Indoor dining will resume in New York City (hallelujah) just in time for the biggest lovefest day of the year, Valentine’s Day! Whether your dining in or ordering out, single or attached, we’ve rounded up some of the most romantic restaurants in the city – offering Valentine’s Day menus, singles-only celebrations, and heart-shaped everything for you and your special someone. Happy Valentine’s Day, and Galentine’s Day, NYC…
Order a Pizza Love Fest Feast from Fornino in Greenpoint (849 Manhattan Ave.) from February 12th – 14th, perfect for Valentine’s Day Weekend. The feast, which is offered for dine in guests and delivery is $95 and includes an Imported Cheese & Fruit Plate, Large Salad, 2 Heart Shaped Pizzas, Tiramisu, Strawberries and a bottle of wine. Without wine, the kit is $70. The offering will be available from Friday 4pm – 7pm, Saturday from 2pm – 7pm and Sunday from 12pm – 9pm with indoor seating for 18 also available. And heart shaped pizzas will be offered a la carte for anyone that requests one that weekend. For more information, visit www.Fornino.com.
Kissaki has what could be described as the most beautifully packaged omakase in town available for delivery from their Upper West Side, Bowery and Long Island City locations. They’ll have indoor and outdoor seatings on Valentine’s Day at their NoHo and UWS locations with black curtained heated pergolas at both locations. Chef Mark Garcia will source the finest seasonal fish for the occasion with a 16 course omakase for $180 per person, which includes three appetizers, 12 pieces of Nigiri and a Raspberry Rose Chiffon Cake sourced from Taste Crème in Long Island City. For more information or to order, visit www.explorekissaki.com.
Clinton Hall’s (90 Washington St.) FiDi location will bring back their Red Velvet WTF Waffle on Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th. The delectable waffle comes with 3 red velvet waes stacked high with vanilla ice cream, raspberry sauce, cocoa powder, Oreos, M&Ms, rainbow sprinkles, cream cheese frosting and topped with a slice of red velvet cake. More information can be found by visiting https://clintonhallny.com.
Chef Nuhma Tuazon and owner of Nuhma NYC in Long Island City is offering Cupid’s Cuisine, a 4-course dinner for two for $130. Starts include Wild Mushroom Arancini, Maryland Lump Crab Cakes and Devils on Horseback with bacon and Danish blue cheese. For the first course enjoy Lobster Ravioli with pink sauce or Burrata with red endive and apple-truffle jam on grilled sourdough. The main course includes a choice of Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with celery root, potato gratin and broccolini or Roasted Sasso Chicken with foie gras butter, shaved truffles, duck fat potatoes, broccolini and chicken jus. Desserts include a choice of Hot Fudge Chocolate Pudding Cake or Banana Tarte Tatin with salted caramel and creme anglaise. Nuhma NYC will also offer the ability to add in a bouquet of flowers from Casa Mona, in addition to cookies and Chocolate Bon Bon Boxes. Orders can be placed by emailing info@NuhmaNYC.com or calling 212-673-1806.
And for all the single ladies (and gentlemen)… if you’re looking for something fun to do with friends on V-Day, NOIR Supperclub (357 W. 16th Street) is welcoming singles to come with their quarantine crew to dine on the dance floor at their own dedicated banquette on Valentines Day beginning at 2pm for a Heart Breakers Brunch or for dinner from 6pm to 10pm. Couples will have the ability to dine at tables for two on the mezzanine overhead. The upscale Supperclub features a modern take on classic cocktails and an elevated Asian inspired menu served in a 1920s-inspired space.
Nerai (55 E. 54th St.) is hosting a 5-course prix fixe menu, at $135 per person this Valentine’s Day for indoor dining or in their winterized outdoor garden with heaters throughout. Diners can also opt for a wine pairing for an additional $60 per person. The first course features a Roasted Rainbow Beet salad with baby kale, pomegranate balsamic dressing, candied walnuts and halloumi croutons, the second course is a Butter Poached Maine Lobster appetizer with white asparagus, avgolemono hollandaise and red pepper metaxa bisque, the third course is Black Truffle Spaghettoni with truffle cream sauce, kefalotyri espuma and shaved black truffles. The entree is a choice of Lavraki a la Polita with saffron dill reduction, artichoke hearts, snap pea puree and harit covert or a 28 Day Dry Aged Ribeye with feta mashed potatoes, honey glazed carrots, crispy shallots and mavrodaphne jus. Dessert to share includes Sokolatina with milk chocolate mousse, dark chocolate mirror glaze, raspberry puree and vanilla gelato and Galaktoboureko with custard pastry, candied lemon and chantilly cream. Reservations can be made by visiting https://nerainyc.com.
Kintsugi (28 Grand St.) in SoHo will offer special heart-shaped sushi plates composed of delicious seasonal fish. Their specialty heart shaped roll is $20, in addition to having Japanese Strawberry Sake with Taittinger Champagne Rose. Customers can also purchase their seasonal omakase box to-go in addition to having indoor and outdoor dining available. More information can be found by visiting, https://www.kintsuginyc.com/.
Loulou (176 8th Ave.) in the heart of Chelsea is offering a Valentine’s Prix Fixe menu for $100 per person. The meal starts with an Ceviche Cone amuse bouche followed by a first course of Roasted Baby Beets with muscat grapes, blood orange, mustard vinaigrette, smoked goat cheese and black truffle, Tuna Tataki with seared yellowfin tuna, enoki mushroom, radish and ponzu or a Seared Sea Scallop with lump crab, parsnip puree, bowfin caviar, shishito tempura and uni beurre blanc. Mains include Beef Filet and Seared Foie with truffle jus, potato croquette and wilted charred, Poached Maine Lobster with baby bok choy, hon shimeji, celery root and passion fruit coconut emulsion and Berkshire Pork Chop with glazed heirloom carrot, cipollini puree and smoked bacon jus. Desserts include Wild Berry Crumble and Matcha Yuzu Finer with Joconde Biscuit, passion fruit, coconut and green tea ice cream. And don’t skip out on ordering a Valentini cocktail for the occasion. Reservations can be made by visiting https://www.loulounyc.com.
LoLo’s Seafood Shack (303 W. 116th St.) in Harlem will feature a Split Roasted Lobster with your choice of LoLo’s signature sauces, wok seared veggies and a side of pineapple rice for two for $35. The restaurant will take reservations all weekend long for their Heated Cabanas, and diners can enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne per person for their reservation. You can save your spot by visiting https://lolosseafoodshack.com.
American Brass (2-01 50th Ave.) in LIC is offering a $90 prix-fixe menu for Valentine’s Day with Champagne or Gougère to start. Appetizers include a choice of Roasted Foie Gras, Endive Salad, Cauliflower Soup or Tuna Crudo with Avocado Mousse, Mango, lime and crispy quinoa. Entrees feature Scallops with blood orange sabayon, salsify and crispy leeks, Tortellini with butternut squash, sherry cream and pumpkin seed “tuile”, Atlantic Salmon and Roasted Beef Strip Loin with crispy potato pavè, roasted root vegetables and red wine jus. For dessert, indulge in a choice of Mandarin Olive Oil Cake, Lemon Trifle or Chocolate Passionfruit Tart. Reservations for indoor dining or for one of their 22 private, outdoor, heated greenhouses overlooking the NYC skyline can be made by visiting https://www.americanbrasslic.com.
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