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The Most Romantic Restaurants in NYC for Valentine’s Day

The Most Romantic Restaurants in NYC for Valentine’s Day

Looking for the most romantic restaurants in NYC for Valentine’s Day 2024? With its dazzling skyline, diverse culinary scene, and intimate dining experiences, NYC offers a plenty of luxurious options for couples seeking a memorable Valentine’s Day celebration. Whether you’re looking for a cozy candlelit dinner, a breathtaking view of the city lights, or a unique culinary adventure, the city that never sleeps has something to offer every pair of lovers.



For an Uptown Love: The Regency Bar & Grill

Park Avenue favorite The Regency Bar & Grill will be featuring a multi-course menu by new Executive Chef, Manjit Manohar. Starting with the first course, or “First Kiss” with selections including Foie Gras Terrine, Celeriac Carpaccio, or a classic White Asparagus Soup, followed by the Made For Each Other” main course, which includes a Fillet of Beet, Seabass and Parsnip Tagliatelle. End the evening with the “Love is Love” course featuring a classic Napoleon or Chocolate Lava Cake. $175/pp Reservations are available on Resy. The Regency Bar & Grill, 540 Park Avenue, New York, NY 


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For the Caviar Aficionados: Caviar Russe 

With its 10th Michelin star in a row, Caviar Russe is the epitome of love and luxury. In the dining room, Executive Chef Edgar Panchernikov is offering a pre-fixe menu with Select Osetra caviar with traditional accouterments followed by indulgent aphrodisiacs dishes including Bay Scallops with Buttermilk Caviar, Foie Gras with perigord black truffle, King Crab and Dover Sole. To finish the meal, Chef Eunji Lee has created a limited time dessert collaboration between the two establishments. For a more flexible menu option, the Caviar Russe lounge will delight guests with the a la carte menu, which include its Caviar Cornets and ultra-decadent Golden Egg dessert. Dining room $600/pp, Lounge $400/pp. Reservations on Resy and Opentable. Caviar Russe, 538 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 

For Upscale Korean: Genesis House

Hidden in the Genesis House showroom in the Meatpacking District with sweeping views of the Hudson River, Genesis House Restaurant is spoiling guests with a luxurious Valentine’s Day five-course tasting menu grounded in Korean tradition and haute cuisine. Menu highlights include SUKHA (Blue Point Oyster with Kimchi Citrus Broth), JEONBOKCHAE (Chilled Abalone, Diver Scallops, Snow Crab, Asian Pear, White Asparagus, Nasturtium Oil, Pine Nut Sauce) and SEOLYAMYEOKJEOK (Marinated and Grilled A5 Japanese Wagyu Strip Loin, Sunchokes, Winter Vegetables, Chestnuts).   Genesis House, 40A 10th Ave, New York, NY


For the Omakase Enthusiast: Sushi by Bou NoMad 

Treat your love to an intimate Omakase experience within Hotel 32|32.  Selections include such as Hamachi (yellowtail), Botan Ebi (spotted prawn), Ikura (salmon roe), Hotate (scallop), O-Toro (fatty tuna), Unagi (bbq eel), and their signature Wagyuni (‘surf and turf’) can be enjoyed either in the 30 minute (12 pieces) or 60-minute experience (17 pieces). For Valentine’s Day, guests may request its special Sashimi Bou-Quet, a stunning arrangement of premium sashimi arranged in stunning bouquet style for an additional $29/pp. For those looking to add an additional touch of luxury- add an ounce of caviar paired with a bottle of bubbly for $150. Reservations on OpenTable. Sushi by Bou, 32 E. 32nd St, New York, NY 10016


For the European Escape: Rampoldi 

From the striking red barstools and water goblets to the hand-cut Rosso Imperiale Italian marble, a step inside Rampoldi will  transport you to a romantic evening in Monte Carlo. The interior of Rampoldi New York is molded after its Monte Carlo counterpart, with all unique elements imported from France, Italy and Monaco. On Valentine’s Day, Rampoldi will be offering a three course prix fixe menu with Foie Gras Terrine, Sea Scallops Carpaccio and Filet de Boeuf and stunning desserts from Pistachio Cake to Chocolat et Framboise. Looking for a more luxurious experience? Indulge in Sturgeon Caviar, Oysters or a chef’s selection of fresh catch of the day. Reservations via Resy.

For Steak Connoisseurs: Benjamin Steakhouse Prime 

This classic New York classic steakhouse is always a must-visit, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect reason to indulge in the Valentine’s Day menu with items like Lobster Bisque, Italian Burrata, New York Sirloin, Seasonal Truffle Risotto for $125 per person. Click here to book. Benjamin Steakhouse, 52 E 41st St, New York, NY 


For Asian Fusion: Philippe

A favorite among celebrities, Philippe will be hosting Valentine’s Day with their extensive Beijing-inspired Valentine’s Day menu options available Wednesday, February 14 – Saturday, February 17 at both locations (UES and Downtown). Guests will also receive a complimentary box of chocolate truffles, roses, and a glass of bubbles for that extra touch of luxury. Bring on the romance with Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu ($125pp), or the exclusive Wine Cellar Experience ($250pp). Book via Opentable.

For Modern Love: PUBLIC Hotel 

Downtown Ian Schrager designed PUBLIC Hotel is the perfect place for the modern love story and is offering a Valentine’s Day 4-course prix fixe menu with optional wine pairing. Start with a welcome cocktail, and indulge in Ceviche del Amor, Pan-Seared Scallops, Tenderloin, and more. Finish the decedent meal with a chocolate-coconut cake with pink peppercorn cream. PUBLIC 215 Chrystie St, New York, NY 

For a Garden Delight: The Terrace and Outdoor Gardens at The Times Square EDITION

The Times Square EDITION’s modern brasserie restaurant by Chef John Fraser is hosting an intimate Valentine’s Day Dinner featuring an elegant prix fixe menu from 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM on February 14th, complimented by a rose for your date and entertainment by a 3-piece band. The menu includes Pull Apart Milk Bread or Oysters + Caviar, First course options of Lioni Burrata, Scallop Crudo, or Wagyu Beef Tartare and main course options of Cauliflower Chops, John Dory, or Beef Wellington. The Times Square EDITION,  701 7th Ave, New York, NY

For Italian Elegance: Alice 

Spend Valentine’s Day at seafood-forward New Italian Alice in the West Village, where the menu will transport you to Italy’s coastline with an emphasis on seasonality and pristine local fare. The four-course Valentine’s Day menu features Sicilian Shrimp with lightly cured lemon and bay leaf oil, Octopus with pinto potatoes and Italian plums, lobster crepes with bechamel, and pappardelle with king crab and truffle. $130/pp Alice, 126 W 13th St, New York, NY 

For the Adventurous Spirit: The Standard East Village 

Downtown hotspot The Standard, East Village will be hosting a special one day only collaboration with female-founded Alice Mushrooms for Valentine’s Day. The aphrodisiac-inspired 3-course menu starts with a welcome drink, followed by oysyers, creamy risotto and desserts made with Alice’s Happy Ending adaptogenic chocolate. Guest will leave with a special gift to remember the occasion. $70/pp The Standard, East Village, 5 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 

For Magical Mediterranean: Meduza Mediterrania 

This brand new spot in the old Provocateur space in the Meatpacking District is the one of the best places to get cozy on Valentine’s Day with a vibrant set menu featuring half shell oysters, spiced hamachi,grilled branzino, black truffle cacio e pepe, ribeye, lobster arrabiata and more. $149/pp Mēdüzā Mediterrania New York,  657 Hudson St, New York, NY
For the Sophisticated Baker: Le Jardinier
For the sophisticated baking enthusiast, book an intimate dessert demonstration led by Michelin-Starred pastry chef of The Bastion Collection, Chef Salvatore Martone, on February 13 from 6-8 p.m. Get to go behind the scenes in the kitchen of Sereine, Le Jardinier’s new luxury event space located on the second floor of the restaurant, where you will be greeted with a glass of champagne while Chef Salvatore demonstrates the art of culinary excellence through delicate chocolate creations. After the demo, guests will be ushered into the dining room of Sereine where you will be treated to courses of Chilled Beau Soleil Oysters, a Savory Waffle with Royal Kaluga Caviar and Wagyu Beef Sando. Next up, sweet creations made by Chef Salvatore, including L’Orange and Chocolate Genoise, a Velvet Heart with Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse and Dark Chocolate Crémeux. Limited tickets start at $225/pp. Le Jardinier, 610 Lexington Ave, New York, NY
For Subterranean Nights: Bar Nena

Could be romance happening at dimly lit and red hued intimate lounge Bar Nena, West Village’s newest hotspot nestled beneath Jajaja. Know for bespoke cocktails like Cuatro Nena – “Four Girls” (made with oregano, dolin blanc, sailers aperitif, mezcal, gin, pickle hominy), the Besame (‘Kiss me”) – beets, cinnamon piloncillo, lime, tepache, prickly pear, gin, and the Infiel – “Unfaithful” (made with agave de piña y lemongrass, lime, coconut, jackfruit and infused tequila blanco)  — you are sure to find something you love. names that echo the essence of love. Bar Nena, 63 Carmine St, New York, NY 



For West Village Intimacy: Gab’s (Movies & Mezcal)  

This low-key yet sophisticated West Village eatery known for its seasonal menu with celebrate love with a host of romantic specials prepared by the restaurant’s Executive Chef Nate Ashton. The chic restaurant, designed to feel like you are stepping into owner Gabby Madden’s living room is outfitted with hand-painted murals, artwork and personal touches that will make Valentine’s Day cozy and comforting. Reservations on Resy  Gab’s, 76 Carmine Street , New York, NY 

For Rustic Charm: BLACKBARN Restaurant 

This chic, modern take on a rustic barn in the middle of New York City is helmed by Chef John Doherty, with a focus on new American and farm-to-table classics. For this Valentine’s Day, guests have the option of dining onsite with extensive special prix fixe ($120/pp) or a la carte Valentine’s Day menu or opting for the 3-course catering menu for dinner at home complete with everything you need for a romantic evening ($275/pp).  BLACKBARN, 19 E 26th St, New York, NY 



For the Cool Kids: Jac’s on Bond

If you are looking to spend some time with your significant other over candlelight and bespoke cocktails, head to Authentic Hospitality’s Jac’s on Bond in Noho. This sexy subterranean venue is perfect for a sensual evening. Jac’s on Bond, 26 Bond St, New York, NY 

For Whiskey & Romance: Great Jones Distilling Company 

Manhattan’s favorite distillery will be holding a special whiskey and chocolate pairing on Wednesday, February 14th at 5:30 pm. Led by the whiskey experts at Great Jones, explore the intricate world of whiskies with partner with Brooklyn Fine & Raw Chocolate. Learn more HERE & buy tickets HERE. Great Jones Distilling Co., 686 Broadway, New York, NY