Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks days away and the restaurants in Union Square book up fast! Here are 13 places you should consider reserving for February 14th.
1. 15 East
This Michelin star recipient and 2015 Open Table Diner’s Choice is known for creating new dishes using Japanese traditional techniques and flavors — and its carefully selected seasonal local products from the Union Square Green Market.
2. ABC Cocina
Michelin star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s upscale farm-fresh eatery serves Latin American fusion in a spectacular space.
3. ABC Kitchen
Michelin star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC Kitchen is committed to presenting the freshest seasonal ingredients.
Venice is the inspiration for Chef Chris Jaeckle’s All’Onda, a modern Italian restaurant.
5. Blue Water Grill
“Always impeccable” food served in an impeccably elegant interior.
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.
7. Casa Mono
Casa Mono is Mario Batali’s Michelin-starred Spanish restaurant.
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Chef Tom Colicchio’s Craft, which received the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant in 2002, offers simply prepared dishes highlighting pristine, seasonal ingredients served family-style.
Evoking the old-world charm of its namesake — a nearly 300 year old famed Venetian coffeehouse — Florian’s menu offers classic Italian dishes interpreted by Bologna-born chef Brando de Oliveira, including homemade burrata and vegetable antipasti made from Union Square Market finds.
10. Gotham Bar & Grill
Gotham Bar & Grill continues to add to its prestigious resume: named one of the City’s most important restaurants of the last 40 years by New York Magazine, and earning five three-star reviews from the New York Times, the restaurant has also collected three James Beard Awards including the prestigious Award as Outstanding Restaurant.
11. Gramercy Tavern
Deemed “the poster child of all that is good about American food today” by Lucky Peach Magazine, Chef Michael Anthony’s fiercely seasonal menu consists of elegant dishes with a rustic influence that showcase the restaurant’s relationships with local farms and purveyors.
12. The Fourth
Maintaining the tradition of European brasseries and mirroring the salons found in Paris’s 4th Arrondissement, The Fourth sits at the intersection of fresh food, art and culture.
13. The Gander
The Gander is an American restaurant and bar room by Jesse Schenker, whose work has garnered him a place in Details magazine’s “America’s Best Young Chefs” and Zagat’s “30 Hottest Chefs Under 30” list.
Tocqueville is acclaimed for its use of the best seasonal ingredients, award-winning wine list and its connection to the Union Square Greenmarket.