The Top 14 Best NYC Restaurants for Valentine’s Day
By: Stefanie DiMartino
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. While things are still a bit different this year, there is hope on the horizon! Thankfully, NYC has endless dining options, and indoor dining officially re-opens at 25% capacity just in time for Valentine’s Day! If you’re not up for dining in yet, you can still always support restaurants and get delivery or takeout for a romantic evening at home or to enjoy with family or friends. Below are my top picks for the top 14 best restaurants in NYC for Valentine’s Day.
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Top 14 Best Restaurants in NYC for Valentine’s Day
640 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017 | (212) 286-0250 | $50+
Get cozy at Sinigual for Valentine’s Day. They offer authentic Mexican cuisine and have a beautifully decorated interior with romantic vibes, making it perfect for Valentine’s Day dinner. You can’t go wrong with the delicious food and handcrafted cocktails! You can also order pick-up/delivery for a night in.
HOUSE OF LASAGNA
334 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016 | (212) 883-9555 | $50+
House of Lasagna is a cozy Italian restaurant in midtown offering some of the best lasagna in NYC! All of the lasagna dishes are hand-made with organic and local farm-to-table ingredients. If you’re not wanting to dine-in, you can get takeout or delivery.
60 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065 | (212) 288-0033 | $245+
Daniel is the perfect spot for luxury and romance. Celebrate Valentine’s Day at this Michelin starred restaurant by famed chef Daniel Boulud. Enjoy a festive three-course feast featuring elevated interpretations of your favorite holiday dishes. You can also get delivery and pick-up
LA MERCERIE AT THE GUILD
53 Howard St, New York, NY 10013 | (212) 852-9097 | $50-$150+
La Mercerie is an upscale French restaurant with definite French vibes, but also a cozy, open and airy feel to it. They are currently accepting reservations for both indoor dining, beginning February 14th, and outdoor dining. Indoor capacity is capped at 25% and social distancing practices are in effect. You will be required to wear a mask indoors at all times when not seated. If you’re not looking to dine-in, you can order an at home chicken dinner for two for $150.
BENOIT NEW YORK
60 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019 | (646) 943-7373 | $110+
Benoit New York is a contemporary French bistro by Alain Ducasse. They are open for outdoor dining on their heated terrace, and are offering delivery and pick-up. And, they are offering a special 5-course tasting menu and wine pairing on Saturday, February 13th from 4pm to 8:30pm, and on Sunday, February 14th, from 12pm to 8:30pm. Available for pre-order until February 11th, delivery and pick up. View full Valentine’s Day menu here.
70 South Street, New York, NY 10038 | (212) 487-9600 | $30+
Located in the South Street seaport waterfront area, Industry Kitchen is offering dining and cocktails inside of enclosed, private, and heated glass houses! It’s the perfect spot for a casual, cozy, and romantic evening with stunning views of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges and the Brooklyn Skyline.
65 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022 | (212) 307-7311 | $325+
Aquavit, a two Michelin star restaurant, is offering a Valentine’s Kit To Go for Two, allowing you to celebrate this special day with your loved one. You can also add a special touch to your kits with options to add caviar, cheese & charcuterie or a breakfast box to spoil yourselves.
The Kit includes items such as truffle, arctic char, short rib, dark chocolate, and champagne truffle and strawberry shortbread. You can view the menu here.
Note: The Valentine’s Kit is available for Pick up & Delivery on Friday February 12th and Saturday February 13th from 1-5pm. Reheating and some cooking required.
88 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 | (212) 691-0555 | $150+, $195+
Scarpetta will be reopening for limited indoor dining on February 14th. Reservations are currently available for both indoor dining, as well as outdoor dining in private dining bays within their heated chalet. They are offering a Valentine’s Day prix fixe dinner service Friday, Saturday and Sunday (February 12th, 13th & 14th). All reservations are for 90-minute seatings in private, semi-enclosed, heated dining bays. You can add an optional wine pairing for an additional $65. The prix fixe menu includes items like seared scallops, spaghetti, halibut, sirloin, and chocolate cake (vegetarian substitutes are available). You can also enjoy a meal kit for two at home with simple reheat instructions plus a special bottled cocktai for $195+. Pick-up on February 12th, 13th, & 14th.
240 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019 | (212) 582-5100 | $50+, $225+
Marea is a Michelin star restaurant that offers high-end Italian seafood & housemade pastas in a chic Central Park South setting. You can enjoy an après ski winter wonderland or order online for pick-up or delivery and enjoy a 4-course Valentine’s Day dinner for two in the comfort of your home.
403 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10009 | (646) 602-1300 | $65+, $160+
Hearth is offering a special 3-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu on February 13th & 14th from 5pm. You can also add a wine pairing for an additional $35 per guest. If you’re looking for a nice evening in, you can order a prix fixe meal for two for pick-up.
Note: Valentine’s Day items are available for pickup on EITHER Valentine’s SATURDAY, February 13th, between noon-3pm, OR Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14th, between noon-3pm
160 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065 | (212) 223-5656 | $168+, $328+
JoJo is offering a 5-course prix fixe Valentine’s menu for two for pickup or delivery from Friday, February 12th – Sunday, February 14th. The same menu is being offered for indoor dining on Sunday, February 14th. You can also order a delicious meal for two for pickup or delivery. And, you can even get a limited edition Valentine’s Day box of chocolates for $48.
115 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022 | (212) 339-8363 | $95+
Amali is offering Valentine’s specials for dine-in and takeout on February 14th. Special items include tuna tartare, spaghetti “lady and the tramp” style, roasted peking duck, and red velvet cake.
115 Berry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249 | (347) 763-2635 | $90+
Enjoy a curated 3-course Valentine’s Day menu at Antica Pesa in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They are offering indoor dining on Valentine’s Day, with reservations available for timed seatings at 5:30-7:00pm, 7:00-8:30pm, and 8:30-10:00pm. You can also order in for a romantic date night at home!
UNION SQUARE CAFE
101 East 19th Street, New York, NY 10003 | (212) 243-4020 | $150+
In conclusion, these are the Top 14 Best NYC Restaurants for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy and stay safe!