Where to dine on Valentine’s Day in New York City

The first big date night of 2023 is coming up. Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14, and the city’s chefs are already creating menus to make the weeknight celebration delicious and romantic. Impress your partner with a hot reservation at these New York City restaurants before the tables fill up!

the musket room

For Valentine’s Day, The Musket Room will present its lavish seven-course $125 seasonal tasting menu from Executive Chef Mary Attea alongside decadent additions such as terrine of foie gras with prunes, armagnac, pistachio and a blanket of truffle black; Kristal Caviar Service with Creme Fraiche, Confit Egg and Japanese Milk Bread; and Oysters on the Half Shell with Trout Roe and Yuzu Pearls. Executive Pastry Chef Camari Mick presents a classic chocolate soufflé for two served with Grand Marnier ice cream, served tableside. reservations via resy

baar baar

Baar Baar will offer a 3-course prix fixe menu from Executive Chef Sujan Sarkar for $70 per person. The menu includes surprise snacks and sides, plus an optional wine pairing will also be available for an additional $40 per person, and there will be live music. Bad date? On Wednesday, February 15, Baar Baar will invite Sima Taparia, matchmaker extraordinaire from Netflix’s Indian Matchmaking show, to host a mixer where she will match singles based on her horoscope signs. Food and cocktails will be passed in cash at the bar. reservations via resy

Mezze on the river

Celebrate Valentine’s Day along the Hudson River with sweeping views of passing sailboats and yachts in the North Cove Marina while dining at Mezze on the River. Wine and dine your partner or friend with the Mezze Evening Special for $125 per person, which includes a long-stemmed rose, a bottle of Moet Imperial or Veuve Clicquot Champagne, and one choice of mezze from the daily menu per guest, an entry and a dessert to share. reservations via open table


Chef Andy Kitko curated a special three-course preset menu for $150 per person. Diners can choose dishes such as starters from Toro Tartare; Maryland crab cake; Whole fish sashimi; and more. The second course includes Faroese salmon with cauliflower couscous, almonds, currants, crispy salsify; Alaskan black cod with sake glaze, bok choy, edamame, shiitake mushrooms, yuzu dashi; Braised Short Rib with coffee ancho chile sauce, celery, baby carrots, horseradish gremolata; Surf & Turf with filet mignon, Alaskan king crab, truffle and madeira juice; and more. End the meal on a sweet note with a specially curated dessert plate of passion fruit layer cake, citrus cheesecake, chocolate kirsch truffle cake and passion fruit pâté.. reservations via open table

the pavilion

Located in Manhattan’s One Vanderbilt skyscraper, Le Pavillon is offering a special five-course tasting menu this Valentine’s Day. Menu highlights include Caviar, Hamachi Noix De Coco, Langoustine Oursin, Sole Truffe Noire, and more indulgent options. Of course, no date night is complete without a selection of delicious wine pairings, offered at an additional cost of $155 per person. reservations via resy

Jack & Charlie’s #118

This cozy and elegant neighborhood restaurant run by chef Ed Cotton will be offering its regular customers a a la carte menu of creative New American wood-fired dishes, along with several Valentine’s Day specials like pleek soup with smoked bacon, crème fraiche and golden Osetra caviar; wood-fired Island Creek oysters with baby spinach, artichoke hearts and herbed breadcrumbs; whole bakedstuffed Maine lobster; Y Chateaubriand with caramelized shallots, hash browns with duck fat and red wine sauce. Low lighting and a real wood burning fireplace add to the romance. reservations via resy


Invite your date to an upscale romantic dinner at the recently Michelin-starred fine-dining Korean concept. Located in a stunning space in Flatiron, the preset meal includes expertly crafted items like the Bo Ssam for two, a savory plate of pork belly and oysters on the half shell, served with spicy mustard mignonette. Finish with a sweet seasonal dessert like Satsuma Bingsu, delicately crushed ice with Hudson Valley milk and honey persimmon yogurt. Perfect for anyone looking for a fancy evening. reservations via resy


Chef Daniel Boulud’s eponymous restaurant is approaching its 30th anniversary this year. Executive Chef Eddy Leroux and Pastry Chef Shaun Vélez have prepared a special menu of seasonal dishes made to cherish a romantic dining experience. DANIEL is offering a 4-course tasting menu before Valentine’s Day on Monday, February 13, as well as a 5-course tasting menu on Valentine’s Day. Menu highlights include upstate New York foie gras terrine, Dover “Ballotine” sole, high plains North American bison and more. reservations via resy


Beloved Greenpoint Pizzeria will celebrate lovebirds February 11-14 with a special Valentine’s Day Pizza Love Kit to enjoy at home. The kit is priced at $110 and includes an imported cheese and fruit plate, a large salad, two heart-shaped pizzas, tiramisu, strawberries and a bottle of wine. Orders for pickup or delivery can be placed by emailing [email protected]

East Village Sushi Lab

Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s evening filled with colorful dishes as part of a fully immersive sensory experience. Guests can reserve a table or seat at the bar to enjoy a 16-course Valentine’s Day omakase dinner, priced at $125 per person, including a complimentary champagne toast. To reserve a table visit sushilab.com

COTE Korean Steakhouse

The trendy steakhouse is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu ‘Tenderloin Love & Care’ for $175 per person on February 13 and 14. Dine on some of the restaurant’s most desirable menu items, including “Steak and Eggs”, Butcher’s Serenade (beef sirloin, scallops, dry-aged ribeye, A5 tenderloin, galbi), janchi, soy sauce caramel soft serve, a special cocktail and a chocolate bonbon treat.

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