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The Ultimate New York Guide to February 14th

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Can you feel it in the air? The sudden cold, a hint of snow, the surge of love songs everywhere? Valentine’s Day is quickly descending upon us. And whether you’re celebrating with your longtime love, your best friend, or a crush, Resy has curated a list of offerings that’ll put your loved ones front and center.


1 OR 8
Helmed by a team of New Yorkers raised in Japan, 1 OR 8 is crafting a sake-heavy Japanese extravaganza this Valentine’s Day, to keep lovers warm and buzzing.
Menu Highlights: Okonomiyaki, duck soba taco, omakase sashimi.
Book now on Resy.

Adelina’s
Dim lights, a natural wine list, and exposed brick walls make this Greenpoint haven a Valentine’s Day must-visit. Veggie-forward Adelina’s will be offering a tasty three-course Italian prix fixe—gluten-free options available.
Menu Highlights: Saffron cavatelli, artichoke carpaccio, macaron tiramisù.
$65, Book now on Resy.

Aita Restaurant
This Clinton Hill mainstay is a charmer for sure, cooking up elegant and rustic fare that calls to its Italian homeland. You’re in for a three-course romantic meal without the pomp, with plenty of wine to boot.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Anella
Anella embodies the old bistro vibe like no other, with its wood paneling, tin ceiling, and stream of tabletops for two. It’s the ideal backdrop for hushed conversations and homey fare, and will make for one memorable meal.
Menu Highlights: Burrata with prosciutto, lobster ravioli, filet mignon, saffron risotto, cheesecake.
$75 with optional $25 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Anthony David’s
Part gourmet shop, part trattoria, Anthony David’s is putting on the ritz in the name of romance, with a fixed menu of three courses served by  candlelight.
Menu Highlights: Poached duck egg polenta, wild boar ragu, chocolate lava cake.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Aria Hell’s Kitchen & West Village
Helmed by a James Beard Award-winning chef, Aria is a rustic Italian wine bar that oozes with charm. Both locations will be offering a three-course menu, and for those who are too afraid to commit—in more ways than one—Aria will be also serving its regular à la carte menu, with Venetian-style tapas galore.
Menu Highlights: Crostini porchetta, braised monkfish, bucatini amatriciana, grilled sardine.
Book now Aria Hell’s Kitchen here and Aria West Village here.

ATOBOY
If you’re feeling somewhat adventurous this Valentine’s Day, ATOBOY is the spot for you. This inviting Korean favorite will be serving an inventive menu of eight dishes, made up of six savory and two sweet plates to share. Originality guaranteed.
$79, Book now on Resy.

Atrium Dumbo
Tucked along the cobblestoned streets of Dumbo, Atrium makes for an ideal meal after a waterfront promenade. The elegant eatery will be serving a seasonal four-course menu, alongside a Master Sommelier’s handpicked wine and Champagne pairings.
Menu Highlights: Porcini mushroom bisque, roasted lobster, chestnut lemon cake.
$105 with optional $55 wine pairing or $85 Champagne pairing, Book now on Resy.

Attraversa
At Attraversa, exposed brick, hanging hams, and bottle-lined walls set the mood for your dinner for two, pulling flavors from the Italian coast to bring you out of TriBeCa and straight to the sea.
Menu Highlights: Broiled rack of lamb, lump crab and peas, pasta e fagioli.
Book now on Resy.

Avant Garden & Avant Garden Brooklyn
Vegetarian couples, rejoice: Avant Garden is here for you. The cushy nook is displaying its plant-based menu this romantic season, with a chef’s tasting highlighting the best of the season, as well as iconic dishes and previews of what’s to come.
$100 plus optional $55 wine pairing, Book Avant Garden here and Avant Garden Brooklyn here.

Banzarbar
Hidden upstairs from Freemans, Banzarbar is a jewel box of a bar with a 20,000 leagues under the sea vibe that’s sure to seduce. Feast on a thoughtful five-course menu with paired cocktails, vegetable options included.
$150, Book now on Resy.


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Bar Sardine
If you’re looking to dine out without the romantic fanfare, this easygoing gastropub is just the spot. Bar Sardine is offering its regular à la carte menu, with fun additions to celebrate the night.
Menu Highlights: Crispy pig ears, crab cake, pork loin, butternut squash soup.
Book now on Resy.

Barano
A modern Italian restaurant located in the heart of Williamsburg, Barano delights with wood-fired mains, handmade pasta, and hand-pulled mozzarella, served à la minute.
Menu Highlights: Spaghetti alla chitarra, ricotta agnolotti, lamb osso buco, whole branzino.
Book now on Resy.

Beasts & Bottles
A Brooklyn Heights eatery specializing in rôtisserie, Beasts & Bottles is preparing a night of decadent food and delicious wine. Feast on a set menu of four courses—including a pepper-crusted côte de bœuf for two—with wines selected by a Master Sommelier.
Menu Highlights: Poached langoustine, pan-seared sole, dark chocolate black forest cake.
$85 plus optional $45 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Beaubourg Brasserie at Le District
The French’s go-to marketplace is sprucing things up this February 14th, with a series of events, offerings, and special menus. At Beaubourg Brasserie, dine on classics like pâté en croûte, filet au poivre, and classic crème brûlée, in a three-course menu that’s sure to make the sparks fly.
Menu Highlights: Steak tartare, branzino a la plancha, chocolate mousse hearts.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Bin 14 Trattoria & Wine Bar
A modern trattoria with heart, Bin 14 is welcoming friends and lovers alike. Share a three-course menu, plus wine and cocktails crafted specifically for cupid’s night.
Menu Highlights: Creamy truffle arancini, heirloom cassoulet, lobster carbonara, chocolate lava cake.
$65 with optional $25 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Blenheim
With one foot in the Catskills and the other in Manhattan, Blenheim is one stellar farm-to-table restaurant that’s worth the splurge. This West Village stunner is serving a four-course menu with two seatings, for early lover birds and night owls alike.
Menu Highlights: Potted pig, seared foie gras, beef short rib, chocolate cremeux.
$95 (5-6:30pm seating) or $115 (6:30pm-onwards), with optional $65 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Cafe Altro Paradiso
A luminous locale by day, candlelit eatery by night, Cafe Altro Paradiso knows a thing or two about romance. Dine on a superb four-course prix fixe—featuring pasta, of course—courtesy of Ignacio Mattos, with wine pairings and live music to sway the night away.
Menu Highlights: Veal tartare, tagliolini with crab and sea urchin, ribeye, meringata.
$125 with optional $65 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.


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Café Sabarsky
Perfectly located along the Museum Mile, Café Sabarsky and museum dates go hand in hand. The traditional Austrian coffeehouse delights with its old-school cakes and Viennese hot chocolates, and is going above and beyond on cupid’s holiday. Enjoy a sophisticated four-course menu that would garner even Princess Sisi’s stamp of approval.
Menu Highlights: Wiener schnitzel, gold river salmon, quark soufflé.
$85, Book now on Resy.

Camillo
Veni, vidi, vici the Valentine’s Day feast at Camillo—a modern trattoria that specializes in ancient Roman fare. There’ll be pinsa ai tartufo, paccheri all’amatriciana, abbacchio alla Romana, and a range of rustic dishes that you’ll enjoy (re)discovering.
Menu Highlights: Mozzarella with acorn squash, cacio e pepe, pistachio olive oil cake.
$55, Book now on Resy.

Camperdown Elm
Named after an old tree in Prospect Park, this Park Slope favorite is cooking up thoughtful fare within a warm and casual setting. Eat your way through a five-course Valentine’s menu of artfully-prepared seasonal ingredients, and add a signature wine pairing for good measure.
Menu Highlights: Fluke with blood orange, bagna cauda with local vegetables, duck with candied kumquats.
$75 with optional $45 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Celestine
Dining with a view doesn’t get any better than at Celestine, where you’ll be toasting to love beneath the twinkle of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline. The Eastern Mediterranean restaurant is crafting a superb four-course menu, inspired by the flavors of Sicily, Beirut, and beyond.
Menu Highlights: Date glazed octopus, grilled dorade, arabic coffee chocolate mousse.
$90, Book now on Resy.

Charlie Bird
Perennial favorite and food extraordinaire Charlie Bird is kicking things up a notch on this special night, dishing a four-course menu—featuring an excellent pasta pasta—that’s seasonal, local, oh-so tasty.
Menu Highlights: Fluke crudo, tonarelli cacio e pepe, Dungeness crab fusilli, chocolate cake and olive oil gelato.
$100, Book now on Resy.

Chumley’s
A Prohibition-era drinking den that was frequented by the literary elite, Chumley’s hasn’t lost any of its old-school charm. Bring your partner for a decadent three-course menu featuring multiple options (make sure someone gets the notorious burger), half-off Champagne bottles, and a night filled with history.
Menu Highlights: Oysters, bone marrow burger, Champagne specials.
$95, Book now on Resy.

CloudM
Walk on cloud nine at this spectacular rooftop bar, where citizenM New York Bowery has prepared an evening of art and live music for couples and singles alike. Snack on tasty small bites, inventive cocktails, and a special prix fixe for two.
$70, Book now on Resy.

Codino
Inviting and buoyant, this West Village wine bar is big on Italy. Come for the cicchetti (little snacks), the pasta, and the excellent bottles, and let Codino sweep you and your valentine off your feet.
Menu Highlights: Maccheroni al tartufo, polpette pomodoro, tagliatelle Bolognese.
Book now on Resy.

Corner Delhi
A cozy little spot where the smell of spice permeates the air, Corner Delhi promises an intimate night punctuated by bold food. It’s Brooklyn meets Bombay on the plate, with traditional recipes cooked by a first-generation, Anglo-Indian generation that’s bent on locality.
Menu Highlights: Tikka masala poutine, bucatini and lamb kofta, Khrishna’s chocolate cake.
Book now on Resy.

Cotenna
A rustic atmosphere, fine Italian wines, vibrant plates, and saucy pasta await you at Cotenna (whose sister restaurants include Aria and Codino). Easy and casual, it’s the perfect spot for a quick bite out.
Menu Highlights: Sautéed mussels, crostini porchetta, gnocchi Sorrentina.
Book now on Resy.


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Dear Irving on Hudson
Perched 40 stories above the hustle and the bustle of the city, Dear Irving on Hudson has a way of making you feel worlds away. Indulge in an evening of cocktails and shared plates with a view, within a swanky and ritzy atmosphere.
Menu Highlights: Foie gras, rock shrimp tempura, petit steak au poivre, chocolat merveilleux.
$125, Book now on Resy.

The Dessert Bar
If you’re the type to skip straight to dessert, you’re in for a literal treat: pastry chef Rory Macdonald is crafting a dessert-only eight-course tasting menu for Valentine’s Day, with cocktails pairings included.
$95, Book now on Resy.

Diner
If you’ve been meaning to revisit this Brooklyn stalwart, why not do so on Valentine’s Day? Diner is cooking up the perfect menu for tables of two, with ribeyes to share, duck breast, and seafood galore.
Menu Highlights: Oysters and caviar, whole sea bass, lamb racks, chocolate cake.
Book now on Resy.

Elia Restaurant
White tablecloths, barreled ceilings, and blue accents set the tone at this Greek fine dining institution, where a husband-and-wife team will host one Mediterranean-hued Valentine’s Day feast.
Book now on Resy.

Estela
A quietly buzzing haven—and one of the city’s best date spots—this SoHo mainstay will not disappoint this Valentine’s Day. Celebrate romance with four superb courses to share, courtesy of chef Ignacio Mattos.
Menu Highlights: Caviar, scallops, truffles.
$150, Book now on Resy.

Extra Fancy
Despite its name, there won’t be any buttoned-up waiters at this Williamsburg spot. This February 14th,  Extra Fancy is doling out lobster rolls, New England clam bakes, and house-made frozémonade, for a lively (and relaxed) Valentine’s night.
Menu Highlights: Oysters, crispy fish tacos, truffled lobster bisque.
Book now on Resy.

Fairfax
This all-day café and wine bar is keeping things casual and fun this cupid’s day, offering its classic à la carte menu and special additions for unfussy lovers everywhere.
Menu Highlights: Shrimp tartine, octopus with yuca, chocolate ganache tart.
Book now on Resy.

Faro
Lauded by the Michelin guide, Faro is an ideal destination  for a special dinner for two. The spacious Bushwick establishment is crafting a five-course tasting for the evening, with an optional—and highly recommended—wine pairing.
Menu Highlights: Yellowfin tuna, mafalde with pork Bolognese, New York strip, pound cake with tangerine curd.
$115 with optional $50 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Faun
A twinkly Prospect Heights bistro right off the park, Faun drips with romance (read: whitewashed walls, hanging light fixtures, overall lovely neighborhood feel). This Valentine’s Day, eat your way through four courses with optional wine pairings and visit again and again.
Menu Highlights: Seared octopus with pancetta, chicken liver mousse ravioli, bavette, chocolate boudino.
$95 with optional $40 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Fedora
Part West Village haunt, part modern speakeasy, Fedora is offering up both moods for lovers and friends. Count on a playful à la carte menu with fun additions, aptly paired with Fedora’s notorious libations.
Menu Highlights: Scallop crudo, pork croquette, squid ink cavatelli, short rib.
Book now on Resy.


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Ferris
Sleek, stylish, and minimalist, Ferris is readying one sensational Valentine’s Day menu. Nestle inside the MADE Hotel’s underground restaurant and dine on five courses at a fixed price, and let the somms know if you’re interested in a wine pairing.
$75 (5:30-6:30pm) or $90 (6:30-10:45pm), Book now on Resy.

Fire and Water
This vegan establishment is celebrating the day of love in style, with a luxurious ten-course omakase—featuring this season’s amorous flavors—with premium beer, wine, and sake to complement it all.
$125 with optional $75 wine or sake pairing, Book now on Resy.

Flora Bar
The Met Breuer’s luminous seafood-centric bar is going all out this Valentine’s Day, crafting an indulgent five-course tasting with specialty cocktails and live jazz. Prefer to go for their à la carte menu? Head to Flora’s bar and lounge.
Menu Highlights: Oysters with Szechuan mignonette, sea urchin, Nova Scotia snow crab.
$175, Book now on Resy.

Gramercy Tavern
If you’re looking to pull out all of the stops, Gramercy Tavern is the place to do so. Danny Meyer’s Flatiron institution is doing the utmost for lovers coming in on the 14th, with a sumptuous prix fixe-only menu.
$225, Book now on Resy.

Grand Army
Top-notch oysters and craft cocktails are the hallmark of this lively and colorful neighborhood restaurant, where Valentine’s Day means one thing: no fuss, and all the good stuff.
Menu Highlights: Raw bar selections, steak tartare, honeynut squash tagliatelle.
Book now on Resy.

Hanoi House
Unless you’re sharing one bowl of pho for two, you won’t be getting a “Lady and the Tramp” moment anytime soon. Still, this excellent pho parlour shouldn’t be overlooked: Hanoi House is exceptionally making tables for two available for booking.
Menu Highlights: Little uni pancakes, Hanoi style beef pho with bone marrow, papaya and pig ear salad.
Book now on Resy.

Harry’s
It doesn’t get any more romantic than a classic New York steakhouse, and Harry’s does not disappoint: the Wall Street establishment is bringing out the big guns with a five-course menu, plus an optional caviar service upgrade for $95, and Champagne specials.
Menu Highlights: Canapés, oysters, veal porterhouse, raspberry mille-feuille.
$105, Book now on Resy.

Hart’s
This small Mediterranean restaurant is going about its usual route this Valentine’s Day with a tongue-in-cheek “Love Stinks” special: a set menu of three courses, with plenty of options to choose from.
Menu Highlights: Warm oysters with chorizo, beef tongue, chicken fra diavolo, crème brûlée.
$65, Book now on Resy.

Her Name is Han
Her Name is Han is reviving the “Surasang” concept for lovers this February 14th—which would be the Joseon Dynasty’s tradition of raising the dining table, with all of its royal cuisine, to the King. A well-priced dinner that’s fit for a king? Sign us up.
Menu Highlight: Vegetable japchae, galbi (beef bbq), bossam (slowly cooked pork belly), black raspberry tiramisu.
$65, Book now on Resy.

Hortus NYC
Elegant and refined, Hortus is preparing a special Valentine’s Day menu for two, where couples will feast on a set menu of five courses to share with a complimentary glass of Champagne.
Menu Highlights: Oysters, Asian black truffle noodles.
$130 per couple with optional $35 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.


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JAMES
Settle into one of James’ plush banquettes, and choose from the night’s special three-course menu, full of artfully rendered local and seasonal treasures.
Menu Highlights: Day boat scallops, risotto with black truffle, lamb sirloin, cherry sundae.
$95, Book now on Resy.

Jeffrey’s Grocery
Excellent raw bar offerings, mussels in coconut milk, and one-night-only specials are on at this delightfully friendly West Village bistro.
Menu Highlights: Grilled oysters, lobster bisque, hanger steak.
Book now on Resy.

Joseph Leonard
Perch yourself at the bar of this perennial favorite, and share an intimate dinner of French-leaning riffs, Valentine’s specials, and craft cocktails.
Menu Highlights: Crispy pork belly, steak frites, duck breast, salted caramel pudding.
Book now on Resy.

Juku Izakaya
The dazzling Chinatown omakase and izakaya destination is doing a holiday prix fixe of six set courses, alongside their regular à la carte menu.
Menu Highlights: Homemade silky tofu, grilled lobster tail, pork belly bao, chicken yakitori.
$70, Book now on Resy.

Klein’s at The Hoxton
Celebrate the season of love at this hip Williamsburg hotel. Seating begins at 6:30pm (for all the early love birds out there), for a three-course prix fixe that’s heavy on lobster.
Menu Highlights: Lobster and foie gras ravioli, grilled squab, devil’s food cake.
$65, Book now on Resy.

La Contenta Oeste
For something a little bit different, treat your partner to a four-course menu full of Mexican aphrodisiacal ingredients—think Baja oysters, lobster bisque with poblano, tres leches—with live music, and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, or shot of tequila or mezcal.
Menu Highlights: Guacamole mil amores, roasted sole fish, tempura jumbo shrimp, banana tart.
$60, Book now on Resy.

Laboratorio di Pasta
This Hell’s Kitchen spot starts its day by making fresh pasta, and that’s 100% what you’ll be getting here on Valentine’s Day—candlelight glow and intimate set-up included. Now that’s amore.
Menu Highlights: Lobster ravioli, mushroom fettuccine, boar pappardelle, octopus salad.
Book now on Resy.


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LaRina Pastificio & Vino
For San Valentino, this Italian pasta shop is dishing out the goods with a well-priced prix fixe of five courses. Bonus: if you like the pasta course, make sure to visit the shop for something to take home with you.
Menu Highlights: Radicchio rosa, duck egg yolk ravioli, lamb with artichokes, millefoglie.
$65, Book now on Resy.

Le Fond
Cozy up in this dreamy Greenpoint bistro, where seasonal French recipes shine. Le Fond is offering a three-course prix fixe for the night, with a glass of crémant, amuse bouche, and petits fours included.
Menu Highlights: Hazelnut tartlet, smoked double Berkshire pork, blood orange cheesecake.
$75 or $60 vegetarian menu with optional $35 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Legacy Records
Opulent, elegant, and refined, Legacy Records plays it just right this February 14th, with a four-course menu meant to dazzle your taste buds away.
Menu Highlights: Tuna belly crudo, smoked hen cappellacci, beef short rib, flourless chocolate cake.
$150, Book now on Resy.

Llama Inn
For one night only, Llama Inn is cooking up a Peruvian-style menu of their classic hits and new dishes that’ll make you fall in love with this Williamsburg stalwart all over again. Friends, lovers, frenemies, singles, and loners—all are welcome at Llama Inn.
Menu Highlights: Pork shoulder, duck sausage, clams with turmeric, lime pie.
Book now on Resy.

Loring Place
A balanced and veggie-forward menu awaits you this Valentine’s Day, courtesy of ABC Kitchen vet Dan Kluger. You’re in for refined shareable plates, which highlight farmers from the Union Square Greenmarket.
Menu Highlights: Fluke ceviche with citrus, roasted black bass, monkey bread with toffee syrup.
Book now on Resy.

Marlow and Sons
The ever-cool Marlow and Sons does Saint Valentine justice by serving its greatest hits this holiday (read: always-fresh oysters with excellent mignonette, crave-worthy dessert, and a special festive cocktail). Well, what are you waiting for?
Menu Highlights: East Coast oysters, beef carpaccio, shoyu-braised beef, hot chocolate pudding cake.
$65, Book now on Resy.

Masa’s Raw Bar
If you’ve always wanted to do a lavish sushi omakase, but never found the occasion to do so, then Valentine’s Day at Masa’s is the way to go. The exceptional sushi establishment is doing an omakase you and your date aren’t likely to forget.
$350, Book now on Resy.

MIMI
MIMI may be Greenwich Village’s ultimate date spot, with its dimly lit interior, blue velvet banquettes, and lovely French-infused plates. One thing’s for sure: when it comes to romance, MIMI can do no wrong.
Menu Highlights: Gnocchi parisienne, Maine lobster, côte de bœuf for two.
Book now on Resy.

Miss Ada
Inviting, cozy, and delicious, Miss Ada is cooking up a Mediterranean feast with a twist in honor of romance, dishing out five courses with wine pairings for those who are so inclined.
$85 with optional $125 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Miss Lily’s Soho & Lily’s 7A Cafe & Rum Bar
Fun, rambunctious, and colorful, Miss Lily’s is here to spice things up this Valentine’s Day, with a jerk seafood boil and complimentary sparkling wine toast.
Menu Highlights: Lobster, Alaskan king crab legs, shrimp, mussels.
Book Miss Lily’s Soho here and Lily’s 7A Cafe & Rum Bar here.

Mother of Pearl
A vegan Polynesian restaurant and tiki bar might not be the first thing that comes to mind for a date night dinner, but Mother in Pearl is a true labor of love that’ll win you over. Just wait ‘til you see what chef Amira Gharib’s got cooking (hint: it’s a five-course feast with excellent drinks).
$100 per couple (bar and communal seating) or $150 per couple (private table), Book now on Resy.

Nino’s AQ
Swanky, inviting, and warm, this family-owned and operated restaurant is celebrating love with a simple, yet elegant prix fixe menu: handmade pasta—including a range of gluten-free options—and revisited Italian classics, with wine and cocktails to boot.
$85, Book now on Resy.

The NoMad Bar
Relive the thrill of those early honeymoon days at the dark, glamorous, and sexy NoMad Bar. Vaulted ceilings, world-class cocktails, and a decadent three-course menu are but a Resy away.
Menu Highlights: Oysters with caviar, bone marrow, seared black bass, chocolate fondue with strawberries.
$98 with optional $65 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Nur
Known for its modern Mediterranean food and stylish backdrop, Nur is doling out a three-course Valentine’s Day feast, courtesy of one of Tel Aviv’s most famous chefs.
Menu Highlights: Eggplant carpaccio, calamari shakshuka, jaffa souvlaki.
$125, Book now on Resy.

Olmsted
Olmsted is a bona fide Brooklyn gem that never disappoints, and Valentine’s Day is no exception: the Prospect Heights eatery will be serving a family-style tasting menu on this special night, with wine pairings to match.
$125 with optional $50 beverage pairing, Book now on Resy.

Otway
Otway is already in our rotation of great date spots, and it’s not hard to see why: with its tiled floors, hanging plants, and delicious riffs on French fare, this American bistro is classy without the pretense, and worthy of an ultimate date night.
Book now on Resy.


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Oxalis
Sleek is the first word that comes to mind when describing Oxalis. Helmed by an ex-Daniel chef, the French-inspired eatery is doling out an exciting carte blanche menu this Valentine’s Day, where seasonal produce meets French technique.
$95, Book now on  Resy.

Palo Santo
Nestled in an old Brooklyn brownstone, Palo Santo boasts consistently excellent Pan-Latin fare. Feast on a succulent three-course Valentine’s menu, add on the wine flight, and toast to your company and the night.
$150 with optional $25 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Papilles
As Papilles knows, Valentine’s Day and French food go hand in hand. Get ready for a set menu of three or four courses, with available wine pairings and a Drappier Champagne Brut special.
Menu Highlights: Maine lobster, dry aged striped loin, poached turbot.
$75 with optional $49 wine pairing (three courses) or $95 with optional $59 wine pairing (four courses), Book now on Resy.

Pasquale Jones
Pasquales Jones is putting its wood burning oven to use this Valentine’s, with a special prix fixe menu that’s set to wow and delight lovers and friends alike. And there will be pizza (hello, first love).
$125, Book now on Resy.

Pheasant
A tried-and-true neighborhood spot, Pheasant is celebrating every kind of love with a tasty four-course prix fixe menu, and a selection of excellent natural wines to pair.
Menu Highlights: Tuna tartare, beef carpaccio, potato gnocchi, roasted duck breast, chocolate cake.
$70 (table seating) or $60 (bar seating) with optional $40 natural wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Pig Bleecker
Greenwich Village’s favorite barbecue spot is getting things hot and smoky this Valentine season, with a prix fixe menu full of flame-licked treats to share.
Menu Highlights: East Coast oysters with Champagne mignonette, smoked prime rib for two, brownie sundae for two.
$55, Book now on Resy.

Rahi
Whisk yourself away to India for one romantic night at Rahi, where artisanal and regional Indian fare reigns supreme. You’re in for a five-course menu, ending on a sweet yet spicy note: chocolate chili cake with rooh afza cream, cayenne, and dark chocolate.
Menu Highlights: Chaat with sweet cherries, Chaapli kebab, Mangalorean duck.
$85, Book now on Resy.

Reynard
An elegant bistro with vaulted ceilings, tiled floors, and exposed brick walls, Reynard does romance right. Indulge in their special three-course menu, where seasonality and wood-fired mains shine.
Menu Highlights: Chicken terrine, crisped potatoes and cod, hearth smoked lamb, citrus crème brûlée.
$95, Book now on Resy.

Roman’s
Neighborhood favorite and essential cozy locale Roman’s does an Italian three-course menu worthy of cupid this February 14th, with entrées to share, and plenty of wine.
Menu Highlights: Beef carpaccio, roasted quails, Sicilian almond granita.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Rosemary’s
Seasonal Italian dishes can do you no wrong this Valentine’s Day, and Rosemary’s does them with flair. The Greenwich mainstay will be offering a special winter prix fixe, alongside its regular menu and Valentine specials.
Menu Highlights: Antipasti misti, farfalline, seared tuna with grilled ribeye.
Book now on Resy.

The Saint Austere
Italian flavors, soulful preparations, and peak-season ingredients are the holy trinity at The Saint Austere. This charming Williamsburg eatery will be having a V-Day only menu, with a complimentary Champagne toast.
$75 or $115 (with wine pairing), Book now on Resy.

Shuraku
A simple yet luxurious experience, Shuraku is a Valentine-worthy splurge. The high-end Japanese restaurant will be preparing a thoughtful seven-course meal featuring fresh seafood and the finest ingredients. Pro-tip: book the counter seating to see the masters at work.
Menu Highlights: Jumbo Carabinero prawn, Hokkaido scallop, Miyazaki beef.
$150, Book now on Resy.

Slowly Shirley
Decked out in Art Déco glamour, Slowly Shirley is ideal for a boozy romantic night with small bites. The underground cocktail den will be serving its excellent lineup of cocktails and plates to share—charcuterie and cheese board, shrimp cocktail, the Happiest burger—with a lovers’ special on Mumm Champagne ($120 for a bottle, $24 for a coupe).
Book now on Resy.


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SOOGIL
French-Korean maven SOOGIL is going family-style this cupid’s season, with a homey yet researched nine-course meal to share.
$85, Book now on Resy.

Tabaré
The Uruguayan food at Tabaré is sure to make for one memorable Valentine’s Day meal. Expect a special à la carte menu steeped in indigenous and European roots, with a decadent dulche de leche for dessert.
Book now on Resy.

Terra
From cicchetti to pasta to insalate, this Italian wine bar does date night right, making it the perfect TriBeCa haven for couples looking to share excellent plates and even better wine.
Menu Highlights: Braised lamb shank, lobster risotto, fresh ricotta ravioli.
Book now on Resy.

Traif
This low-key Williamsburg eatery with a love of pork, global soul food, and indie rock music, is celebrating love with a chef’s selection of classic dishes and holiday specials.
Menu Highlights: Spicy bigeye tuna tartare, Buffalo-style frog legs, tempura of royal trumpet mushrooms.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Union Square Cafe
Danny Meyer’s ever-popular Union Square Cafe is pressing its white tablecloths for a special and hyper-seasonal four-course menu you and your valentine aren’t bound to forget. And what better occasion to indulge in the Union Square Cafe experience?
$145, Book now on Resy.

Vic’s
This NoHo pizza destination is brushing up its game in the name of love, serving wonderful specials for two, alongside its full à la carte menu.
Menu Highlights: Heirloom carrots, borsa “little purses” with ricotta, roasted chicken.
Book now on Resy.

Xixa
Helmed by a husband-and-wife duo, Xixa is feeding valentines modern Mexican cuisine with heart and soul. Expect a chef’s tasting menu (seven savory courses and two sweet), showcasing specials and and classic dishes, alongside drinks that lean on agave, hops, and grapes.
$75, Book now on Resy.

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