12 Romantic Dining Experiences for the Perfect Valentine’s Day

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
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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.

15 East
(212) 647-0015
15 East 15th Street between 5th Avenue and Union Square East
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2. ABC Cocina
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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.

ABC Cocina
(212) 677-2233
38 East 19th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South
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3. Blue Water Grill
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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).

Blue Water Grill and Jazz Room
(212) 675-9500
31 Union Square West between East 16th and 17th Streets
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4. Botequim
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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.

Botequim
(212) 432-1324
132 Fourth Avenue between East 12th and 13th Streets
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5. Casa Mono
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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.

Casa Mono
(212) 253-2773
52 Irving Place between East 16th and 17th Streets
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6. The Fourth
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The Fourth is and American brasserie with European influences.

Valentine’s Day Special: Special 3-course prix fixe menu for $68/person.

The Fourth
(212) 432-1324
132 Fourth Avenue between East 12th and 13th Streets
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7. The Gander
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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.

The Gander
(212) 229-9500
15 West 18th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
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8. Gotham Bar and Grill
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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.

Gotham Bar and Grill
(212) 620-4020
12 East 12th Street between Fifth Avenue and University Place
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9. Morton’s Grille
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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.
Morton’s Grille
(212) 220-9200
233 Park Avenue South between East 18th and 19th streets
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10. Rosa Mexicano
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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.

Rosa Mexicano
9 East 18th Street, between 5th Avenue and Broadway
(212) 533-3350
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11. Tocqueville
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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.

Tocqueville
(212) 647-1515
1 East 15th Street between 5th Avenue and Union Square West
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12. Union Square Cafe
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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).

Union Square Cafe
(212) 243-4020
21 East 16th Street between Fifth Avenue and Union Square West
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