NYC's 5 Most Romantic Restaurants For V-Day
No matter what delectable dish you’re craving this Valentine’s Day, us Golden Ladies are here to make sure you keep things dreamy and delicious all night long, with your special someone. From the coziest SoHo corners to the hottest Upper East Side brasseries, we’ve got you covered when it comes to dining in love.
If romance is what you seek, Salinas – with its exquisite Spanish cuisine and dreamy interiors – is exactly what you need. The restaurant known for its mouthwatering seafood dishes and tasty concoctions is certainly our first choice for a low-key yet elegant date night with our other half. Featuring Spanish classics – such as Pulpo Con Acelgas, Arroz Negro and an array of Tapas – enhanced with the highest level of sophistication, this intimate dining spot is everything a classy New York couple could ever want.
For a refreshingly unique cocktail, be sure to try the Cilantro Roto, made with Alacrán Blanco Tequila, muddled apples, cilantro, green chili syrup and lime. Fantástico!
For the Valentine's weekend, enjoy the lavish taste of this Spanish haven's delectable offerings. Three different love-themed menus will be available starting February 10th – though if we were you, we'd reserve our VIP spot ASAP! Once you arrive, we suggest you savor the Salinas special: Cordero Con Almeja. Prepped with Colorado lamb-rice cakes, Razon clam, cucumber, jalapeño remoulade and citrus, this dish is a dinner date favorite. Pair it with a glass of dry rosé and you're all set for a night of heavenly and exquisite romance. Salúd!
For a winter wonderland experience, head over to Pier 81 and get a taste of North River Fish Bar’s a prix-fixe menu. This V-day gem will include: a four course dinner, champagne toast and a bottle of rosé. Along with the dinner, guests are invited aboard the company’s yacht, to a complimentary sail down the Hudson River. Sweeping views of the city's skyline and fresh bubbly with your one and only – what more could a girl want?
4-Course V-Day Menu & Yacht ($135)
Time: boarding as early as 6PM; complimentary sailing from 7-10PM
Availabe: Friday, Feb. 10 + Saturday, Feb. 11 and Tuesday, Feb. 1
- Potato Croquette
- Spicy Garlic Shrimp
- Black Truffle Burrata
- Skirt Steak
- French Breast of Chicken
- Salmon & Veggies
- Wild Mushroom Fettuccini
Chocolate Mouse with alted ramel, rries, nilla eam and nt
Raspberry Cheese Cake with resh nt antilly, raspberry coulis and xed berries
Sultry, chic and quietly luxurious, this modern Parisian brasserie offers Provencal cuisine, “fine-tuned to the urban palate”. Perfectly cozy for the midnight lovebirds, this elegant eatery is made brilliant by its metropolitan twist on traditional French cuisine – and of course, its extensive wine collection. For the city princesses in love, this Park Avenue château is the South of France fairytale you’ve been dreaming of.
4-Course V-Day Menu ($150)
- Tartare de Bœuf - hand-cut filet of beef, capers, cornichons, toasted baguette.
- Épaulettes - rabbit & reblochon cheese ravioli, black truffle.
- Poireaux Vinaigrette - grilled leeks, toasted almonds, mustard seed vinaigrette.
- Desserts of the day
Boasting the best organic, vegan and market-fresh food in the city, our fave little date spot is offering lovers a prix-fixe dinner along with a $30 wine pairing on February 14th. If vintage charm and grilled veggies are your thing, don’t miss out on this incredibly delightful dining experience.
Prix-Fixe V-Day Menu ($69)
- Frisbee & Watercress Salad
- Chilled King Crab
- Roasted Cauliflower Soup
- Grilled Royal Trumpet Mushrooms
- Spicy Sesame Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- Roasted Apples And Celery Root
- Pan-Roasted Arctic Char
- Hudson Valley Duck Breast
- Grass-Fed Bone In Ribeye For 2
- Hand-Made Swiss Chard, Ricotta & Toasted Chestnut Ravioli
- Bittersweet Chocolate Red Velvet
- Rose Champagne Sorbet
- Fleur Vert Cheese Plate
5. Pinto Garden
The recently opened – and endlessly delicious – Thai restaurant in the West Village, Pinto Garden is home to a myriad of inventive dishes influenced by diverse regions throughout Thailand. For the gorgeous health nuts out there, this dining spot's dishes are all uniquely prepared with local, seasonal ingredients and exotic Asian spices. Contemporary yet picturesque, this hidden treasure of a restaurant boasts the most magical of interiors, including a brick fireplace and dreamy candle-lit back garden covered with a transparent ceiling, ideal for winter date nights.
Specialty V-Day Dishes & Drinks (February 10th-14th)
- YUM-SOM-O (red pomelo salad with pomegranate, spicy palm sugar, red wine vinaigrette, and roasted peanuts, $14)
- Red Snapper (seared red snapper with spicy Thai herb fish consommé, $28)
- Lychee Pomegranate Bellini (lychee puree, fresh pomegranate, and sparkling wine, $12)