Soon February 14 will be filled with lovebirds either at one of New York’s bars with fireplaces, watching one of the 100 best romantic movies of all time or enjoying dinner at the city’s most romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day dinner. But whether you’re sharing the holiday with lovers or friends, don’t miss out on the special, one-night-only menus and dishes from some of the best restaurants in NYC. From shareable Spanish tapas to fine-dining Chinese, here are the best options for Valentine’s Day dinner NYC has to offer.
Sauvage is a great bar masquerading as a great restaurant. Eat in the gorgeous dining room that is smartly dressed as its siblings, with potted ferns, handblown glass chandeliers and plenty of French walnuts.
The all-day brasserie near Union Square uses the park’s frequent market to stock its seasonal menu from Chef Ron Rosselli.
The price is $55 for a three-course dinner. Try the Lobster tagliatelle with soft herbs, lemon, and Fresno chili.
Merakai is a Greek steakhouse with a verdant decor and fresh food options like marinated lamb, bone-in ribeye and porterhouse for two.
The price is $95 for a three-course dinner. The dish you should try is the slow-cooked lamb topped with Greek cheeses and peppers in a Karveli bowl.
This space is sleek and contains gray and black tiles and walls of nautical rope. You can order fish flown in daily from Japan, such as tuna-tail steak with teriyaki sauce, salmon or yellowtail marinated in sweet Saikyo miso, grilled cod, sushi rolls, and sashimi. What’s interesting is the name Wokuni comes from the Japanese word for fish “wo” combined with chef Kuniaki Yoshizawa’s first name.
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Robuchon is back, this time in the Meatpacking District. Many food critics have had the pleasure of dining here and said to try the amuse-bouche, a foie gras parfait in port reduction and Parmesan foam. The magic never relented. The dish has been called flawless.