NYC's Best Valentine's Day Date Spots

by Jessica Klein on Feb 9, 2016 in Roundups
NYC's Best Valentine's Day Date Spots
Whether you’re looking to wow a new lover or drag your ten-year partner out of the apartment to rekindle some romance, New York obviously has a spot for you to wine and dine on Valentine’s Day. High-end dining comes with real high prices, which is fine if you’re willing to splurge to show your love, but you certainly don’t have to…and that’s why there’s White Castle. Read on for more places for a sweet, sweet time on February 14 this year.
 
A six-course tasting menu complete with wine pairings marks this intimate and gorgeous restaurant in the West Village. In addition to beautiful décor and dim lighting, soft piano music and an excellent wait staff make this place worth the trip and the expense. Did we mention that the food is fantastic? (17 Barrow St.; 212-255-8649)
 
Overlooking Central Park, Jean-Georges offer high-class ambience with a special, prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day starting on Friday, February 12. Think foie gras, roasted lobster, cocktails in the $18 to $20 range, and a long, long wine list. V-Day tasting menus go from $168 to $248. (1 Central Park West; 212-299-3900)
 
Though Mile End has locations in both Boerum Hill and downtown Manhattan, only the Manhattan location is serving up a prix fixe menu featuring bagel bites and brisket, $125 per person, for the upcoming lovers’ holiday. If you want to keep it low key, drink beer (or Dr. Brown’s soda), and eat comfort food on February 14, this is your spot—perhaps the Boerum Hill location more than the Manhattan one. (53 Bond St.; 212-529-2990 or 97 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn;718-852-7510)
 
True single-story diners are becoming increasingly quaint in an exponentially growing NYC. Diner embodies that charm along with high-end dining. The ever-changing menu will serve as a pleasant surprise (you’ll find your server writing it on your paper tablecloth once you’ve been seated), and the wines are all just expensive enough for you to impress your date without breaking the bank. (85 Broadway, Brooklyn; 718-486-3077)
 
More on the party end of the spectrum (as opposed to the quiet, intimate evening end), this Long Island City restaurant still has a lovers’ ambience and a $150 prix fixe menu to match. The “Latin fusion” establishment offers some delicious meat and seafood dishes, but really you’ll stay at your table for the $12 rose margaritas and champagne cocktails—perhaps targeted more towards women, but ultimately able to please anyone who likes tasty things and alcohol. (4540 Center Blvd., Long Island City; 718-606-9851)
 
Low, soft lighting sets the scene for a truly mouth-watering, gorgeously plated dinner that doesn’t have to be wildly expensive if you stick to entrees and a dessert. However, there’s no chance you’ll want to skip out on the wine, but you can get a bottle for in the low $30s. The cuisine would probably be labeled American, but it’s labeled “sustainable, hand picked, and market-fresh” instead. (310 W 4th St.; 212-924-2711)
 
With table service, flowers, and, if you’re lucky, heart-shaped balloons, this fast food joint known for its tiny burgers pulls out all the stops for Valentine’s Day. The BYOB policy has been described as “out of sight, out of mind.” (525 8th Ave.; 212-736-4746)

Photo via Flickr user FrankGuido


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