Believe it or not, New Yorkers, we’re well into February (I know, right?), and our favorite holiday is just around the corner. We’ve rounded up 22 Valentine’s Day NYC 2017 restaurants to help you find a table for a truly romantical, delicious celebration.
Left Bank, West Village
Chef Laurence Edelman will be serving a four-course meal for $75 highlighting some of his best hits, including the warming sunchoke and onion soup, a tapas-inspired grilled octopus with spicy chili aioli potatoes, heavenly strozzapreti cacio e pepe with pancetta, and a crispy iron-roasted split chicken with salsify and roots. For dessert, classics like chocolate mousse and tiramisu as well as his famous (within a 5-block radius) maple syrup pie with creme fraiche. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Left Bank.
Rossopomodoro, Greenwich Village
When the moon hits your eye like a heart-shaped pizza pie, that’s amore. Order an uber-romantical ‘za for two or the heart-shaped ravioli they’ll be serving on February 14th, and then take home their DIY Pizza Making Kit to extend the magic. It includes two Rossopomodoro doughs, buffala mo’ mozzarella cheese, Afeltra San Marzano pelati tomatoes, flour, salt, olive oil, basil, a rolling pin, a pizza cutting wheel, and a step-by-step recipe guide. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Rossopomodoro.
STK Downtown + STK Rooftop, Meatpacking District
Our friends at sexy STK have luxe offerings for two – because everything tastes better when you share it, right? You and the surf to your turf are invited to dig into the gorgeous surf and turf for two – a sumptuous 12-ounce chateaubriand steak served with bone marrow and caramelized onions, half of a two-pound lobster, and a herb truffle caviar beurre blanc. Wrap up the night with the red velvet cheesecake (for 2, ‘natch) served with chocolate covered strawberries. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at STK Downtown or STK Rooftop.
The Lambs Club, Theatre District
The Lambs Club at The Chatwal hotel will be offering a fantastic four-course dinner menu from chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Enjoy a decadent dinner in one of Manhattan’s most romantic dining rooms, adorned with plush red leather banquettes and a beautiful fireplace. Dishes include Hudson Valley foie gras terrine, agnolotti del Plin, roasted Skuna Bay salmon, and Baked Alaska for two, plus a special takeaway item at $135 per person. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at The Lambs Club.
Natsumi Tapas, Gramercy
Natsumi Tapas, a Japanese and Italian fusion spot from restaurateur Barbara Matsumura, is offering a tapas menu for $38 a person. The offer includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, a choice of one alcoholic beverage, and choice of two items (from either the sushi bar or the kitchen) as well as dessert. Expect to find dishes like grilled beef short ribs, the Lady Day sushi roll, and tempura-fried cheesecake. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Natsumi Tapas.
Molyvos, Midtown West
Executive Chef Carlos Carreto has put together a delectable $75 Valentine’s Day menu ($120 with pairings of selected Greek wines chosen by wine director Kamal Kouiri). Options include grilled baby octopus with warm toy box cherry tomatoes and thyme vinaigrette, braised beef short ribs with red wine, pearl onions, tomato, and spices and warm polenta. For dessert, chef Carlos is pulling out all the stops with Vinsanto chocolate souffle cake made with Valrhona chocolate sauce, vanilla thyme honey cream, strawberry spoon sweet, and pistachio crumbs. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Molyvos.
Le Coq Rico, Flatiron
The cheeky Valentine’s Wine Menu that features a range of swoon-worthy French and American wines each named after love (think Roger Lassarat Saint Véran ‘Cuvée Plaisir’ 2015 and Francois Crochet Sancerre ‘Les Amoureuses’ 2014) are the ideal match for Le Coq Rico’s four-course Valentine’s Day menu. Featuring legendary aphrodisiacs like black truffle (tucked into a richly flavorful stuffed brune landaise for two) and chocolate and ginger (both layered into a decadent millefeuille), this menu was made to be shared by valentines, galentines, and every sweetheart in between. A regular menu is also available day on 2/14. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Le Coq Rico.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Midtown West
Executive chef Brian Christman can help you wow your valentine with a high-class dining experience at one of NYC’s most iconic steak houses and baller options for two, like the aphrodisiac-filled “Oysters & Pearls” complete with raw oysters on the half shell, caviar and glasses of Veuve for $52 or the slow-roasted chateaubriand tenderloin paired with butter poached lobster ($150). Wash it down with the Blushing Valentini cocktail or chose from 2,000 bottles of award-winning wines. The Godiva Chocolate mousse cake makes for a picture-perfect happy ending. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House.
Trademark Taste & Grind, Midtown West
Tuck into thoughtful comfort food with someone you’re comfy with. Executive Chef Adrienne Guttieri has three fresh courses that are perf for veggies and omnivores. There’s a Little Gem Caesar, cauliflower steak, whole branzino, and more and desserts include The Big Banana (insert snicker here). Finish your meal with a cuppa to remember. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Trademark Taste + Grind.
Boucherie, West Village
This charming French restaurant is serving its regular a la carte menu, including the cote de bouef pour deux as well as special Valentine’s Day dishes including tartare de thon et de betterave (tuna and beet tartare), foie gras torchon with mixed berry compote, brioche croutons, and almonds, and a moelleux au chocolat (aka Montenegro chocolate cake). Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Boucherie.
Hakubai at The Kitano Hotel, Murray Hill
Kaiseki is delicate cuisine rooted in Zen Buddhism and the customary Japanese tea ceremony is a type of art form balancing taste, texture, appearance and colors using the rarest variety of seasonal ingredients and fish imported daily from Japan, served on finely crafted lacquer and porcelain dishware. Chef Sato is serving a Kaseiki eight-course dinner starring traditional Japanese dishes of seasonal ingredients and fish imported daily from Japan, including simmered angel shrimp, squid salad with citron dressing, grilled king crab with egg yolk, sashimi of the day, fresh oyster in ponzu sauce, and seared Miyazaki Wagyu beef for $150 per person. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Hakubai at The Kitano Hotel.
Boqueria, Soho (and other locations)
Share the deliciousness of Barcelona’s renowned food market with bae without ever leaving Manhattan. Chef Marc Vidal is putting out a menu of shared “Tapas, Raciness, and Sweet” served with wines of Rioja at just $85 a person. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Boqueria.
Loi Estiatorio, Midtown West
Loi Estiatorio, the well-known Greek oasis in midtown Manhattan, is the ideal place to spend Valentine’s Day this year with loved ones. Chef Maria Loi’s $85 per person dinner menu is a perfect match for you and yours. It includes three enchanting courses, featuring kalamari scharas (calamari), arnaki psito (lamb), canelopita (cinnamon cake), and more — plus a flute of complimentary sparkling wine. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Loi Estiatorio.
Benoit, Midtown West
Hit a high note when you celebrate Valentine’s Day the Parisian way at Benoit. Offering a prix-fixe menu for $125 per person, they’ll be serving dishes like marinated sea scallop with raw cauliflower, citrus, and caviar, and Muscovy duck with juniper crust, braised cabbage, and mango, along with delightful desserts, Benoit will also have live jazz music with vocalist Kat Vokes. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Benoit.
Peacock Alley at the Waldorf Astoria New York, Midtown East
This Valentine’s Day, the celebrated Waldorf Astoria New York will continue with their specialty-themed brunch buffet menus at Peacock Alley. In addition to its extravagant buffet stations – such as the seafood raw bar, caviar, chocolate fountain and more – the Peacock Alley Brunch Buffet will tailor unique dishes and innovative cocktails for this romantic day of culinary brilliance. On February 12, lovers will indulge in a special menu with items including pan seared halibut with lobster sauce, truffled cheese tortellini, and the classic Beef Wellington, topped off with the Waldorf Astoria Bar Book’s #1 Valentine’s Day Cocktail. $125 per adult and $75 per child (ages 5-12). Make a Valentine’s brunch reservation at Peacock Alley at the Waldorf Astoria.
Indian Accent, Midtown West
Spice up the night at Indian Accent with chef Manish Mehrotra’s sumptuous 10-course menu for two, which includes blue cheese naan with pumpkin and coconut shorba, potato and white pea papdi chaat, foie gras, baked cod, and ghee roast lamb, among other selections. With three sweet courses that follow the savory, count us in. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Indian Accent.
Ribalta, Union Square
Experience all the authentic flavors of Naples in your own city on the 14th. Executive chef Pasquale Cozzolino will be serving his delicious regional Italian dishes along with special heart-shaped traditional Neapolitan pizzas. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Ribalta.
Bodega Negra, Meatpacking District
Executive chef Michael Armstrong’s recipes for romance include Kumamoto oysters with hibiscus mignonette, Serrano chiles and celery leaves for $21, and Scallops with guajillo cream, roasted butternut squash, shimeji mushrooms, guajillo, and tajin-dusted potato chips for $31. Expect special holiday cocktails as well. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Bodega Negra.
The VNYL, East Village
Live the vintage NYC life on Valentine’s Day at this scene-y EV eatery. Grab a glass of complimentary bubbles when you arrive and tuck into three-courses for $50 or $75. Candied bacon quinoa, garlic shrimp pappardelle, and Banana Fosters Fire are but a few of the picks from executive chef Jordan Andino. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at VNYL.
Landmarc at the Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle
This Valentine’s Day, Chef Marc Murphy will be offering heartwarming dinner specials here and at Landmarc Tribeca (menus vary). One of Marc’s favorite dishes for a romantic meal is his roasted chicken (it’s actually one of the dishes that helped him to win over his beautiful wife and in-laws). Move on to that after kicking things off with Oysters Rockefeller, and end with a sea salt chocolate tart. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Landmarc at the Time Warner Center.
Flinders Lane, East Village
At Flinders Lane, an Australian-inspired restaurant, chef Chris Rendell is putting a Down Under spin on Valentine’s Day with a three-course dinner menu for $65. Selections include grilled rabbit with yellow curry, peanut sambal, and grilled naan, crispy mushroom tofu with braised greens, Chinese salted black beans, and coconut rice, and warm bread and butter pudding with wild berry jam, and rose and almond ice cream. Power through all that deliciousness with their potent espresso martini. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Flinders Lane.
Prova Pizzabar, Grand Central Terminal
Celebrity chef and restaurateur Donatella Arpaia opened Prova Pizzabar this past fall, and in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, Prova Pizzabar will have an especially sweet offering for this holiday. With the purchase of two glasses of Prosecco Champagne, guests will receive a complimentary heart-shaped Nutella pizza. Make a Valentine’s Day reservation at Prova Pizzabar.
Need more Valentine’s Day NYC 2017 dining inspiration? Check out restaurants on our 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2017, or the 25 Most Romantic Cities in America for 2017 listicles. And, don’t miss your chance to turn your most delicious food and drink photos into a cool grand in our #ValentinesDishPics giveaway.
Photo credits: Indian Accent (Indian Accent); Jackie Gebel (VNYL); Francesco Sapienza (Rossopomodoro); Michael Armstrong (Bodega Negra); Brent Herrig (Boucherie); Pierre Manetta (Benoit); In Good Hospitality (Trademark).