The first big date night of 2023 is coming up. Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14 and chefs around the city are already creating menus to make the weeknight celebration a delicious and romantic one. Impress your sweetheart with a hot reservation at these New York City restaurants before tables fill up!
For Valentine’s Day, The Musket Room will be featuring its luxurious seasonal $125 seven-course tasting menu from Executive Chef Mary Attea along with decadent supplements like Foie Gras Terrine with Prunes, Armagnac, Pistachio and a Blanket of Black Truffle; Kristal Caviar Service with Creme Fraiche, Egg Confit and Japanese Milk Bread; and Oysters on the half-shell with Pearls of Trout Roe & Yuzu. Executive Pastry Chef Camari Mick is featuring a classic Chocolate Soufflé for two served with Grand Marnier Ice Cream, served table-side. Reservations via Resy
Baar Baar will offer a 3-course prix-fixe menu from Executive Chef Sujan Sarkar for $7o per person. The menu includes surprise bites as well as 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 15th, Baar Baar is inviting Sima Taparia, matchmaker extraordinaire from Netflix’s Indian Matchmaking show, to host a mixer where she will match singles based on their horoscope signs. There will be passed food and cash bar cocktails. Reservations via Resy
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 pal with Mezze’s evening special for $125 per person, including a long stem rose, a bottle of Moet Imperial or Veuve Clicquot Champagne, and a choice of one mezze option from the everyday menu per guest, one entree and one dessert to share. Reservations via OpenTable
Chef Andy Kitko curated a special three course pre-fixe menu for $150 per person. Diners will have a choice of dishes including starters of Toro Tartare; Maryland Crab Cake; Whole Fish Sashimi; and more. Second course includes Faroe Island 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-madeira jus; and more. End the meal on a sweet note with a specially curated dessert platter of passion layer cake, citrus cheesecake, kirsch chocolate truffle torte, and passion fruit pate de fruits. Reservations via OpenTable
Situated in Manhattan skyscraper One Vanderbilt, 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 $155 per person. Reservations via Resy
This cozy and elegant neighborhood restaurant from Chef Ed Cotton will be offering its regular a la carte menu of creative New American wood-fired fare, along with several Valentine’s Day specials such as potato leek soup with smoked bacon, creme fraiche and golden Osetra caviar; wood fired Island Creek Oysters with baby spinach, artichoke hearts and herb breadcrumbs; whole baked stuffed Maine lobster; and Chateaubriand with caramelized shallots, duck fat hash browns and red wine sauce. Dim lighting and a real wood-burning fireplace add to the romance. Reservations via Resy
Treat your date to a luxe, romantic dinner at the recently Michelin-starred Korean fine dining concept. Located in a stunning space in Flatiron, the pre-fixe meal includes expertly crafted items like the Bo Ssam for two, a savory dish of pork belly and oysters on the half shell, served with spicy mustard mignonette. Finish with a seasonal, sweet dessert like the Satsuma Bingsu, delicately shaved ice with Hudson Valley milk and honey persimmon yogurt. Perfect for anyone looking for an elegant evening. Reservations via Resy
Chef Daniel Boulud’s namesake restaurant is approaching its 30th anniversary this year. Executive Chef Eddy Leroux and Pastry Chef Shaun Velez have prepared a special menu featuring seasonal dishes made for cherishing a romantic dining experience. DANIEL is offering a Pre-Valentine’s Day 4-course tasting menu on Monday, February 13th in addition to a 5-course tasting menu on Valentine’s Day. Menu highlights include Upstate New York Foie Gras Terrine, Dover Sole “Ballotine”, High Plains North American Bison and more. Reservations via Resy
The beloved Greenpoint pizzeria will celebrate lovebirds between February 11th – 14th, 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, one large salad, two heart shaped pizzas, tiramisu, strawberries and a bottle of wine. Orders for pickup or delivery can be placed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day evening full of colorful dishes as part of a fully immersive sensory experience. Guests can reserve a table or bar seating to enjoy a 16-course Valentine’s Day omakase dinner, priced at $125 per person, including a complimentary champagne toast. To book a table visit sushilab.com
The trendy steakhouse is offering a specialty ‘Tenderloin Love & Care’ Valentine’s Day menu for $175 per person on February 13th and 14th. Dine on some of the restaurant’s most desirable menu items, including the “Steak and Eggs,” Butcher’s Serenade (beef tenderloin, scallops, dry-aged ribeye, A5 tenderloin, galbi), janchi, soft serve with soy sauce caramel, a specialty cocktail and a chocolate bonbon treats.