Valentine’s Day is only one week away! Looking for a place to take that special loved one in your life for something they will never forget? We got you covered.
Take a look at all the Manhattan hotspots that are doing some truly amazing things for the most romantic day of the year.
CATCH NYC will be serving special Valentine’s Day menu items including Razor Clam Crudo with Caviar, Chilies, Blood Orange and Candied Pistachios, Moreton Bay Lobster “Caramelle” Ravioli with Fennel, Tarragon, Dill and Patty Pan Squash, and Heart Shaped “Hit Me” Chocolate Cake with Liquid “Red Velvet” Klondike, Roasted White Chocolate Ice Cream, Brownie and Devil’s Food.
Pair these offerings with the special Valentine’s Day cocktail, The Petal Pusher. A riff on a French 75 with a slight hint of rose, The Petal Pusher is romantic mixture of NOLET’S Gin, Combier Rose, Lemon and Peychauds bitters, garnished with rose petals and served in a coupe.
Baccarat Hotel New York has a special afternoon tea offering to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Guests will have the chance to enjoy the Passion Du Chocolat, a chocolate tea, from February 8th – 17th. Each savory and sweet bite will have a note of chocolate such as Cacao Lobster Salad with Brown Butter Financier and Truffle, Rose Macaron with Brie and White Chocolate, and Raspberry Smoked Pistachio Fudge. Rose Scented Evergreen tea and Perrier-Jouet, Belle Epoque Rose Champagne are the recommended pairings.
Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room
This Valentine’s Day take in views of more than just your loved one, at the iconic Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room, located 65 floors above Rockefeller Center.
For one night only, on Thursday, February 14th, Bar SixtyFive will offer a special Valentine’s Day three-course prix fixe dinner menu with drink pairings available. Guests can choose from a variety of course selections including Lobster Salad, Foie Gras Brûlée, Crab Tagliatelle and Strawberry Heart Breton Shortbread.
Celebrate the romantic evening at Lexington Brass, a new age American Brasserie known for providing an authentic New York City experience with its locally sourced organic ingredients, fresh seasonal produce, and relaxed upscale environment. Special Valentine’s Day menu items will be available including Truffle Farro Risotto with Tri-Colored Cauliflower, Burrata, Pickled Grape and Parmesan, Grilled Half Maine Lobster with Chanterelle & Maitake Mushrooms, Garlic and Heirloom Tomatoes, and White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake with Strawberry Ice Cream.
Clinton Hall is celebrating Valentine’s Day with another over the top creation. This time, the iconic New York beer hall is offering the Heart on Fire pretzel, a giant, heart-shaped pretzel, coated in spicy Doritos, and is served on a hanger. It will be available at all locations for $14 from February 11th until February 17th.
Nerai, known for their haute Greek cuisine, will offer a 5 course price fix meal for $125 with optional wine pairings for $45. Start your meal with White Asparagus Soup, a Roasted Rainbow Beet Salad and Truffle Gnocchi and choose between main course options of Lobster Pasta, Wild Aegean Stone Bass or Filet Mignon. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Sokolatina (a blonde salted chocolate mousse with raspberry glaze, white chocolate and a black cherry sorbet) and an Aphrodite’s Embrace (Greek yogurt crème with strawberries and lemon meringue) to share.
Bell Book and Candle
Bell Book & Candle will serve up a 7-Course Vegan Tasting Menu in addition to a 7-Course Non-Vegan Tasting menu so that vegans and meat lovers alike can enjoy their very own individual tasting menus together, side by side. The concept at Bell Book & Candle finds inspiration from the regions of America and revolves around local, organic, sustainable and overall responsible procurement. The menu cycles are seasonal and heavily influenced on production from the restaurant’s Aeroponic Rooftop garden. Executive Chef John Mooney will prepare Caramelized Tofu, Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Toasted Hazelnuts & Black Truffle and Spinach and Wild Mushroom Taco for the vegan menu. Non Vegan items include Surf & Turf with grass fed beef filet & Crab Stuffed Montauk Fluke with potato gratin, wilted spinach, and Old Bay butter, a Quail Egg Benedict with Osetra, house cured salmon and béarnaise as well as Lobster Tacos with tomatillo avocado salsa.
Sugar Momma is offering a $35 banquet style multi course Valentine’s Day menu courtesy of Executive Chef Brent Hudson for you and a loved one to enjoy at this cheeky FiDi restaurant. Start the evening with a drink on them and prepare for a four-course feast. Snack items to start include Prawn Crackers and Spicy Pork Crackling, before heading onto a first course of Coconut Shrimp with xo honey garlic butter, micro popcorn shoots, and sesame seeds. Course two offers Scallion Pancakes with Peking duck, cucumber, cilantro, crispy shallots, and hoisin followed by a poached Chicken Salad with green papaya, spicy cucumber, nacho pear, roast cashews, and Nahm Jim or Mommas Massaman Curry with roast chicken breast, pumpkin, peanuts, kaffir lime, and Thai basil.
Utsav will offer up a special Prix Fixe menu for Valentine’s Day for $55, which comes with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Starters include Butter Chicken Kulcha with mini bread and butter chicken filling, Dahi Palak Kabab with spinach and a cheese patty, Vadouvan Spiced Scallops that are pan seared and served with Raspberry Chutney. Main courses include Chicken Bharta with pulled chicken in a cashew cream sauce, Tandoori Baby Vegetables and a Sea Bass Rasa with herbs, Kaffir lime and Kerala coconut curry all of which are served with saffron rice, Kali dal and choice of tandoori breads. Dessert includes Gulab Jamun, Crème Brûlée and Sharabi Kheer.
Legasea Seafood Brasserie
This year, Legasea Seafood Brasserie will be offering a themed Sips in the City champagne tasting class. Taught by the restaurant’s Beverage Manager, Nikki McCutcheon, the Valentine’s class, part of a monthly series, will focus on giving guests a comprehensive tasting and understanding of everyone’s favorite romantic go-to: Champagne. Perfect for bringing a friend or a loved one, Nikki will bring attendees through a variety of regions where champagne is produced. Following the class, guests are welcome to dine in the main dining room of Legasea, which is celebrating V-Day all week, serving their Oysters & Champagne starter and their Chocolate Cherry Bombe desert special from February 10th to the 17th.
Boulton & Watt
Boulton & Watt is turning Valentine’s Day into Galentine’s Day this year for the lovely ladies on February 14th. Grab your best girlfriend for a bottle of your favorite wine and a delicious dessert special for just $25. Use this Valentine’s Day as an excuse to organize that well overdue Girls Night Out with your BFF.
The Wilson is debuting a DIY S’mores Bar this Valentine’s Day. For just $10, guests can indulge in the nostalgic dessert and build their own perfect s’mores. A Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu will also be available and includes three courses for only $49 per person. Choose from three delicious starters, then select either Hanger Steak, Blue Crab Carbonara or Apple Cider Brined Chicken Chop as an entree. Finish with a choice of Smashed Carrot Cake for two, Flourless Chocolate Cake, or the S’mores Bar (for a $5 supplement).
Valentine’s Day will be especially sweet for any couple who spends their romantic date night at Cleo. The $75 prix fixe menu includes a welcome glass of sparkling, white or red wine, three courses, and a post-dinner candy bar to take a little something extra for the road. To start, guests select from one of three starters, then choose between Squid Ink Tagliatelle, Crispy Duck Breast or Brick Poussin. Then finish off with the choice of Apple Galette, Panna Cotta, or Sticky Toffee Pudding. Be sure to save room for the candy bar!
Trademark Taste + Grind
Trademark Taste + Grind’s Valentine’s Day three-course prix fixe menu starts with a welcome drink, then choose from three equally tantalizing starters before a main course of either Long Island Duck, Cod with chorizo and clams, Beet Ravioli or Braised Short Rib. For dessert, diners can indulge in Lemon Meringue Pie, Chocolate Parfait or delicious Fondue for two. As an added bonus, every Valentine’s Day reservation at Trademark will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a one-night staycation at the Executive Hotel Le Soleil New York and dinner for two at Trademark Taste + Grind! Trademark Taste + Grind’s Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu is available for $75 per person
Parker & Quinn
For $70 per person, Parker & Quinn is treating guests to a three-course prix fixe dinner with a welcome toast to start. Take your pick of one of three tasty starters before selecting from Long Island Duck, Trademark’s Rigatoni Bolognese or Grilled Swordfish. Finish with the Blood Orange Sorbet or Milk Chocolate Pudding to wrap up your evening of indulgence. Each table will receive a personalized box of chocolates.
Il Gattopardo or The Leopard at des Artistes
With a Valentine’s Day menu specifically curated by executive chef, Vito Gnazzo, these Italian hotspots will be serving passionate and steamy specials, in addition to their a la carte menu. Guests can start the evening with a combination of oyster, scallops and fresh caught shrimp ($35) or a soup of farro and porcini mushrooms ($24). For the main, nothing says romance more than sharing a beautiful dish like Chef Vito’s Oven Roasted Mediterranean Branzino specially prepared for two ($120). The beauty and elegance with which the fish is cooked is evident in its taste. Every good meal ends on a sweet note with the restaurants offering their classic, Sweet Love – a dark chocolate mousse filled with of passion fruit sauce, served with strawberry sorbet ($22).
Sherry B. Dessert Studio
Sherry’s out-of-this-world dessert creations for Valentine’s Day look simply scrumptious. These include her 6-pack Ice Cream Cake Sandwiches, Sparkling Heart Vanilla Marshmallows and more.
Cookie DŌ will be serving up something simply decadent in the sweets department that include their signature sweetheart 4-pack with flavors like chocolate chip, brookie dough, cake batter and sugar cookie.