Paris, France may have always been known as the most romantic city in the world, but New York City is going to give it a run for the title this year. The restaurants in New York are preparing themselves for Cupid’s arrows with million-dollar renovations, romantically designed menu items, and melt-your-heart desserts.
Happy couples can reserve private dining experiences or choose to book for large group dates in order to get a full Valentine’s Day show. And because New York City specializes in electric night life and to-die-for dining experiences, there are hundreds of plate-able affairs waiting for you on Saturday, February 14th. We managed to narrow down the 5 best Valentine’s Day Dinners in New York to help you pick out the best seat for your date.
17 Barrow Street
NY, NY 10014
(212) 255 – 8649
You can choose from the sumptuous price-fixe menu, or even indulge with the intimate Chef’s Tasting Menu which you can top off with a bottle of wine for a mere $185 per person. But, if you’re looking to step outside the expected romantic-dinner-for-two mindset, take advantage of the fact that Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday. Every weekend, starting at 11:30am, One if By Land offers a delectable brunch menu – complete with sparkling wine. Fall in love early with red velvet pancakes coated in cream cheese icing, or get quirky with a steak and eggs combo topped with salsa verde and fried gnocchi. While you wait for the main course, share some fresh fruit between you and discuss the plans for the evening.
Romantic Spots Nearby
The Barrow Theatre is barely a block down the street and offers a range of stage performances, including off-Broadway hits, family-friendly showcases, and gut-wrenching dramas that will make you glad you indulged on a sweetly light brunch. At the opposite end of the street, the Axis Theatre may be more up your alley, with dramatic productions and unique stage performances that make Axis so popular among students and professional artists living and working in the city.
310 W 4th Street
NY, NY 10014
Voted as one of the most romantic dining spots in the city, The Place is the place to be and be seen on Valentine’s Day. Built inside a century’s old New York Building, The Place boasts three broad rooms complete with toasty fireplaces, vintage slate flooring, and an immaculate menu that is reminiscent of the comfort food of the turn-of-the-century elite. Their shepherd’s pie, overflowing with minced meats and creamy mashed potatoes is the ultimate in comfort, but for a rich and savory experience on par with the holiday, the sweetness of the pork medallions, glazed in honey and topped with a Dijon reduction, is sure to make your mouth fall in love. Ideally, you’ll finish with one of The Place’s homemade icecreams or sorbets, but you may be brimming with edible ardor by the time you finish your main course.
Romantic Spots Nearby
If you have reservations at The Place, you’ll already be in the West Village. This means an array of romantic activities are at your fingertips. Have a few drinks before dinner at The Cubbyhole, an iconic neighborhood bar on the corner of West 4th and 12th streets that is both gay-friendly and host of the best jukebox in town. When you have a buzz, hold hands and take a stroll through Abingdon Square Park before you make your way over to Marc Jacobs to pick up a belated Valentine’s gift.