington Ave). In addition to the à la carte menu, lovers can enjoy Chef Chad Brown's five-course dinner beginning Thursday, February 13th, through Sunday, February 16th. The specially prepared menu features oysters on the half shell, Vitello Tonnato, campanele with black truffle butter, filet mignon and grilled shrimp, and Strawberry Shortcake. $69/person.
NYC’s first and only Japanese-owned hotel, The Kitano New York, will be offering unique sake-pairing dinners for couples. This distinct offering provides diners with the chance to learn about traditional Kaiseki cuisine while teaching proper sake pairing and drinking techniques. The February sake dinner will be held at the hotel’s Michelin-rated restaurant, Hakubai, and will feature Hiakkaisan Sake pairings flown in from the Hakkaisan Sake Brewery in Niigata, Japan. The five-course, traditional Japanese meal is $170/couple and includes a take home gift of Hakkaisan Sake, special “Hakkai Baum” sweets and JAZZ at KITANO admission tickets. Dinner begins at 6:30pm and guests can reserve a space by Wednesday, February 12th at email@example.com or by calling 212-885-7072.
KTCHN (508 W. 42nd St) celebrates romance with the perfect Valentine’s pre-fixe package. Lovers young and old can rejoice with a passionate night of celebration, all inspired by an indulgent meal for two. Highlights include: Spanish Mackerel Crudo, with Fennel, Blood Orange and Almonds; Aged Cheddar Cheese Fondue for Two; Braised Beef Short Ribs for Two with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Fennel Confit and Pearl Onions; and Warm Dark Chocolate Cake with Espresso Gelato. $95/couple, additional $30/person for the wine pairing.
In honor of the holiday falling on a Friday, Stanton Social (99 Stanton St) is throwing a Valentine's Day Party! They will have a DJ starting at 6pm playing sexy slow jams and a second DJ later playing fun party favorites. The restaurant will be offering a special menu consisting of the classic dishes and some decadent specials. $125 per person includes a premium top shelf open bar for a 2-hour seating. A specialty cocktail will be offered for the evening as well.
TAO Downtown (92 Ninth Ave) offers a delectable Peking Duck for two or for the Omasake, letting the sushi chef decide which items from the sushi bar to enjoy.
Beauty & Essex (146 Essex St) always provides a wonderful atmosphere with small plates that couples can share. The cocktail menu features drinks such as the Beauty Elixir and the Dark Chocolate Velvet.
LAVO (39 E 58th St) will host a seated dinner. The nightclub will be transformed into a dining room serving an a la carte menu plus some romantic specials include Oysters & Pearls (Fried oysters with Caviar) $21; Lobster & Shrimp Risotto with Truffle $75; Australian Wagyu Strip Steak with Seasonal Sauteed Mushrooms $125; and Red Velvet Hearts with Passion Fruit Mousse and Chocolate Ganache $14.
Whisk your date to the top of the The Sanctuary Hotel for an evening of romance with breath taking views from Haven Rooftop (132 W. 47 St). A prix fixe menu for two includes a round of champagne. For $125, couples can enjoy a 4-course dinner and can choose from favorites including Tower of Tuna Tartare, Caprese Salad, Steak Au Poivre and Crème Brûlée.
il Buco (47 Bond St) is preparing a special menu including an amuse of Kushi oyster, cucumber-horseradish mignonette; Jerusalem artichoke soup with pancetta and black trufffle; foie gras ravioli; prawn risotto; and cast iron roasted veal chop. $125/person, $50 wine pairing option
BLT Fish (21 West 17th St) will celebrate with a three-course prix fixe menu featuring lust-worthy dishes like Wellfleet Oysters with green apple mignonette; Peekytoe Crab Ravioli; and Crispy Red Snapper (for two) with plum wine sauce and Chinese sausage. $95/person
Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room (6 West 24th St) will host an Angels and Devils Valentine’s dinner and party. The heavenly Angels portion of the evening will include a four-course prix fixe dinner by Executive Chef Todd Mitgang, complete with aphrodisiac items like oysters. The fiery Devils Valentine’s Day event will start blazing at 10 pm with a live DJ set.
Wildly-acclaimed Japanese kaiskei restaurant Brushstroke (30 Hudson St) will offer a seven-course Valentine’s Day experience ($225, add $125 for pairings) complete with intimate and innovative touches. Luxurious courses include Seared Bay Scallop with uni, Pacific Oyster, fig wine compote and Rose Tea Gelee; Yuzu-perfumed Akamutsu (Japanese Bluefish) with Toro tartar and Caspian Sea Osetra caviar; and much more. Guests can enjoy Brushstroke’s fine champagne selection. The heralded sushi bar, Ichimura at Brushstroke, will serve a special Valentine’s Day sushi dinner ($250).
Carmine’s will offer specialty Valentine’s Day cocktails on February 14th. Enjoy drinks like the Lover’s Punch for Two -- a fruity concoction made with pineapple and cranberry juices, Cruzan Rum, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, Absolut Raspberry and a dash of Prosecco, served on the rocks. Chocoholics can sip on Carmine’s Chocolate Martinis.
Eight Turn Crepe (55 Spring St), the SoHo shop specializing in Japanese rice flour crepes served in sleek takeaway cones, will offer a special Valentine’s Day Crepe on February 14th. It’s a decadent delight filled with strawberries, chocolate custard, chocolate sauce, whipped yogurt, homemade Champagne-infused chocolate truffles, all topped off with a chocolate-dipped strawberry.
The Fourth (132 Fourth Ave) the New American restaurant near Union Square, will serve a three-course Valentine’s Day menu. Appetizers include Aquarello Risotto with Taleggio, grilled radicchio and toasted walnuts, and there are entrees such as Roast Suckling Pig and Whole Roasted Duck for two. For dessert, try the Migliorelli Farms Fuji Apple Crisp with caramelized Fuji apple, toasted almond, Bourbon streusel and caramel ice cream. $75/person
Hospoda (321 East 73rd St), the innovative New American Beer Inspired Restaurant on the Upper East Side, will serve a four-course seasonal prix fixe menu. Plus, Executive Chef Rene Stein’s signature a la carte menu will also be available, including new additions like Scallops with cauliflower five ways, lime, honey and hackleback and Roasted Fluke with mushrooms, potato, parsley and radicchio. We recommend opting for Hospoda’s beer and/or wine pairings, plus checking out some of their terrific Central and Eastern European bottles.
Chef Shaun Hergatt’s acclaimed new restaurant, Juni (12 East 31st St) will serve a five-course menu highlighting his stunning and complex seasonal dishes. Courses include Foie Gras with hibiscus almond dust and spice bread; Upstate New York Squab with rose petals and lovage oil; and a dessert of Chocolate with beet and rose. $165/person
Say 'I love you' with Sarabeth’s heart-shaped Linzer Cookies. These bite-sized morsels are Sarabeth Levine’s (owner of New York’s Sarabeth’s Bakery and restaurants) version of the classic Austrian Linzer Torte. Raspberry jam is sandwiched between the nutty, yet soft and chewy, cookie. They come 12 to a box and can be purchased for $25 plus shipping from www.sarabeth.com.
Nothing says Valentine's Day better than chocolate, cherries – and Bourbon. Head to Virgil’s Real Barbecue (152 W 44th St) for the festive Chocolate Cherry Bulleit Bourbon Milkshake. And make sure to feast on barbecue dishes for two, such as the Pig Out Platter with Memphis-style Spare Ribs; Sliced Texas Beef Brisket; Carolina Pulled Pork; and a quarter Barbecued Chicken with cornbread and your choice of two sides.
The River Café's (1 Water St, Brooklyn) Valentine's menu includes Sunchoke Veloute, Ravioli with Veal and Truffles, Cervena Venison Loin, The River Café Dessert Trio for $195/person.
Bagatelle's (1 Little West 12th St) menu includes Tartare aux Deux Saumons, Dos de Cabillaud, and Profiteroles au Chocolat. $69/person.
Right on the East River, The Water Club (500 E 30th St) will have Golden Phyllo Lobster Love Letters, Scarlet Tuna Slivers, and a Raspberry Financier. $85/person.
Atrio (102 North End Ave) at Conrad New York will have a three course meal with Finger Lime Caviar, Grilled Beef Tenderloin, and Macerated Strawberry Shortcake. $85/person.
Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center is serving a pre-fixes wirg Crispy Chicken Balantine, Pear and Endive Salad, Red Wine Braised Short Ribs, and Fried Red Velvet Bon Bon. $110/person with full wine pairing.
Millesime (92 Madison Ave) at the Carlton hotel will have Foie Gras au Torchon, Lobster Pot a Feu ‘For Two’, and Chocolate Hazelnut Fondue. $80/person.
For a cheap date, check out 100 Montaditos (176 Bleecker St) which will serve a bottle of wine, a charcuterie plate, and 2 sweet montaditos for $25.
Gaby Brasserie Française (44 w 45th St), the red-hot brasserie at the Sofitel New York, will present a Valentine’s Day menu so studded with aphrodisiacs it warrants a tongue-in-cheek “consume at your own risk.” The distinctly French menu is the creation of Sylvain Harribey, the hotel’s award-winning executive chef and a recent winner of the Food Network’s Chopped. The seduction begins with an amuse bouche of East Coast oyster with shallot raspberry vinegar, followed by a choice of pan-seared Hudson Valley foie gras with sweet potato purée and fig sauce or an assortment of smoked fishes served with mậche lettuce, avocado, citrus and vinaigrette. For their main dish, patrons can choose Filet de Boeuf – a pan-seared Angus beef tenderloin with almond, cauliflower and potato purée served with grilled asparagus and topped with green peppercorn sauce – or Sole Roulade with basil salmon mousse, fennel and vegetable gratin, and a sauce of saffron and fine herbs. Dessert is a delectable Saint Honoré of raspberry mousse with crème chiboust topped with Grand Marnier sauce. $75/person
Romance is in the air at Flatiron's Mediterranean hotspot Pergola (36 W. 28th St): what better place to bring the one you love on Valentine’s Day than to a former flower shop. The menu features influences from Greece, Turkey and across the Middle East, with dishes such as Lobster Salad with mango, caramelized walnuts, organic greens with an apple cider vinaigrette and Organic Cornish Hen with gigante beans, roasted red pepper and sautéed kale. To complement the meal, guests can choose from a list of specialty cocktails including Spearmint 75 (vodka with lemon, torn spearmint, agave, lemon rind and a splash of Prosecco) and Lavender-Lime Collins (gin with lime juice, Luxardo maraschino and lavender-violet liqueur topped with soda and a mint bushel of thyme). $150/couple, includes a fresh fruit hookah with 12 flavors to choose from and two glasses of champagne, wine or specialty cocktails.
Refinery Rooftop is offering two romantic packages: The Vueve Cliqout with chocolate-covered strawberries for two, live Jazz from Thana Alexa from 6pm-9pm, and a kissing photo booth ($120/couple). The Dom Perignon includes priority seating, as well as a bottle of Dom Perignon $350/couple.
Take your date to the recently opened Tablao (351 Greenwich St), for an evening of authentic Spanish tapas & cuisine and a live Flamenco show with Dia Flamenco! The Flamenco show will run from 7-10pm, and as you move to the rhythm, feast on Executive Chef Francisco Castro’s (Toledo) selection of tapas, which range from Montaditos (tapas “mounted” on toasted bread) like Chorizo y Huevo, imported spicy Spanish chorizo with a fried quail egg, to Pinchos (small combination bites speared together on toothpicks) like Solomillo, filet mignon sautéed with cherry peppers in Rioja red wine. Or, opt for larger Platos Principal, which are great for sharing and include traditional Paella, brimming with lobster, shrimp, mussels, scallops and sausage, infused with the flavor of the saffron rice it is cooked in, and Pollo Tablao, grilled chicken breast with jumbo shrimp, sautéed with Spanish sausage, peppers and onions, with Spanish potatoes. Compliment your meal with Tablao’s signature sangria by the pitcher, prepared tableside with a full bottle of quality wine mixed in right in front of you. The fresh fruit is macerated with brandy and triple sec (for the white wine sangria, the fruit is raspberry, strawberry, blackberry and blueberry; for the red, it’s apples and peaches) and both are mixed with fresh lemon and orange juices.
Shack up at one of New York’s most sought after tables at The Bowery Hotel’s Italian restaurant, Gemma (335 Bowery). Spoil your sweetie on special starters, which include Potato and Leeks Soup garnished with creme fraiche and caviar ($16), and the Radicchio and Endive Ensalata ($13). Chef Chris D’Amico is also preparing rich main courses, including Lobster, Burrata and Artichoke Ravioli ($22), and Roasted Lamb Chops ($36). Each couple will also get a complimentary Baci chocolate (the original kiss) after dinner. So pop the bubbly, savor the silky Chocolate Dipped Stemmed Strawberries ($12), and perhaps, you’ll even decide to stay the night.
The newly opened Jade Hotel in Greenwich Village has a delectable pre-fixe/special menu at their speakeasy inspired restaurant, Grape & Vine (52 W 13th St), for Valentine’s Day. Couples are invited to cozy up next to the restaurant’s romantic fireplace and enjoy a delectable menu, prepared by Chef Kevin Heston, at $65 per person with dishes including Maine Lobster Tagliatelle, Pan-Seared Monkfish, a Pan-Seared rack of Lamb and more! The full menu is available here.
Molyvos (871 7th Ave) will serve a three-course prix fixe menu featuring an Open Faced Tarlet Tarta Graviera, Spanaki ke Elies Kalamon spinach, graviera, kalamata olives, Ouzo Seared Black Cod Bakaliaros Svismenos me Ouzo roasted whole onions, celery root-thyme krema, Seared Duck Breast Stithos Papias sea salt roasted grapes, and Warm Orange Creame Pie Portokalogylko attiki honey, among other dishes. $60/person and $95 with select Greek wines. The a la carte menu will also be available.
Abboccato (136 W 55th St) will serve a four-course prix fixe menu featuring Crudo Nantucket bay scallops, pink peppercorn, citrus salad, blood orange sorbet, Taccozzette “small pasta squares” braised short ribs, tomato, garlic, pecorino Romano, Maialino roasted “suckling pig” stuffed with porcini mushrooms, watercress salad, passion fruit-ginger sauce, Ippoglosso halibut, wild mushrooms, foie gras wrapped in phyllo, asparagus, white wine carrot sauce, and for dessert Cioccolato chocolate bomb, Nutella mousse, vanilla gelato, coffee sauce, among other dishes. $65/person and $95 when paired with select Italian wines. The a la carte menu will also be available.
Marco Polo Ristorante (345 Court St, Brooklyn) presents “Venice in Brooklyn,” bringing the romance of the Italian city to the restaurant, complete with staff dressed as gondolieri and an a la carte menu prepared by chef/owner Marco Chirico. The menu will be served on February 14-15, and will offer dishes like Pere al Vino Rosso, poached pear with organic greens, walnuts, and dried figs in gorgonzola-fig dressing, and Gnocchi con Melenzane e Ricotta, house-made pillowy gnocchi mingled with diced eggplant and tomatoes, with whipped ricotta. Secondi will include Pollo al Tartufo, chicken with asparagus, mushroom, parmigiano, and a smattering of truffle oil. For dessert, opt for the Fragole al Cioccolato, fresh strawberries covered with chocolate fondue from the chocolate fountain on display.
Tommy Bahama (551 Fifth Ave) has designed a delicious menu that includes an amuse-bouche, creative appetizers like a Yellow Footed Chanterelle Tart, entrée choices of Veal Short Rib, Lace-Fat Poussin, or Butter Poached Branzino and a delectable Strawberry dessert. In addition to their menu, they have created the special cocktails “Rose Petal Sparkler” and “Be My Clementine” (both are $12) for the occasion. Every couple who indulges in the Valentine’s Day menu will be signed up to win a private cooking class with Tommy Bahama Executive Chef, Kouri Killmeier. $175/couple.
Butter (70 W 45th St) will feature various romanting prix fixe options. The 5-7pm reservations ($80/person) will offer three courses with options including Chanterelle Mushroom soup with Black Truffle and salted butter brioche; Fresh Ricotta Ravioli with Marash pepper breadcrumbs and charred oyster mushrooms; grilled dry-aged Creekstone farms ribeye with sunchoke, heirloom potato cake and oxtail jam; and dark chocolate cake with fluffy cocoa marshmallow Icing. The 7:30-10:30pm reservations will offer four courses ($125/person). Options include: Naked Cowboy oysters on the half shell with watermelon radish mignonette; whipped Hudson Valley Foie Gras with Fig, Cippolini Onion and Cognac Jam; Slow-Cooked Scattered Acres Chicken with Kabocha Squash; Buttered Maine Lobster with Salted Meyer Lemon and Fresh Mint; and toasted Pistachio Dacquoise with Passion Fruit Sorbet and tamarind.
BLT Steak (106 E 57th St) will offer a special blackboard menu including Lobster Bisque with Fennel Creme and Toasted Brioche ($16); Grilled Octopus with Sunchoke Puree and Meyer Lemon ($19); Filet Mignon & Foie Gras Rossini with Black Truffle and Cognac ($52); Diver Sea Scallops with Leek Risotto, Saffrono and Grinnel Caviar ($42); Grilled White Asparagus in Balsamic Brown Butter and Shaved Pecorino ($10); Soft Polenta with Pancetta and Sage ($9); Milk Chocolate Creme Brulee with mascerated strawberries and Spiced Cinnamon Beignets ($12); and Red Velvet Cake with White Chocolate Anglaise and Passionfruit Sorbet ($12).
Renowned steakhouse BLT Prime (111 E 22nd St) will serve a three-course prix-fixe option ($70) that includes one appetizer, main course and dessert. Choose from Hamachi Crudo with Avocado, Jalapeno and Pomegranate Vinaigrette ($18); Grilled Pemaquid Oysters with Pickled Hearts of Palm, White Soy-Sauce and Togarashi ($20); Flounder “Kiev” with Fine Herb Fondue and Braised Swiss Chard ($36); Petit Bone-In Filet ($55); Broccoli Rabe ($12); Roasted Cauliflower ($12); Chocolate-covered Strawberry Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache and Strawberry Cream ($11); and Tahitian Vanilla Mascarpone Mousse with Cassis Coulis and Raspberries ($11).
BLT Bar & Grill (123 Washington St) is serving a three-course prix-fixe featuring your choice of Roasted Martha’s Vineyard Oysters with Meyer Lemon, Shallot, Parmesan Souffle or Crab and Mushroom Bouillon with Peekytoe Crab; Beef Wellington with Foie Gras Butter, Prosciutto and Bordelaise or Big Eye Tuna with Young Winter Vegetables, Black Truffle Vinaigrette and Sea Urchin Emulsion; and the Chocolate Passion Parfait for two made with white and dark chocolate, cherry gelee and passionfruit sorbet. All items are available a la carte. $55/person.
Casa Nonna (310 W 38th St) will serve a four-course prix-fixe with selection of Antipasti, Primi, Secondi and Dolce. Choose from authentic Italian options like Tuna Crudo, Grilled Quail with Pomegranate Glaze; Fettuccini with Lump Crabmeat in White Wine-Butter Sauce, Truffled Ricotta Gnocchi; Braised Pork Cheek Ravioli; Roasted Venison Loin; Poached Lobster with White Polenta; and Grilled Beef Tenderloin. For dessert, try the Chocolate and Coffee Mousse Napoleon or the Berries with Passionfruit Sabayon. $65/person
Get cozy at OBAO (647 9th Ave) with a four course prix-fixe with a complimentary glass of rose. Choose from a Thai-Vietnamese fusion menu that includes Grilled Pork Ribs smothered in Smoked Chocolate Barbecue Sauce, Miang Pla Salmon with Thai herbs, Cashew Nuts, Lettuce, Vermicelli and Chili Lime Dressing, Seafood Pad Ped and Meyer Lemon Layered Crepe Cake. $60/person
Boycott stuffy fine dining reservations and dig into a juicy burger instead at GO Burger Bar & Grill (1448 2nd Ave). This Upper East Side bar and grill will serve a their Blissful Love burger, a six-ounce Angus Burger with Artichoke Heart Aioli with Constant Bliss cheese plus a side of Sweet Potato French Fries ($14) sure to leave carnivorous couples in a lovey-dovey mood. As an added bonus, use two straws and gaze into your lover’s eyes while slurping the Red Velvet Cupcake Shake ($8). BLT Burger (470 6th Ave) will also offer a non-traditional Valentine's Day, with the Sea Kiss Burger: Breaded Crab Cake, Old Baby Crispy Onions, Frisee Salad, and Tartar Sauce on a Plain Brioche Bun ($14). The West Village burger joint will also serve up a special Strawberry Cheesecake Shake ($7, or $11 spiked).
Opt for just desserts with Spot Dessert Bar's (13 St Marks Pl) "Picture Perfect Valentine's Day." Couples may choose any 3 of their seasonal dessert tapas and 2 drinks (champagne or non-alcoholic beverage). While you snuggle up to your honey, Spot will take your photo with their Polaroid camera and frame it for you to take home. Dessert tapas include options like the Big Apple, a dessert made of soft Cheesecake coated in Raspberry Puree, garnished with Walnuts and Orange Salad, or the Bloody Berry made with chocolate mousse, walnut soil and raspberry coulis.
Romantic West Village restaurant Barrio 47 (47 8th Avenue) will serve a prix-fixe with options including Yellowtail Tartare with jalapeño, mango, and sweet Corn; lobster ravioli with ricotta salata, fresh basil and red watercress; dry rubbed Wagyu beef with artichoke purée and tomato jam; morel mushrooms risotto with asparagus, white Truffles and Parmigiano Reggiano; and chocolate lava cake and white chocolate dipped strawberries to share. $85/person. Seatings 5pm-1am.
Whitman & Bloom’s (384 3rd Ave) will be hosting an Anti-Valentine’s Bash. A complimentary signature cocktail will be offered upon arrival and a DJ will be on the decks starting at 10pm. The restaurant will also offer a special menu including lobster ravioli and grilled shrimp served with asparagus and beurre rouge; bacon wrapped filet mignon with hasselback potatoes; and a deconstructed Trifle for dessert.
Aquavit (65 E 55th St) is planning a totally red-themed menu to make a super hot Valetine's Day. The offerings will include poached Maine Lobster with blood orange and sea urchin; smoked lamb tartar with watermelon radish and amaranth; seared diver scallops with red sauerkraut and goat cheese gnudi; grilled beef short rib with radicchio and charred red pearl onion; and a dark chocolate mousse with salted caramel, raspberry sorbet, and pistachio brittle. $135/person, $250 with Wine Pairing
Little Elm (160 N 12th St, Brooklyn), the intimate 8-seat chef’s table at Paul Liebrandt’s The Elm, currently has available seatings for 6PM, 6:30PM, 9PM, and 9:30PM. Little Elm offers an 8 course seasonal chef’s menu featuring forward-thinking French European fare. crafted by executive chef Mazen Mustafa. Recently plated items include Big Eye Tuna with an Eggplant Opera and 28 Day Dry Aged Squab with a Sweet Potato side. The Chef’s Tasting Menu is available for $135/person.
Chef Philippe Massoud is serving Mediterranean-inspired fare in a fixe-course prix fixe menu at ilili Restaurant (236 5th Ave). Signature dishes include Diver Scallop Carpaccio, Seared Foie Gras, and a 48 Day Aged Strip Steak. $110/person
Tucked inside the New York Historical Society on the Upper West Side, Caffè Storico (170 Central Park West), a Stephen Starr restaurant, offers couples the perfect date. Take a romantic stroll through Central Park, then tour the iconic museum’s 100th anniversary Armory Show before relaxing in a plush banquette and enjoying an authentic Italian meal for two. A la carte specials will include Winter Truffle Risotto with Black Trumpet Mushrooms and Robiola; and Gianduja Chocolate Mousse topped with Caramelized Hazelnuts and Stem Berries.
David Burke Kitchen (23 Grand St) will serve three courses including options like Tuna and Salmon Tartar Parfait; Green Circle Chicken with Kabocha squash ravioli and Swiss chard; and blackout cake with caramelized white chocolate mousse and milk chocolate malt ice cream. $79/person
Seafood lovers can indulng at David Burke Fishtail (135 E 62nd St), which is offering a two course menu including Chilled Half Lobster Tail with winter fruit and butter green salad or Maine Lobster soup with fennel purée and lobster dumplings; and Ginger Rubbed Salmon in lovers sauce with lap chung, octopus, and bok choy, or braised beef cheek with pickled veal tongue, brown butter potato and carrots. $75/person
Shopa and eat at David Burke at Bloomingdales (1000 3rd Ave), with a three course menu featuring David Burke Smoked Salmon, Oysters Rockefeller Roasted Duck Breast or Seared Sea Scallops, and caramelized Apple Tart with vanilla ice cream. $55/person
At Marcus Samuelsson's acclaimed Red Rooster Harlem (310 Lenox Ave), couples can indulge in a special Valentine's Day prix-fixe menu, available at both lunch (11:30am- 3:00pm) and dinner (5:30pm-11:30pm), alongside a limited a la carte menu. Downstairs live-music and dinner venue, Ginny's Supper Club will be serving the prix-fixe from 5:30pm- 10:00pm. Course options will include Oyster Duo with crispy east coast, creamed spinach and bacon and west coast on the half shell with champagne mignonette; Cauliflower Soup with American sturgeon caviar and brioche croutonl "Bitter Sweet" Endive and Butter Lettuce Salad with red beets, pistachio yogurt and honey lemon vinaigrette; Jerked Trout with quail egg, salmon roe and green goddess sauce; Harlem Chowder with lobster, clams, potatoes and mussel broth; Beef Duo with New York strip, braised short rib, smoked potato puree, root vegetables, red wine sauce and hearty truffle broth; Fish & Grits, red grouper with butternut squash grits, tomato mushroom ragout, fennel salad and sorghum pops; Duck Two Ways with orange cardamom glazed breast, crispy leg croquette, bok choy, yams, and foie gras duck jus; Hazelnut Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with praline shortbread crust; Passion Fruit Mousse with citrus salad and rum cake croutons; and a Princess Cake: vanilla sponge cake with red raspberry. $55.person.
Jimmy Bradley's iconic Tribeca restaurant, The Harrison (355 Greenwich St), provides a candle lit dining room with views of the Hudson for couples this Valentine's Day as well as a Prix Fixe menu for $75. Dishes include East Coast Oyster with blood orange mignonette; Squid Ink Gnocchi with pickled chili, seared calamari and saffron cream; Colorado Lamb with homemade muerguez and crispy Brussels sprouts; and Ribollita Risotto with winter vegetables, parmesan and truffles. Pastry chef Colleen Grapes finishes the meal with her sweet creations such as Chocolate Carmel Tart with strawberry-balsamic swirl ice cream and gingered almonds.
The Red Cat's (227 10th Ave) cozy, white and red dining room offers a romantic atmosphere for this Valentine's Day. This legendary Chelsea restaurant celebrates this year's Valentine's Day with a Prix Fixe menu with dishes such as its beloved Quick Sauté of Zucchini with toasted almonds and pecorino; Crispy Oysters with smoked chilies, kohlrabi salad and toasted hazelnuts; Whole Roasted Branzino For Two atop cannelloni puree, citrus fennel salad and persillade; Creamy Risotto studded with winter vegetables; and Pan Crisped Salmon with tokyo turnips, hen of the wood and butternut squash puree. Pastry chef Colleen Grapes seduces patrons with her desserts like Lemon Pudding Cake and Chocolate Fondue For Two served with caramel marshmallows, coconut passion fruit macaroons and cherry almond biscotti. $70/person
At the East Village's beloved Austrian tavern, Edi & the Wolf (102 Avenue C), lovebirds can escape with an elegant riff on rustic Austrian fare from Michelin-starred chefs Eduard Frauneder and Wolfgang Ban. Three courses include a complimentary shooter, the Solbeso Three Roses. Dish highlights as follows: Foie Gras Beignet with lingonberry; Braised Pork Belly with poached egg, shishito peppers and pickled mushrooms; Roasted Kale Salad with pumpkin seed vinaigrette, housemade Stracchino and pumpernickel; "Cheek to Cheek" Pork & Cod Cheek Duo with root vegetables, pickled beet foam, carrot jus; and S'mores made with Graham Cracker Butter, Chocolate Bundt and marshmallow ice cream. $59/person.
This Valentine's Day, couples can cozy up with elegance at NYC's Michelin-starred Seasonal (132 W 58th St), where chefs Eduard Frauneder and Wolfgang Ban will offer a 5-course ($85) or 7-course ($99) menu of their contemporary Austrian cuisine with highlights listed below. Menu includes Oysters Rockefeller; Carrot-Parsnip Soup; Poached Egg witth Salmon and King Oyster Mushroom; Lobster Ravioli with eggplant and bellpepper; Beef Tenderloin with endive and cipollini; and Chocolate Souffle with raspberries and vanilla crème,
Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina (75 9th Ave) guests can "feed love with lovely food." Against a backdrop of exposed brick, hanging vintage copper pots and twinkling lights, lovers can cozy up with a 4-course Italian feast, items available a la carte: Clams & Mussels in Brodo on Bruschetta ($19); Chickpea Crema Burrata, Parmigiano Crostini ($18); Handmade Cavatelli Preserved Cherry Tomato, Spinach & Ricotta Salata ($22); Trio of Scallops Carpaccio, Ceviche, Seared ($25); and Gigante Love Heart Raviolo Chocolate & Vanilla ($15).
At NYC's go-to for upscale, authentic Mexican cuisine, Rosa Mexicano, couples can spice up Valentine's Day with live mariachis or latin guitarists, complimentary Fruits of Love salsa and special menu offerings available both prix fixe and a la carte. Highlights include: Valentine's Day Guacamole with pomegranate and roasted almonds; Oysters with passion fruit cocktail sauce and green mango mignonette; Lobster Flautas with chile de Arbol dipping saucel Roasted Pork Chop with mole, mint white rice and sweet plantains; Salmon en Pepita: crab and pumpkin seed crusted filet, mashed pineapple sweet potatoes and tomatillo-jalapeno sauce; and Guacamole de Helado: Ice Cream Guacamole served in a frozen molcajete with fresh strawberries, white chocolate shavings and Mexican wedding cookie crunch. Served with chocolate dusted buñuelos.
This year, impress your date at one of New York’s most romantic restaurants, Maison Premiere (298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn). Beginning at 4pm, the bar will also be offering up a special small-plates menu for walk-ins until midnight and the restaurant’s famous oyster selection will be available until 2am. For those interested in dinner service, Maison Premiere will be offering a four-course, prix fixe menu ($95 per person) from 5:30pm – 11pm. Menu choices include Black Bass Crudo with apples, seaweed and lemon preserve; Foie Gras Torchon with celery root remoulade and pickled beets; Turbot with clams, seaweed and enoki mushrooms; and shared desserts including Meringue Kisses, Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart, Almond Sablé and Absinthe Panna Cotta.
Midtown darling Nios (130 W 46th St), situated in the intimate, boutique The Muse hotel, will be offering love birds an intimate atmosphere to enjoy a four course prix fixe menu this Valentine's. Available from Friday, 2/14 through Sunday of 2/16, guests have the entire weekend to feast on a variety of seasonal favorites from Chef Jarett Brodie. To begin, guests can choose from a selection of starters including Duck Confit Salad with arugula panzanella, root vegetable, shallot apple vinaigrette, parmesan and truffle honey followed by indulgent plates such as Waayu Strip topped with chocolate jus' and accompanied by truffle potato puree, smoked cipolinis and roasted brussels sprouts. Couples yearning to end the night off on a sweet note have a variety of desserts to choose from, such as the Lovers Split featuring chocolate dipped bananas and strawberries with red velvet crumble, caramel gelato and chocolate sauce. $80/person, wine pairings $30/person.
This Valentine's Day, Chef Shane Lyons of Tribeca hotspot, Distilled (211 W Broadway) is offering a 3-course dinner. Choices include Cauliflower Soup with uni, crispy salmon skin, pistou; Roasted Mushroom & Apple Salad with mizuna, aged goat cheese, toasted pumpkin seed vinaigrette; Beef Tartare with marinated seven minute egg, yuzu kosho, rosemary potato chips; or Chilled Seafood Platter For Two featuring Naked Cowboy oysters, Atlantic pink shrimp, Maine lobster tail; Beet-Stuffed Pasta with burrata, sage brown butter, cashews; Rack of Lamb with mint jelly, crispy potatoes and pearl onions; Stuffed Chicken with cured duck breast, Hudson Valley camembert, sautéed greens; or Roasted King Salmon with caramelized fennel, pomegranate, dill; and a trio of fondues including Aged Cloth Bound Cheddar, Spiced Dark Chocolate, Champagne Custard and coffee cake, grapes, spiced nuts, and strawberry jellies for dipping. $69/person, includes a complimentary glass of sparkling Pinot Noir.
Chef Laurent Kalkotour is offering a French-inspired Valentine's Day meal at the Brooklyn waterfront restaurant, Atrium DUMBO (15 Main St). The four-course menu includes uptions like Potato & Leek Soup with croutons and olive oil; Tuscan Kale Salad with roasted squash, toasted almonds and buttermilk dressing; or Housemade Duck Pate with pickled vegetables, whole grain mustard and toasted sourdough; Wild Mushroom Risotto with fine herbs, parmesan and winter black truffle; Quinoa Tagliatelle with cauliflower, lemon and cumin; Maine Diver Scallops with baby spinach, salsify, hazelnuts and orange; Prime Angus Steak with twice-baked potato, green beans and beef jus; or Roasted Chicken for Two with herbs de Provence, crispy potato, dill crème fraiche (Roasted Chicken is a $10 supplement); and Chocolate Cake with coffee ice cream or Winter Spiced Panna Cotta with quince compote and honey ice cream. $55/person, wine pairing $35/person.
At Jane (100 West Houston), Glenn Harris and Jeffrey Lefcourt's causal American bistro, and sister restaurant to popular brasserie The Smith, a special Valentine's Day prix fixe menu will be served with highlights including: Wild Mushroom Soup with chives and brandy; Russian Crepes with salmon caviar, crème fraiche and chives; Handmade Burrata with grilled ciabatta, roasted tomato and black pepper; Toasted Ricotta Gnocchi with parmesan, white truffle crème, and Italian parsley; Braised Short Ribs with mashed potatoes, roasted baby carrots and red wine sauce; House-made Tagliatelle, black pasta with sautéed calamari, scallion and crumbled garlic bread; Butternut Squash Risotto with apple smoked bacon, crispy sage, shallot, mascarpone and herbs; Brick Pressed Chicken with mashed potatoes, broccoli steak & whole grain mustard jus; Lobster with roasted fingerlings, sautéed spinach and lemon-black pepper beurre blanc (supplement of $5); Roasted Salmon with artichokes, baby portobellos, black garlic and tomato fondue; Seared Ahi Tuna with toasted farro, charred cauliflower, creamed kale & spinach; and Toasted Almond Cake or Chocolate Layer Cake with mint and blood orange salad. $55/person
This Valentine's Day, impress your loved one at Manzanilla (345 Park Ave S), Gramercy's new Spanish brasserie with a four-course, authentic menu crafted by two-Michelin star chef, Dani Garcia. Couples will be transported to Spain through a decadent and flavorful menu which includes Cherry flavored gazpacho with goat cheese; Warm vegetable pisto tart slow poached egg and baby arugula salad; creamy bomba rice with shrimp razor clams; Seared fillet steak with wild mushrooms and truffle; and White chocolate with mandarin, brownie crumble and yogurt citrus sauce. $95/person, $45 optional wine pairing.
Whether you're part of a pair or looking for a fun dinner with a group, Boqueria NYC (53 W. 19th St & 171 Spring St) is offering an affordable and delicious Valentine's Day menu for all guests to enjoy. For $65 per person, diners can enjoy a selection of six tapas dishes per table, with options including: scallop crudo with grapefruit, basil, Marcona almond and olive oil; Pemaquid oysters with pickled vegetable relish; grilled bread rubbed with tomato, garlic and olive oil; dates stuffed with almonds and Valdeon, wrapped in bacon; shrimp, garlic and Guindilla pepper in olive oil; roasted baby beets with crème fraiche, honey crisp apples, watercress and dill; and braised oxtail and lobster paella with sunchokes and red pepper sofritos.
Fit for a Valentine’s Day that falls on a Friday, Lower East Side hotspot The Stanton Social (99 Stanton St) will celebrate with a party, complete with two DJs and a menu consisting of classic dishes and some decadent specials. $125 a person includes a premium top shelf open bar for a 2 hour seating.
Escape the prix-fixe meals and tasting menus this year and celebrate Valentine's Day at Morimoto NYC (88 W. 10th Ave), where acclaimed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is offering the regular, a la carte dinner menu. Diners can still celebrate the occasion with a special, Valentine's Day dessert: Almond Berry Cake with Dark Chocolate Cremoso, Berry Gelato and Wasabi Crème Fraiche as well as a special, romantic cocktail.
Celebrate a fun Mexican-themed Valentine’s Day at Gran Electrica (5 Front St, Brooklyn), the authentic, market-driven Mexican restaurant in the heart of DUMBO, with a three course prix fixe menu at $65. Along with a glass of bubbly, menu items include: Ceviche of Market Fish, Orange, Jicama, Avocado, Red Onion, and Cilantro; Tacos De Raja or house made Tortillas filled with Pumpkin, Parsnip, Poblano Chile, Toasted Almond, Onion, and topped with Crema; Costillas En Mole or slow-braised Short Ribs served with Chile Morita & Arbor, a Toasted Almond Mole, and a side of Tamale De Rajas; and Flan de Chocolate made with Mexican Chocolate and a Cinnamon Strawberry Sauce
Celebrate a romantic Valentine’s Day with a table for two under a hanging garden at Brooklyn neighborhood gem, Colonie (127 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn). Chef Andrew Whitcomb will offer a four course menu of Colonie’s sustainable American fare. Menu items include: East Coast Oysters with a Cucumber Mignonette; Winter Squash Agnolotti with a Ham Consomme and Mizuna; Braised Short Rib served with Purple Pearl Barley, Smoked Onion, and Glazed Carrots; and Fresh Doughnuts filled with a Salted Caramel Custard. $95/person, includes a glass of bubbly
At the sexy, dimly-lit Bowery hotspot Pearl and Ash (220 Bowery), Chef Richard Kuo will offer four courses of his signature globally-inspired plates. Dishes include: Diver Scallops with Lime, Tomatillo, and Corn Nuts; Squid, with Mushroom, Onion, and Dill; Squab, with Guajillo and Fennel; Skirt, with Cauliflower, Shallot, and Parsley; and Chocolate, with cherry and almond. $84/person, optional pairing of love-inducing wines for $46
Romantic Lower East Side restaurant Beauty & Essex (146 Essex St) will offer a 4 course tasting menu. Treat your love to a drink in the Pearl Lounge and move on to the decadent dining room to enjoy a selection of small plates perfect for sharing with your sweetie including two glasses of bubbly. $110/person.
Take a mini-cation to Atlantic City and savor the flavors at one of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s world renowned restaurants with your loved one. Wolfgang Puck American Grille, Izakaya and Fornelletto will all offer $49 prix-fixed menus with multiple courses. Fornelletto will offer Italian specialties such as Arancini, veal “osso bucco” ravioli, Tiramisu and more. Izakaya will offer four-courses of Japanese favorites including selections such as spicy tuna crackers, a sushi roll sampler, Peking Duck breast and even a crispy rice sushi roll for dessert. Wolfgang Puck American Grille’s menu features American Classics with comfort dishes such as lobster bisque, braised short rib, roasted sea scallops, and an astounding 15-layer carrot cake for dessert.
Celebrate Valentine's Day at L'Ecole (462 Broadway), the acclaimed, chef/instructor-run restaurant housed in the International Culinary Center. (www.internationalculinarycenter.com), which is offering a romantic meal complete with a special cocktail. The brand new February menu will be offered (3-courses for $32, with wine pairings for $54.50; four courses for $47.00 with wine pairings for $77), with highlights like Pan Seared Wild Black Bass with mis-ginger consommé, baby bok choy, shiitake mushrooms; Roasted Chicken Breast with leg confit and butternut squash panzanella; House-made Spinach Fettuccini with Braised Duck Leg Ragu; and Chef Alain Sailhac's Cassoulet, with Northern white beans, duck leg confit, frankfurters, garlic sausage, and braised lamb and pork shoulder. Along with decadent desserts like Chocolate Ginger Cake with goat cheese ice cream and Chestnut Cake with red wine poached pear, Parmesan gelato and chestnut tuile, each couple will receive a complimentary box of chocolates created by the school's pastry department.
Chef Francois Payard is offering a three course prix fixe dinner at FP Patisserie (1293 Third Ave). Course options include Housemade Fois Gras Terrine with roasted pear and apple chutney; Seared Sesame Tuna with shaved cucumber and wasabi dressing; Braised Short Rib with black truffle polenta and glazed baby carrots; honey soy glazed Chilean sea bass; and fresh vanilla bean mascarpone with raspberry rose petal jam, vanilla bean pound cake and vanilla bavarois. $55/person.
What's more romantic than heart-shaped Tartare? Koi SoHo (246 Spring St) will be offering special menu items, including wagyu beef flown in from Japan the morning of February 14, to help celebrate the special day. Special items include a Heart Shaped Tartare of Yellowtail & Salmon ($18), East & West Coast Oysters with a ponzu mignonette (3/ $18), Japanese Wagyu Striploin with wagyu fried rice ($42), and a Chocolate & Strawberry Napolean ($12).
French modernist restaurant featuring elements of Spanish and Asian cooking tradition, Baoburg (126 North 6th St, Brooklyn) has created two pre-fixe menus The For Her menu will feature fried goat cheese croquets with lavender infused honey and fleur de sel; grilled shrimp with avocado salad with champagne dressing; pan-seared monk fish and poached in butter lemongrass cream sauce with sauté maitake and oyster mushrooms with fancy tomatoes; and red riding hood velvet cheese cake served with chocolate streusel and meringue and vanilla ice-cream. The For Him menu includes sweet and savory Thai-style chicken empanadas; roasted kabocha soup with toasted pine nuts and cream fraiche; hanger steak in a savory tartlet shell with fried quail egg, caramelized pearl onions, mashed potatoes and chili basil gravy sauce; and mini churros with rich dark chocolate ganache. Both courses are $40/each if reserved by February 4th, $45 thereafter. Menu runs February 10-15th.
The Meatball Shop (200 9th Ave) invites singles to meat their match this Valentine's Day at The Single Jingle Mingle, at Underballs, the bar located underneath the Chelsea location of The Meatball Shop. Chef and co-owner Daniel Holzman will serenade guests as MC Tasty Balls, providing mood music from his personal selection. Underballs has partnered with Reyka Vodka to offer two tasty beverage special: Be Mine Shots ($2), complete with a conversation starter tab, and the rosé- and vodka-based Meat Lovers Cocktail ($5).
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