It may come as a surprise to some, but New York City can be a one of love. We locals may have a reputation for being a little rough around the edges, but love can be found everywhere in the five boroughs—it’s even in our famous signature logo. For further proof, we’ve gathered together some of the best Valentine’s Day menus in the Big Apple for you and your sweetheart to enjoy this romantic holiday.
Bistango at the Kimberly Hotel
Bistango at the Kimberly will be offering a pre fixe menu for $160 per couple that includes choices for the first and second courses like salata di granchio (jumbo lump crab, blood orange, arugula, avocado, and lemon vinaigrette) and lasanttina (fresh lasagna sheets, braise short ribs, tomato sauce, basil, and ricotta cheese). For the main course, guests can enjoy either roasted prime rib, grilled prawns, marinated asparagus, shaved black truffles, and rosemary olio santo; and . Love-themed cocktails and specialty champagne topped off with fresh strawberries will also be available.
Cow & Clover
At Williamsburg’s Cow & Clover is offering a special Valentine’s Day dinner, there will be romantic two-tops for couples by the fire at which to enjoy a three-course, $65 per person menu that includes choices like pork boudin blanc with red cabbage and beer mustard, monkfish in a lobster sauce with braised endive and Meyer lemon, and savory carrot pie with cumin yogurt and arugula. Satisfy your sweet tooth with either a chocolate macadamia tartlette with salted caramel ice cream or Champagne cake with hibiscus buttercream. They’ll also send you home with two double chocolate cookies for you and your date to enjoy.
Francois Payard’s Valentine’s Day three-course prix fixe costs $55 and includes dishes like foie gras stuffed poulet ferimer (farm-raised chicken), crab Napoleon (peekytoe crab layered with and crispy potato), and an assortment of the chef’s famous desserts. He has also created a selection of special pâtisserie offerings to gift your sweetheart, featuring rose petal and raspberry macarons, passion fruit and banana macarons , as well as truffles using chocolate from the famed Chuao plantations of costal Venezuela.
The House in Gramercy Park
The House will offer a prix fixe menu on Saturday, February 14 for $100 per person. The three course meal includes a choice of appetizers including a daily selection of market oysters, three cheese plate, crispy Berkshire pork belly, hamachi crudo; and bibb kettuce and endive salad. For the main course, the selection consists of dry boat sea scallops; Crescent Farms Long Island duck breast, The Delmonico dry aged prime bone in sirloin, Hudson Valley pastured chicken, and lobster tail with farro risotto. Dessert is a choice between chocolate mousse cake, warm apple galette, and ginger vanilla crème brulee.
This Valentine’s weekend, from February 13 through 15, Chef David Santos of Louro will offer a menu celebrating the most famous true tragic love stories of all time, from Shah Jahan who in his grief built the Taj Mahal, for his dead wife to the suicides of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony. The $95 seven-course “Tragic Lovers in History” tasting menu pairs these historical figures with aphrodisiac ingredients such as oysters, eggs, asparagus, truffles, almonds, bananas, honey, and beer in dishes like an oyster with
pickled watermelon and caviar, and suckling pig with almond puree, confit potato, and red wine piri jus.
Madison & Vine
American Bistro and international wine bar Madison & Vine, located in The Library Hotel, will offer a special Valentine’s Day menu for $75 per person. This three-course meal includes a choice of appetizers like Blue Point oysters on the half shell with dill yogurt and cucumber sauce and shrimp bisque with toasted croutons and chives. Main course selections include roasted duck breast with herbed mushroom risotto in a port wine reduction; wild striped bass with baby zucchini, sweet and sour red onions, and chorizo dressing; and dry aged grilled sirloin for two with potato gratin and baby roasted vegetables in a port Wine Reduction. Save room for dessert, as diners will have their choice of mixed sorbet and fresh berries, raspberry panna cotta, or chocolate molten cake with vanilla ice cream.
Olma Caviar Boutique & Bar
Olma Caviar Boutique & Bar, located in the Plaza Hotel's Plaza Food Hall, has assembled six special caviar combination platters designed for two people for the most romantic holiday of the year. Each caviar combination platter will include 2 oz of caviar, French mini blinis, mini toasts, crackers, crème fraîche, and two glasses of champagne, and they are all offered at a discounted price. The full menu with pricing is:
1. Paddlefish caviar platter + two glasses of Taittinger Champagne; $65 (original price: $83)
2. Hackleback caviar platter + 2 glasses of Taittinger Champagne; $75 (original price: $97)
3. White Sturgeon caviar platter + 2 glasses of MOET Champagne; $160 (original price: $204)
4. Russian Osetra Siberian Baerii platter + 2 glasses of MOET Champagne; $180 (original price: $231)
5. Russian Osetra Karat platter + 2 glasses of Louis Roederer Premier Champagne; $199 (original price: $256)
6. Beluga caviar platter + 2 glasses of Louis Roederer Premier Champagne; $360 (original price: $460)
The Valentine’s Day menu will be available from Friday, February 13 to Sunday, February 15.
The folks at Michelin-starred PUBLIC are celebrating with two “Lovers Feasts,” first at brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Couples can switch up the prix fixe dinner reservations for a daytime celebration with a variety of perfect-for-two plates like cast iron-baked pecan sticky buns, as well as a DIY hot chocolate bar and hot choc-tails to spice things up. The "Lovers Feast" continues in the evening when chef Brad Farmerie is offering a five-course prix fixe menu for $125 per person with dishes like quail egg with Hackleback caviar, Champagne gelee, and Melba toast. The dessert will be “Textures of Chocolate for Two,” and special cocktails offered are “My Cherie Amour” (Lejay apricot, Veuve ambal, and garnished with a dried apricot) and “Love Me Tender” (Beefeater gin, Aperol, lemon, simple syrup, egg white, and orange bitters garnished with rose petal).
The Standard Grill
The Standard Grill will serve their regular a la carte menu alongside Valentine’s Day specials such as Nantucket Bay scallops with celery root, endive, blood orange, and peppercorn vinaigrette; tournedo rossini of filet mignon, foie gras, brioche, and black truffle jus; and a special dessert of red velvet brownie with cream cheese ice cream, hot fudge, and wet walnuts.
Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel
On Saturday, February 14 from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel will be offering a pre fixe menu for two at $85 per person. Both guests can indulge in a glass of champagne along with an amuse bouche, a choice of three small plates, and a heart shaped rainbow cake with raspberry filling for dessert. Their regular menu will also be available for guests to order a la carte.
This Indian-Latin concept restaurant will offer a special “Red: A Vermilion Valentine” menu this year with two seatings, the first being from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. for $55, the second from 7 to 11 p.m. for $65. The five course meal includes choices such as lobster, beet, and endive scarlet salad; a crimson caldeirada (Portuguese seafood stew); and a sundried tomato red chimichurri New York strip steak.