Valentine’s Day is just 2 weeks away and we’ve got the one guide you’ll need to plan the perfect evening with your loved one, friend, “roommate”, or self. This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday, so make your reservations now because these places will book up quickly!
Right this way for romance…
1. 15 East
15 East is a minimalist Japanese restaurant that prepares creative sushi & fish plus cooked dishes in a refined atmosphere. It is one of the few Japanese restaurants to receive a Michelin Star.
Valentine’s Day Special: 6-course tasting menu for just $155 per person.
2. ABC Cocina
Michelin star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s upscale farm-fresh eatery serves Latin American fusion in a spectacular space.
Note: A contract is required and cancellations must be made 1 week in advance to avoid a fee of $45/person + 20% service fee.
3. Blue Water Grill
Impeccable seafood served in the elegant space just off Union Square Park.
Valentine’s Day Special: In addition to their regular a la carte menu, Blue Water Grill is offering holiday inspired specials (contact restaurant for details).
Recent New York Times Critic’s Pick, Botequim brings delicious Brazilian cuisine to Union Square in an intimate setting with open kitchen.
Valentine’s Day Special: Join Botequim for a special Valentine’s Day Carnival Dinner Party. A 3-course menu for just $75/person will be served with DJ, samba dancing demo, and more.
5. Casa Mono
Casa Mono is Mario Batali’s Michelin-starred Spanish restaurant.
Valentine’s Day Special: A tasting menu inspired by the art of Salvadore Dali and his wife Gala. $85 per Person. A la Carte menu not available 2/14.
Valentine’s Day Special: Special 3-course prix fixe menu for $68/person.
7. The Gander
The Gander is the newest restaurant from Chef Jesse Schenker, the talent behind Recette.
Valentine’s Day Special:Serving 4-course meal promising oyster pan roast flecked with bacon and uni and grilled lemon-thyme Dover sole for two, plus rose-water-and-champagne for $95/person.
8. Gotham Bar and Grill
Gotham Bar and Grill, a truly quintessential New York restaurant serving standout New American plates in a stylish yet relaxed setting.
Valentine’s Day Special: Valentine’s Day Brunch from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm with a special 3-three course menu for $65/person accompanied by live music.
9. Morton’s Grille
Morton’s Grille is a casual steakhouse with hearty American menu.
Valentine’s Day Special: Special Steak and Lobster menu for only $55/person. Available anytime between February 13th and the 16th.
233 Park Avenue South between East 18th and 19th streets
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10. Rosa Mexicano
Rosa Mexicano (which means “Mexican pink”) is the creation of chef and co-founder Josefina Howard. The restaurant features an elevated version of Mexican cuisine utilizing socially responsible ingredients combined with a festive atmosphere.
Valentine’s Day Special: Indulge in a special 4-course menu with a sweet surprise for the table.
Tocqueville is a seasonal French–New American restaurant acclaimed for its use of the best seasonal ingredients, award winning wine list and its connection to the Union Square Greenmarket.
Valentine’s Day Special: Special 3-course prix fixe menu for $125/person.
12. Union Square Cafe
One of America’s most acclaimed and popular restaurants, Danny Meyer’s Union Square Cafe serves robustly flavored, seasonal American cuisine.
Valentine’s Day Special: A special 4-course menu for $95 accompanied by optional wine pairings for $65. Runs the entire weekend of Valentine’s Day, including Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Weekend brunch has a few amorous specials accompanying the restaurant’s regular menu (both Saturday and Sunday).